On today's Beading Daily blog, I talked about how I set out to stitch up some Chevron chain but actually wound up doing a version of right-angle weave known as triangle weave. I thought I'd offer a quick Chevron chain tutorial here for you today so you can try out this amazingly easy and versatile bead-weaving stitch!
To get started, you should try this stitch using two different colors beads, a main color (A) and an accent color (B). As always, when learning a new beadweaving stitch, using larger beads in lighter colors and a short length of thread will help you master the thread path.
You'll continue to add units to the basic chain by picking up a set of beads as outlined in Step 2 and passing through the outermost B bead on the edge of your chain. You'll zigzag up and down with each unit, passing through either the bottom or top B bead as you add new units.
Once you understand the basics of Chevron chain stitch, you can jazz it up by trying it with Tila beads, Twin beads or bugle beads. Experiment with adding a row of netting between rows of Chevron chain, too, for a uniquely textured bracelet.
Want to learn more about Chevron chain stitch? Here are a few more resources to get you started:
Have you made something with Chevron chain? Take a picture and post it in the Reader Photo Gallery for us to see!