Definition of blanket stitch in English:

blanket stitch


mass noun
  • A buttonhole stitch used on the edges of a blanket or other material too thick to be hemmed.

    • ‘Remember that approximately 1 1/2 inches will be lost on each edge when the blanket stitch is completed.’
    • ‘Finally, they will use the blanket stitch all around the edges to keep the burlap from unraveling.’
    • ‘You are now ready to start hand stitching the blanket stitch around the blankets.’
    • ‘Continuous loops of yarn are linked together in rows, using a stitch similar to that of the blanket stitch.’
    • ‘There's a short list of embroidery stitch correspondances (e.g. blanket stitch = binding).’