INTERLACING THE FIVE POINT DIAMOND MOTIF (MALTESE CROSS)
Bring the needle up at the outward corner of the beginning and end of the maltese cross. Keep in mind the following points. The thread always moves in a 'U' pattern. Interlacing is done in an OVER-UNDER-OVER-UNDER manner. Unless at the beginning and end, never pierce the fabric. Do not tighten the interlacing thread too much.
As in the single diamond motif's interlacing begin interlacing the diamond 1.
At this point we have to change the direction of the interlacing. Remember that the thread should pass in a 'U' manner. See the below picture. Needle passes UNDER and enters the diamond 3.