Chevron Knitting Pattern

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Looking to add some texture to your knitting projects? Look no further than the Chevron pattern!

This versatile and easy-to-learn to knit pattern, also known as the Zigzag or V-shape pattern, can be used to create a wide range of designs – from bold Missoni-inspired stripes to subtle, organic waves.

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In this tutorial, I will guide you through the basic steps of knitting the Chevron pattern and also include some easy modifications! 

How do you make a chevron pattern in knitting?


This Chevron pattern is 2 rows and 16 stitches per repeat. Usually, I cast on stitches, purl the next row and start a pattern on the right side.

In round knitting there are no edge stitches and you can start with row 1 on the right side straight away.


k – knit


sl – slip knit-wise

CDD – centered double decrease

YO – yarn over

st/s – stitch/es

tbl – through back loop

Example. Cast on 35 stitches using Long-tail cast on. (2 x 16 sts) + 1st for symmetry + 2 hem (edge) stitches = 35 stitches

Row 1. sl 1 (edge st), *k1, YO, k6, CDD, K6, YO*, repeat from * to * 1 more time, k1, k1 (edge stitch)

Row 2. Purl all the stitches

That’s it. You can repeat the pattern as many rows as you need.

Also, you can adjust the width by reducing or increasing the number of knit stitches. In this example, I have 6 knit stitches between, but you can easily make it 10 or 4 stitches wide. 

I used this pattern in crochet open back crop top project! 

Chevron Pattern Knitting Chart

Chevron pattern knitting chart
Note: In the diagram, there are no edge stitches included.

How To Knit The Chevron Stitch – YouTube

In the YouTube video, you will see how to knit Chevron pattern. What to do if you want to get rid of the yarn over holes? Also, how to adjust the pattern for garter stitch.


Chevron knitting pattern without eyelets

Cast on 35 stitches using. (2 x 16 sts) + 1st for symmetry + 2 hem (edge) stitches = 35 stitches

Row 1. k1 (edge st), *k1, YO, k6, CDD, K6, YO*, repeat from * to * 1 more time, k1, k1 (edge stitch)

Row 2. p (edge st), *p1, p tbl, p6, p tbl*, repeat from * to * 1 more time, p1, p1 (edge stitch)

Garter stitch Chevron with purl ridges

Row 1. k1 (edge st), *k1, YO, k6, CDD, K6, YO*, repeat from * to * 1 more time, k1, k1 (edge stitch)

Row 2. k1 (edge st), k1,p1, k6, p1, k6, p3, k6, p1, k6,p1, k1, k1 (edge stitch)

In short – knit all wrong side row, except yarn overs, CDD and stitch between yarn overs. 

Variations in the Chevron pattern

Zigzag refers to the basic structure of the Chevron pattern, which consists of a repeated series of increases and decreases that create a zigzag or V-shape design.

Missoni is a Italian fashion brand that has popularized the use of the Chevron pattern in their knitwear designs.

The Missoni-inspired Chevron pattern typically features a wider Chevron or V-shape design with bold stripes that are characteristic of the brand’s style.

Wave refers to a variation of the Chevron pattern that features more rounded and flowing lines, rather than the sharp angles of the Zigzag design.

This variation creates a more subtle and organic-looking pattern, and people often use it in projects like blankets and scarves


As we come to the end of our Chevron pattern knitting tutorial, I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about this versatile and stylish technique.

Whether you’re looking to add some visual interest to your knitted garments, create bold stripes or subtle waves, or simply expand your knitting skills, the Chevron pattern is a fantastic place to start.

I encourage you to continue exploring the world of knitting and to check out some of my other tutorials and guides

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Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments. I love hearing from my readers!

Thank you for joining me on this Chevron pattern knitting journey, and happy knitting!

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