Now that I’ve sent my Chasing Diamonds Pattern to my testers I’ve been in limbo.
I don’t know if you’re the same, but I can’t sit still watching TV anymore! I find it so boring because I don’t know what to do with my hands 😂 Luckily, I’ve had a custom order for one of my chevron blankets which should keep me going while I have Netflix on in the background!
As I’ve been meaning to post a pattern / picture tutorial of my “go to” chevron blanket pattern for a while, I thought while I’m at it with my order, I can kill two birds with one stone and get the pattern up on here.
I’ve made a few of these in the last 6 months. They’re brilliant for a bit of stash busting and mindful crochet, and also work up really quickly …. it’s a win win!!
The pattern has been written using US Crochet terms.
If you can read a crochet pattern and complete basic crochet stitches you should have no problems with the pattern.
The tutorial can be used to make a blanket in any size you want and it’s the perfect stash busting project! I’ve even made scarves and cowls using the pattern as Christmas gifts last year.
The blankets pictured above was made using DK weight yarn and a larger than the recommended sized hook (5.5 mm/ H hook) which creates a light blanket that has a beautiful drape.
You are welcome to sell any blankets that you make from the pattern, however please don’t pass this pattern off as your own or adapt it in any way. Please also credit me as the designer by linking any listings to my Etsy shop or this blog.
Easy Peasy Chevron Blanket
What you’ll need:
• Double Knit (DK) yarn (the amount will be dependent on the size of blanket that you’re making..
• Size H Hook / 5mm
• Embroidery Scissors
• Darning Needle for weaving in your ends
Crochet Terms and Abbreviations (US Terms):
• DC – Double Crochet
• CH – Make a Chain
• St – Stitch
• SC – Single Crochet
• SK – skip a specified number of stitches
• Turn – turn your blanket and work in the opposite direction
• DC2tog – Double Crochet 2 stitches together, this is a decrease stitch:
Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in stitch(st) , pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops. YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook. YO pull through last 3 loops. One dc2tog made.
• V St – make DC, CH 2, DC, in chain 2 space from previous row, this will create a peak for the top of the chevron pattern
• ( ) – repeat the instructions between the brackets the number of times (x) indicated.
Gauge is not important for this blanket but it is important to keep the same tension throughout.
• The instructions given will enable you to make a blanket to your own specific size.. To change the size of the blanket you can increase or decrease your starting chain and make more or less rows.
The starting chain is a multiple of 11 + 10
e.g For a baby blanket I normally start with 121 chains
• The Chain 3 at the start of each row will count as a double crochet.
• You will find that the “ peaks” and “ valleys” at the beginning of the blanket will become more prominent the more rows you complete.
Easy Peasy Chevron Blanket Instructions
Make a multiple of 11 plus 10 chains
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook [see the red arrow below] and in each CH across the row, turn your work at the end of the row
Row 2: CH 3 [counts as first DC of row here and throughout the pattern],
( 4 DC, CH2, DC in same St. [this creates your peak], 4 DC, SK 2 [this creates your valley]) repeat until end of row, turn.
The above picture shows the peak
The above picture shows the valley
Your finished 2nd row should look like this
Row 3: CH 3, DC2tog,
2 DC, (V St in CH 2 Space, 4 DC, SK 2, 4 DC) repeat across row until after the final V St [peak] of the row, where you will make, 2 DC, DC2tog, DC to top of CH 3 from previous row, turn.
V Stitch peak
SK 2 (valley)
End of row showing DC2tog after last V stitch peak
Row 4 and remaining rows: repeat row 3 until your blanket is your desired size.
To change colour, you will need to tie off your yarn at the end of the row you are working on, turn your work and attach the new yarn to the top of the CH 3 from the last completed row with a slip stitch and CH3 [counts as your first DC of this row].
You would then continue in pattern as specified in row 4.
To save yourself a lot of time at the end make sure that you weave in your yarn ends using a darning needle after completing each colour change! 😉
Enjoy and I would love to see your finished blankets!
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