Blanket Stitch Honeycomb

This is a very decorative variation of blanket stitch that takes the form of a honeycomb. It can be used as a filling stitch.

You need to know the blanket stitch to be able to continue with this tutorial.

I will work between a series of horizontally parallel stitch lines A, B, C, D, E to illustrate the honeycomb properly.

Fig 1: Make a row of blanket stitch between the stitch lines A and B. The subsequnet rows of blanket stitches will fall between the stitch lines.
So, next, bring out the needle between the stitch lines B and C, as shown.
Fig 2: Now, for the next row of blanket stitch, take the needle under the previous vertical stitch, as shown. Do not pluck the fabric.
Fig 3: Now continue with the blanket stitch process. Make sure to alternate the vertical stitches between the vertical stitches of the previous row. Fig 4: The third row will begin like the first row. Three rows later, the pattern will start looking like this.
Fig 5: A finished section of the blanket stitch honeycomb will look like this.
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  1. Kavitha United States Google Chrome  Lenovo K50a40 Build/LRX21M) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/59.0.3071.125 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Ur work is simply superb!!!
    Today I tried this stitch…somewhere I went wrong..and it didn’t look like the one as shown.can u help me please…

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