- to sew or crochet using a chain stitch.
Origin of chainstitch
First recorded in 1860–65; v. use of chain stitch
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This was the first American patent for a chainstitch machine.
The machine (fig. 8) made a chainstitch by means of a barbed or hooked needle.
In short, the chainstitch is a crochet or knitting stitch, while the lockstitch is a weaving stitch.The Age of Invention
This machine made the chainstitch, using not one but many hooked needles that operated simultaneously.
Blake formed a chainstitch by using a hooked needle, which descended from above, to draw a thread through the supporting arm.