The Chevron crochet stitch has so many variations and is used in so many crochet projects but in today’s tutorial I’m going to show the easiest version for beginners – the Peephole Chevron Stitch.
Why is it the easiest version of the chevron crochet stitch?
Because there are no increases or decreases, we just skip stitches to give us that lovely pattern. Plus, it’s created in multiples of 10 stitches so it’s super easy to keep count even when your dog needs to go outside and your husband keeps asking you questions….yes, we’ve all been there!
This is a step by step picture tutorial for Peephole Chevron Stitch but there is also a video version on YouTube here if you prefer.
What Can I Crochet With Peephole Chevron Crochet Stitch?
The peephole chevron stitch is a great introduction to lace stitches as it gives a lovely open structure but does not need any clever crochet skills. As long as you can double crochet you’re going to be professional by the end of the hour :o)
The gorgeous curved edges mean it’s perfect for scarves, shawls and beanies but I used it here to make the Spring Breeze Sweater.
The Spring Breeze sweater is an easy introduction to trying out your first crochet garment as it is made from simple rectangles that are seamed together.
You can find out more here (but don’t forget to come back to learn how to crochet the peephole chevron stitch, you’ll need it for the sweater!)
How To Crochet Peephole Chevron Stitch on YouTube
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What Do I Need To Crochet Peephole Chevron Stitch?
The beauty of trying a new stitch is that you can have so many looks by varying the yarn materials or weight and the size of your crochet hook.
In this pattern I used We Crochet’s Comfy, in the shade Vinca.
It’s a light worsted cotton/acrylic mix which gives me a lovely loose lace effect with a beautiful drape.
The addition of acrylic helps to soften the yarn and adds such a lovely lustre to the finished fabric.
I worked with a 4.5mm hook.
You can check out the Summer Breeze Sweater pattern here so you can practise your new stitching skills.
Thanks so much to www.knitpicks.com & www.wecrochet.com for donating the yarn so I could design this sweater for you.
Click the link to see how beautiful this yarn is.
How Do I Crochet Peephole Chevron Stitch?
Ch – chain
ChSp – Chain Space
DC – Double Crochet (US terms)
SC – Single Crochet (US terms)
SK2 – Skip 2 stitches/Chains
Slst – Slip Stitch
Before you Start:
Peephole Chevron Stitch is worked in groups of 10 stitches.
You will need to add 3 chains to your starting row which will act as the first double crochet.
The chain 3 at the start of each row counts as the first double crochet.
To make sure your side edges stay straight don’t forget to DC into the base of your turning chain.
Start by chaining your multiple of 10 stitches then chain 3 for your first DC.
To start and finish each row we work a group of 5 DC, this will make our work symmetrical so the curved bottom edge is even.
DC into the 4th chain (these first 3 chains count as your first DC). Work 1DC into each of the next 4 chains. You should have a block of 5 DC
Create Your First Chevron:
Skip 2 chains and work 1DC into each of the next 4 chains.
Chain 2 (this will be your chain space in the next row).
Work 1DC into each of the next 4 chains.
This completes our first chevron.
Continue working *SK2, 1DC into next 4 chains, ch2, 1DC into next 4 chains* until you have 6 chains left.
Sk2 chains, work 1DC into each of the next 3, work 2 DC into the last chain.
Chain 3 and turn your work
Row 2 onwards:
Your Ch3 is the first stitch of your 5DC edge block. So to compete this, work 1DC into the base of this stitch then 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches.
SK2, work 1DC into the next 3 stitches then work 1DC into the Chain Space below
Chain 2 to create your chain space for the next row then work 1DC into the chain space
Work 1DC into each of the next 3 stitches.
Work from * to* until you have 6 stitches left
*Sk2, 1DC into next 3 stitches, (1DC into ChSp below, Ch2, 1DC into ChSP below), 1DC into next 3 stitches*.
To complete the row Sk2, work 1DC into the next 3 stitches then work 2DC into the last stitch.
Ch3 and turn your work.
How Do I Add A Straight Edge To Peephole Chevron Crochet?
Now we need to straighten our top edge for the neckline. Ch1 and turn your work.
Work 1 Slst into the first stitch, 1SC into the 2nd stitch, 1HDC, into the 3rd Stitch, 1DC into each of the next 4 stitches, 1HDC into the 8th stitch then 1SC into the 9th stitch, work 2 Sl St into the chain space to complete.
Continue with *1SC,1HDC,4DC,1HDC,1SC,2Slst (work the Slip stitches into the chain space)* across the top of your work. You should now have a good straight edge for seaming.
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