I have just learned another stitch from 100 Stitches - the loop stitch:This is an easy to learn and very quick to do stitch. For my demonstration, I am using this pretty pearl cotton floss:Just to keep everything looking even, I recommend using some guidelines with this stitch. I drew two parallel guidelines at 1/4" apart: This stitch is worked from right to left. The first step is to come up through the fabric halfway between the guidelines: Pull the floss all the way through and go back into the fabric on the top guideline: Pull the floss through, making a small stitch: Next, come back up through the fabric on the bottom guideline: Pull the floss all the way through. Bring your needle around to the stitch you made, and slide the needle under the stitch, not going into or catching any fabric, just sliding under the stitch. Once you have passed under the stitch the needle should go over the working floss: Pull all the way through: That is all there is to this stitch...now you just start again on the top guideline: Pull your needle all the way through to form a small stitch:
Bring your needle back up on the bottom guideline: Pull all the way through: and bring your needle around to slip under your stitch and over the working floss: Pull through: and start the next stitch:just keep stitching until you have the length of stitching line you want.100 Stitches does not have any instructions on how to end this stitch. For my line of stitching, I just ended it by going back into the fabric: pulling all the way through: and then securing my floss on the underside: Here it is all cleaned up without the guidelines:
It sort of looks like a zipper! The loop stitch is #33 on the list and is in the Looped Stitches section of 100 Stitches.