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Hand Embroidery for Beginners : 10 Blanket Stitch Variations

In this post you will find step by step instructions on How to Stitch Blanket stitch in 10 different ways:

Blanket Stitch Variation 1:

For this stitch, you need to build 2 parallel lines.

Step 1:
Blanket Stitch

Bring the needle out through the fabric at point “A“.

Step 2:

Blanket Stitch

Take the needle in the fabric through point “B” and bring it out through point “C“. Bring the thread below the needle as shown in above image.

Step 3:

Blanket Stitch

Again Take the needle in the fabric at point “D” and bring it out through point “E“. Bring the thread below the needle as shown in above image. The distance between each loop and also the height of every loop should be same.

Blanket Stitch

Repeat the same procedure till the end of the line.

Blanket Stitch Variation 2:

For this stitch, you need to draw 3 uneven parallel lines as shown in below image. In this stitch, we will create 3 uneven stitches in a set of 3.

Step 1:

Blanket Stitch

Bring the needle out through the fabric at point “A“. Take the needle in the fabric and bring it out. Bring the thread below the needle as shown in above image.

Step 2:

Blanket Stitch

Take the needle in the fabric through point “B” and take it out from point “C“. This will be a first small regular stitch.

Step 3:

Blanket Stitch

Again Construct the Stitch but this time the length of the stitch would be greater.

Step 4:

Blanket Stitch

The length of the third stitch would be same as the first stitch.

Step 5:

Blanket Stitch

Leave some space between 2 sets as shown in above image.

Blanket Stitch

Repeat the same procedure till the end of the line.

Blanket Stitch Variation 3:

Step 1:Blanket Stitch

Construct the foundation row of the regular blanket stitch.

Step 2:

Blanket Stitch

Turn the hoop by 180 degrees. Start with regular blanket stitches with contrasting colors floss.

Step 3:

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Repeat the same procedure till the end of the line.

Blanket Stitch Variation 4:

For this stitch, draw 3 parallel lines. The distance between each line would be same. We will construct triangle blanket stitch of alternate sizes.

Step 1:Blanket Stitch

Take the needle out from fabric at point “A” which lies on the tip of the first line.

Step 2:

Blanket Stitch

Take the floss on right side, again take the needle in through point “B” and take it out through point “C”.

Step 3:

Blanket Stitch

Take the needle through the point “B” and out through point “D”.

Step 4:

Blanket Stitch

This is first small triangle of the row.

Step 5:

Blanket Stitch

For the second triangle which is larger in size, take the needle through the fabric at point “E” which lies on the third line and take the needle out through point “D”.

Step 6:

Blanket Stitch

As shown in above image take the needle in and out through point “E” and “F” respectively.

Step 7:

Blanket Stitch

This is the second triangle.

Step 8:

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Repeat the same steps till the end of the row.

Blanket Stitch Variation 5:

For this stitch, draw 2 parallel lines We will construct a set of 3 blanket stitches which are in ascending order.

Step 1:

Blanket Stitch

Construct first blanket stitch which is smallest in size among three blanket stitches.

Step 2:

Blanket Stitch

Second blanket stitch will be little larger in size as compare to the first stitch.

Step 3:

Blanket Stitch

Final stitch would be the largest stitch among all three stitches. This we have completed our first set.

Step 4:

Blanket Stitch

Leave some space between two sets. 

Blanket Stitch

Repeat the same procedure till the end of the row.

Blanket Stitch Variation 6:

For this stitch, draw 2 parallel lines.

Step 1:

Blanket Stitch

Take the needle out from the fabric through point “A” which lies on the tip of the upper line. As shown in above image take the needle through the fabric from point “B” and “C”. Thus you we get first simple blanket a stitch.

Step 2:

Blanket Stitch

Hold the gloss and again insert the needle at point “D” and take the needle out from point “E”. Note: do not pull the entire floss.

Step 3:

Blanket Stitch

Pass the needle through the loop, as shown in above image.

Step 4:

Blanket Stitch

This would be the first stitch.

Blanket Stitch

Repeat the same procedure till the end of the row.

Blanket Stitch Variation 7:

In this stitch, we will construct small blanket stitches on zig zag line. Hence draw a zig zag line as shown in below image and Start building the regular stitches.

Blanket Stitch

 

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch Variation 8:

In this stitch, we will construct regular blanket stitches but the distance between each stand of stitch would be narrow.

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch Variation 9:

For this stitch draw 2 parallel lines.

Blanket Stitch

Take the needle out through the fabric from point “A”.

Step 2:

Blanket Stitch

Take the needle through the fabric from point B and take it out from point A, as shown in above image.

Step 3:

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Take the needle through the fabric from point “C” which lies little above from point “B” and take it out from point ”D”.

Step 4:Blanket Stitch

As shown in above image, Construct another stand by inserting the needle through the fabric from the point “B” and take it out from point “E”.

Step 5:

Blanket Stitch

This would be the first stitch of the row.

Blanket Stitch

Repeat the same procedure till the end of the row.

Blanket Stitch Variation 10:

In this stitch, we will construct the Blanket stitch in opposite directions i.e. up and down direction.

Blanket Stitch

To get started first build the regular blanket stitch.

Step 2:

Blanket Stitch

For the second stitch, take the needle from top to bottom direction as shown in above image.

Step 3:

Blanket Stitch

Again the third stitch would be from bottom to top direction.

Step 4:

Blanket Stitch

Blanket Stitch

Repeat the same procedure of building stitches in alternate directions till the end of the row.

 

 

 

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