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A looped stitch is one where the thread loops back upon itself and is held down by that thread or a different thread.

Looped stitches are distinct from knotted stitches: for the latter the thread passes through the loop and is pulled tight.

Looped Stitches

Ball stitch Barred buttonhole wheel Basque stitch Blanket stitch Braid stitch Buttonhole bars Buttonhole bars (cutwork) Buttonhole corner (drawn thread) Buttonhole couronne Buttonhole edging Buttonhole scallops Buttonhole stitch Buttonhole wheels Cable chain stitch Ceylon stitch Chain stitch Chain stitch (drawn thread) Closed buttonhole stitch Closed feather stitch Closed fly stitch Cretan open filling stitch Cretan stitch (closed) Cretan stitch (open) Cross bar with link trellis Crossed buttonhole stitch Detached buttonhole bars Detached chain stitch Detached wheatear stitch Double Brussels stitch Double chain stitch Double corded Brussels stitch Double feather stitch Drawn buttonhole stitch Elizabethan Ceylon stitch Elizabethan corded Brussels stitch Elizabethan corded detached buttonhole stitch Elizabethan corded trellis stitch Elizabethan double ladder stitch Elizabethan double looped edging Elizabethan Ladder braid stitch Elizabethan ladder stitch Elizabethan looped edging Elizabethan plaited braid stitch Elizabethan plaited braid stitch (cherry variation) Elizabethan tubular Ceylon stitch Fancy buttonhole filling stitch Feather stitch Feathered chain stitch Fly stitch Fly stitch filling Heavy chain stitch Herringbone ladder filling stitch Hollie stitch Knotted buttonhole stitch Knotted pearl stitch Ladder stitch (surface) Long and short blanket stitch Loop picot Loop stitch Outline stitch Pearl Stitch Pearl stitch (variation) Pekinese stitch Plaited braid stitch Portuguese knotted stem stitch Puncetto Valsesiano Raised chain band stitch Raised leaf stitch Raised stem band stitch Reverse chain stitch Reversed fly stitch Ring picot Rope stitch (variation) Rosette chain stitch S-ing (goldwork) Scroll stitch Shisha stitch (variation 1) Shisha stitch (variation 2) Single Brussels stitch Single corded Brussels stitch Single feather stitch Sorbello stitch Spaced buttonhole filling Spanish knotted feather stitch Stem stitch Tete-de-boeuf stitch Treble Brussels stitch Treble corded Brussels stitch Turkey rug knot Turkey rug stitch Wave stitch Whipped blanket stitch Whipped stem stitch