Friday, October 18, 2019

Square Boss Stitch



The Square Boss Stitch is the latest entry on my 100 Stitches Plus list.  

Also known as the Raised Knot Stitch, the Square Boss is an isolated stitch.  However, it is often worked in multiples to cover a wide area of fabric.



The Square Boss is made up of two stitches: the Cross Stitch and the Back Stitch.  For my demonstration, I am going to use two different colors of floss.  This will make it much easier to see the steps.


The first step is to form a Cross Stitch:






As you can see the Cross Stitch was done in blue floss.  Now for the Back Stitch, I have switched to this orange.  The first step is to come up through the fabric at the base of the X of the Cross Stitch:



Pull the floss all the way through and go back into and out of the fabric under the center of the X {right to left}:



Pull the floss all the way through and then go back



into the fabric where the needle first emerged, right at the base of the X:




and out of the fabric at the top of the X:


Pull the floss all the way through:



and now go back into and out of the fabric under the center of the X {left to right}:




Pull the floss all the way through and finish the stitch by going back into the fabric at the top of the X:




Here is look at the underside of the stitch:




I found the instructions for this stitch from the excellent book my Mary Webb titled Embroidery Stitches.  


4 comments:

The Primitive Moon said...

Thank you .☺️

Kim said...

:) Hi The Primitive Moon - you are welcome! It is really fun to do this stitch.

Darla Mae said...

It looks very complicated, but when you used the two colors, it really isn't that hard at all. It's a different stitch and I think could be used for a border, maybe, too. I like the 'nubbiness' of it.

Kim said...

Hi Darlene - Yes - exactly! I definitely prefer this stitch done in a single color.