Petal Chain Stitch

This stitch is done from right to left…or, better to do from right to left.

My stitch line will follow a spiral shape to show the easy curves this stitch can follow.

Fig 1: Bring the needle out through A. Take the needle ‘backwards’ to put it in through B and bring it out through C. The point C lies half way between A and B. Also note that C lies below the stitch A-B. Fig 2: Now, take the needle in through C again to bring it out from D, but don’t pull out the needle completely. The point D lies straight below C.
Fig 3: Loop the thread around the needle from left to right, as illustrated. Fig 4: Pull out the needle to tighten the loop. Finish up with the first petal chain stitch by putting in the needle just outside the loop, near the point D, as you would in a lazy daisy stitch. Bring out the needle again through E.
Fig 5: Now, take the needle in through the earlier stitch point C to bring it out through A. Note that this time, A lies half way through the stitch E-C. Fig 6: Continue the procedure to make more petal chain stitches.
Fig 7: A finished pattern with petal chain stitch would look like this.
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43 Responses

  1. shobha India Safari Mac OS says:

    Hi Sarah,

    thanks a lot for the site I could recollect lot of stitches that I had learnt in my school days 30yrs back.

  2. alishba Pakistan Google Chrome Windows says:

    hey

    and could u reply to me soon my exam is the day after tomorrow thanks
    ill be grateful

  3. alishba Pakistan Google Chrome Windows says:

    hey
    actually could u give me two simple motifs my friend also needs one
    and could u reply to me soon my exam is the day after tomorrow thanks
    ill be grateful

  4. alishba Pakistan Google Chrome Windows says:

    hey
    actually could u give me two simple motifs my friend also needs one
    and could u reply to me soon my exam is the day after tomorrow thanks

  5. alishba Pakistan Google Chrome Windows says:

    hey im in grade 7 and my final exams are soon and i need a simple motif so that i could do it on my paper involving these three stitches particularly
    petal chain stitch ,wheat ear stitch and zig zag chain or simple chain

    and could u post it on this website ive lost my email password

    thanx a lot

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