In today’s episode of Cool Crochet Stitches, we’re going to learn how to crochet an easy double crochet chevron stitch. The chevron stitch is a pretty popular stitch, but there are tons of different variations and the one I’m going to show you today is the best variation for beginners or those who just want to create something mindless. In today’s step by step picture and video tutorial, I’m going to show you how to crochet this easy double crochet chevron stitch. I will also give you tips on how to keep your edges straight and how to calculate a chevron pattern.
The reason why I included this stitch in the Cool Crochet Stitches series is because the chevron stitch is frequently sought after, but also causes a lot of frustration. This crochet chevron stitch in particular is one of the easiest variations of the chevron and that’s why I had to share it with you.
This easy chevron stitch only uses double crochet stitches so it works up quickly and there’s no decreasing.
Yes, you heard me!
Before I learned of this stitch, I was one of the many who wanted to give chevron a try. And when I say try… I mean tried and failed. A few rows into it, my blanket started spreading wings and I didn’t understand why.
If this is happening with you, I have good news.
First, the reason why your blanket is growing outward is because you’re not counting your stitches or you’re just too distracted to keep track of them. Which is totally understandable because life happens.
Second, this easy double crochet chevron stitch that I’m about to teach you requires NO DECREASING and almost requires no counting.
I think the reason why the chevron stitch causes so many issues is because of the decreasing, the increasing, and the stitch counts. Who has time or wants to count every single stitch?
Life doesn’t care about the stitches we have to count. We’re hit with distractions; kids running around, your husband asking a question every time you’re in the middle of counting (am I right?), trying to watch TV and relax while you crochet, and so many others.
There are some beautiful variations of the chevron stitch out there and I have nothing against them. But if you’re a beginner or you just want to create a beautiful chevron piece without a bunch of brain power, then you’re going to love this stitch.
FOR THIS EASY DOUBLE CROCHET CHEVRON STITCH TUTORIAL, YOU WILL NEED:
- Any weight yarn
- The recommended crochet hook for the yarn you chose
- Tapestry needle
You can use any weight yarn for this stitch. For this tutorial I used a medium weight yarn (Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton! and a 5mm crochet hook.
- Ch – chain
- Dc – double crochet
- Sk – skip
- Ch-2 sp – chain 2 space
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|Double Crochet (dc)||Treble Crochet (tr)|
How To Crochet An Easy Double Crochet Chevron Stitch: Cool Crochet Stitches Episode 2
Below you will find a picture and a video tutorial to show you how to crochet an easy double crochet chevron stitch. That way you have every opportunity to understand how to create this stitch.
If for some reason you’re having trouble following this picture tutorial, watch the video tutorial to clear up any confusion!
Calculating a Chevron Stitch Pattern
Unless you’re working with a basic stitch, most stitch combinations have patterns. To achieve the right effect of your stitch pattern, you’ll need to know the multiples.
In this case, we have this easy double crochet chevron stitch. To create the “peaks and valleys” for this stitch we have to create a chain in multiples of 10 + 3.
Easy Double Crochet Chevron Stitch – Picture Tutorial
For this test swatch, create a foundation chain of 33.
Row 1: Dc into the 4th chain from your hook (counts as dc here and throughout pattern) and in each of the next 3 chains. *Sk 2 ch, dc into each of the next 4 ch, ch 2, dc into each of the next 4 ch. Rep * to your last 6 ch. Sk 2 ch, dc into each of the next 3 ch. 2 dc in last ch.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn work. Dc into very first stitch, dc into each of the next 3 st. *Sk 2 st, dc into each of the next 3 st, [dc, ch-2, dc] in ch-2 space, dc into each of the next 3 st. Rep * until you have 6 stitches left. Sk 2 st, dc into each of the next 3 st, 2 dc into last stitch (top ch from ch-3)
Continue repeating Row 2 until you reach your desired length.
This easy double crochet Chevron Stitch is the featured stitch in my upcoming design, the Textured Peephole Chevron Baby Blanket. Sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss the pattern release!
Additional Tips When Working The Easy Double Crochet Chevron Stitch
- When chaining 3 at the beginning of each row, try to make that top stitch a little more loose so it’s easier to work into when you reach the next row
- If your edges aren’t straight, remember to keep track of your stitches. This stitch might be an easier variation of the chevron stitch but it still requires some counting.
- You should have 4 dc in between each peak (the ch-2) and each valley (the 2 skipped dc).
- To ensure your edges stay straight, make sure you create that beginning-of-the-row increase by double crocheting into that very first stitch.