Starter Square Stitch

      Learning how to START the Square Stitch goes FAR BEYOND simply being able to do the Square Stitch. This opening stitch is also used to start Circle, Combo, Fishy, Dragonfly, and a BUNCH of other stitches!

      Before you begin, you'll need to FIND THE CENTERS of these strands...

Holding the strands at their centers, turn one of the strands, so that it crosses the other strand...
Hold this cross with your thumb to free up your other hand...
Take one of the strands and flip it up and over the crossing strand...
This will create your first LOOP, and should look like the left...
Now grab the other end of this strand and flip it up and over from the other direction...
This creates your second LOOP, and should look similar to the left...
Now comes the WEAVE. Take the strand at your LEFT and place it OVER the first LOOP and UNDER the SECOND loop...
Which should look something like the left...
We're almost done! Take the strand at your RIGHT, pass it OVER the first LOOP and UNDER the SECOND loop...
Sorta like this...
Now comes the PULLING! Slowly begin to PULL the strands to create the first stitch!
Pull them TIGHT, but not TOO tight! If you pull them too tightly, you may SNAP the strands...
Here's what the finished opening stitch should look like...
...and if you turn it over, you'll notice the BOTTOM of the opening stitch looks like this!

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