It is a combination of the single Chain stitch and the Twisted Chain stitch and can be worked in straight and curved lines or circles. It's also very useful for making borders.
- Work your design away from you (downward on the pattern).
- Come up from the back side of your fabric.
- You will alternate one Chain stitch followed by one Twisted Chain stitch until you reach the end of the design element and tie off.
- Make a single Chain stitch.
- To created the Twisted Chain, take a weave stitch starting at the looped end of your single Chain on the left side.
- Emerge with this weave stitch the same length as your single Chain.
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- Create the Twisted Chain stitch, followed by the single Chain through the length of your design.
- The start of the Twisted Chain stitch (insertion of the needle to the left of the single chain stitch) creates the "bar" on your chain.
- Keep the the insertion points the same distance from the single chain to create a uniform "barred" effect.
- Experiment with taking the start point closer or farther apart to create shorter or longer "bars."
- Of course you can always start the Twisted Chain on the right side of the single Chain stitch as your design dictates.
- The Barred Chain stitch can be done with a variety of threads, yarns, ribbons and beads.