Hello again! This lesson is a variation on the cross stitch that I went over last time. The Rice stitch is basically overlaying 2 continuous cross stitches,and it's most commonly used to fill in patterns.
Step 1 - Begin by creating a continuous cross stitch.
Step 2 - Using a contrasting color, bring your needle out at A which is the bottom-middle of the first cross stitch (see pic above).
Step 3 - Take your needle from a A to B (your needle should go in the middle of the 2nd cross stitch's top.)
Step 4 - Create a set of diagonal stitches across the first continuous cross stitches (as shown above).
Step 5 - Once you have completed your diagonals, go back to create your cross stitch (for a quick how-to refresher go here).
The back of your fabric should show alternating colors of vertical lines!
Are there any embroidery stitches you would like to learn that haven't been covered here yet? Let me know and I'll create a lesson on the most popular stitch requested. Thanks! Sue