Basket Stitch. This is a distinctive stitch from that used in Basket Couching (see Couching), and is a kind of Cross stitch. To work, draw two parallel lines any distance apart and mark dots at even distances on both lines. Bring the needle from the under to the upper side of the material on the first dot on the lower line. Cross over and insert in the third dot on the top line, bringing it out on the corresponding dot on the lower line. Put the needle into the second dot on the top line, bring out on the second dot on the lower line, and cross over to dot four. Continue the pattern in this way.