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 White
Sewing Count: 10/inch or 39/100mm
Design Size: 169 x 169 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 16.9 x 16.9 inches or 429 x 429 mm
Suggested Material Size: 22.8 x 22.8 inches or 579 x 579 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 3 strands