This Faux Chevron Pattern Is Makin' Waves!

At first glance, this stitch pattern doesn't scream chevron — it's missing the telltale peaks and valleys running along the bottom edge — but it still has the feel of a classic chevron. Clever color changes create the gentle ripple pattern. Go high contrast with your colors to make the pattern pop.

Faux Chevron Stitch

Level: Intermediate

What You Need

Gauge

Will vary depending on yarn and hook.

Abbreviations

Instructions

To start, ch a multiple of 8 + 11.

Row 1: With color A, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (starting ch 2 counts as first dc), sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch, [sk next 3 chs, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] across to last 4 chs, sk next 3 chs, 3 dc in last ch, changing to color B on last st, turn. Fasten off color A.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 3, dc5tog over next 5 sts, ch 3, [sc in next dc, ch 3, dc5tog over next 5 sts, ch 3] across ending with sc in last st, turn. 

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, sc in dc52tog, [5 dc in next sc, sc in next dc5tog] across to last sc, 3 dc in last sc, changing to color A on last st, turn. Fasten off color B.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, dc5tog over next 5 sts, [ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, dc5tog over next 5 sts] across , ending with ch 3, sc in last st, turn. 

Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, sc in dc5tog, [5 dc in next sc, sc in next dc5tog] across to last sc, 3 dc in last sc, changing color on last st, turn. Fasten off other color.

Repeat Rows 4 and 5 in established color sequence 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.

This easy (and quick!) crochet infinity scarf is the perfect for those times when you need to make something and you need it done now (come on, I know I'm not the only procrastinating crafter out there). What makes this project so quick? Crochet is almost always fastest when you work the same stitch across a row and the same stitch for many rows. That's exactly what this cowl brings to the table: the first half of the scarf is worked in half double crochet and the rest is double crochet. Simple. Fast. Perfect.
Kathryn Vercillo

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