1. For most projects, you will use three strands of floss. You will need to adjust this for large or delicate projects.
2. Refer to diagram. Bring needle up at point 1, down at point 2, and up again at point 3. The thread should remain under the needle at point 3 (Fig. 1).
3. Repeat the same stitch to the right of the first stitch. Point 3 will become point 1 (Fig. 2).
4. Work the entire design the same way, keeping the height and spacing of your stitches even (Fig. 3).
– Work the blanket stitch from left to right and think of it as a square – match the depth and width of each stitch.
– Match the size of your blanket stitch to your project. The smaller the design, the closer the stitches.
– Your finished project will be much nicer if you don’t have to start and stop too often. Measure the length of your embroidery thread by laying it loosely around the design. Increase that length by four times. This should give you enough thread to complete the entire design.