Sunday, 22 November 2020

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 153: Alternating Chained Buttonhole Stitch

Here is a another beautiful, and easy, linear stitch suitable for plants. 

Alternating Chained Buttonhole Stitch is similar to the Zig-zag Petal Stitch, but is quicker and a smart way to make a stem and leaves/flower buds at the same time. The stem is also thinner than that of the Zig-zag Petal Stitch.

It was Deepa of 'This and that... my random thoughts' who taught me this stitch, here is a link to her blog with pictures. Do visit!

Stitch it like this:

Begin with making a loop.

Anchor the top of the loop,
come out inside the bottom of
the loop, at the stem.


Make a new loop in the other direction,

anchor, and continue.

You can of course change
the angle of the loops, and 
end the stem with a single leaf/bud.


Homework:
How about letting a creeper grow wild on these samplers?










4 comments:

  1. Welcome back to teaching, Queenie. Good to know you are feeling better. The stitch looks familiar but different in the making. I'll begin playing tomorrow.

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  2. I like the alternating feature of this stitch.

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  3. Yes, that will make a great creeper!

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