Pekinese stitch has a lot of different names. It is also called Pekinese backstitch, Chinese stitch, blind knot, interlaced backstitch, and even forbidden stitch.
This decorative stitch is made of two combined stitches – the backstitch and decorative looping.
First, embroider the backstitch and then, lace it forming the loops. Make the loops passing the thread under the backstitches in this order: pass the needle under the second backstitch from down upwards, then under the first stitch from up downwards.
You can embroider this stitch in one color or two different colors. That will create diverse decorative effects.
You can also change up the size of the loops – make them small or big, and the size of the backstitch. If the backstitches are small – the looping will be dense and opposite – a bigger backstitch will create wider gaps between the loops.
Watch a Pekinese stitch video tutorial below and learn this decorative stitch!