The French Knot is a simple embroidery stitch that creates a nubby, little three-dimensional dot. It works great alone, or strung together in lines, or clustered to form a lovely piled surface. Learn right here how to whip out this very useful decorative stitch!

Step 1: Thread the embroidery needle.

Step 2: Bring the needle up through the fabric to the front. Wrap the thread around the needle three or four times. Keep a tight grip on the thread as you wrap it.

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Step 3: Push the needle down through the fabric just next to where it came out, holding the thread tight in your fingers.  Pull the needle through the knot to the back of the fabric.

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