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.
Please read these notes before starting! Then scroll down for the video & photo tutorials.
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.
- 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
- 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 "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.
- 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.
- To begin ROUND 3, work 1 sc in each of first 2 sts. Mark start of round with a stitch marker.
- 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]
- 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]
- Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. First long sc2tog made.
- Skip unworked st behind long sc2tog just made, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts.
- Work another long sc2tog (as in steps 3 and 4).
- Repeat steps 6 & 7 and see the diagonal chevron pattern begin to form.
- Continue to repeat pattern all the way around until 2 sts rem. Work 1 sc into each of last 2 sts.
- Work one more long sc2tog, working second leg into same st as very first sc of round.
- 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.
- Repeat [long sc2tog, 2 sc] all the way around, ending the round as per ROUND 3.
- Repeat ROUND 4 until you reach the height indicated in your pattern.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!
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