Buttonhole Wheel

This is a motif stitch. A wheel pattern is made using the blanket stitch. This, in spite of being called the buttonhole wheel commonly. Again, it is a result of using buttonhole and blanket stitches interchangeably. This pattern can serve as a very decorative piece of stitch in embroidery work.

You need to know the blanket stitch to be able to do this stitch. I will work the stitch around a circle with a common point in the center.

This stitch can be tried using the buttonhole stitch as well.

Fig 1: Using the circle as the stitch line, bring the needle out through A. Take the needle in through the center point B and out through C. Keep the thread behind the needle and pull it out. Fig 2: Continue with this process all around the circle. You can widen the center point instead of keeping it as a single common point.
Fig 3: A finshed buttonhole wheel would look like this. You can further enhance the look by using a contrasting color to whip around the wheel rim.
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  1. January 1, 2018

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    […] You can find instructions all of the stitches except buttonhole wheel here. You can find the steps for a buttonhole wheel here. […]

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