After working on the basic woven square, it is time to try another simple woven kutchwork pattern.
In this pattern, I have worked the kutch work squares with pointed corners. The basic pattern is same for both type of kutch work [pointed or curved corners]
The pattern –

pattern-1

The completed pattern, which I had done on my green blouse[ the kucthwork worked in this sample has curved corners]-

earlier sample

Step1-
Work the bars like this-
Bar-1- Start working the basic lines for working the interlace stitch, in the first bar, just take care about the corners, we don’t[can’t] go over or under any lines now. Insert the needle into the cloth.
Bar-2-Then move to the adjacent bar, and work as the first bar. Insert the needle into the cloth.
Bar-3- Now turn direction, move on to the perpendicular bar. Start as the first bar, while crossing the previously worked bars, the path is-
Go below the first line
Go above the second line,
Go below the third line,
Go above the fourth line.
Work the corners, turn back, the path is-
Go below the fourth line
Go above the third line,
Go below the second line,
Go above the first line.
Insert needle into the cloth.

Bar-4-Move on to the adjacent bar[the last bar] work the same as the third bar.
The basic formation should look like this-

the basic pattern

The bars need to be woven, the outline [the squares where all the threads intersect] also needs to be woven.
Step-1 needs to be worked first, because it the basic line on which the interlacing has to be worked.
Step-2 and Step -3 can be worked in any order. I am stating this now because, it is better to read the whole thing and then try it for yourself, which one suits you, and practice accordingly. That is why I have given them as two different steps.
Working first step 2 and then step 3 will produce the same result are working first the step-3 and then step-2.
Now continuing-

Step-2
The following pictures are of the path of the outline-
Start at any[ which is the nearest point where you have inserted the needle into the cloth] of the intersection,
Look at the picture , and follow the path-

outline starting

Turn at right angles , when you reach the end, turn twice more at right angles. Keep moving, going below and above the threads alternatively.

outline-2

Repeat the turning and the path till you reach the starting point.insert the needle into the cloth.

outline step-2 completed

Step-3-

In this step the bars are worked [woven ] first. Study the thread going adjacent to your path and work , take cue from that and move above or below accordingly.
Wherever the thread is below , you move above. And wherever the thread is above ,you go below. Complete both the bars on one side like this-

weaving bars-1

Same path is worked for the side bars too. Additional movements involve going above and below the threads which are worked in the previous picture[ inside the bars].
The threads thus worked look like this-

weaving bars step-3 completed

I have worked step -2 and step-3 on the same two patterns for better understanding of the working, but when they are worked on one pattern, the steps 2 and 3 should go together to form the whole kutch work embroidery.
All the three steps together completes this pattern.

completed pattern

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4 Responses to “Kutch work tutorial- woven kutch work pattern 1 [simple]”


  1. […] After working on the kutchwork tutorials  for woven kutchwork, I got so inspired that I  drew a yoke  design with simple woven kutchwork patterns. I have just started  working  the embroidery. The tutorial for the first pattern is posted here. […]

  2. RajiChandra Says:

    Hi, Thanks for the tutorial got the trick of the pointed corners.

  3. reshma Says:

    hi
    thanks for tutorial but i am trouble when to strat please sead the number the designers

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Reshma,
      I had worked this motif for a yoke. with the pictures taken on the work in progress, this tutorial was written. I have to learn putting in numbers. let me see what I can do.
      Chitra

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