Crested Chain Stitch

This decorative stitch combines two parallel lines of chain stitches- the big ones on the bottom line and the tiny ones on the top. This combination results in ‘crests’ which contributes to the name. It a great stitch to be worked on borders and combined with other stitches in different colors.

I will work this stitch between two parallel stitch lines. You need to know the Chain Stitch to understand this tutorial.

Fig 1: Start from the right end of the bottom stitch line. Take the needle in an out as shown and loop the thread around to make a chain stitch. Fig 2: Next, move to the top stitch line and pluck a little fabric, as shown. Keep it towards the left of the earlier chain made.
Fig 3: Loop the thread around the needle, as shown. Fig 4: Pull out the needle and you will get a formation like this.
Fig 5: Pass the needle under thread. Be careful not to pluck the fabric under while you do it. Pull the thread all the way gently. Fig 6: Now, get ready to make the second loop for the chain. Take the needle in through the previous chain and out, as shown. Loop the thread again.
Fig 7: Pull out the thread and continue by making the smaller chain on the top stitch line. Keep up with this process. Fig 8: A finished crested chain stitch would look like this. Note the ‘crests’ that got formes.
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  2. Michelle Ruellé France Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Kerfeunteun stich (2)

  3. Michelle Ruellé France Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    In France it is a Glazig stitch (learn to Pascal Jaouen School to Quimperl).
    it is an old point used on certain Breton costume in the 19th century. He was named Kerfeunteun after the name of a district of Quimper, Brittany city, France

  4. SN Netherlands Google Chrome Windows says:

    Simy, it is either loop stitch or looped blanket stitch (The red flowers), & accentuated with off white beads.

  5. Simy sunny India Google Chrome  SM-G610F Build/M1AJQ) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/69.0.3497.100 Mobile Safari/537.36 says:

    Can you say which stitch is used in this picture for flowers.pls

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