This is the thirteenth tutorial in this series of Canadian smocking tutorials. Today we will learn how to stitch these pretty diamonds.
Tips, tricks and general instructions for Canadian smocking can be found here. If you are new to smocking, reading that blog post first might be helpful.
Here is the graph for this pattern.
The grid is drawn on the back side of the fabric.
The squares in the grid are 1 inch tall and 1 inch wide.
The sides of the small red diamonds are 1/2 inch long.
I used a square cardboard piece to quicken the process.
The diamonds were drawn as shown below.
The 4 corners of these diamonds have to be tied together. Make small straight stitches in the 4 corners like shown below and pull tight and make a knot.
This knot will look like this on the right side of the fabric.
After 4 knots.
Work in progress. This can easily be used to smock a simple neck pattern in tops / frocks.
Close up look.