I ❤ embroidery . . . Wheat Stitch Video Tutorial~ The wheat stitch or the wheatear stitch is a variation of the chain stitch. It combines the chain stitch with little diagonal barbs, resulting in a line that resembles an ear or stalk of wheat. You can use the stitch to embroider a stalk of wheat, by adding a little straight stitch to the top of your line. Or you can simply use the stitch as a decorative line stitch.