Chain stitch hearts is a variation of the chain stitch. Knowing how to stitch the chain stitch will be useful.
This can be embroidered not just on fabric but also on valentine’s day greeting cards.
This is worked between 3 parallel line.
Each heart needs 2 open chain stitches.
Come up at A (middle line). Go down at B and come back up at C. Like a regular chain stitch, loop the working thread under the needle and pull.
Complete this chain by anchoring the stitch to the fabric like shown below.
Go down at C and come back up at the starting point A again.
Stitch another similar chain on the right side. Go down at B and come back up at D. The thread is again looped under the needle.
Go down at D to anchor the heart to the fabric and come back up at B to start the next heart.
There is another variation – Instead of coming back up at B, you can also come up slightly above B. In this case, the hearts will not be touching each other. I have shown how that looks below.
Repeat the steps to stitch the next heart.
Chain on the right side.
These hearts can be stacked like this or they can also be placed side by side in a horizontal border.
This is the variation that I mentioned above – Where the hearts are not touching each other. If you can see, there is a small gap. You can make the gap between the two hearts bigger too.
Both strings of hearts placed side by side for comparison.
Hope you liked this tutorial. This is simple and easy. Don’t forget to include this in your next valentine’s day craft project.