verb (used with or without object)
Examples from the Web for back-stitch
The next stitch to learn is the combination-stitch, which is made up of both the running and the back-stitch (Figure 12).
One dated 1675 has several borders on it, worked in the back-stitch so much used in England at that date.Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries|Marcus Bourne Huish
Use the combination stitch of one running stitch and one back-stitch just below the basting.
You must be careful to take a back-stitch constantly, as you proceed.The Ladies' Work-Table Book|Anonymous
When running is combined with a back-stitch, two or more running-stitches and one back-stitch are taken alternately.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools|Ministry of Education Ontario