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Chevron and ZigZag Knitting Patterns for hats, shawls, scarves, afghans, baby blankets, purses, and more. Most are free patterns

I fell in love with chevron knitting when I designed my Chevron Hat. Chevron and zigzag stitches are an easy way to add color and interest to your knitting projects. And they are much simpler than they look!

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free knitting pattern for Reversible Chevron Scarf and more chevron knitting patterns

Reversible Chevron Scarf

Debbie Seton designed this scarf that is adapted to any weight of yarn — the pictured project is in fingering weight.

Free knitting pattern for Farmhouse Afghan and more chevron knitting patterns

Farmhouse Afghan

Designed by Meg Kealey Myers for Classic Elite Yarns, this afghan is a quick knit in bulky yarn and an easy two-row pattern for the zig-zag. Approx 51″ wide and 63″ tall, blocked

Free knitting pattern for Chevron Throw and more chevron knitting patterns

Chevron Throw

Red Heart’s pattern uses 4 colors of yarn to make a fashion statement.

Free knitting pattern for Chevron Band Pullover Sweater for children and more chevron stitch knitting patterns

Kid’s Chevron Band Pullover

Designed by Caron Design Team. Toddler/Child: 2, 4, 6, 8 years

Free knitting pattern for Chevron Lace Shawl and more chevron knitting patterns

Knit Lace Shawl

Red Heart Yarn’s Shawl measures 47cm x 137cm (18½” x 54″).

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ZigZag Fingerless Gloves

Whole Earth Education designed these mitts that are knit flat with two contrasting colors of yarn and then seamed. Contrasting yarn in the example is multi-colored giving it an extra color dimension. Great for stash busting and quick gifts.

Free knitting pattern for Chevron throw and other Chevron knitting patterns

Thanksgiving Throw

Designed by Patons, this blanket is approx 50″ x 60″ [127 x 152.5 cm]

Kyrena Bolero

This shrug by DROPS design is knit with two strands together, one in sport weight and the other in lace weight boucle.

Lacy Chevron Sweater Free Knitting Pattern | Free Knitting Patterns for Tops, Tees, and Tanks

Lace Chevron Top

Vertical eyelets with lacy chevrons make this a perfect summer top.

Free knitting pattern on Chevron Lace Scarf and Shawl and more chevron knitting patterns

Chevron Lace Scarf and Shawl

Yarnspirations includes two versions in this pattern.

Salt and Pepper Bag Free Knitting Pattern | Bag, Purse, and Tote Free Knitting Patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/bag-purse-and-tote-free-knitting-patterns/

Salt and Pepper Bag

Knit in garter stitch and chevron pattern.

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Ten Stitch Zigzag Throw or Blanket

Frankie Brown designed this ingenious pattern is worked with garter stitch strips ten stitches wide that are joined as you knit so there is no seaming! You can also use this pattern for scarves.

Fracture Light Slouchy Hat free knitting pattern

Fractured Light Hat

Kirsten Kapur designed this lace slouchy hat that looks great with variegated yarn. Also has a matching pattern for fingerless mitts!

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By the Lake

Textured chevron pattern in a comfortable fit tunic perfect over jeans or leggings. Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

Free knitting pattern for Chevron Hat and more chevron knitting patterns

Chevron Hat

Easy knitting pattern of my own design. Great for contrasting yarns!

Free knitting pattern for Chevron Cuffs wristwarmers and more chevron zigzag knitting patterns

Chevron Wrist Warmers

These wrist cuffs are a perfect use for leftover yarns. But I also think that you could just use one multicolored yarn to get this effect.

Chevron Shawl Free Knitting Pattern and more free shawl knitting patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/textured-shawl-knitting-patterns/

Chevron Shawl

Designed by Yarnspirations. Approx 21 x 54″ [53.5 cm x 137 cm] (excluding fringe).

Free knitting pattern for Make Waves Slouchie Beanie Hat and more chevron knitting patterns

Make Waves Hat

Designed by Yarnspirations, this slouchy beanie perfect for multi-colored or self-striping yarn.

Ripple Afghan Medium

Striped Ripple Throw

Designed by Caron Design Team. 43″ x 61″ [109 x 155 cm].

Free knitting pattern for Jasmine Scarf and more chevron stitch knitting patterns

Jasmine Scarf

Designed by Purl Soho, the chevrons in this textured scarf are created with wrapped and dropped stitches.

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Rye Chevron Tie

Designed by Saranac Hale Spencer for Pom Pom Quarterly, the chevron stitch pattern in this tie forms natural tie point unlike other knit ties. Note that the pattern link is difficult to see on the pattern page. It is in the paragraph under the second image on the page.

Free knitting pattern for Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket and more chevron knitting patterns

Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket

Designed by Danielle Romanetti, size is 23″ x 35″ after blocking

Free knitting pattern for Chevron Leaf Scarf or Shawl and more chevron knitting patterns

Chevron Leaf Scarf and Shawl

Knit either a scarf or shawl with this Yarnspirations pattern with an unusual twist that creates a leaf pattern with chevron lace.

Free knitting pattern for Henry scarf and and more knitting patterns for men

Henry

Mareike Sattler designed this elegant scarf that has a subtle chevron texture and knit lengthwise.

Kinectic Shawl Free Knitting Pattern for chevron textured wrap and more free textured shawl knitting patterns at http://intheloopknitting.com/textured-shawl-knitting-patterns/

Kinetic Shawl

Designed by Nora Gaughan, this pattern for a chevron texture stole in worsted weight yarn is charted. Width: 14.5 inches Length: 84 inches. The first picture on the pattern page is not appealing — I can’t imagine why they used it — but the other pictures of the wrap show how nice it is.

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Hibito Cardigan free knitting pattern and more cardigan sweater knitting patterns

Hibito Cardigan

Norah Gaughan designed this lace button-front cardigan for Berroco. Sized for X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X

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Patterns for Purchase

Knitting pattern for Somer Sleeveless Top and more chevron knitting patterns

Sommer Sleeveless Top

A subtle chevron pattern creates a flattering shape for this top. Sizes: 30(34,38,42,46,50,54)”

Mystic Pullover Knitting pattern an more pullover sweater knitting patterns

Mystic Pullover

This sweater by Melissa LaBarre features a cowl neck, zigzag cables, and pockets at the seams. Sizes 34 (38, 42½, 46½, 50)”

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Zickzack Tunic

Melissa Wehrle knits laceweight on big needles to create a slinky, silky, fabric punctuated by simple zigzagging eyelets. with a deep cowl and ribbed edges with the same fluid drape. Sized for bust 33½ (36½, 39, 42, 45, 47½)” bust circumference. Tunic shown measures 36½”.

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Knitting pattern for Men's Driving Gloves with Chevron pattern

Men’s Driving Gloves

These mitts allow for fingers to have a larger range of motion and have extra cushioning around the center on the hand for a heightened warmth.

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Pan Am Jacket Knitting Pattern

Pan Am Jacket

A modern-retro styling with chevron texture, trapeze silhouette, and mitered borders. Finished Size: 33½ (37½ , 40, 44¾ , 50½ )” bust circumference

Victoria Top Knitting Pattern

Victoria Top

This diagonally striped top is worked in 10 sections to form zigzags of color. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2X, 3X)

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Knitting pattern for Clementine Shawlette shaped lace shawl and more chevron knitting patterns

Clementine Shawlette

The shawl is made in two identical pieces that are grafted together at the midpoint of the shawl.

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Partly Sunny Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern and more colorful shawl knitting patterns

Partly Sunny Shawl

The muted colors of sky and clouds add the drama to this shawl with a garter stitch body and chevron lace edging inspired by Estonian lace. Jennifer Weissman designed this crescent-shaped shawl knitted from the top down.

Ripple Purse Knitting Pattern Free Knitting Patterns for Bags, Purses, and Totes at http://intheloopknitting.com/bag-purse-and-tote-free-knitting-patterns/

Ripple Purse

Width: 8″/20.5cm; Height: 7.5″/19cm; Depth: 3″/7.5cm.

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