Definition of Chain stitch

1. Noun. The most basic of all crochet stitches made by pulling a loop of yarn through another loop.

Generic synonyms: Crochet Stitch

2. Noun. A looped stitch resembling the links of a chain; used in embroidery and in sewing.
Specialized synonyms: Lazy Daisy Stitch
Generic synonyms: Embroidery Stitch, Sewing Stitch

Definition of Chain stitch

1. Noun. An ornamental stitch like the links of a chain, used in crocheting, sewing, and embroidery. ¹

2. Noun. (context: machine sewing) A stitch in which the looping of the thread or threads forms a chain on the underside of the work; the loop stitch, as distinguished from the lock stitch. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chain Stitch

chain mail
chain of custody
chain of mountains
chain of title
chain pickerel
chain pike
chain printer
chain pump
chain reaction
chain reactions
chain reactor
chain reflex
chain saw
chain saws
chain smoker
chain stitch (current term)
chain stitches
chain store
chain stores
chain story
chain tongs
chain tower
chain towers
chain up
chain wrench

Literary usage of Chain stitch

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1. The House and Home: A Practical Book by Lyman Abbott (1896)
"Tambour-work, high in favor with the colonial belles of America, is a variety of chain-stitch worked with a hook in a frame. Limerick lace is still made in ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"S.—chain stitch. projected so that when next the needle descends tta loop is formed ... To a certain extent this imperfection in the chain-stitch machine is ..."

3. Potter's American Monthly (1880)
"Cut four double crochet stitches into the third stitch of the chain, * one chain stitch, pass over two stitches in the foundation chain, and make four ..."

4. Leading American Inventors by George Iles (1912)
"But where was CHAIN-STITCH LOCK-STITCH Hunt's machine to be found, so as to be producible in court? It lay as rubbish in a workshop in that very Gold Street ..."

5. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"... let the thread fall naturally toward the right hand, or hold down with the Fio. 236.—chain stitch. left thumb, put the needle in on the upper edge of ..."

6. Art in Needlework: A Book about Embroidery by Lewis Foreman Day, Mary Buckle (1907)
"The difference between them is that chain - stitch is done in the hand with an ordinary needle, and tambour - stitch in a frame with a hook sharper at the ..."

7. The Great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of by Horace Greeley (1873)
"The third class is the chain-stitch, or the twisted loop-stitch, which is made with a single thread, and consumes about four yards of thread in sewing a ..."

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