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Petal stitch

  • Pendant chain stitch

This stitch is a combination of outline and detached chain stitch: each chain stitch protrudes from the centre of each outline stitch at an oblique angle.

Petal stitch is generously sponsored by Sheila Darling

Structure of stitch

Common uses

Embroidery Techniques


  • Mrs Archibald Christie, Samplers and Stitches (1921) , p.45
  • Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.33