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Herringbone stitch

Variation 1

Herringbone stitch

Four Step Herringbone

The Herringbone stitch is a very versatile stitch because it can be worked up, down, or around as a border. Using a different color each trip adds interest to the finished area.

The Herringbone is worked one row at a time from left to right. The first example shows how to do the stitch when the rows do not overlap. The second example is the Four Step Herringbone. You place your first row down (blue) and then your second row (red) begins to the right of your first row and stitched over the first row. Repeat with rows three (yellow) and four (green).

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