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The chevron stitch gives you that wonderful zigzag effect that most often shows up in baby blankets and afghans but that could be an interesting alternative stitch to use for a sweater or jacket.
The chevron is usually done in the single crochet stitch. The bottom of the "V" is created by skipping a stitch and the top of the V is created by doing 3 scs into one stitch. So, for example, decide how wide you want your item to be and chain a multiple of 16 stitches plus 2 (don't forget it's going to make those V patterns, so bend your chain into Vs to really determine what the width is going to be). Work 2 scs into the second chain from the hook, work 1 sc into next 7 chs, skip 1 ch (to create the bottom of the V), work 1 sc into next 7 chs, 3 scs into next ch (the top of one side of the V). Keep repeating pattern across. Turn, and on the second row, ch 1, work 2 scs into 1st st, 1 sc into next 7 sts, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc into next 7 sts, 3 scs into next st. Keep repeating across to end. Repeat Row 2 until length of item is achieved.
Great explanation! I started a chevron throw years ago and I need to finish it. I didn't quite remember the "v's". All the other sites had drawn out instructions. Your first sentence refreshed my memory. The rest of your instr. Are clear and easy for a first timer...good job! Thx :0) My pleasure Angie, and thanks for your comments.
Having trouble with the Visual Patterns on Youtube... when turning, the first rise and fall are right but all goes downhill from then, nothing starts to line up... am going to give your pattern a go. cheers answer: Thanks Wendy, hope this helps you!
i really fancied crochetting but got discouraged alone the line .recently i picked it up again cuz i really want to be able to pass it on to my children ...so i know with my mastering chevron stitch am on my way to become an ardent fan of crochet.
Thank you for these wonderful instructions. Easily understood from START to finish!!! Many thanks!!! response: You're very welcome, glad to be of help!
how do i increase in between the hill and the valley of chevron stitch
answer: if you want to use the chevron stitch in the round to create an afghan (with increases each round), then take a look at these instructions: http://smoothfoxlover.blogspot.com/2009/06/free-smoothfoxs-beginners-round-ripple.html
Is it possible to do this stitch without skipping? I seem to have holes in my work when I skip, and I doing something wrong?
answer: Carol, I too end up with holes, so I don't think we're doing anything wrong, it's just how the stitch works and looks. I know in knitting there's a way to avoid the holes; if I figure it out for crochet, I'll post it here. Thanks for commenting.