Back Stitched Chain Stitch

This is an interesting variation of chain stitch which incorporated back stitch as well. It can be used beautifully to create an interest in the designs over a foundation of chain stitch. This is a fine example of how two different stitches can be combined to create certain effects.

You need to know chain stitch and back stitch to be able to continue this tutorial.

Fig 1: Begin by bringing out a contrasting colored thread from the second chain in the row, at a point A. Make a back stitch to go in through B, as shown. Fig 2: Now, come out from the third chain, at a point C, and go back in at A. Keep making back stitches with the stitch points in each chain of the row.
Fig 3: Once finished, the decorated chain stitch would appear like this.
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  2. Judy Pennington United States Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    How goes the e-book? Will it be ready soon?
    Love your tutorials!!

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      Thanks Judy for all your comments.
      As much as I want the E book to be over as soon as possible, it is going kind of slow.
      My husband is the technical guy behind it. He is a busy scientist and last year had been pretty hectic for him.
      So, yes, we hope it gets done before this year ends!
      I feel really apologetic to keep many of our interested learners waiting for it.

  3. Anna Pisoon Malaysia Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hi Sarah,i discover your web in pinterest and i really enjoy this web. As a beginner for stitching i found your web are very-very helpful…


  4. Eazhisai India Safari iPad says:

    So much of thanks.

  5. Upani Sri Lanka Google Chrome  Lenovo A3500-H Build/KOT49H) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/43.0.2357.93 Safari/537.36 says:

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  6. Heena India Google Chrome Windows says:

    you really have given amazing tutorials. Thanks a lot as it personally made the concept of embroidery very clear to me.

  7. Denise Stanton United States Mozilla Windows says:

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  8. nimmy anoop Saudi Arabia Google Chrome  GT-I9500 Build/JDQ39) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/32.0.1700.99 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Hi Sarah..
    I really love to go throgh your works..It is really very helpful for beginners..You explain each and every stitch in a simple and easy to understand manner..Keep up the good work..I also love stitching,crochet and hand embroidery..
    With love and best wishes

  9. Ana van Bosch Netherlands Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Hi. Not sure if someone else has brought this to your notice. Looks like, this site ( has indulged into plagiarism… They have been “stealing” works of many people & putting it up under their “banner”… Worst part is, they have simply cropped your watermark & put their own. Well! Don’t know how you can sort it out. Not sure if they have taken permission. If “YES”, then ignore this. If “NO”, then you know what to do & should do the needful! They have royally been publishing quite a lot of stuff literally picked from other sources. Since its an unknown language, not sure if due credit is given… I doubt, as it displays some other watermark. Good luck!

    Your well wisher!

    • rocksea United States Google Chrome Windows says:

      Dear Ana, thanks for the message. We have noticed several such chinese websites using our stitches and embroideries as their own. It has been a difficult task to go after each of them… We’ve taken down several youtube videos which used our images wihout permission. Meanwhile, we’ve left out educational websites which keeps the watermark/copyright label. Let’s see! Thanks again 🙂

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