Review all the photos below before starting. Using Perle Cotton #5 and a Chenille embroidery needle (size 22) needle, take a 1/4" stitch as shown above. Leave a tail as shown below.
This stitch involves making three parallel lines. In addition, the two tails embrace the three lines from underneath. Tie the tails in a square knot. This gathers the three lines together.
In the photo above, the needle is passing under the third line so that the tails can "hug" the lines in a knot.
Above: Tie the two tails in a square knot.
Trim the tails to about 1/2."