The other day I found several vintage aprons with cross stitched or chicken scratched patterns on them, while shopping in a very small town in Wisconsin. I love this retro look and it had me wondering how is the look achieved.
Since cross stitiching is simply creating a pattern with X's, this can be done very simply on a grid fabric like gingham. Below are several website that explain the process very well. This seem like this might be a good way to get kids introduced to hand stitching.