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Working the Square Chain Stitch
Square Chain Stitch

Working the Square Chain Stitch

© Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

The Square Chain Stitch is a chunky, open version of a standard chain stitch. This stitch can be used alone as an interesting border or outine stitch, or pass ribbon or other trims under the stitch for a multi-layered effect.

Other variations of the chain stitch include the basic chain stitch, lazy daisy stitch, feathered chain, single or detached chain stitch, cable chain, heavy chain, zig-zag chain and many more.

To work the square chain stitch, bring the needle up through the fabric at your starting point.

Insert the needle again a short distance from the starting point (the desired width of the stitch) and bring the tip up through the fabric a short distance away, to the right of your original exit hole.

Repeat the process to make additional stitches.

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