Easy Diagonal Chevron Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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This is a free tutorial to learn how to crochet the diagonal chevron stitch. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.

Some crochet stitches look like a typical crochet stitch. But some crochet stitches look very unique, special, and even challenging. Well, the diagonal chevron crochet stitch is such a stitch, but it is actually not as hard as it looks.

This stitch is so fun, that I have designed a few patterns with it. One of them is the Chevron Striped Tote Bag. The stitch makes it elegant and so sturdy and special.

To be clear, this stitch actually uses only single crochet stitches and a special way to decrease to make sure it looks like a diagonal chevron.

Now, are you ready to learn how to crochet this amazing diagonal chevron stitch?

Free Crochet Diagonal Chevron Stitch Video Tutorial

Crochet Stitch Tutorials

There are 1000s of crochet stitches and tutorials available. But sometimes, when you find something that you love, you would like to get something similar or with a similar style. Well, I understand. Here are a few patterns and stitches that have a chevron style.

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Crochet the Diagonal Chevron Stitch
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How to: Crochet Diagonal Chevron Stitch
Photo Tutorial

Before we hop into the detailed tutorial, here are a few tips to consider right consider immediately. The video above is extremely detailed and will provide you with more tips than I can explain below. So make sure to use the video and photo tutorial at the same time.

Now, let’s grab your crochet hook – I used a 4.00mm Furls Crochet Odyssey Hook – and your yarn – I used a worsted weighted Lion Brand Color Theory yarn – to practice this fun diagonal chevron stitch.

Crocheting a circle as a foundation

The diagonal chevron stitch needs a foundation and can really only be crocheted in rounds to create its beautiful effect. So crochet a chain with a multiple of 3 chains and then connect the last with the first chain. Then crochet 1 round of just single crochet stitches, 1 per chain, and end up with a multiple of 3 single crochet stitches.

Diagonal Chevron Crochet Stitch 2 single crochets

Start the Diagonal Chevron Stitch in Round 2

Now crochet *1 single crochet stitch in the next 2 stitches.

Diagonal Chevron Crochet Stitch arrow

Next, you will do the special single crochet decrease. The first step of this decrease is to insert the hook in the same space as you crochet the first sc stitch (so below the stitch – see the picture above with the yellow arrow), yarn over and pull up a loop.

Diagonal Chevron Crochet Stitch with arrow

For the second step of the decrease, you’ll insert the hook into the space below the single crochet from the previous round of the next stitch. So follow this path: look at the next stitch, go 1 round below and look at the sc stitch, then see the space below it where the sc was made (see the picture above with the yellow arrow). That is where you insert your hook, then yarn over and pull up a loop.

Diagonal Chevron Crochet Stitch row 1

Keep Crocheting in Continuous Rounds for the Best Results

Now, continue the 3 stitch pattern, so from the *, until the end of the round.

Diagonal Chevron Crochet Stitch arrows

During the last round, you will notice that the 2nd step of the decrease will require you to insert your hook into the space below the first sc you made in the round (see the picture above with the yellow arrows).

Diagonal Chevron Crochet Stitch

Then continue crocheting the same stitch pattern round after round.

Diagonal Chevron Crochet Stitch

Finished Diagonal Chevron Stitch

Once you made a few rounds you will really see the stitch develop and see the beauty of it really appear. It is actually a beautiful stitch to get a nice texture and also a sturdy fabric which is great for thick hats, baskets, and bags.

Stripes of the Striped Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Diagonal Chevron Crochet Pattern

I recently rediscovered this beautiful Diagonal Chevron stitch and knew immediately what I wanted to make with it. With that, the Striped Tote Bag was born. It’s elegant and sturdy just like the stitch.

Free Striped Tote Bag Crochet Pattern

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Free Diagonal Chevron Stitch Tutorial


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