Open Chain Stitch is done in two lines. If space is left between the two lines, it gives a ladder like look. But, it can also be done without leaving any space in between. This will give this variation of chain stitch more congested look. Decorative stitches or decorative items like beads can be added within the spaces in between the Open Chain Stitches.
1. Take out the threaded needle through A. Partially push the needle in at B and take it out through C. Loop the thread around needle before pulling out the needle out of C.
2. Before pulling out the thread fully, insert the needle at D and take out through E.
3. Follow the steps 1 and 2 to complete the embroidery.
4. To complete the last open chain stitch, both the upper edges of the stitch need to be secured by small straight stitches.
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