These two borders are inspiration from randje per week cross stitch challenge 2015.

kutchwork borders-15,16

kutchwork borders-15,16

Border# 15

kwb-15

kwb-15

The pattern-

kwb-15-pat

kwb-15-pat

This border is very simple. Starting the anchoring stitch.

kwb-15-1

kwb-15-1

Just work as herringbone stitches, remember to slide under the needle on alternate stitches.

kwb-15-2

kwb-15-2

The extra two squares get attended on return journey.

kwb-15-3

kwb-15-3

Did I mention this border is continuously worked, no breaks in between?

kwb-15-4

kwb-15-4

starting the interlacing.

kwb-15-5

kwb-15-5

Just as the anchoring stitch the interlacing is also simple. We are working on one side on the onward journey, will take care of the other side on the return journey.

kutchwork border-15

kutchwork border-15

Mirrors can be stitched in the spaces, which will make the border more attractive.
Border# 16

kwb-16

kwb-16

The pattern drawn for the second motif is different. When I drew it , the idea was to explore the possibilities. When I started working I realized the second part is similar to border#14, so I skipped it on the sample.

kwb-16-pat

kwb-16-pat

This pattern is made of two kutch work treatments- one is a small border and another a motif. The border made of three kutchwork squares.

kwb-16-1

kwb-16-1

We have to work the bars for the motif.

kwb-16-2

kwb-16-2

Taking care of the extra interlacing.

kwb-16-3

kwb-16-3

Completed the motif with space in the middle.

kwb-16-4

kwb-16-4

When I worked the second motif, I slipped to woven kutchwork. Reason- not paying attention!

kutchwork border-16

kutchwork border-16

Suggestions for border#16
It would look better if there is space in between the varying kutchwork. It is better to draw this in the beginning. They can also be worked in two colours.

7 Responses to “Kutchwork borders-15,16”


  1. […] These border samples are inspired by cross stitch edges on randje per week challenge 2015. For pattern, instructions, hints visit this page. […]


  2. VERY interesting to see how these patterns are worked. When I saw your pencil design I did not understand how the squares would work. Now I see it is all in the lacing.
    Thank you for enlightening me!

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thank you. I had to change to the formation to get this effect, from which I also learnt of working the vertical and horizontal kutchwork together in a pattern.


  3. oh I like this very much – your instructions are clear, and this is a very pretty border. Your suggestion of inserting mirrors in between would be a nice touch – I think I would like to try this !
    Thank you for visiting my blog too 🙂

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thank you for your kind words.

  4. Jeannette Says:

    Your kutchwork looks wonderful and such an intricate looking stitch. Thanks for the pictures and explanations.

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thank you, Jeanette. I love exploring this stitch, it keeps pulling me to try new ways to work.[Grin]

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