Alternating Twisted Chain Stitch

To do this stitch, you should be aware of the twisted chain stitch.

This stitch is a series of twisted chain loops. The difference is that the stitches are placed on the left and right sides alternately. So, the β€˜legs’ of the stitches will fall on the left side and the right side of the stitch line alternately. I will follow a straight stitch line to make this lesson clear.

Fig 1: Lay the base by doing a twisted chain stitch. Fig 2: Now, put the needle in through the right side of the previous stitch and bring it out on the stitch line, as shown.
Fig 3: Loop the thread around the needle as illustrated. Fig 4: When you pull out the needle and tighten the loop, you will get a twisted chain loop with its leg on the right side.
Fig 5: Continue with this process of making twisted chains. Remember to alternate the sides by taking the needle in on the left side once and the right side the other time. You should get a pattern that looks like the one above.
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4 Responses

  1. lucy Morningstar United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    Thank so much for all the time and effort you have put into these tutorials. I began embroidery at the age of 8. Somewhere along the way I lost interest (too many other crafts) but you have sparked new interest. I have arthritis in my hands and have had to quit some things but I can still hold a needle. Any time I want a certain look and can’t remember how to do the stitch I go here. You are appreciated.

  2. Jayasri India Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hello Mam,
    What are the different types of needles and threads to be used
    for different kinds of fabric (like cotton, synthetic, etc….).

  3. Hyma India Safari  Android 4.1.1 GT-N8000 Build/JRO03C says:

    Ideal for borders

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