The Simple Chevron Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #38

How to Crochet the Simple Chevron Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The Simple Chevron Stitch creates rows of diagonal stitches that result in a zig-zag border. It is great for afghans.

[VIDEO] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 12 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 12 + 2

  • Row 1: Sc 2 into 2nd st from hook, *sc 1 into next 5 sts, skip 1 ch, sc 1 into the next 5 sts, sc 3 into next st; rep from * to last stitch in the row, sc 2 into last st. ch 1, turn.
  • Row 2: Sc 2 into 2nd st, *sc 1 into next 5 sts, skip 2 ch, sc 1 into next 5 sts, sc 3 into next st; rep from * to last st, sc 2 into last st. ch 1, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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17 thoughts on “The Simple Chevron Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #38

  1. JudyH44 says:

    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.

      • JudyH44 says:

         @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 says:

           @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 says:

    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 says:

       @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 says:

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

  4. JudyH44 says:

    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?

  5. says:

    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 says:

      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.

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  7. Haylee says:

    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 says:

      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.

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      Hi marlene!

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

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