Hungarian Braided stitch belongs to the chain stitch family. It is a beautiful stitch that can be replaced with a chain stitch for more depth.
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 Hungarian Braided Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Hungarian Braided Stitch
1. Bring the thread up at point A and insert it again from point A to point B. Keep the floss under the needle and pull the thread gently.
2. Take the needle again from point C to point D. Just like the reverse chain stitch.
3. Now, pass the needle through the small stitch that has formed on top of the chain.
4. Insert the needle from point D to point E.
5. Now, pass the needle through the first chain stitch. Note, that this stitch will fall in the center and you have to pass the needle under those stitches as shown in the picture above.
6. Continue working in a similar fashion for the rest of the pattern.
Tips for working the Hungarian Braided Stitch
- Knowing the reverse chain stitch will help to work this stitch easily.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used for many decorative embroidery stitches and flowers.
- Beautiful stems can be made with this stitch.
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More stitches tutorials:
- Stem Stitch
- Chain Stitch
- Running Stitch
- French Knot
- Lazy Daisy
- Back Stitch
- Cable Chain Stitch
- Fly Stitch
- Bullion Knot
- Woven Trellis Stitch
- Long And Short Stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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