Checkered Chain

Structural Category

Looped

Specific Usage

Surface

Other Names

Magic Chain

Comments

This stitch is worked with two threads in the needle. Work it as an ordinary Chain stitch, but instead of looping both threads under the needle, loop them alternately.

Diagrams

For diagrams, see Enthoven, Jacqueline. The Stitches of Creative Embroidery, p. 132.


Bibliographic Sources

Enthoven, Jacqueline. The Stitches of Creative Embroidery, p. 132.
Lantz, Sherlee and Maggie Lane. A Pageant of Pattern for Needlepoint Canvas, p. 310.
Snook, Barbara. Needlework Stitches, p. 15.
Thomas, Mary. Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1989), p. 20.
Wilson, Erica. Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book, p. 62.