Note using different color for perpendicular threads as design detail, not just to clarify the steps for illustration.
This is taken from cross stitch patterns that are done monochromatically, but I chose to do it in color.
A brief tutorial on how to alter the colors in a cross stitch chart if the "official" ones don't suit your needs.
Ladybug Chart pattern by Annie Brunet - duplicate stitching for your knitting projects
Panda plastic bead or cross stitch pattern
Easy Tulip Cross Stitch Pattern, plus a topiary and Mackintosh roses (also small)
Roodborstje fair isle knit chart
I've found an interesting technique for crocheting reversible afghans... I think this would make a good pattern for that. Yes?
cross stitch heart - Google Search
Sue Stone Amazing portrait in embroidery with just plain stitches.
A few stitches and some fabric scraps
Fabric birds with lovely stitching...
Daisy Color Chart for Cross-Stitch For my Bee keepers hexi-puff