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So here we go: the Chain Stitch. Basic? Boring? Keep looking... there are some cool things you can do with it.
The Basic Chain Stitch is done much the same as the Backstitch that we did last weekend. The difference being that you need to catch the loop to stitch it down. With each stitch, you keep it right in or near where you brought the last one up. You can also try this next stitch. It's identical to the first, except you are putting the need in away from where you brought it up. See?
It's s tough one keep perfectly straight, especial with this crochet cotton that is apparently shedding everywhere! lol I did draw faint marking lines for myself with a pencil to keep "on track". It looks a lot like a ladder doesn't it? I bet it would be pretty to lace a silk ribbon through. Here's another thing you can do with the chain sitch.
I'm not sure I would use this again. The loops slide around on the next stitch quite easily. Maybe I should not have zigged and zagged quite so steep? And here is everybody's favorite. The daisies! And look what else you can do! Like my dragonfly?
Now for some variations. You knwo I love threading! IT adds so much texture. Threading the basic chain is easy. Use the blunt end of the needle. Slip it under up, down, up & down. Then do the same thing back again to thread the other way: down, up, down, up. You could try using a second color too!
This is my favorite. It wasn't in the books, so I don't know what it would be called. I just thought the daisy's chains would look better filled in a bit more. Check it out. I love this! I could do a whole loopy rainbow!
Ahhh, it got quite overcast while I was doing this. I hope you can see clear enough. Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY STITCHING! ; )
who knows darn well that procrastination gets you nowhere. : )