Four different types of stitches include cross stitch, fractional stitches, french knots and back stitches. A cross stitch is involves two stitches that cross each other creating an x. The fraction stitch would be a single stitch or a stitch and a half, or even just half a stitch. A french knot creates a dot on the embroidery. A back stitch is when you make two stitches forward and one .