I have recently alluded to a new project and stitch tutorial on my Instagram page. It is a very popular stitch and I have had many requests for a quick and easy how-to tutorial. Well folks, here it is, the single crochet chevron stitch!
This is one of my favorite stitches to work with. The simple one-row pattern repeat makes for mindless and relaxing crochet that’s easy enough for a beginner to tackle. Working this stitch in the back loops only as shown here creates a rich and interesting texture, especially paired with color changes.
The single crochet chevron stitch is perfect for any project worked in a flat piece. Some ideal projects include:
- Baby Blanket
- Dish cloth
- Kitchen towel
- Bathroom rug
For the video demonstration, I will be using a worsted weight yarn, Deborah Norville Cotton Soft Silk yarn and a 5.5 mm crochet hook. This pattern is very flexible, however, and can be used with any weight yarn.
This video is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.
I mentioned in the video that there are several variants of the single crochet chevron stitch. This particular tutorial is for a shorter chevron, using only four stitches in between the “peaks”. You will also see patterns using five, six, or even seven stitches. Use this video tutorial as a guideline and follow your written instructions for the stitch count if you are using a pattern.
This video tutorial demonstrates the single crochet chevron stitch using the back loops only of the stitches. This creates a nice texture, but is not necessary if you wish to have a smoother surface. If that is the case, simply crochet in the full stitch rather than the back loop only.
How to calculate Foundation Chain Size
Every crocheter has made the mistake of making the foundation chain the length they need it only to find that after row one, their project is much shorter than they started out with. I hope this tutorial will help you avoid this simple mistake! Refer to my easy tutorial to calculate your foundation chain here.
This particular single crochet chevron stitch pattern is worked using a multiple of 11 + 2.
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Sts – Stitches
Row 1 (Foundation Row): Chain the desired number of chains in multiples of 11 and add 2 chains at the end. Ch 1 and Sc twice in the second chain from the hook. *Sc in the next 4 chains. Skip 2 chains. Sc in the next 4 chains. Sc 3 times in the next chain. Repeat from * until you have reached the end of the row. Make 2 Sc in the last chain.
Row 2: Ch 1 and Sc twice in the first stitch. *Sc in the next 4 sts. Skip 2 chains. Sc in the next 4 sts. Sc 3 times in the next stitch. Repeat from * until you have reached the end of the row. Make 2 Sc in the last stitch.
Repeat row 2 until your piece has reached the desired length.