We would argue that crossing stitches in different directions isn't a complete sin, but if you like things looking flawless and professional, make sure you go in the same direction. The top leg can go anywhere, but the corresponding stitches all need to follow suit for a perfect finish.
Material Type: Aida Generic Brown
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 112 x 100 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 8 x 7.1 inches or 203 x 181 mm
Suggested Material Size: 13.9 x 13 inches or 353 x 331 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands