This stitch is just a variety of the running stitch, which I have named. It incorporates the technique of Chinese stitch or Pekinese stitch. This is a very decorative stitch and can be experimented with threads of various colors over borders. Close layers of this stitch can create wonderful effects on a pattern.
You need to know the running stitch before doing this stitch. The knowledge of the Pekinese stitch will be very helpful.
|Fig 1: Lay the foundation by doing a running stitch.
Take a contrasting colored thread and bring it out from near the first running stitch.
|Fig 2: Start following the pekinese stitch technique. Take the needle in through the second stitch and come out through the first, making a loop.|
|Fig 3: Continue this action of ‘looping’ using the running stitch foundation, as illustrated.|
|Fig 4: Finish up the pattern for it to look like this.|