Happy New Year! 🎉 How are you all?
One of my resolutions for 2020 is to be more proactive with my blog and another is to consume less in all areas of my life, especially when it comes to yarn! I’ve fallen into the trap in recent years of buying a vast quantity of yarn when it’s reduced or in sales. So this year, I’m going to try and make a huge dent in the amount of yarn I have, and intend to try create more patterns that will lend themselves to stash busting.
If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I have a bit of a thing for Chevron patterns. My Easy Peasy Chevron Blanket Pattern has been a very popular pattern last year however I wanted to create a wider chevron pattern. I was also feeling guilty about all my part used balls of yarn and scrap yarn ends lurking about in my craft space, so on Christmas Day I started hooking up this blanket.
I tried to keep my colours as random as possible (after all it is a scrapghan) and I really enjoyed the randomness of the different row thickness. You can tell that I enjoyed making this blanket as it only took me 8 days to finish what ended up being a rather large blanket!! 😆
I love the colours and I can already tell that its going to be a family favourite! I finished the blanket off with a simple border using black yarn (I would have preferred a charcoal grey colour but I didn’t have any in my stash),
When I shared progress pictures of this blanket on Instagram a lot of people contacted me asking me to write up the pattern so I’ve created a little photo tutorial of how I made the blanket in case you fancy giving it a go.
I’m also thinking about hosting a casual CAL (Crochet Along) using this pattern in March 2020 if there is enough interest.
Chevron Adventure Scrapghan
Beginner Friendly Pattern
You are welcome to sell blankets made from this pattern, however please credit me by linking to my blog or my Instagram account, please don’t pass this pattern off as your own as the pattern and images are copyrighted.
What you’ll need:
- All your scrap yarn, make sure that you are using yarn that is the same weight while making this blanket.
- A hook size that corresponds with the weight of your yarn (I used DK/8-ply yarn and a 4.5 mm hook)
- Darning Needle
Crochet Terms and Abbreviations (UK Terms):
- CH – Chain
- TR – Treble Crochet (US terms – Double Crochet)
- TR2tog – Treble Crochet 2 stitches together (US terms – Double Crochet 2 stitches together)
- Skip – skip the number of stitches specified in the pattern.
- SP – space
- St./Sts. – Stitches
- [.] – Indicates that the stitches inside the brackets are completed in the same stitch or chain space.
- ** – Instructions within the asterisks indicate a repeat of the pattern, you will need to repeat these instructions the number of times specified within the pattern.
Gauge is not important for this blanket.
- Make the blanket your own, crochet uniformed stripes or random stripes like I did … it’s completely up to you!
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with colours! I’ve come up with the best and most unusual colour combinations by making scrap yarn blankets (by the way, this is the adventure part of the pattern! 😂)
- The width of the blanket can be adjusted by chaining a multiple of 21 chains (the blanket I made had a starting chain of 210, and I completed a total of 103 rows).
For this sample I chained 63 (multiple of 21 x3).
Row 1: 1 TR in the 4th Chain from hook.
1 TR in next 8 Chains, CH 2,
1 TR in same chain,
1 TR in next 9 Sts., Skip 2 chains,
1 TR in next 10 chains, CH 2,
Continue in pattern until end of chain, turn your work
Row 2: CH 2 (Counts as first TR of row here and throughout), TR2tog,
1 TR in next 7 Sts.,
[1 TR, CH 2, 1 TR] in CH 2 SP.,
1 TR in next 9 Sts., skip 2 sts,
1 TR in next 9 Sts., [1 TR, CH 2, 1 TR] in CH 2 SP.,
Continue in pattern until your last peak of the row, ( I ran out of yarn and had to tie on a new colour 🙈😆),
After completing your last peak, 1 TR in next 7 Sts., TR2tog., 1 TR in last St., turn your work.
The remainder of the pattern is a repeat of row 2.
Written instructions for pattern:
Chain a multiple of 21,
Row 1: 1 TR in 4th CH from hook, 1 TR in next 8 chains, CH2, 1 TR in same chain, 1 TR in next 9 chains, *skip 2 chains, 1 TR in next 10 chains, CH 2, 1 TR in same chain, 1 TR in next 9 chains* repeat until end of row, turn work.
Row 2: CH 2 (Counts as first TR of row here and throughout), TR2tog, 1 TR in next 7 Sts., [1 TR, CH 2, 1 TR] in CH 2 SP., 1 TR in next 9 Sts., Skip 2 Sts., 1 TR in next 9 Sts., *[1 TR, CH 2, 1 TR] in CH 2 SP., 1 TR in next 9 Sts., Skip 2 Sts., 1 TR in next 9 Sts.* repeat until last peak, [1 TR, CH 2, 1 TR], 1 TR in next 7 Sts., TR2tog, 1 TR in final St.
Repeat Row 2 until you blanket is your desired size.
Enjoy your adventure making your OOAK scrappy chevron blanket and keep your eyes peeled for details of a possible CAL starting in March featuring this pattern!
If you make a blanket using this pattern don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @mycrochetplace using #chevronscrapghanadventure
All the best, Eleri xx