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.
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
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
3ch (this is the tch and counts as 1tr)
1tr into first st
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 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)
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
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Dec 29, 20 06:23 AM
Bobbles and popcorns add texture to your crochet. they are easy to make and can be used in aran style crochet. free instructions
Oct 06, 20 11:21 AM
Quick and easy free crochet patterns for beginners
Oct 06, 20 09:47 AM
Extreme crochet. The yarn is too thick. The hook is far too big to handle. Or you use your fist. It is fast and it is furious. It is very easy to do, but needs muscle and it needs space.
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