The Fluted Columns Stitch

      The Fluted Columns Stitch looks really complicated, and although complex, it's not really that hard to do, provided you take your time. This stitch is nothing more than a SuperBrick stitch, with a Square Stitch on each side. You'll need SIX strands of boondoggle for this stitch, 2 long and 4 short, where the long strands are ALWAYS 2-feet longer than the short. With short strands 3-feet long, I was able to create a project 3-inches long.

      Create a STARTER FLUTED COLUMNS STITCH before continuing...

Here's the "Starter Fluted Columns" stitch completed. Note the positions of the blue and red strands, as these were the last two strands we were working with.
To start the next Fluted Columns Stitch, you need to swap the strands around, so the yellow and green strands lie on TOP of the blue and red strands. BOTH yellow and BOTH green strands should be on TOP of the blue and red strands before continuing.
Now, forgetting about the blue and red strands for the moment, do another SuperBrick stitch by making two loops out of your black strands, then weaving the yellow, purple, and green strands through the loops...
...like this. Leave the stitch loose for the next step...
...which you'll need to get ready for by placing the blue and red strands ON TOP of the yellow and green strands (just as they were when we started the stitch).
Push one purple strand end back through the stitch to form a loop on one side, then take the end of the red strand on the side of the single purple strand OVER the single strand and THROUGH the purple loop...
...and then take the other end of the red strand OVER the purple loop and UNDER the single purple strand...
...to complete the first Square Stitch!
Push the other end of the purple strand back through the stitch to make a loop on the other side, then take the blue end on the side of the single purple strand OVER the single purple strand and THROUGH the purple loop as shown.
While the other end of the blue strand goes OVER the purple loop, then UNDER the single purple strand...
...to complete the second Square Stitch!
Take turns pulling SLOWLY, first three strands on one side, then three strands on the other side, to complete your next stitch. Repeat the above as often as needed.

Continue working the Fluted Columns Stitch until the SHORTEST working strand you have is between 5½ and 6 inches long, then do a FLUTED COLUMNS COMPLETION STITCH to finish off the project.


A Fluted Columns Stitch Project, properly completed!

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