The Chain Stitch
is easily adapted to smocking,
and makes a lovely, textured line. Like the Feather Stitch
in smocking, it is
stitched from right to left. The result looks similar
to the Wheat Stitch
Start the stitch by exiting the left side of the first pleat.
Make the link across a single pleat, as shown in the drawing
below. At the end of the chain, secure the last link with
a small stitch on the top of the pleat.