Janet Perry of Nuts About Needlepoint is sharing this basic chart. She says,
This eight-pointed star pattern has everything going for it as a way to test color combinations and threads in needlepoint. It’s easy (just one stitch), fast (you can stitch it a couple of hours, even if you are slow or distracted), and it can be the basis of many variations (look in quilt books for some of them).
Janet notes that she has used this simple chart to create Christmas and Independence Day ornaments. Get all the details from Janet’s post.