German knotted blanket stitch
German knotted blanket stitch is one of the decorative variations of the Blanket stitch. Visually, it may seem similar to a Mirrored blanket stitch, but the embroidery techniques of these two stitches are different.
Applications of this hand embroidery stitch
This simple yet very decorative stitch looks excellent in border designs. You can apply several rows of these stitches in different colors close to each other to create a colorful decorative border. Also, one row of the stitch will look amazing.
You can achieve different visual effects by changing the gaps between the Blanket stitches looped together or by changing the height of the stitch.
How to embroider German knotted blanket stitch
- Mark two parallel lines.
- Start at the top left corner and make a Blanket stitch.
- Add one more Blanket stitch close to the previous one.
- Pass the needle under both stitches from right to left and tighten the loop.
- Make two more Blanket stitches and loop them.
More stitches from the Blanket stitch family
If you are a visual learner, watch a video tutorial below or on the Practical Embroidery YouTube channel.
Looking for some other stitch? Head to this blog’s Stitches and Techniques page and choose the stitch you want to learn!
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