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Working the Detached Single Chain Stitch


How to Work the Single Detached Chain Stitch
Working the Detached Single Chain Stitch

Working the Single Chain Stitch

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The detached chain stitch, often called the single chain stitch, is a looped stitch that can be worked along a curved or straight line. Variations of this stitch including the basic chain stitch, lazy daisy, feathered chain, cable chain, square chain, heavy chain, zig-zag chain and many more.

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

Insert the needle again at the starting point and bring the tip up through the fabric a short distance away.

Insert the needle back into the fabric on the opposite side of the thread, at the curved end of the loop, tacking it in place.

Repeat the process to make additional stitches.

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