Week 16 of the #YearOfStitch : Laced Running Stitch

This one is going to feel like a cross between backstitch and cloud filling. It makes such a beautiful border and it’s crazy simple. 

Ready? 

Now for the photos

Start with your running stitch. Add as many as you like and space them however you like. Here I come up, skip one hole and go back down. 

image
image

Then I skip 3 holes to start the next stitch

image

Repeat

image
image
image
image
image

Now it’s time to lace it up…

Bring your thread from the back through the hole you skipped under your first running stitch like so:

image

Then weave that bad boy up and down until you run out of horizontal stitches

image
image
image

I only did a few because it was a tiny hoop and I’m in a hurry but you can go on forevs. To finish, you can just do as you did at the start. Bring your floss through to the back via the middle stitch under your last horizontal stitch and tie it off. 

Boom Chaka.

Now get at it!

Shannon