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The SuperBrick Completion Stitch

This completion stitch is used when you have eight working strands, as in SuperBrick and CorkScrew. This is a slight variation of the Brick Completion Stitch, in that we want to balance where the strands exit the project:


 

Start this Completion Stitch by doing one more project stitch, but leave it LOOSE. In this case, we're doing a loose SuperBrick Stitch. Notice we have THREE holes, one inside the NEON RED strands, another inside the NEON TANGERINE strands, and a third inside the APPLE GREEN strands.

We have EIGHT strands to feed through this time. Feed THREE strands through the two outside holes, and TWO strands through the center hole. Start with one of the long strands. Bring it AROUND the other long strand, then UP and THROUGH the hole nearest where it exited the stitch.

Moving in a clockwise direction, take the second strand AROUND the base of the strand next in line, then UP and THROUGH the CENTER hole; the NEON TANGERINE hole in this example.

I'm going to SKIP the next strand, so as to purposely make an error, so I'll move on to the fourth strand, which goes AROUND its neighbor, then UP and THROUGH the THIRD hole.

The next strand should be the other end of the long strand that you started this completion stitch with. It goes AROUND, UP, and THROUGH the THIRD hole as well, which would have made it the THIRD and LAST strand to exit the NEON RED hole...

The sixth strand does the same AROUND, UP, and THROUGH maneuver, however it comes up through the SECOND, or MIDDLE hole we created. This makes it the last strand this hole needs!

The seventh strand comes up through the APPLE GREEN hole, making it the second strand to exit from here.

The eighth and last strand also comes up through the APPLE GREEN hole. This is the LAST strand to come through the APPLE GREEN hole.

Now back to that strand we missed earlier. Turning the work up, so we can see the side of the stitch, remember we need to work in a clockwise direction. Can you see the curved NEON RED stitch that we need to bring the NEON TANGERINE strand up through...

Feed the NEON TANGERINE strand under the NEON RED strand, so that it comes up inside the NEON RED hole...

...sorta like this. (I know it's kind of hard to see, but trust me! hehe)

Before we start to pull this completion stitch tight, check to make sure you have THREE strands exiting the OUTER holes, and TWO strands exiting the INNER hole...

...and start to pull them tight. Just a little more pulling...

and there you have it!

Only one thing is missing...

...snip off the tails!

With smaller projects, try to not make the length of these strands LONGER than the project itself. Remember, it's the finished scoubidou project you want people to see, not a bunch of strands!
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