This is kind of woven effect is done with the interlacing stitch over the basic kutch stitch.
Things to remember-
1. the thickness of the thread depends on the size of the basic square.
2. After the pattern is filled with the stitch, the cloth on which it is done should not be seen. The thread weaving should cover the whole pattern.
3. Important- the thread path- the thread always goes up and down alternatively, this keeps the embroidery intact.looks attractive also. If there are mistakes, it is visible to the eye, and the finished look is not good.
4. take time to draw the design as perfect and neat as possible, otherwise it is difficult to – move around- and simultaneously rectify the original design.
practice a lot. understanding is better that way

It starts with the basic kutch filling pattern.This stitch can be worked only on closed filling kutch pattern and not on open patterns. For this the basic stitch is-

basic woven square pattern

The normal kutch filling looks like this-

normal interlacing

The woven kutch filling has this effect-

woven interlacing

The patterns are done big for photographic purposes only! That the threads going above and below can be seen clearly with the spaces in between. Remember , if the pattern is worked like this, it looks ugly!
Now for the actual working-


The base stitch in blue-

base st-1


base st-2


base st completed


The similarity with the normal stitch ends here.
I have worked the same  base stitch with space in between to see the weaving of the interlacing stitch-

base stitch

Start at the same point as the normal interlacing stitch, but instead of turning at right angle at the next square, go straight, across the middle space, to the opposite square. Remember to weave up and down on the base stitch.

starting woven st step-2 woven st working

At the opposite end work as normal interlacing stitch , turn twice,and come back, weaving down and up alternatively.

woven working

Complete the vertical interlacing, and insert the needle into the cloth

Now for the horizontal weaving_

woven horizontal working


Start as normal interlacing, and work similarly as the vertical interlacing, with one difference, go above and below the vertical interlacing thread too. Thus giving an woven effect.

The completed woven square-

woven square completed

Practice this weaving very well.
If you have doubts, don’t hesitate to clarify.
1. Even big patterns can be worked in this method.
2. the normal and woven method can be alternated.
3. They can used in the same pattern.
I am sharing some simple sample patterns-
I had done this stitch on a blouse border-


The pattern for this-

pattern of the sample

Trial pattern-1

trial pattern-1


trial pattern -2

trial pattern-2

Trial pattern-3


trial pattern-3

Work on these sample patterns,
After some time, If anyone wants I ‘ll post the pictures of the worked sample patterns too.

20 Responses to “Kutchwork tutorial -2 woven square”

  1. K. Meena Says:

    Thanks, Chitra , for all the effort you have put in. The work is interesting. I will try this during the week end and update you.

    Also, I hope you don’t mind if I borrow some of your geometric designs for use in saris. Pls let me know.

    Meena K

  2. jizee6687 Says:

    Thanks . I don’t mind you using it for personal use.
    Iam eager to see how you have done so. Please share your projects.

  3. aruna Says:

    thanks for the post….

  4. aruna Says:

    thanks for tutorial and designs…………

  5. RajiChandra Says:

    Thanks for the patterns. The first one I made out and succeeded as well.

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Good effort.As I said, only by practicing a particular skill , we can make it our own.

  6. Viji. Says:

    Dear Chitra,
    Whoohoo! Here we go! I was really looking forward to see this lesson. No words to say Chitra. Big thanks for starting this lesson.

    Best wishes

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thanks.Though it is there on the blog, practice as much as you can, so that it stays with you for ever.

  7. vatchala Says:

    these are very useful. if u can please give details like the previous one. interlacing tutorial isver good.

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Iam unable to comprehend, I had given tutorial for basic square, Is it drawings you want? please specify.

  8. dr nita Says:

    kutch work stiches are diffcult patterns thanks for u you are show to how to work simle techniques ilike this your designs are amazin

  9. Lakshmi Says:

    Is it possible to get instructions on how to start and weave the patterns mentioned above. I know how to do the regular kutch pattern. My friend taught me another pattern called round Kutch. I can share round kutch instructions with you.

    Thank you, Lakshmi

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Lakshmi, the pattern explained is the most basic pattern. the starting is the same as regular kutch pattern. Try this out, if and when you have doubts , I ‘ll try to help you. Iam also planning to post some small motifs in woven kutch style . You can try them too.This is the first time I am reading about this round kutch, if you can share the picture, it ‘ll be great.
      thank you,

  10. sudha Says:

    hi mam,thanq for ur patterns,but i’m unable to stich the trail pattern 1,2,&3 please give me some advice to stich them.&please show me that worked pictures.

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      I’ll start working on them and post them soon.

  11. sudha Says:

    thanq mam,i’m waiting 🙂

  12. Soumya Says:

    Can you please post the pictures of worked sample patterns


    1. jizee6687 Says:

      I ‘ll finish working on the trial patterns and then get on with the sample pattern.

  13. […] have started working on the trial pattern 2 which was posted on   this kutch tutorial.  As soon it is completed, I ‘ll post […]

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