Welcome Stitch Explorers! Hope everyone is having a great week! This weeks tutorial is a simple one that will teach you how to create a surface stitch. I’ve used the surface stitch in several projects and will be releasing a pattern in the next couple of weeks that uses it too (pictured below), so I wanted to get everyone familiar with it prior to releasing the pattern!
What is the surface stitch you ask? It’s a slip stitch that is worked similar to a running stitch (as in sewing), it starts by inserting your hook through the top of the work, grabbing the slip knot, and pulling it through to the surface. Then repeating that in any shape, way, or fashion you’d like!
Here are some examples of how to use a surface stitch, but it isn’t limited to just borders! You can creates words with it too!
This is a great example of using the surface stitch to create contrasting colors. This is a triangle wrap by Lili over at Lilinette Crochet. You can find this pattern here.
This is a yet unreleased Mandala pattern I created last year (I’ll get around to releasing it one of these days!) As you can see I added a surface stitch to hide some seams and add a bit of contrast.
Here is another example where you can see both the front and the back and how it creates a different design for both sides.
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Surface Stitch Video Tutorial at Bottom of Post
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Surface Stitch Full Video Tutorial
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