Knotted Diamond Stitch

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Knotted diamond stitch is a pretty border stitch. This stitch might look difficult but it is not.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

This stitch is stitched between 2 parallel lines. Bring the needle up at the end of line #1 and make a straight stitch by going down at the end of line #2. Pick up a few strands and come back up.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Make an inverted U with the working thread as shown below.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Lace the needle through the straight stitch. Bring the needle under and then over the working thread as shown below.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

A knot is formed at the end of the straight stitch.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Make another inverted U with the working thread and repeat the previous step. This time the knot has to be placed at the other end. So using the needle, push the knot while pulling the thread.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Another knot has been made on the other side. A second stitch has been added parallel to the first one.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Go down near the knot and come back up a little further away.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Make  a loop that resembles letter U and lace the needle through the second stitch and also through the loop as shown below.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

A knot has been made in the middle now.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Repeat the steps.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Completed work.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

Another view.

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

knotted diamond stitch - hand embroidery tutorial

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