August 15, 2014

Easy Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket


Easy Chevron Baby Blanket

Pattern Notes

I chose to carry up the yarn when changing colors instead of breaking the yarn and weaving in all those ends. Choose which method works best for you.

Final Measurements

34" x 41"

Gauge

Gauge isn't super important with this blanket, but each chevron peak = 5 inches across and 3 inches from top of peak to base line (if a straight line had been drawn from tip to tip).

Materials

-Yarn: I used 1 skein of Caron One Pound in Forest Green (Color B), 1/2 skein of Caron One Pound in each of Pale Green (Color A) and Soft Sage (Color C).
-Size I/5.5 mm Crochet Hook
-Stitch Markers
-Scissors

Abbreviations

Ch = Chain Stitch
Dc = Double Crochet Stitch
Dc3tog = Double Crochet 3 Together
St = Stitch
Sc = Single Crochet Stitch
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Together
Sl st = Slip Stitch

Instructions

Starting With Color A, Ch 178. (or multiple of 22 + 2 for different sizes)

Row 1:  Skip 2 ch, work 2 dc in next ch, *1 dc in next 7 ch, dc3tog x 2, 1 dc in next 7 ch, 3 dc in next ch x 2. Repeat from * 6 more times. 1 dc in next 7 ch, dc3tog x 2, 1 dc in next 7 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, turn.

Row 2:  2 dc in 1st st, *1 dc in next 7 sts, dc3tog x 2, 1 dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next st x 2. Repeat from * 6 more times. 1 dc in next 7 sts, dc3tog x 2, 1 dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in top of turning chain, ch 2, turn.

Attach Color B

Repeat Row 2 until blanket is desired length alternating colors every 2 rows. If you are using 3 colors like I did, after the 6th Color B stripe, attach Color C and continue alternating every 2 rows.

Bind off and weave in ends. If you are doing the border, you don't have to break the Color B yarn if you are okay with starting where it's located.

Border

Sc around entire blanket (using Color B). In the peaks and valleys, do the increases (3sc) and decreases (sc2tog). In the corners, do 2 sc sts. After going all the way around, join to 1st sc with a sl st, bind off and weave in end.


14 comments:

  1. multiple of 22 + 2 for those not able to watch the video and want to make different sizes.

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    1. Thanks, Marina! I knew I was forgetting something in that pattern. :)

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  2. I am unclear about what the turning chain is at the end of the row, where you make 3 dc, chain 2, and turn. I am getting a weird edge on my blanket.

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    1. The turning chain is the chain 2 right before you turn. In other patterns it will be a different number of chains of course, but it will usually be the last chains done that weren't tacked down in the next stitch. What do you mean by a weird edge? If you want, you can PM me pictures over on Facebook and I can see if what you've got going on is normal and something that will be hidden by the border or something that should not be. :)

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    2. I'm having the same issue. There is no way to make 3 dc before ch2. The 4th row gets lost and messed up w/o the 3 dc.

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  3. How long did it take to make this blanket?

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    1. Unfortunately, I can't give you an exact time. I worked on it for the most part in the evenings while watching TV. I know it took me less than a week though. You might be a faster crocheter than I am and then you'd get it done way quicker! :)

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  5. I just wanted to say thank you for this pattern. I'm pretty new at this crochet thing and just learning to read patterns. Video tutorials are the best though, and yours is really well done! Thanks for taking the time to teach others!

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    1. I'm just happy that I can help! I wish there had been more video tutorials when I was learning. I used a book and the illustrations were not the best. I figured it out though! :)

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  6. I just wanted to say thank you for this pattern. I'm pretty new at this crochet thing and just learning to read patterns. Video tutorials are the best though, and yours is really well done! Thanks for taking the time to teach others!

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  7. How long of a chain for a queen size and how much yarn?

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  8. How many chains would I have to do for a single.

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  9. Thank you for this video and pattern. Before I started this blanket, my chevron pattern would come out wonky so I'd always give up. I'm 6 rows into a king size blanket and it has been perfect every row.

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