Buttonhole Stitches. Buttonhole stitch may be arranged in many ways to give variety in ornamental edges. The illustrations shew (a) Dogtooth buttonhole ; (b) Serrated buttonhole ; (c) Scalloped buttonhole; [d) Fringed buttonhole.

In the last example the working thread is passed over a mesh after each stitch, giving uniform length to the loops. A netting mesh, lead pencil, ruler, etc., will serve the purpose.