This stitch reminds me of an open chain stitch. This stitch reminds me of an open chain stitch. You bring your needle up at 1 and down at 2 and back up at 3. The thread remains behind the needle, which is how it secures the first stitch. Come up at 4 and down at 5. Repeat this pattern until you are done, securing the final stitch with a single stitch over the top of the final stitch. The stitch will look different depending on the spacing of your stitches. You can make them really long or short and narrow.