Double blanket stitch

Double Blanket Stitch

Double blanket stitch is a decorative variation of a Blanket stitch, also called the buttonhole stitch. To embroider this decorative stitch, embroider two rows of blanket stitches, one in front of the other. You can play with colors, the density of the stitches, and a mode two rows of stitches interfere. Different placements of the stitches and colors will create visually different patterns.

Applications Of The Stitch

This hand embroidery stitch is excellent for decorating borders and seams. Besides that, you can also use it for mending clothes or embellishing home textiles. If combined with other decorative stitches, a Double blanket stitch could be used as a great border embroidery stitch.

Double blanket stitch embroidered with red and green embroidery floss

How To Embroider Double Blanket Stitch

  • Mark two parallel rows. 
  • Embroider a row of Blanket stitches with the border covering the top marking line.
  • Now add one more row of Blanket stitches in front of the previous one, with the edge covering the second marking line.
  • You can use the same color thread for both rows or choose contrasting colors.
  • Change the density of the stitches and a mode in which two rows of stitches interfere for different visual results.

Other Variations Of The Blanket Stitch

You will find even more variations of the Blanket stitch in the article “Blanket stitch and its variations” on this Blog.

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 Double blanket stitch like a pro in no time.

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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.

White sashiko stitches on purple fabric