Heavy Chain Stitch

Also known as : Heavy braid chain stitch

As the name suggests, this is a heavy or thick looking chain stitch. It gives out a rich feeling, depending on the thread used to stitch. Like the reverse chain stitch, this also follows a reverse direction.
I will be stitching from top to bottom on a curvy stitch line. To do this stitch, you need to be aware of the lazy daisy stitch.

Fig 1: Lay the foundation for this stitch by making a lazy daisy stitch with the base as point A, as illustrated. Note that the β€˜tail’ of the lazy daisy is slightly longer than the usual. Fig 2: Bring the needle out through B and take it under the tail of the first lazy daisy, without plucking the fabric.
Fig 3: Put the needle in back through B, and we will get a two layers of chain. Now, bring the needle out through C and take it under the first two chains without plucking the fabric. Fig 4: Take the needle in through C to create another layer of chain. Bring the needle out through D and take it under the second and third chain. Keep continuing this procedure.
Fig 5: A finished line of heavy chain stitch would look like this. Note that, at any given point of time, we would always have two layers of chain. To create a third chain, always take the needle UNDER the first two chains.
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  1. Mary Trask United States Safari iPad says:

    Can you tell us what kind of thread you used to get this look?

  2. Rashmi K Ghanshani India Safari  Android 4.2.2 A500S_IPS Build/JDQ39 says:

    Figure no 4 doesn’t get cleared when I open this page of heavy chain stitch! Pls send this picture again as this stitch looks nice and I want to try this!

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