The Blanket Stitch is the simplest of all
the looped stitches, and, with its close cousin the Buttonhole Stitch
, is one of the
most versatile. It is traditionally used to finish the edges
of blankets, but it has many other applications.
Work this stitch between two parallel lines. Start at the
top line. Move over one stitch length (usually spaced so that
the vertical and horizontal lengths of the stitch are the
same) and stitch between the lines as shown in the drawing
below, catching the thread under the needle to form a loop.