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How to do a French Knot

Learning how to do a French knot can definitely take a bit of practice.  The French knot is one of my favorite embroidery stitches to add to a pattern, and it’s definitely worth learning.  Among other things, it’s perfect for dotting i’s and centers of flowers.  Try it out a few times, and you will get the hang of it!  If you really can’t get it, try my video on how to make a Colonial knot instead.  Some people find it easier.

How to do a French Knot

Bring your needle up through the fabric at 1. Twist the thread around the end of the needle twice, while holding the excess thread taut with your non-dominant hand. Turn the needle toward the spot you came up at, and bring it down at 2 (slightly away from 1.)

How to do a French Knot

 

Teaching you how to do a french knot is really difficult to do with just photos.  Instead, I’ve created a video tutorial for you to follow.  Make sure to practice a lot before you do this on a final project.  Most stitches can be undone, but knots are a little more permanent.  Watch it below or check out the video on my YouTube channel.

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Learn all of these other embroidery stitches by making this stitch guide sampler with me. It’s a great way to practice and a nice reference to have while you are reading other embroidery patterns.

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To watch all of the videos in this series, including some basic embroidery tips, go to my YouTube channel here. I’ll walk you through the entire process and make it super easy for you.

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