Check out this step by step needlepoint tutorial with instructions for right and left-handers to learn how to work the Continental Tent Stitch.: For Right-Handers: How to Work the Continental Tent Needlepoint Stitch
This ornament can be worked in tent stitches or select textured and decorative stitches from the needlepoint stitch list. Materials Needed: DMC Pearl Cotton #3, 1 skein each of white, light and dark pink, light and dark apricot, light and dark aqua, light and dark purple. Zweigart 13-count Mono Canvas, 8x10”.
Decent description on how to do the basic tent stitches: Half cross, continental and basketweave. It took me about three or four tutorials to finally figure out the basketweave, but it's actually very easy!