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Blanket/Buttonhole stitch


Blanket/Buttonhole stitch



Blanket or buttonhole stitches are useful when you need a neat, raised edge.


Work the stitches from left to right.


For blanket stitch: make the stitches further apart.


For buttonhole stitch: make the stitches close together,
as you would for a buttonhole on a shirt…



  • Bring the needle up on the outer edge

  • Make a short stitch with thread under the needle

  • Pull thread through to form the loop as shown.

To download the printable version, click on the PDF below

 Blanket/Buttonhole stitch

Stitch diagram © 2011 Metz Press and Di van Niekerk.


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