For this tutorial, I’ve decided to demonstrate how to crochet a modified version of the Horizontal Chevron Stitch. It uses only single crochet and a modified version of Front Post Treble Crochet. It’s modified in the sense that there is no gap in the back where a stitch is usually skipped when working post stitches. That modification makes it great for use with garments and even blankets when you aren’t wanting gaps in your fabric. There is a video tutorial below the written directions, as well.
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Terms and Abbreviations used:
Directions are written using US terminology
Sc: Single Crochet
St (s): Stitch (es)
Special Stitches used:
Modified Front Post Treble Crochet (Mod FpTr): Yarn over twice and insert hook around indicated post from front to back, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), insert hook in next sc st (the one that you would normally skip when working a front post stitch), yo, draw through remaining 3 loops.
Directions for the Horizontal Chevron Stitch
Note: Ch 1 at the beg of row does not count as a stitch
Stitch is worked in increments of 6+3; For the sample in the YouTube video, I chained 21.
1 (WS): Sc in second ch from hook and in ea ch across; turn.
2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, using a lockable stitch marker mark the post of the sc that was just made, then work 1 sc in ea st across; turn.
3: Ch 1, sc in ea st across; turn.
4: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, work Mod FpTr around marked st 2 rows below, *1 sc in ea of next 2 sc sts from previous row, work 1 Mod FpTr around post in the third st past the previous one worked (there will always be 2 sts between the posts); rep * to last st, 1 sc, turn.
5: Ch 1, sc in ea st across; turn.
6: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *work 1 Mod FpTr around Mod FpTr post in the 2 rows below (remember, there will always be 2 sts between the posts), 1 sc in ea of next 2 sts; rep * to last 4 sts, 1 sc in ea of last 4 sts; turn
7 – 9: Ch 1, sc in ea st across; turn.
Repeat rows 2-9 for pattern
If you prefer a printable pdf of the stitch pattern, you can download the file below
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