Simply Knitting

Duplicate stitch/Swiss darning Chain stitch

Perfect for hanging loops


Swiss darning or duplicate stitch is a great way to add small details to your knitting, covering the stitch with an embroidery stitch the same shape as the stitch beneath it. Work from bottom to top, bringing the needle out at the base of the stitch at . Take the needle behind the top of the ‘V’, in at and out at . Take the needle down at 1 and bring it up at , at the base of the stitch above. Continue in this way up the line of knitted stitches. 1

Make a loop on your crochet hook. With the hook in your right hand, hold the knot between thumb and finger of the left hand. Move the hook under and over the yarn. 2

Pull hook and yarn back through the loop (1st chain). Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until you’ve formed a chain of the required length. Insert the thread end through the last loop and pull tight to secure.

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