Knit the Little Purl Chevron stitch pattern

Sweet zig-zags make this stitch a winner for scarves, blankets and more!

Little Purl Chevron stitch pattern

This sweet pattern is a great choice for beginners. If you know how to knit and purl then you’re ready to give it a try – just keep a careful count of your stitches as you go. It would look beautiful as part of a sampler of textured and ribbed stitches, or on small accessories such as tablet covers.


Why not use it to help you learn how to ‘read’ your knitting? Notice how the knit stitches look like little Vs, and the purl stitches look like bumps, creating the chevron pattern. With a bit of practise you’ll be able to tell which row you’re on just by looking at your work in progress!

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Little Purl Chevron

Cast on a multiple of 10 sts plus 1 st. (Try 41 sts.)

Row 1 (RS) P1, *K1, P1, (K2, P1) twice, K1, P1; rep from * to end.

Row 2 K1, *P2, (K1, P1) twice, K1, P2, K1; rep from * to end.

Row 3 P1, *K3, P3, K3, P1; rep from * to end.

Row 4 K2, *P3, K1, P3, K3; rep from * to last 9 sts, P3, K1, P3, K2.


Rep Rows 1-4 to form pattern.