Rossette of thorns is a decorative variation of blanket stitch. It is a fine example of how blanket stitches can be varied in length and angles to make different effects.

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Fig 1: We begin like the blanket stitch. The only change would be in the angles and the length variations of each stitch. Follow the alphabets for the sequence. After a series of five stitches, we give a gap and move to a similar sequence of five more stitches.    Fig 2: A finished portion of the stitch would look like this. This can be topped with stitches like the french knots or oyster stitch.