Guide to Chevron Stitch: Free Chevron Beading Patterns

Learn all about chevron stitch and make these beautiful beading patterns for beaded jewelry! With its roots in traditional African beadwork, chevron stitch has been adapted beautifully for modern beaded jewelry designs. Once you know the basics, you can create tubular, flat, or circular chevron chains to add to your favorite beading patterns. Create collars, bracelets, and even bezels using this versatile and open-work lacy beading stitch.

These four projects will introduce you to several different variations of chevron chain, including ways to combine it with some of your favorite beading stitches like peyote stitch, square stitch, right-angle weave, beaded netting, and beaded fringe. Learn how to embellish basic chevron chain with fringe or by including beads like pearls and crystals in your basic chevron chain base.

  • Passionflower by Lisa Kan includes a lovely brass filigree pendant with a bezeled pearl centerpiece to enhance a Victorian-style beaded necklace.
  • Wildflower Earrings by Melanie Potter are made with circular chevron chain, and include a creative chevron stitch bezel for a pair of tiny crystal chatons.
  • Twilight Garden Necklace by Esther Trussler is a fun beaded necklace that combines chevron chain with right-angle weave.
  • Royal Chains Lariat by Kelly Wiese gives chevron chain the royal treatment in this beautiful take on a traditional necklace.

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