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Double herringbone stitch

  • Indian herringbone stitch
  • Double algerian cross stitch
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Double herringbone consists of two interlocking rows of herringbone stitch. 

For more background see the entry for herringbone stitch.

Double herringbone stitch is generously sponsored by Susan Mol


Use the back end of the needle when weaving under, this will help to avoid the point of the needle catching the fibres of the original stitches.


Complete a fairly open herringbone stitch, leaving enough space to work another herringbone between each stitch. Please see link for Herringbone stitch.


Using another colour in the needle, start by bringing the needle up as if working a reflection of the original


Ensure to take the needle under the original diagonal stitches that run top left to bottom right


and over the original stitches that run bottom left to top right


Complete to the end of the row

Double herringbone stitch

Structure of stitch

Common uses

This stitch lends itself to being used as a decorative border.

Embroidery Techniques


  • Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches (1934) , p.118-9