Friday, 1 May 2015

Stitch tutorial - Whipped chain stitch variation

Normally a chain is whipped by passing the thread under the chain but this method of whipping is slightly different and also the final stitch resembles more of Stockinette stitch than Magic chain stitch.

Step 1 – Work a row of chain stitches.

Step 2 – Thread the needle with a second colour, bring it up as shown and whip only one side of the chain by picking up the loop from outside as shown.

Step 3 – Continue whipping till end and go back down.

Step 4 – Bring up the needle and thread close to the end point in step 3

Step 5 – Whip the second side of the chain stitches by picking up the loop from inside the chain as shown.

Hint : If the direction of whipping the second side is changed then you won't get the stockinette stitch effect.

Step 6 – Go back down near the starting point.

Happy stitching!


Rachel said...

Charming, and possibly, for some people, an easier way to obtain the Magic Chain effect..

Séverine said...

Thank you for this tutorial, it is a beautiful stitch.

Suztats said...

I like this idea. It adds a lot of interest to the chain stitch and looks far more complicated, especially using the same thread for all the steps. Thanks.

crazyQstitcher said...

Good tute Anita. Even leaving one side not whipped could look good.

margaret said...

not seen this done before Anita thanks for sharing it I am sure I will be using it before long

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Looks cool...shall use it for some designs..Thanks for sharing Anita

Shami Immanuel said...

Good stitch to attain the effect of magic chain st. Would like to include in my ongoing stitching project.Thanks for sharing.

nsangheetha said...

Wonderful Anita.
I have done the same stitch here

Love the neatness of your stitches.

Minhas artes said...

Thank you for this nice and easy stitch
I never had think about this way of doing the stich
It is has a lovely design

regina drumond

Minhas artes said...

I never think about to do a stitch like this one
It is lovely
Thank you for sharing it
regina drumond