Crossed blanket stitch

Crossed Blanket Stitch

This hand embroidery stitch is one of the many decorative variations of the Blanket stitch. It has a border of the Blanket stitch, but the legs of the stitches are crossed.

Applications Of the Stitch

This variation of the blanket stitch is excellent for borders, edges, crazy quilting, or decorative embroidery. You can apply the rows of the stitch to make filling too.

Crossed blanket stitch front side
Crossed blanket stitch back side

How To Embroider Crossed Blanket Stitch

Crossed blanket stitch embroidery step 1
Crossed blanket stitch embroidery step 2
  • This stitch is worked on two parallel lines.
  • Bring the needle to the top left corner and make a diagonal stitch to the right. Leave a loop of the working thread open.
  • Bring the needle up close to the starting point inside the loop.
  • Now make a stitch down and push the needle up on the top line to the right, inside the loop. The working thread will cross over the first diagonal stitch.
  • Make a diagonal stitch down to the right and repeat the steps.

More Variations Of The Blanket Stitch:

Video tutorial

If you are a visual learner, watch a video tutorial below or on the Practical Embroidery YouTube channel. In this video, you’ll find easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that will have you creating the Crossed blanket stitch like a pro in no time.

What’s next?

If you’re in the mood to explore more hand embroidery stitches, check out the Stitches and Techniques page for the list of other fantastic stitches available on my blog. From timeless classics to modern twists, a whole world of stitches is waiting for you to explore and master. So, grab your hoop and needle, and let’s stitch our way to creative bliss!

Need More Guidance?

The top 10 hand embroidery stitches to learn is a free online course created for beginners.

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