Definition of spot stitch in US English:

spot stitch


  • 1A knitting or crochet stitch used to create raised spots.

  • 2A single sewing stitch repeated at (regular) intervals; a method employing such stitches, especially as traditionally used by some North American Indians to attach a string of beads or other linear decoration to a fabric.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Peterson's Magazine.