The eyelet stitch is often added between the buttonhole edge and the satin stitch blocks. It can also be used in the center of a star motif or in the middle of four satin stitch blocks, as shown in Figure 15a. Securing the thread on the wrong side of the fabric, bring it up in the center hole where the eyelet will be worked. Then work around each hole of the square, each time returning to the center hole (15a). No fabric threads are cut to form the eyelet but each stitch is pulled to the outside, forming a larger center hole (15b).