Double Chain Stitch is a part of the chain stitch family. This is a simple stitch that looks strikingly similar to closed feather stitch. But if you follow the stitch closely, you notice the minute difference that it has to offer. In this stitch, we will be working the needle from inside the chain instead of the outside.
What you will need?
- Any fabric.
- Embroidery hoop, 15cm (6″) (Bigger if you are working on a larger design) ( You can purchase a set of 6 hoops from Amazon for your basic needs.)
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery thread (You can buy this pack of 36 shades of the DMC embroidery floss.)
How many strands of floss do you need for making the Double Chain Stitch?
You can use all 6 strands of the floss. But if you are working on a finer design, then start with 2 strands of floss and increase the number of strands according to your design. I have used all 6 strands for making this stitch.
Step by Step Pictorial Process of making the Double Chain Stitch
1. Bring the thread out at point A on the bottom line from below the fabric. Insert the needle from Point B to point C without taking the needle down. Keep the thread below the needle as shown in the above picture. Pull the thread up.
2. Insert the needle again at point A to point D at the desired length. Pull the thread up,
3. Keep working in a similar fashion until the end of the pattern.
Tips for working the Double Chain Stitch
- Drawing two parallel lines will help you to work this stitch easily.
- Remember to work the needle from inside the chain formed.
- Knowing chain stitch will help to work this stitch pretty easy.
- Do not pull the thread too tightly.
- This is a surface embroidery stitch, meaning, it is worked on the surface of the fabric instead of taking it down.
What is this stitch used for?
- This stitch can be used as a border or as a filling to any pattern.
- It looks great on a motif.
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More stitches tutorials:
- Stem Stitch
- Chain Stitch
- Running Stitch
- French Knot
- Lazy Daisy
- Back Stitch
- Cable Chain Stitch
- Fly Stitch
- Bullion Knot
- Woven Trellis Stitch
- Long And Short Stitch
Check out the video tutorial below
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