Embroidery French Knot

French Knot

This stitch is by far one of the most common stitches I use to add texture to any embroidery, so I would consider it a staple to learn. French knots can be a bit more of a challenge to get right starting out, but once you get the hang of it they’ll become second nature to stitch! So…keep reading to learn how to do a french knot!

French Knot Tutorial

Come up through the back of the fabric 

french knot step 2

Take the thread in your non-working hand and hold tension on it with your thumb and forefinger.


Twist the thread around your needle 1-3 times. (the more twists, the larger the knot)

french knot step 3

Still holding tension, go back down through the fabric right next to where your thread came up through. Pull tight.

french knot embroidery

Here is what the french knot looks like completed.