Herringbone Stitch

The Herringbone Needlepoint Stitch creates a distinctive, interlocking pattern resembling the bones of a herring fish. It's often used for borders, edgings, and decorative fills in embroidery projects.

Stitch Details

Herringbone Stitch Instructions & Diagram

You can see the diagram of this stitch below. 

  • Start by making a diagonally downward to the right stitch, skipping two canvas intersections, then move the needle one thread of the canvas to the left (behind the canvas)
  • Make another diagonal stitch upward to the right by skipping two intersections of the canvas, then repeat the needle movement one canvas thread to the left (behind the canvas)
  • Alternate between steps one and two to create the desired pattern

Stitch Guides where Herringbone Stitch is used

Check out our Stitch Guides where this stitch is used to get some inspiration for your needlepoint project.

If you have doubts about what stitches to choose for your project - check our Tips to select Needlepoint Stitches or Our favorite Needlepoint Decorative Stitches.
Happy stitching :)

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