Mastering the Basic Diamond - the interlacing
The next step is filling or interlacing the foundation or the skeleton.
Note: I will be using the terms filling and interlacing interchangeably. So too the terms foundation and skeleton.
Bring the needle up between 1 and 8 as in the picture.
Pass the needle
over 1 and under D
over B and under 2 = Line A1 is formed
over 3 and under A = goes around corner.
Over C and under 4 = Line B1 formed
Over 5 and under B = goes around the next corner.
Over D and under 6 = Line C1 is formed
Over 7 and under C = goes around the next corner
Over C1 and under A1
Over A and under 8 = back to the starting point wherein the needle is inserted back into the fabric.
Points to remember:
1. Except at the starting point and at the end, the needle is only passed under or over previously laid thread.
2. You can count upto 4 parallel lines in any direction in this motif. Observe that if the odd numbered threads are under line A, then the even numbered threads are over line A and vice versa. The same is true for lines B, C and D also.
This again is a very important step. It should be perfected before moving on to the Maltese Cross.
Note: My Full Tutorial of Kutch Is Taken From KUTCHWORK TUTORIAL