I got a request to make a tutorial for a 'Floating Buttonhole Stitch,' described as a three-dimensional embroidery stitch. Not having heard of such a stitch, I searched high and low, and found nothing that fitted that name or image.
I was then shown a picture (instagram?), that seems to have been taken from a book and by studying the photograph I think I know how to make this stitch.
In my eyes it is made up of loops rather than Buttonhole so have taken it upon myself to call it Floating Loop Stitch.
If anyone have heard of a Floating Buttonhole Stitch, or seen anything similar to what I will show below, please leave a comment.
Work Floating Loop Stitch like this:
Use a pin to work the loops over.