Russian Chain Stitch is, as the name suggests, a stitch from the Russian region. If you know how to work a lazy daisy stitch, then this is pretty easy.
This is just another variation of the chain stitch. Three chain stitches or the lazy daisy stitches are grouped together to form a clover.
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 russian 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.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the russian chain stitch
1. Bring the thread up and the needle at desired length like a chain stitch from point A to point B.
2. Pull the thread up to make a chain.
3. Insert the needle from inside the loop onto the outer line to make the second stitch from point B to point C.
4. Pull the thread to form a chain and again insert from outside the chain at point D to the inside of the first chain stitch at point B.
5. Pull the thread gently and again the needle at point B and bring it out at point E. You are now working on the third and final chain.
6. Take the needle down at point F that is outside the chain. Pull the thread down and secure with a knot.
Tips for working the russian chain stitch
- I have marked the three lines so that it is easier for you to understand. But as you master this stitch, avoid using the lines or mark with a vanishing pen.
- Do not pull the thread tightly as it will end up like a tight knot.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used in a lot of designs.
- Beautiful borders can be made with this stitch.
- This russian chain stitch looks great on a motif.
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- Basque Stitch
- Long and Short Stitch
- Trellis Stitch
- Blanket stitch
- satin stitch
- back stitch
- stem stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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