How to Do the Chain Stitch

How To : Do the Chain Stitch

Another basic hand embroidery stitch, the chain stitch is used to outline and to fill spaces. It's a fun stitch to work, and always looks great! Watch this video from Needle 'n Thread to see how it's done. Video: .

How To : Do the Heavy Chain Stitch

The heavy chain stitch used in hand embroidery is a variation of the regular chain stitch, but it creates a wider, thicker chain stitch band. It's an easy stitch to execute. When you want a bolder line, you can substitute it for the regular chain stitch. This video tutorial wi ...more

How To : Do a Checkered or Alternating Chain Stitch

The chain stitch is perhaps one of the most common stitches in hand embroidery. By itself, it's pretty versatile. Add all the variations, and you can do just about anything with the chain stitch! Here's the alternating or checkered chain stitch. Watch this video from Needle 'n ...more

How To : Do the Cable Chain Stitch

There are many variations on the chain stitch used in hand embroidery. Here's one that produces a "realistic-looking" chain, with a small link between each of the loops in the chain stitch. It's called the cable chain stitch. Watch this video from Needle 'n Thread to see how i ...more

How To : Crochet the basic chain stitch

Want to learn how to crochet? The first step in learning how to crochet is the chain stitch. To get started with the chain stitch you will need a medium sized hook and some yarn. Watch and learn how to hold the hook and yarn to start crocheting the basic chain stitch.

How To : Do the Rosette Chain Stitch

Here's a video tutorial from Needle 'n Thread for another hand embroidery stitch - the rosette chain stitch. The rosette chain stitch is much like the oyster stitch, but it's worked in a line, or around curves. The oyster stitch is more often seen individually. Video: .

How To : Do the Double Chain Stitch

Here's a video tutorial from Needle 'n Thread for the double chain stitch used in hand embroidery. This is a quick, easy stitch which creates a wide decorative band. It looks somewhat similar to the closed herringbone stitch, but it's created with the same (few) easy steps use ...more

How To : Do a chain stitch

Getting started in the world of sewing & embroidery? The chain stitch is a popular stitch in which a series of looped stitches form a chain-like pattern. Get started doing the chain stitch with help from this great tutorial provided by Stampin Mama.

How To : Do the Slip Knot and the Chain Stitch

When you are getting started in crochet, one of the most important things to master is the chain stitch. This video will show you how to get started in crochet, with hook holding styles, how to create a slip knot and how to make a chain stitch. Video: .

How To : Do the Raised Chain Stitch Band

This is a composite stitch. There are two embroidery stitches here put together to make the raised chain: the simple straight stitch which forms the bars on which you stitch the chain stitch. Watch this video from Needle 'n Thread to see how it's done. Video: .

How To : Embroider a simple shape using a chain stitch

Embroidery is a useful skill to develop so you can add your own embelllishemnts to favorite clothes, and it's not as difficult as it seems. This tutorial, perfect for beginners, shows you how to create a simple embroidery pattern using the basic chain stitch.

How To : Chain stitch embroidery fro knitting projects

This instructional knitting video shows how to use chain stitch embroidery to embellish knitting and crochet projects. Use a tapestry needle and a piece of yarn to add a special decoration to a hand knit sweater, scarf or pair of socks. It's an easy knitting embroidery trick t ...more

How To : Embroider chain stitches on crochet projects

Add more personal touches to your handmade crochet items. This how to video is a tutorial on how to embroider crochet projects using chain stitches. You can embroider just about anything with the chain stitch. Watch and learn.

How To : Crochet a single stitch chain

Crocheting a single stitch chain is the most basic step to begin learning how to crochet. If you are a thrower (hold your yarn in your right hand), you'll have to learn to hold your yarn on the left. It will feel awkward, but with time it will become easier. This video crochet ...more

How To : Do the St. Petersburg chain jewelry making stitch

Looking to break out of your same old jewelry making routine? In this three-part jewelry making tutorial, learn how to make the Russian St. Petersburg stitch! This stitch requires a lot of patience, but the outcome is a beautiful V shaped necklace and worth your time and energ ...more

How To : Do the Oyster Stitch

The oyster stitch is an isolated stitch. It is a combination stitch using the twisted detached chain stitch which is "surrounded" by an "open" chain stitch, or even a fly stitch. The oyster stitch makes a filled oval shape, suitable for flower petals or individual buds and acc ...more

How To : Master the gusset stitch for knitting

Stay tuned for this knitting instructional video on the gusset stitch. When you knit the heel flap, you slipped a stitch at the beginning of each row. This made a very nice chain through which you can pick up the gusset stitches. You can either pick up stitches through the who ...more

How To : Do the Wheat Stitch

If you are a beginner at hand embroidery, one of the first stitches you will probably learn is the chain stitch. The chain stitch has many variations, and one of them is the wheat stitch, also known as the wheatear stitch. This stitch is simple to work and produces a line that ...more

How To : Crochet a thick fuzzy baby blanket

This film shows how to make a thick fuzzy baby blanket using crochet. The presenter takes some soft red wool and starts using a simple chain stitch. You need a basic knowledge of the stitches before you start. Then you chain stitch three more times before double crocheting, wr ...more

How To : Do the Daisy Stitch

The detached chain stitch, also known as the "lazy daisy" or just "daisy" stitch, is a pretty popular embroidery stitch. It's perfect, of course, for flowers, but can be used in lots of different ways. Watch this video from Needle 'n Thread to see how it's done. Video: .

How To : Do the Rope Stitch

The rope stitch is a nice hand embroidery stitch, perfect for a thick, corded look, and a member (believe it or not) of the chain stitch family. It looks like overcast stitch on a slant, or trailing on a slant. It's a great stitch for curves. Watch this video from Needle 'n Th ...more

How To : Embroider the split stitch

Make It Mine Magazine editor Linda Augsburgs shows you how to do a split stitch. The split stitch looks like a small, delicate chain stitch, but it's actually a series of small straight stitches. Watch this video embroidery tutorial and learn how to sew a split stitch.

How To : Start embroidering with some basic stitches

This tutorial is a concise tutorial on the basic embroidery stitches. Learn how to do a French knot, flower, chain stitch, back stitch, outline stitch, satin stitch, and a cross stitch. All you need is some fabric, an embroidery hoop, floss and needle.

How To : Crochet the single crochet stitch

Want to learn how to crochet? Then watch this how to video to learn some of the basics of crocheting. Once you have mastered the basic single chain stitch you can try the single crochet stitch. The single crochet stitch is very simple to do, just follow along with the video.

How To : Make quilting spools

Watch this instructional quilting video to chain stitch triangles of fabric together. as long as you remember to keep putting the same color of fabric on top as you connect your triangles, you'll be able to form a spool, or wheel pattern when you piece together your quilting s ...more

How To : Alternating Half Hitch

The Alternating Half Hitch is tied to form a chain, also called a sennit. Other name of this knot is the Chain Stitch or Zig-Zag braid. This knot can be used to make a simple bracelet or necklace and other items can also be made with this knot. Video: . Source: http://www.yout ...more

How To : Crochet a headband for winter

In this video, we learn how to crochet a headband for winter. You will need yarn and a size 10 crochet hook to do this. To start, make a slipknot, then hook your needle into it. Start making a simple chain stitch, after you finish this row, stick your needle into the first sti ...more

How To : Do the Ladder Stitch

Ladder stitch in hand embroidery can be one of two stitches. There's the surface embroidery technique that creates a decorative band that looks a lot like a ladder, with edges that look like a chain stitch. There's also a drawn thread technique called ladder stitch that produc ...more

How To : Edge a knitted piece with the crab stitch

In this video, we learn how to edge a knitted piece with a crab stitch. First, attach your yarn to the left edge of your work. After this, work one chain stitch, then go backwards with the hook. Insert it into the fabric and grab the yarn and pull it through the loop. Go aroun ...more

How To : Crochet a beanie hat

In this tutorial, we learn how to crochet a beanie hat. First, you must place the yarn around your fingers, then thread through the needle with a slip knot. After you do this, grab the yarn and move the string through the slip knot to make a chain stitch. The next type of stit ...more

How To : Crochet

Crochet is the art of weaving with a hook. Usually crochet uses yarn, and the hook can range in size from .75 to 3.5 millimeters. In this craft video lesson, learn to crochet and discover free tips & techniques on the art of crocheting, including free patterns for doilies and ...more

How To : Read Crochet Instructions Correctly

Reading crochet instructions for beginners isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. But fear not, I'm here to help! :) Follow these easy steps to make sure you follow crochet instructions properly: Select a pattern that matches your abilities. Crochet patterns come with diffe ...more

How To : Crochet a puff stitch for beginners

Puff Stitch Demonstration. Are you knew to crocheting? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to crochet a puff stitch. The multiple is 2 plus 4. That means that it takes 4 chains to start off the crochet pattern and there are two chains for each pattern stitch that you want i ...more

How To : Increase and decrease single crochet

In this tutorial, we learn how to increase and decrease a single crochet. To do this, you will start off with five single crochets, then single crochet in the single crochet from the hook. After this, do an h chain across. After this, increase by doing a chain one and turn and ...more

How To : Increase and decrease treble or triple crochet

In this video, we learn how to increase and decrease treble or triple crochet. First, make a chain of ten, then do a few yarn overs. Treble into the next stitch by placing the yarn over your hook twice and drawing out the loop. Draw through two three times, then your treble wi ...more

How To : Do a knitting provisional cast-on

Watch this knitting instructional video to learn how to do a knitting provisional cast-on. A provisional cast-on is usually worked in a contrasting waste yarn so the cast-on stitches can be easily removed later. The live stitches are then recovered so you can knit down from th ...more

How To : Crochet an extra puffy puff stitch

In this tutorial, we learn how to crochet an extra puffy puff stitch. First, insert the hook and pull it through. Pull all the loops up even so the hook is horizontal, then wrap the yarn over and enter the hook through the top of the stitch. Pull the loop up and then wrap the ...more

How To : Crochet a Christmas holiday tree

Place slip knot on hook. Hold yarn taut with 2 sets of 2 of fingers placed about 1½” apart, with tail in other hand. Create loop that crosses over bottom of 1st strand with loop toward right side. Fold loop over main strand going past tail. Insert hook below at tail strand. Pu ...more

How To : Crochet a left handed sun beam granny square

make a left handed sun beam granny square crochet in minutes! 1. Prepare the materials, two different yarn colors are needed. 2. Start off with a chain 1 stitch. 3. Make a half double crochet through a chain 4 stitch (12x)4. Work another chain 1 stitch5. Make 2 half double cro ...more

How To : Crochet a left hand radiant flower

In this tutorial, we learn how to crochet a left hand radiant flower. First, make a slipknot, then chain four. After this, join the beginning chain and then chain three. Slip stitch through the center of the chain, then chain three and slip stitch again. Do this over again fiv ...more

How To : Crochet a puffy spike crochet square

The author of this video explains how to combine a puff stitch and a drop stitch while crocheting a six by six inch square. She goes step by step, first showing how to create a slipknot, and then by showing how many slipknots will be needed in each chain across the square, whi ...more

How To : Crochet a left handed basket

Materials Needed: - Use a Size K Crochet Hook - 2 strands of 4 Ply Yarn Round 1: Start with the Chain 4, then join and wrap. Pull a loop up. Work 12-Full Size Half Double loops through the loop. Then join in the beginning Half Double crochet. Round 2: Start with a chain (1 loo ...more

How To : Double crochet

How to make a double crochetIn this video we are about to see how to make a double crochet. It is done by chaining two chain stitches. In this case it is of seven chain stitches to get four double crochet. Take the yarn over the hook. Insert the hook into the fourth by skippin ...more

How To : Make a half double crochet stitch

First of all you need to need to chain one more the amount of the stitches that you wish to complete. In this example you have to do six chains. So you have to do five half double crotchets. To begin first you have to yarn over once and then skip the first two stitches and the ...more

How To : Crochet a headband

Basic and simple steps yet elegant in making Crochet Headbands. Start with a chain of two, put the hook through the first chain, wrap the eye over and pull it through, wrap the eye over and pull it through once, and wrap the eye over and pull it through twice. Continue to make ...more

How To : Crochet a left handed bellevue granny square

In this video we learn how to crochet a left handed Bellevue granny square. Start out with a popcorn stitch with five double crochets in the same space. Work a slip stitch with the first stitch and then join. After this, chain one and then do three double crochets four times f ...more

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