First, if you are right handed this might confuse you so please don't read this! LOL. After stating in my last post I am left handed I had a request from a friend to please show how a left hander blanket stitches. I LOVE all of you right handed people, but when you do tutorials on some of this the south paws scratch their heads and wonder how to go about doing it. Of course we do all of this backwards and have messed up projects because we can't figure it out. So.... my south paws get a piece of practice fabric and lets do this.
If my pics are too blurry please let me know and I will take new ones!!!!
First, knot your thread and bring it to the front of your material at the bottom of where you want your stitch to start. I happened to have a piece with a seam so I could show if you had a penny rug and had two different colors.
Then take your needle above the seam or edge about 1/4 inch diagonal from your initial stitch.
Next bring your needle up through the fabric directly below where you just went in beside your initial stitch. (the extra thread is on the left so I could show you more clearly, but you will want the extra thread looped on your right hand side)
Now as you pull the thread through the fabric make sure you have the thread under the needle laying on the fabric at all times.
When the thread is pulled all the way through the loop. It should resemble a backwards L if done correctly. The needle should be on the left of the loop.
This next picture shows you in one step how to do the next stitch in one step. See how the thread is always under the needle.
So on and so forth. Note, as left handers we tend to get a slant to our stitches as well as our writing LOL. You will need to take extra care to try to keep them straight up and down. When you complete a "row" or are ready to tie off take a tiny stitch over the backwards L to again "lock" it off and take your needle to the back of the fabric and tie a knot.