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chain stitch

n.
1. A decorative sewing stitch in which loops are connected like the links of a chain.
2. A basic crochet stitch in which connected loops of yarn or thread form a chain.
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chain stitch

n
(Knitting & Sewing) an ornamental looped embroidery stitch resembling the links of a chain
vb
(Knitting & Sewing) to sew (something) with this stitch
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chain′ stitch`


n.
1. a decorative hand stitch that forms a line of single stitches looped like a chain.
2. a basic crochet stitch in which the yarn is formed into a strand of interlocking single loops.
[1590–1600]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chain stitch - the most basic of all crochet stitches made by pulling a loop of yarn through another loopchain stitch - the most basic of all crochet stitches made by pulling a loop of yarn through another loop
crochet stitch - any one of a number of stitches made by pulling a loop of yarn through another loop with a crochet needle
2.chain stitch - a looped stitch resembling the links of a chain; used in embroidery and in sewing
lazy daisy stitch - long chain stitches arranged in flower patterns
embroidery stitch, sewing stitch - a stitch made with thread and a threaded sewing needle through fabric or leather
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