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Blanket/Buttonhole stitch

 

Blanket/Buttonhole stitch

 

 

Blanket or buttonhole stitches are useful when you need a neat, raised edge.

 

Work the stitches from left to right.

 

For blanket stitch: make the stitches further apart.

 

For buttonhole stitch: make the stitches close together,
as you would for a buttonhole on a shirt…




 

 

  • Bring the needle up on the outer edge

  • Make a short stitch with thread under the needle

  • Pull thread through to form the loop as shown.






To download the printable version, click on the PDF below





 pdf Stitches - Blanket/Buttonhole stitch (311.81 kB)




Stitch diagram © 2011 Metz Press and Di van Niekerk.


		

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