Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch is similar to German knotted buttonhole stitch but with a smoother, neater finish.stitch. This is also known as Mirrored buttonhole stitch, it is useful for outlines, but can also be used as an open filling stitch when parallel rows are worked close together.


  • Begin as for ordinary Buttonhole Stitch (A). Pull thread through.
  • Insert the needle on the bottom line and take a straight upward stitch with the thread under the needle point (B).
  • Pull thread through first in an upward movement, then downward to continue.

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