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
Stitch diagram © 2011 Metz Press and Di van Niekerk.