Knotted Chain Stitch

This stitch is so called because each loop in the chain is formed by using the process to make a knot. The loops formed are circular in shape unlike the β€˜almond’ shaped chain stitch loops. This stitch is ideally worked from right to left. Once you are familiar with the logic, you can work from left to right as well.

I will be working on a single stitch line. The stitches will fall on either side of this stitch line, except the first one.

Fig 1: Bring the needle out through A, which lies on the stitch line. Now take the needle in through B and bring it out through C. Note that the points B and C lie on either side of the stitch line and symmetrically. Fig 2: Pull the needle out to get a small stitch as shown. Take the needle beneath that stitch from the top, as shown.
Fig 3: Pull the needle out to see a loop being formed. But before the loop is tightened, put the needle in that loop. This is the process that makes a knot. Fig 4: Remember not to tighten the loop too much, else it will make a knot. It must still maintain the look of a circular loop. A tip to help you here: when pulling out the needle to tighten the knot, pull the needle towards the left side. This helps the loop to nt fall into a tight knot.
Fig 5: Continue the procedure by making such tiny circular loops in the same way.
Fig 6:A finished line of knotted chain stitch would look like this.
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  1. leena India Safari  Android 4.1.2 GT-P3100 Build/JZO54K says:

    Amazing ….. very fond of ur site

  2. vidushi India Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    it really helped me alot in my final yr project its too gud

  3. Nandhini India Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I knew chain stitch from my school days but, these type of chains are really very new to me. Thanks a lot for this site. This is very helpful.


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