or fabric. This is an easy way to cover a large area quickly. There are a number of different variations of the couching stitch. On this page we will be demonstrating the basic couching stitch, the buttonhole couching stitch, the herringbone couching stitch and the open chain couching stitch. This stitch is also referred to as the "trammed upright gobelin stitch".
Bring the needle up at A, move right horizontally over your choice of spaces (here we have chosen 6 spaces), and down at B. Starting at B, where we left off, bring the needle up at M, move up over 2 threads, and down at N. Continue until the end of the row, then work another horizontal stitch and begin the upright gobelin stitches again. Basically, you are simply inserting the upright gobelin stitch over a horizontal stitch. The purpose of this stitch is to give your piece a more hard-wearing surface.