blanket stitch - work from left to right. Draw thread through at desired distance from edge. Hold thread at left & toward you. Thrust needle through at desired depth and draw toward you, passing it over thread. Draw up until purl of thread lies along the edge. Keep stitches evenly spaced.
closed blanket stitch - Thrust needle through cloth in a slanting position & bring needle through the extreme edge of work. The second stitch is slanted in the opposite direction & meets the first stitch, thus forming pairs of stitches that are closed at top to form a pattern of points.