Alright, I’m sticking this tutorial straight into the blog. No monkeying around today 😉 But I’ll convert it to pdf form this weekend and smack a few tutorials up on their own page. In the meantime, let’s look at how to blanket stitch around a plastic ring. We’ll start with the right handed version:
Cut a long piece of white yarn. You want at least 60 inches. Thread the yarn on your needle. Hold the needle in your right hand and the plastic ring in your left hand. Stick your yarn tail down through the center of the ring and hold it against the back of the ring. Take the working yarn up over the ring and back towards the back of the ring.
Pull the threaded needle up through the center of the ring (keep it on the left side of the yarn tail).
Pull the yarn through the ring until there is just a small loop wrapped around the ring.
Take your needle through the loop from right to left and pull snug.
You’ve completed your first blanket stitch.
Move the yarn tail behind the plastic ring (to the right) so you can cover it as you stitch. Bring your needle back up through the ring and pull the yarn until you have another small loop. Take the needle back through the loop from left to right and pull snug. Your stitches will be traveling from left to right. This photo shows blanket stitches covering half of the ring.
Continue stitching until you have completely covered the plastic ring. When the ring is covered, weave your yarn tail under some of the stitches. (My yarn is twisted up in this photo. Sorry about that – my helper was getting tired of helping so I was trying to hurry and finish)
Once you have taken your needle under a few stitches you can clip the yarn tail. All done!
Have a great day! 🙂