Chain Stitch

The Chain Needlepoint Stitch is a fun needlepoint stitch, formed by small loops that connect, like a real chain. This stitch can be used for line work, or to create an interesting pattern in small areas. 

Stitch Details

Chain Stitch Instructions & Diagram

You can see the diagram of this stitch below. 
  • Start by inserting the needle in the area where you wish to start the stitch
  • 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 first 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!

Here's an example of the Chain Stitch when used to stitch clothes in designs:

Chain Stitch Video Tutorial


Stitch Guides where Chain Stitch is used

Check out our Stitch Guides where this stitch is used to get some inspiration for your needlepoint project.

If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favorite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches.
Happy stitching :)

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