Begin this stitch from the center of the star, bringing the needle out at 1. Insert the needle at 2, bring it out on the left, at 3. Insert the needle in the center again, bring it back out at 4 and go back to the center. Bring the needle out at 5 and finish in the center. To continue, move horizontally or vertically and bring the needle out at center point of next star and continue in the same way, making sure that the arms meet. The end result is a field filled with diamonds.
The Stitches of Creative Embroidery, p 59