The lockstitch: This is how they embroider straight lines
The lockstitch will know one or the other of sewing. There you use it to staple pieces of fabric together. As an embroidery stitch, he usually serves to draw straight lines on the stitch image or to surround surfaces, so that they get more contour. If you then use different thread colors, the contours become even more effective.
1. Pierce the needle from the back to the front through the embroidery base
2. Leave about 3 cm of yarn for later sewing
3. Grasp the needle from the front
4. Guide the needle on the fabric one unit to the right and pierce
5. Guide the needle on the back of the fabric two units to the left and pierce forward again
The further course depends on your motif. If you want to embroider a line, repeat the above steps from 3 to 5 until the line has the length you want. You can also change the direction with the lockstitch and, for example, make a 90 degree turn. To do this, insert the needle on the back of the last stitch, not horizontally to the left, but up one unit by 90 degrees.
If you want to wrap around an embroidered area, such as cross-stitches, look at their outer stitches.
You can find more about the cross-stitch here: //www.zhonyingli.com/sticken-lernen-der-kreuzstich/