How To Stitch On Afghans
When stitching on an afghan, each cross stitch is made up 2 threads and over 2 threads (see Vertical Stitch).
1 - Be sure to stitch on the right side of the fabric
(pattern is raised).
2 - Each square on the chart equals 2 threads on the fabric.
Start by a vertical thread and you will stay by a vertical thread
(see Fig. 3).
3 - Buy all of a floss color at one time to insure the same dye lot.
4 - Separate your floss strands and put them back together.
This will help your floss lie more smoothly.
5 - Do not turn your fabric 90° because your stitches will not
cross in the same direction. You may turn the fabric
(and the chart) 180°.
6 - End threads by weaving under stitches on the back vertically
(see illustration above right).
7 - Stitch the center design first, then the border.
8 - Afghan fabrics are not meant to be lined or backed with
Wash on gentle cycle (cold water) using mild soap (Easy Wash,
Ivory Flakes). Dry on permanent press setting.
Remove while still damp, shake and air dry.