How to use Use the Blanket Stitch to Attach Edgings - Crochet Tip 32

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Video Tutorial: Embroidery Blanket Stitch
  1. Pull the yarn through to the top of your fabric. Hold on to the yarn with your left hand.
  2. Insert the needle to the right 1/4" to 1/2" over(horizontal) from the previous vertical line and 1/2" to 3/4" down(vertical) from the edge. Make sure the needle goes over the top of the yarn you are holding with your left hand.
  3. Pull the yarn through. You will have sort of a horseshoe shape or upside down U shape.
  4. Keep repeating steps 1-3 for each stitch.
It is not as difficult as you may think. All you need to do is hand sew a blanket stitch around your cloth piece. You will have thread loops at the edge of your cloth, that you will use to attach your crochet. The video tutorial shows how to make the blanket stitch. It is done the same way on cloth. You will be using a smaller thread and needle but the process is the same. I am planning a future tutorial on adding an actual edging to cloth.

Story about myself: I do have to share a story about myself, on what I did before I knew the proper method of attaching crochet edgings to cloth. I actually pierced the fabric with my crochet hook to do a single crochet foundation around the cloth. My hand was sore for days after I did that. I finally finished the rest of the edging a few days later. I bent my steel crochet hook a little bit. I was not to fond of crocheting around cloth until I learned the proper method.


  1. Thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good job!!!

  2. I can't believe it....You know it happened to me long time ago and i haven't try again.Oh my God , It really happened to me.Now It would be easier for me to begin with my towells decorations again .Thank You very , very much...You're awesome.

  3. Good tutorial.

    But why are there two identical video clips?


  4. Georg,
    It looks like the embedding code was pasted in twice. It is gone now. Thank you for pointing that out.

  5. Harold2,
    Thank you. I am going to be doing more with this stitch and edgings.

  6. Luna,
    You are welcome. It is perfect for towels, pillowcases, linen or fleece.


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