Buttonhole Wheel Stitch

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Buttonhole wheel stitch is a variation of the buttonhole stitch / blanket stitch.  Here buttonhole stitch is worked in circles.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

I am going to show 2 variations of this wheel stitch.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Draw the circle and bring the needle up on the circle. Stitch a buttonhole stitch by going down at the center of the circle and coming back up on the circle.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

After this step, you will get the first spoke of the wheel. The first spoke looks incomplete but we will lace the last stitch through this so the first and last stitch will be joined seamlessly.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Now the second spoke of the wheel is stitched with yet another buttonhole stitch. Note how the working thread is under the needle.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Continue adding spokes at regular intervals.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

If you want perfectly spaced spokes, you can also mark the spots on the circumference of the circle.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

When the last stitch has been made, lace the needle through the first stitch as shown below.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Now simply go down in the center.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Wheel is ready. This is usually used in embroidered floral sprays.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Here is a second version of the wheel. It is stitched between two concentric circles.

Come up on the outer circle. Now stitch the buttonhole stitch by going down on the inner circle and coming back up on the outer circle. Loop the threads under the needle.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Continue stitching.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

End it exactly like we did in the first version by lacing through the first stitch.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

Completed look.

Buttonhole wheel hand embroidery tutorials

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