Colonial Knot Tutorial

Colonial Knot Stitch

This embroidery knot is very similar in appearance to a french knot, but I personally think they look a bit smaller and neater than french knots! It takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it, but I personally find colonial knots fun to stitch

colonial knot stitch

Come up through the fabric and take your needle and place it under the thread.

colonial knot tutorial

Now take the thread and twist over the tip of the needle, forming a figure 8.

colonial knot tutorial

Bring your needle back down through the fabric right next to where you initially came up. Make sure to  hold tension on the thread while you’re doing this.

colonial knot embroidery

Here is the finished colonial knot.