How to crochet chevrons

Learn how to crochet chevron stitch in 3 different ways for some funky crochet zigzags!

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Crochet chevron stitches are a fun way of creating interesting fabrics with just the clever placement of some simple stitches! From crochet blankets to clothes and accessories, chevron crochet stitches are used in a wider variety of patterns. The majority of crochet chevron patterns use treble crochet stitches, however they can also be done with double crochet, half trebles and other stitches too. We’ll show you how to crochet chevrons in 3 different ways:

Peephole chevron crochet stitches – The easiest crochet chevrons to learn first for beginners

Simple crochet chevron stitch – Uses decrease stitches to create a fabric with no gaps

Double crochet chevron stitch – Creates a super-solid angular chevron.

To follow this tutorial it you will need to know how to crochet treble crochet and how to double crochet, and it will help if you know how to decrease in crochet stitches. You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This how to crochet basketweave stitch tutorial is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Once you’ve mastered chevron crochet stitches and want to get stuck into a chevron crochet pattern, why not try out our fab free crochet chevron cushion pattern or our free wavy dishcloth crochet pattern.

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You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook

How to crochet chevron stitch - peephole chevrons

Step 1

Peephole crochet chevron stitch is the simplest way of making crochet chevrons for beginners, as it doesn’t require any tricky decrease stitches.

To start off, make 23ch (if you want to make it longer you can use any multiple of 10 + 3ch for your turning ch)

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Step 2

Row 1 Treble crochet into the 4th chain from hook…

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…then treble into each of the next 3ch…

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…skip 2ch, then treble crochet into the next 4 chains…

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…ch2…

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…then treble into the next 4ch…

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…skip 2ch and tr in next 3ch…

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…and finish with 2tr in the final ch, turn.

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At this point your crochet will only have a very subtle waviness to it, but don’t worry, the chevrons will become more pronounced as you complete more rows.

Step 3

Row 2 Ch3 (this counts as a treble stitch)…

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…and make a treble crochet stitch in the stitch at the base of your chains…

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…tr in the next 3 stitches….

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…skip next 2 treble stitches and tr in next 3 stitches…

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… (tr, ch2, tr) in next 2ch-space…

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..tr in the next 3 stitches…

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…skip next 2 treble stitches and tr in next 3 stitches…

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…2tr in top of ch-3, turn.

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And that’s how you make peephole chevron crochet stitches. Just repeat row 2 to continue.

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Peephole chevron crochet stitches are called so because the skipping of stitches create sweet little peephole eyelets. Next we’ll show you how to crochet chevron stitches without these holes, creating a fuller fabric.

How to crochet chevron stitch - simple chevrons

Step 1

To crochet simple chevron stitch, you will need to make a multiple of 10ch + 1 (plus 3ch for turning ch)

In this example, we will start with 24ch.

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Step 2

Row 1 Tr in 4th chain from hook…

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… and tr in each of next 3ch…

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…now we’re going to make a tr3tog (a decrease of 3 trebles). To do this, *yarn round hook (yrh), insert hook into next stitch, yrh, pull through stitch, yrh, pull through 2 loops; repeat from * 3 times, which will leave 4 loops on your hook, yrh and pull through all 4 loops…

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…tr in each of next 3ch…

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…3tr in next ch…

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…tr in each of next 3ch…

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…tr3tog…

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…tr in each of next 3ch…

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…2tr in final chain. Turn.

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Step 3

Row 2 Ch3…

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…tr in stitch at base of ch3…

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…tr in each of next 3 stitches…

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…tr3tog…

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…tr in each of next 3ch…

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…3tr in next ch…

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…tr in each of next 3ch…

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…tr3tog…

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…tr in each of next 3ch…

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…2tr in top ch of ch3 turning chain. Turn.

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Then just repeat row 2 to make more rows.

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And that’s the basics of how you make a simple crochet chevron. It’s worth noting that there can be a few different variants with chevrons, which can make a difference to both the width and angles of your chevron. For example, in this tutorial we’ve used tr3tog and 3tr stitches to create our angles, but some patterns may use two sets of tr2tog and 2tr stitches to create angles instead. However, the essential technique is the same, where you use increase stitches to make your upper arch, and decrease stitches to make your dip/lower arch.

Now we’ll show you one more chevron technique for super-solid chevrons using double crochet stitches!

How to crochet chevrons - double crochet stitch (US single crochet chevrons)

Step 1

To crochet double crochet chevron stitch (which in US terms would be single crochet chevron stitch), you will need to make a chain in multiple of 11sts +1 (plus 1 for turning chain)

In this example we will be starting with a ch24

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Step 2

Row 1 2dc in second chain from hook…

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…and dc in next 4ch…

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…skip 2ch, dc in next 4ch…

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…3dc into next ch…

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…then dc into each of next 4ch…

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…skip 2ch, dc in next 4ch…

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…then 2dc in the final ch. Turn.

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Step 3

Row 2 To start your second row, ch1 (does not count as stitch), 2dc in first stitch…

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…dc in next 4sts…

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…skip 2dc, dc in next 4sts….

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…3dc in next stitch…

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…dc in next 4sts…

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…skip 2dc, dc in next 4sts…

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…2dc in last stitch. Turn.

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Then just repeat row 2 to make more rows!

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And that’s the basics of how to crochet chevron shapes. Crochet chevrons work especially well when worked in stripes, as it really shows off the stitch pattern!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to crochet chevron stitch, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.