The double chain stitch is a variation of the chain stitch. It creates a band of interlocking triangle-shaped chain stitches. The stitch works well in straight lines and on gentle curves.
In the photo above, the double chain stitch is worked in a variegated green #12 perle cotton, on yellow linen. The line is curved and tapers to a point. The double chain stitch can be worked in this manner as a very open filling stitch in gently curved shapes.
Double chain stitch can also be worked as a band, line, or border stitch. It works well for seam treatments on crazy quilts, and can be further embellished with other stitches.
Here’s the video for the double chain stitch:
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