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Eight FREE Sashiko Patterns to Stitch - Set 2
This form of embroidery - which is also popular in quilting - uses straight or curved geometric designs stitched in a repeating pattern. The Japanese word Sashiko means little stabs and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework. You can read more about origins of Sashiko stitching here.
In this pattern, I'm providing a second set of eight designs(shown above )- patterns 9 through 16 - so you can try Sashiko stitching. You will find the full-size patterns for each design, as well as a diagram showing you how to work the sashiko stitch, on the following pages.Continue to 2 of 9 below.
02 of 09
Sashiko Pattern 9
Sashiko patterns are worked in continuous lines and knots are not used. Thread tails are typically not seen on either side of a traditionally-worked design. Instead, the tails produced by starting and ending a length of thread are hidden between the two layers of fabric. For designs that are not to be seen on both sides, a temporary away knot can be used, and thread tails threaded through the back side of the stitching.
The sashiko stitch is worked in the same manner as a basic running stitch. The only difference is that the space in between each stitch must be half the length of a full stitch - the stitches are longer and the gaps are half the size of the stitches.
Learn to work the sashiko stitch as well as more about the materials needed in Page 2 of Pattern Set One.
The design shown here can be worked horizontally as shown, or turned and worked vertically.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
03 of 09
Sashiko Pattern 10
This pattern features several different sizes of diamonds nested together and placed horizontally. The design mimics water or fish scales.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
04 of 09
Sashiko Pattern 11
Stars - resembling a Magen David - are worked in repeating rows in this pattern.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Sashiko Pattern 12
This sashiko design features interlocking blocks.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
06 of 09
Sashiko Pattern 13
This Traditional pattern features fans worked in repeating rows. You can work just a single row of fans or even a single fan motif.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
07 of 09
Sashiko Pattern 14
Similar to pattern #4 in the first set, but is worked as a basketweave instead of diagonally. This pattern is a very traditional sashiko stitch.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
08 of 09
Sashiko Pattern 15
This traditional sashiko pattern looks striking worked on a smaller scale. The individual motifs can also be used separately.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Sashiko Pattern 16
This is a very masculine sashiko pattern. It's perfect for working sashiko on a jacket.
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