How to work the Diagonal Chevron Crochet Stitch – Photo & Video Tutorial

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Learn how to create this unique diagonal chevron crochet stitch! This stitch is worked in the round, making it an eye-catching stitch pattern for a crochet cowl, headband or basket.

How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch

Notes

Please read these notes before starting! Then scroll down for the video & photo tutorials.

Crochet Diagonal Chevron Stitch Pattern

Materials

Yarn: Any! In my tutorial I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, which is a #5/Bulky weight yarn.

Hook: Any hook that is suitable for your chosen yarn.

I used a 6.5mm (K-10.5) crochet hook. When selecting a hook, choose one that will allow you to keep a fairly loose tension, as this is important when crocheting the “long sc2tog” (which is the special stitch that creates the diagonal chevron pattern). If you tend to crochet tightly, you may want to go up a hook size from that recommended for your yarn.

General Notes

  • This stitch pattern will always be crocheted in the round without turning.
  • With the exception of the first round, do not join at the end of each round – continue working in a spiral.
  • The special stitch that creates the diagonal chevron pattern is called the “long sc2tog.” Make sure to keep a loose tension when working this stitch. When instructed to “pull up a long loop”, pull up the loop to the same height as the last stitch just made.
  • A note on the first round: I worked my first round using the foundation single crochet stitch (fsc). This stitch creates a stretchy first round. If you prefer, you can start your project with a regular chain, join to form a circle and then work one sc in each chain around. However, it will not have as much stretch as the foundation single crochet round.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch = chain                      

st = stitch 

sk = skip                      

sl st = slip stitch               

sc = single crochet                       

fsc = foundation single crochet

sc2tog = single crochet 2 together

rem = remaining

pm = place marker          

beg = beginning


How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch – Video Tutorial


How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch – Photo Tutorial

Crochet Diagonal Chevron Stitch Pattern

How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to crochet the unique diagonal chevron stitch. This stitch pattern is always worked in the round, making it suitable for cowls, headbands or baskets!

The core stitch that creates the diagonal chevron pattern is called the "long sc2tog." The tutorial will take you through how to work this stitch step-by-step.

Materials

  • Yarn: Any! In my tutorial I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky which is a #5/Bulky weight yarn.

Tools

  • Hook: Any hook that is suitable for your chosen yarn.
  • I used a 6.5mm (K-10.5) crochet hook. When selecting a hook, choose one that will allow you to keep a fairly loose tension, as this is important when crocheting the "diagonal sc2tog" (which is the main component of this stitch pattern). If you tend to crochet tightly, you may want to go up a hook size.

Instructions

  1. ROUNDS 1 & 2: Begin with a round of fsc - foundation single crochets (fsc) (any multiple of 3 + 2). In my tutorial example, I started with a round of 50 fsc. At end of ROUND 1, join to beg st with a sl st. For ROUND 2, work 1 sc in each st around, but do not join at the end.How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch (step 1)
  2. To begin ROUND 3, work 1 sc in each of first 2 sts. Mark start of round with a stitch marker.How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 2
  3. Working back over the 2 sc just made, insert hook back into the first st one round below. Yarn over and pull up a long loop, stretching it to the height required for the current round. [2 loops on hook]How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 3
  4. Working over the next st, insert hook into next st 2 rounds below (in this case ROUND 1). Yarn over and pull up another long loop, stretching it to the height required for the current round. [3 loops on hook]How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 4
  5. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. First long sc2tog made.How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 5
  6. Skip unworked st behind long sc2tog just made, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts.How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 6
  7. Work another long sc2tog (as in steps 3 and 4).How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 7
  8. Repeat steps 6 & 7 and see the diagonal chevron pattern begin to form.How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 8
  9. Continue to repeat pattern all the way around until 2 sts rem. Work 1 sc into each of last 2 sts.How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 9
  10. Work one more long sc2tog, working second leg into same st as very first sc of round. How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 10
  11. To start ROUND 4, make sure to skip st behind long sc2tog just made. Work 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Use a stitch marker to mark the first st of the round.How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 11
  12. Repeat [long sc2tog, 2 sc] all the way around, ending the round as per ROUND 3.How to Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch - step 12
  13. Repeat ROUND 4 until you reach the height indicated in your pattern. Crochet Diagonal Chevron Stitch Pattern

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

I love seeing all of your projects; be sure to tag me on Instagram (you can find me here: @nedandmimi), and use #nedandmimi to show off your diagonal chevron crochet stitches 🙂

Happy crocheting!

Sarah

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