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Back-stitched chain stitch

This stitch is, as its name suggests, a combination of back stitch and chain stitch.  Having stitched a line of chain stitch, a line of back stitch is then stitched over the top: each stitch starts and ends in the centre of each loop of chain.

For more background see the entries for back stitch and chain stitch.

Back-stitched chain stitch is generously sponsored by Mary-Anne Plousos


Back-stitched chain stitch method stage 1 photograph

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques


  • Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.42