Cable Chain stitch is a variation of the chain stitch. The chains are connected with each other by knots resembling a cable. Hence it is named as such. In chain stitch, you will work the chains in a running fashion, but in this stitch, the chains will be made outside each other.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the cable chain stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 1 strand of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands in the below tutorial.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the cable chain stitch
1. Start by bringing the thread up at point A. Again, insert the needle from point A to point B. Bring the thread up from beneath the needle as you do in a chain stitch.
2. Once your chain is formed, loop the thread around the needle once like shown above.
3. Notice how the loop is secured tightly before inserting the needle onto the fabric again. Insert the needle from point C to point D.
4. Pull the thread up by keeping the thread under the needle. Work on the chain stitch again in a similar fashion.
Tips for working the cable chain stitch
- Hold the thread with the other hand as you secure the loop around the needle. It will prevent the loop from being too loose.
- You can work this in any shape or pattern.
- Drawing a line will help in making this stitch.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used in place of the chain stitch.
- It makes for beautiful connections in any pattern.
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More stitches tutorials:
Check out the video tutorial below
So until next time,
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