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How to Crochet the Simple Chevron Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on April 28, 2012

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the simple chevron stitch. This pattern creates rows of diagonal stitches that result in a zig-zag border. It is great for afghans.

Skill: Easy
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 12 + 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Chain Stitch – ch
Single Crochet – sc

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: Sc 2 into 2nd st, *sc 5, skip 1 ch, sc 5, sc 3 into next st; rep from * to last 12 sts, sc 5, skip 1 ch, sc 5, sc 2 into last st. ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc 2 into 2nd st, *sc 5, skip 2 ch, sc 5, sc 3 into next st; rep from * to last 12 sts, sc 5, skip 2 ch, sc 5, sc 2 into last st. ch 1, turn.

Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Simple Chevron Stitch
Example of the Simple Chevron Stitch (click for larger)

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Comments

  1. JudyH44

    April 29, 2012

    Hello,
    After watching the video, I looked at the pattern, and noticed it is missing Ch1, turn at the end of Rows 1 and 2.  Thought you might want to correct the pattern.

    • newstitchaday

      April 30, 2012

       @JudyH44 fixed it. thanks for pointing that out.

      • JudyH44

        April 30, 2012

         @newstitchaday That was so perfect.  I especially like the steps printed on the screen as you work…that makes it even more clear.  My only other suggestion, as someone fairly new to crochet, is that on the beginning of Row 2, you said “in the next stitch.”  I have been a bit confused by that phrase and have heard other video demonstrators say, “in the first stitch” and then they pull the yarn out a bit, pointing to the stitch, which makes it very clear. That would be my only other suggestion to make the video crystal clear.  I’m looking forward to learning more stitches from your videos, you are a great teacher.   

        • newstitchaday

          April 30, 2012

           @JudyH44 I think I did that on the first row. That’s why I didn’t do it later in the video. The second row is almost identical to the first. But thank you for the suggestion.

  2. scroggsr

    April 29, 2012

    Can you start this Simple Chevron Stitch pattern directly onto an afghan instead of needing to sew the finished piece onto the piece later? What would I do to tackle this?

    • newstitchaday

      April 30, 2012

       @scroggsr I’m not sure I understand. You want to use the stitch as a border? It doesn’t have a flat edge that would work into a pattern easily. You’d have to modify one side to make it flat. I would just make the whole afghan out of the stitch.

  3. AshleighBronner

    April 29, 2012

    This is one of my favorite crochet stitches! It is especially striking when worked in different color stripes.

    • newstitchaday

      April 30, 2012

       @AshleighBronner that would look really cool

  4. JudyH44

    April 30, 2012

    Oh, and on Row 2, shouldn’t the pattern say Sc 2 into the lst st?  The pattern then works.  Or am I doing something wrong?

    • newstitchaday

      April 30, 2012

       @JudyH44 No It’s wrong in the video. It should say sc 2 in the second stitch from the hook. You skip the ch 1 from the previous row.

  5. cyn_sleigh@yahoo.com

    January 25, 2013

    Ok I might be a dumbie but what does it mean for the foundation chain multiples of 12 + 2? Why not just say 14?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      January 25, 2013

      because you add the 2 at the end. the pattern repeats over 12 stitches, so you create a chain for as many repeats you want. The +2 is added at the end, usually for the first stitch that’s created.

  6. Haylee

    March 2, 2013

    I am making a “beach bag” and trying to figure out how to do the chevron stitch in the round, but I am not sure how to begin. Any suggestions?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      March 2, 2013

      That’s going to be more complicated than just crocheting in the round. You’ll need to create a base and then some triangles to even out the bottom edge of the chevron.

      But if you just want to crochet it in the round connect the beginning of your foundation chain with the end using a slip stitch, and work the pattern going all the same direction. You’ll want to use a removable stitch marker for the beginning of the round.

  7. Marlene

    May 26, 2013

    I’m looking for a crochet pattern to work a sashay scarf.
    Help

    • Johnny Vasquez

      May 31, 2013

      Hi marlene!

      You can submit requests like these through our contact form in the main menu.

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