Today I did some embroidery for a birthday and I wanted to try a new stitch to double the fun. I couldn't use one of the last TAST-stitches I still have to try, because I needed a square stitch. I looked in the gallery of stitches in my new embroidery book Stitch Sampler (which I bought after reading this review) and found houndstooth. It's a variation of the cross stitch and that's what I needed. This is the plain houndstooth in perle 5. The book told me to fill the spaces with an upright cross stitch with a finer thread. I made French knots with a perle 8.