Chain Stitch

Chain stitch is an outline stitch that can also be used as a fill stitch, as in the Pumpkin Stitch Sampler pattern.

1 Push the needle up from the bottom of the fabric to the top, then place the needle back in the same hole.
2 Do not pull the thread all the way through. Instead, leave a loop. Bring the needle back up through the loop.
3 Pull the thread until the previous loop is taut. Stick the needle back in the same hole the thread is coming out of.
4 To end a line of chain stitches, simply place the needle slightly above the final loop.
5 Pull the thread through and secure to the back.

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