How to do blanket stitch leaves for the autumn trees design

Two of the trees on my autumn trees design have leaves which are done in decorative blanket stitch with a straight stitch down the middle providing a guide.  The other two trees are lazy daisy stitch.  Here's a blanket stitch leaves tutorial complete with illustrated embroidery stitch instructions and an embroidery stitch video.  


Blanket stitch leaves tutorial

Bring the needle through the fabric at 1, push it back down at 2.  Bring the needle up at 3, keeping the thread looped behind the needle.  Repeat, putting the needle in at 4 and back up at 5.  To finish off, make a tiny stitch over the thread to hold the last loop in place.

Blanket stitch leaves video