Crested Chain Stitch is a beautiful stitch for borders. This is another variation of the chain stitch. This stitch combined with other stitches in different colors can make a beautiful pattern.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Crested Chain Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 2 strands of floss for this design.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Crested Chain Stitch
1. We will be working on two parallel lines. Bring the thread up from beneath the fabric. Insert the needle from point A to Point B. Bring the thread underneath needle just like in chain stitch.
2. Pull the thread to form a chain. Then insert the needle from point C to point D on line 2. Bring the thread above the needle and then pass it underneath it.
3. Again, pass the needle in the straight stitch that was formed to form a loop.
4. Insert the needle again at point B. Without taking the needle down, insert from point B to Point E. Pull the thread up. Again, insert from point F to point G.
5. Continue working in a similar fashion till the end of the pattern and take down the thread and secure with a knot.
Tips for working the Crested Chain Stitch
- Knowing the chain stitch will help in making this crested chain stitch.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used to make decorative borders along with other stitches.
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- Blanket Stitch
- Maidenhair stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Fern Stitch
- Cast On Stitch
- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Closed Feather Stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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