I first came across it in this beautiful book by Karin Derland.
One of the stitches included is called Anklet Stitch. Why would you introduce an Indian stitch in a Swedish book? Because it is such an attractive stitch, of course!
I had never seen Anklet Stitch before, but after some research I found it is used in Indian embroidery for borders or around shisha mirrors.
You can read more about it here at Summers of India. Ms Sharma has made some interesting stitch variations and her instructions are very clear. Don't miss it!
Anyway these are my step-by-step photographs:
Make a Fly Stitch
but insert the end of the tail
not straight below the V, but to the right
Make a new Fly Stitch, staggered
and insert its tail to the left, in the same hole as the previous tail.
You now have a V below a W.
Use it individually for a Crazy Quilt block and add French Knot flowers in the cups.
Include the Anklet Stitch on these three pieces: