Buttonhole (Variation 2)

Structural Category

Looped

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

 

Comments

This is similar to the Threaded Buttonhole stitch (see Snook, Barbara, Needlework Stitches, p. 13). However, the needle does enter the fabric in some places.

Diagrams

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Work a foundation of two rows of Buttonhole stitches back to back. In this diagram the right side is worked from the top down and the left from the bottom up. The horizontal bars are staggered.

For the threading, come up at A with a new thread then take a small stitch (BC) under the first vertical on the left side.

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Pass the needle under the second horizontal bar on the left side. Do not go into the fabric.

Pass the needle under the first vertical on the right side. Do not go into the fabric.

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Pass the needle under the second vertical on the right side. Do not go into the fabric.

Take a small stitch (DE) under the third vertical on the left side.

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Continue, alternating sides until the end of the foundation is reached. Insert the needle at F to go to the reverse (see the Reverse diagram).

Diagram source: Janet Adams, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Snook, Barbara, Needlework Stitches, p. 13.
Stitch Identification Group