Chevron Crochet

Chevron crochet, sometime called crochet zig-zags, is a fun and easy stitch.  It works really well with stripes and looks particularly good if you are making a blanket or a scarf, but I have also seen it successfully incorporated into tops and skirts.

You should enjoy this stitch.  It's satisfyingly easy and looks good

You make the chevrons very simply by increasing and then decreasing at regular intervals along each row, making as many or as few plain stitches as you fancy in between, and it works with any plain stitch and some lacy stitches too.

How to work chevron crochet stitch

There are many variations to this stitch technique, but the one in the photo is worked in trebles (US double crochet) with 3 stitches between each decrease/increase

Make a base chain with a multiple of 10 stitches +3

This will give you rows of 10 stitches +1

I've used UK terminology with US terminology in brackets

For instructions how to do treble 3 together (double crochet 3 together)  see the link to decreasing in the above paragraph


ch = chain

tr = treble (US double crochet, or dc)

tr3tog = treble 3 together (US dc 3 together)

tch = turning chain and refers to the chain stitches made at the beginning of a row

st = stitch

sts = stitches


row 1

miss 2ch (this makes a tch which counts as 1tr)

1tr into next ch

* 1 tr into each of next 3 ch

tr3tog over next 3ch

1 tr into each of next 3 ch

3tr into next ch

Repeat from * ending last repeat with 2tr into last ch


row 2

3ch (this is the tch and counts as 1tr)

1tr into first st

*  1tr into each of next 3 sts

tr3tog over next 3 sts

1 tr into each of next 3 sts

3tr into next st

Repeat form * ending last repeat wit

h 2tr into top of tch


repeat the 2nd row throughout

Now get creative

Now you will be wanting to make something using this awesome stitch

Click on the image below to learn how to make your own unique chevron scarf made from oddments and remnants of colourful yarn (or make it plain if you like)

and more...

Once you've mastered this easy fun stitch pattern, take a look at the vast variety of designs  and ideas to get you super creative

Things to make with crochet chevrons






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