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: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 80 x 79 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.7 x 5.6 inches or 145 x 143 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.6 x 11.5 inches or 295 x 293 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands