The Chain Stitch is a fun needlepoint stitch, formed by small loops that connect with each other, like a real chain. This stitch can be used for line work, or to create an interesting pattern in small areas.
Needlepoint Chain Stitch Instructions & Diagram
- Start by inserting the needle in the area where you wish to start the stitch. In the video featured bellow we are testing the stitch in the margin of one of our canvas.
- Using the scooping technique, insert the needle back in the same space where you started, to create a loop, and scoop the needle until the next hole, 3 intersections down. Make sure the second stitch goes over the fist loop, so it secures it.
- If you want a tighter stitch, you can reduce the distance between the loops, but it is recommended to keep a uniform spacing along the stitches, so it looks even.
- To finish the chain, stitch a single vertical stitch downwards to secure the last loop. And you're done!
Chain Stitch Video Tutorial
If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favourite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches. You can also draw inspiration from our Stitch Guides!
Happy stitching :)