Lantern Stitch

This stitch is just an extension of the radiating stitch. You can say it is like mirror images of the radiating stitches, made to look like a lantern. The Lantern stitch can be used to make simple motifs or base for extended variations. It can be used nicely over even weaved fabric as well.

You need to know the radiating stitch to be able to continue with this tutorial.

Fig 1: Start by making radiating stitch Fig 2: Then, make a mirror image of the radiating stitch, as shown.
Fig 3: Now, bring the needle out through B, in through A, and out through C. This process will start connecting both the radiating stitches, giving it a lantern look. Connect the remaining points. Fig 4: A finished lantern stitch looks like this.
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5 Responses

  1. Levana Israel Mozilla Windows says:

    Thank you for the beautiful tutorials! Excelent explanations!

  2. Sandi United States Mozilla Firefox Mac OS says:

    Hi Sarah, Beautiful family! Amazing site! I haven’t embroidered for some time your site has inspired me to begin again! I’m also starting a crazy quilt thus my renewed interest in embroidery. I can’t thank you enough for your tutorials and history of the stitches. (I also love your site as I am learning WP for blog purposes)

    Thanks again and keep up the good work!!

  3. Swapna India Google Chrome Windows says:

    Hi, Sarah..

    I am from Kerala too.. your site is one of the most informative I have ever seen.. and so easy to access

    It has been a pleasure visiting here..thanks ..

  4. Meera Shridhar India Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Your website is awesome. Actually i am a beginner but have a learnt a lot of stitches from this website.I need a help.I don’t have patterns and designs particularly for bedsheets. Can you please mail me some patterns alongwith the instructions on stitches to be used.I will be very thankful. I need to gift someone.Thanks in advance.

    Awaiting your response eagerly !!

    Warm Regards,


  5. Looks nice the new stitch

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