Chevrons: you know 'em, you love 'em. But did you know there are seemingly endless ways to make those pleasing zigzag patterns?
Take this lacy pattern — a series of double crochet stitches and chain stitches that lead up to fan stitches for the peaks and valleys. It's delightfully open and airy, and looks great in a solid color or two-row stripes.
Mesh Chevron Stitch
What You Need
- Practice yarn (we used Cloudborn Superwash Highland Worsted in Graphite Heather)
- Crochet hook (we used a 5.5 mm hook)
Will vary depending on yarn and hook.
- Ch - Chain
- Dc - Double crochet
- Dc2tog - Double crochet two together
- Dc5tog - Double crochet five together
- Sk - Skip
- Sp - space
- St(s) - Stitch(es)
To start, chain a multiple of 20 sts + 3 sts.
Foundation Row: Starting in the fourth ch from hook (starting ch 3 counts as a dc), dc2tog over the next 2 ch, *[ch 1, sk the next ch, dc in the next ch] 3 times, ch 1, sk the next ch, 5 dc in the next ch, [ch 1, sk the next ch, dc in the next ch] 3 times, ch 1, sk the next ch, dc5tog over the next 5 ch. Repeat from * across until you have 3 chains remaining. Dc3tog over the last 3 ch, turn.
If you're not quite sure how brackets and asterisks work in patterns, or what part of the instructions to repeat, watch this quick refresher !
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, ending with sc in the 3rd ch of the starting ch 3.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk the first sc, dc2tog over the next 2 sc, *[ch 1, sk the next sc, dc in the next sc] 3 times, ch 1, sk the next sc, 5 dc in the next sc, [ch 1, skip the next sc, dc in the next sc] 3 times, ch 1, sk the next sc, dc5tog over the next 5 sc. Repeat from * across to the last three stitches; dc3tog over the last three sc, turn.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.
Find Your Next Project
Chevrons are great for lots of things — swap in this stitch pattern on your next baby blanket, or use it to replace basics stitches in a simple cowl.