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Eight FREE Sashiko Patterns to Stitch - Set 2
This form of embroidery—which also is 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.
In this collection, a set of eight designs—patterns 9 through 16—is provided. You will find a full-size pattern for each design, as well as a diagram showing you how to work the sashiko stitch.Continue to 2 of 9 below.
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Sashiko Pattern 9
Sashiko patterns are worked in continuous lines without knots. 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.
The design shown here can be worked horizontally or turned and worked vertically.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
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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.
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Sashiko Pattern 11
Stars—resembling a Magen David—are worked in repeating rows in this pattern.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Sashiko Pattern 12
This sashiko design features interlocking blocks.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
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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.
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Sashiko Pattern 14
This is worked as a basketweave and is a very traditional sashiko stitch.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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Sashiko Pattern 15
This traditional sashiko pattern looks striking worked on a smaller scale. The individual motifs also can be used separately.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Sashiko Pattern 16
This is a very masculine sashiko pattern. It's perfect for working sashiko on a jacket.