Sunday, 23 January 2022

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 197: German Blanket Stitch

Sorry for the disruption last week. All is well again, so let's start with a quiz!

What are the names of these stitches?

a) __________________

b) ___________________________

c) _______________________________


Answers: a) Buttonhole Stitch, b) Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch, c) Knotted Buttonhole Stitch

a) and b) are TAST stitches, and c) is Sunday Stitch School Stitch #36

So what is today's stitch? Well, it is a version of the Buttonhole Stitch, closest to c),  and is called German Blanket Stitch, or German Buttonhole Stitch, if you prefer.

I found it at Anita's blog Artistic Fingers

This is how to make it:

Start with a pair of slanted Buttonhole Stitch.

Insert the needle, right to left,  
under the two 'legs'.

Pull the thread through until you have 
wrapped the 'legs' with a loop.

Continue in the same way. 
Easy peasy!

Squeeze in some German Blanket Stitches on these samplers. 
It might be the last stitch for the Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth. It is time to start on a new scribble cloth.


  1. You are the stitch detective, finding all of the different variations.

  2. Such a nice buttonhole variation.

  3. There are always new variations on Blanket Stitch to find, aren't there!

  4. Another great stitch to try. I like the way it looks.

  5. Yes, Pamela is right! Having different varieties makes embellishing more exciting.

  6. Those samplers are looking so detailed.

  7. Everything has a buttonhole name. In other words, if You make a round stitch and cut the center, will the button be stopped?


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