About the Tubular Herringbone Stitch
The tubular herringbone stitch is a variation of the flat herringbone stitch. The stitch can be worked using different types and sizes of beads. It is often used to create elaborate beaded ropes. In a future post, I will be providing a tutorial on how to create a beaded bead using this stitch.
Beaded Herringbone Stitch Tutorial
1) Create a ladder stitch band (strip) made of eight beads. (If you are not familiar with the stitch, then click here to go to the tutorial on the ladder stitch.) You will pick up two beads per stitch. In this example, you will be working four stitches per round.
2) Create base. Join the first and last beads of the ladder stitch band together by passing the needle through the first bead of the ladder and then into the last bead of the ladder. Repeat thread path a couple of times to secure.
3) Work a stitch. Pick up two beads. Pass the needle down through the next bead.
4) Pass the needle up through the next bead.
5) Work three more stitches. You should have worked a total of four stitches.
6) Step-up. In preparation to work the next round, you will step-up after the fourth stitch. This means you will pass the needle up through the next two beads.
7) Repeat steps 3-6 until you have achieved the desired length.