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*Stitch Index* 
(Alphabetical)
I - Z

Jacquard Stitch

Kalem Stitch

Kelim Stitch

Kilim Stitch

Knitting Stitch

Knitting Stitch (Diagonal)

Knitting Stitch 
(Reverse Tvistom)

Knotted Stitch

Knotted Stitch (Single)

Ladder Stitch

Leaf Stitch

Leaf Stitch (Diagonal)

Leaf Stitch with Backstitch

Leviathan Stitch

Leviathan Stitch (Double)

Leviathan Stitch 
(Triple)

Long Armed Cross Stitch

Long Stitch

Long and Short Stitch

Loop Stitch

Mexican Cross Stitch

Milanese Stitch

Montenegrin Stitch

Moorish Stitch

Mosaic Stitch

Mosaic Stitch (Crossed)

Mound Stitch

Nobuko Stitch

Oblique Stitch

Oblique Stitch (Diagonal)

Oblique Stitch (Reverse)

Oblique Slav Stitch

Oblong Cross Stitch

Oblong Cross Stitch with Backstitch

Oriental Stitch

Outline Stitch

Palestrina Stitch

Palace Pattern Stitch

Paris Stitch

Parisian Stitch

Pavillion Stitch

Perspective Stitch

Plait Stitch

Plait Stitch (Crossed)

Plait Stitch (Square)

Plaited Edge Stitch

Plaited Gobelin Stitch

Plaited Interlaced Stitch

Portuguese Cross Stitch

Portuguese Stem Stitch

Princess Pattern Stitch

Pyramid Stitch

Quick Point

Raised Stitch

Raised Cross Stitch

Ray Stitch

Ray Stitch (Expanded)

Renaissance Stitch

Rep Stitch

Reverse Bargello

Reversed Basketweave Stitch

Reversed Cross Stitch

Rhodes Stitch

Ribbed Wheels Stitch

Rice Stitch

Rice Stitch (Padded)

Rococco Stitch

Roman Stitch

Rope Stitch

Roumanian Stitch

Rug Binding Stitch

Rya Stitch

Satin Stitch

Satin Stitch
 (Alternating)

Satin Stitch
 (Padded)

Scotch Stitch

Scotch Stitch (Alternating)

Scotch Stitch (Condensed)

Scotch Stitch (Crossed)

Scotch Stitch (Woven)

Scottish Stitch

Sheaf Stitch

Shell Stitch

Single Knotted Stitch

Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Smyrna Cross Stitch

Sorbello Stitch

Soumak Stitch

Spanish Stitch

Spider Web Stitch

Split Stitch

Sprats Head Stitch

Square Plait Stitch

Star Stitch

Star Stitch (Large)

Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch
 (Diagonal)

Stepped Sheaf Stitch

Surrey Stitch

Sutherland Pattern Stitch

Tapestry Stitch

Tent Stitch

Tent Stitch (Alternating)

Tent Stitch
 (Diagonal Mosaic)

Tie Stitch

Trame

Trammed Tent Stitch

Triangle Stitch

Tufting Stitch

Turkey Stitch

Tvistom Stitch

Two Sided Italian 
Cross Stitch

Upright Cross Stitch

Van Dyke Stitch

Velvet Stitch

Waffle Stitch

Wave Stitch (Closed)

Wave Stitch (Open)

Weaving Stitch

Web Stitch

Wheat Sheaf Stitch

Woven Band Stitch 

Woven Pattern 
Stitch


 
BRAIDED CHAIN STITCH
The Braided Chain Stitch is one of the numerous chain stitches available. This is an 
Braided Chain Stitch - Diagram 1
Braided Chain Stitch - Diagram 2
Braided Chain Stitch - Diagram 3
Braided Chain Stitch - Diagram 4
Heavy Chain Stitch - Diagram 4
excellent decorative stitch. The braided chain stitch is worked using a loose tension. It is a great choice for working around corners and curved areas. We will also be demonstrating the Heavy Chain Stitch on this page.  The heavy chain stitch is worked exactly the same as the braided chain stitch, until diagram 4. If you choose to use either of these stitches as accent stitches, it is recommended that you work all other typees of stitches first. If you choose to work these stitches in rows, just add straight filling stitches between the rows. Four diagrams have been used to demonstrate this stitch. 
Braided Chain Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, move up over one canvas thread, bring the needle down at B. Be sure to work this small stitch securely, as the next series of stitches will be worked into it. Now, continue on to Diagram 2...
Braided Chain Stitch (Diagram 2):
Beginning where we left off at B, bring the needle up at C, move up over three canvas threads, move under and through  the A/B stitch - illustrated in dark blue (do NOT pass the yarn under the canvas thread, work it through the yarn only). Once you have worked the needle through the previous stitch, move the needle down over three canvas threads and bring the needle down at C. It is important to maintain a loose tension in order to create the chain. Now, continue on to diagram 3...
Braided Chain Stitch (Diagram 3):
Beginning where we left off at C, bring the needle up at D, move up over five canvas threads, again, move under and through  the A/B stitch - illustrated in dark blue (do NOT pass the yarn under the canvas thread, work it through the yarn only). Once you have worked the needle through the A/B stitch, move the needle down over five canvas threads and bring the needle down at D.  Again, it is important to maintain a loose tension in order to create the chain. Now, continue on to diagram 4...
Braided Chain Stitch (Diagram 4):
Beginning where we left off at D, bring the needle up at E, move up over five canvas threads, work the needle/yarn OVER the second chain stitch (D) and work the needle/yarn UNDER the first chain stitch (C) - but NOT under the canvas threads.  Move down over five canvas threads and bring the needle down at E. Again, it is important to maintain a loose tension in order to create the chain stitch. Although this sounds a little complicated, if you follow diagram 4 exactly as it is shown, you will see how easy this stitch can be. This diagram does not illustrate the correct thickness of the yarn, so the full effect of this stitch does not appear apparent. When complete, this stitch creates a nice, full look, similar to rich braiding.
HEAVY CHAIN STITCH
The Heavy Chain Stitch is another one of the numerous chain stitches available. This stitch is worked exactly the same as the braided chain stitch, except for diagram 4. At this point, you will see the needle/yarn is worked under both of the previous chains, instead of just one, as is the case with the braided chain stitch. Four diagrams have been used to demonstrate this stitch. Clicking on the PRINTABLE VERSION icon, located at the end of the series of diagrams, will direct you to the page to print these instructions.
Heavy Chain Stitch - Diagram 1
Heavy Chain Stitch (Diagram 1):
Bring the needle up at A, move up over one canvas thread, bring the needle down at B. Be sure to work this small stitch securely, as the next series of stitches will be worked into it. Now, continue on to Diagram 2...
Heavy Chain Stitch - Diagram 2
Heavy Chain Stitch (Diagram 2):
Beginning where we left off at B, bring the needle up at C, move up over three canvas threads, move under and through  the A/B stitch - illustrated in dark blue (do NOT pass the yarn under the canvas thread, work it through the yarn only). Once you have worked the needle through the previous stitch, move the needle down over three canvas threads and bring the needle down at C. It is important to maintain a loose tension in order to create the chain. Now, continue on to diagram 3...
Heavy Chain Stitch - Diagram 3
Heavy Chain Stitch (Diagram 3):
Beginning where we left off at C, bring the needle up at D, move up over five canvas threads, again, move under and through  the A/B stitch - illustrated in dark blue (do NOT pass the yarn under the canvas thread, work it through the yarn only). Once you have worked the needle through the A/B stitch, move the needle down over five canvas threads and bring the needle down at D.  Again, it is important to maintain a loose tension in order to create the chain. As I have previously stated, this is exactly the same as the first three diagrams of the braided chain stitch. The next diagram will illustrate how this stitch differs from the braided chain stitch. Now, continue on to diagram 4...
Heavy Chain Stitch (Diagram 4):
Beginning where we left off at D, bring the needle up at E, move up over five canvas threads, work the needle/yarn UNDER the second chain stitch (D) and work the needle/yarn UNDER the first chain stitch (C) - but NOT under the canvas threads.  Move down over five canvas threads and bring the needle down at E. Again, it is important to maintain a loose tension in order to create the chain stitch. Although this sounds a little complicated, if you follow diagram 4 exactly as it is shown, you will see how easy this stitch can be. This diagram does not illustrate the correct thickness of the yarn, so the full effect of this stitch does not appear apparent. When complete, like the braided chain stitch, this stitch creates a nice, full look, similar to rich braiding.
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*Stitch Index* 
(Alphabetical)
A - I

2,4,6,8 & Tie Stitch

Algerian Eye Stitch

Algerian Eye Daisy
 Stitch

Algerian Filling Stitch

Algerian Plait Stitch

Alternating Cross 
Stitch

Astrakhan Stitch

Aubusson Stitch

Back Stitch

Bargello Stitch

Basketweave Stitch

Bazaar Stitch

Binding Stitch

Bokhara Couching Stitch

Bokhara Couching Stitch (Diagonal)

Bokhara Couching Stitch (Staggered)

Brazilian Stitch

Brick Stitch

Brighton Stitch

Bullion Knot

Buttonhole Stitch

Buttonhole Stitch (Detached)

Buttonhole Stitch (Double)

Buttonhole Stitch (Tailored)

Buttonhole Stitch (Whipped)

Buttonhole Wheel
 Stitch

Byzantine Stitch

Cable Stitch

Cashmere Stitch

Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch
 (Braided Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Heavy Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Interlaced Variation)

Chain Stitch (Lazy
 Daisy Variation)

Chain Stitch
 (Raised Variation)

Checker Stitch

Continental Stitch

Coral Knot Stitch

Couching Stitch

Couching Stitch (Buttonhole Variation)

Couching Stitch (Herringbone Variation)

Couching Stitch
 (Open Chain  Variation)

Cretan Stitch

Cretan Stitch 
(Diagonal Variation)

Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch (Bound)

Cross Stitch (Diagonal)

Cross Stitch (Heavy)

Cross Stitch (Houndstooth)

Cross Stitch (Reinforced)

Cross Stitch
 (Reversed Double)

Cross Stitch
 (Staggered)

Cross Stitch (St.Andrew)

Cross Stitch
 (St.George)

Cross Stitch (Trame)

Cross Stitch (Triple)

Cross Stitch
 (Two-Sided)

Cross Stitch
 (Woven)

Cushion Stitch

Czar Stitch

Diagonal Stitch

Darning Stitch

Diagonal Buttonhole Stitch

Diagonal Interlaced Stitch

Diagonal Leaf Stitch

Diamond Stitch

Diamond Eyelet Stitch

Diaper Pattern Stitch

Double Cross Stitch

Double Knot Stitch

Double Star Stitch

Double Stitch

Double Straight
 Cross Stitch

Droit Stitch

Eastern Stitch

Economic Stitch

Egyptian Stitch

Encroaching Slanted Gobelin Stitch

Eye Stitch

Eye Stitch with Backstitch

Fan Stitch

Fancy Stitch

Feather Stitch

Fern Stitch

Fishbone Stitch

Fishbone Stitch (Diagonal)

Flame Stitch

Flat Stitch

Flat Stitch (Crossed)

Florentine Stitch

Florentine Stitch (Split)

Fly Stitch (Closed)

French Knot

French Stitch

Ghiordes Knot

Gobelin Stitch

Gobelin Droit Stitch

Gobelin Filling Stitch

Gobelin Stitch 
(Trammed Upright)

Greek Stitch

Half Cross Stitch

Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone Stitch (Double)

Herringbone Gone Wrong Stitch

Herringbone Stitch
 (Six Step)

Hobnail Stitch

Hungarian Stitch

Hungarian Diamond Stitch

Hungarian Ground 
Stitch

Hungarian Ground 
Stitch (Diagonal)

Hungarian Point Stitch

Interlocking Gobelin Stitch

Irish Stitch