How to Crochet Zigzag Stitches

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Crocheting zigzag stitches is going to be necessary to complete a wide variety of different crafts projects. Find out how to crochet zigzag stitches with help from a crochet expert in this free video clip.

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I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts, and in this segment, I'm going to show you how to crochet zigzag stitches. The zigzag stitch is a great stitch for making blankets and large crochet items. You want to start with a chain long enough to make whatever it is you're making. And the whole idea is to create peaks and valleys. You're going to crochet regular double crochet stitches into the first few chains of your row. Then, you're going to put three double crochet stitches into one chain, that's going to create your zig. And then, in order to zag, you're going to go down the side, one, two, three, four crochet stitches. And then, you're going to do a decrease stitch over the next three chains. Let me show you on this third row. So, I start out my row doing regular double crochet stitches, working my way up the side. When I get to the middle stitch of the three DC's below, I'm going to do three DC's into that little stitch, three. Again, that's what's going to keep my peak going. Now, I'm going to start working down the side, doing single stitches into each stitch, until I get to the three bottom stitches. And you'll see, when I kind of pull aside, you'll see that, that's the middle stitch of the decreased stitch that I did in the row below. So, I'm going to want to get to the stitches that are on each side of it. So, there's the first stitch, that middle stitch and then, the second stitch. So, I'm going to do a decreased stitch into those three stitches. So, I start doing a double crochet stitch and I pull up a loop, and I pull through. And I keep those two loops on my hook. I do a yarn over, go into the next stitch, pull up a loop, pull through the first two loops, now I've got three. Yarn over and into the last stitch, pull up a loop, pull through the first two. So, I end up with four loops on my hook and I've got three half done double crochet stitches. I'm going to pull through all three loops, excuse me, four loops, to finish off the decreased stitch. And then, I start doing my double crochet stitches again. So, that's how you create the peaks and valleys of the zigzag stitch. I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts and in this segment, we learned how to crochet zigzag stitches.

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