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Crochet Chevron Blanket Tutorial

Crochet Chevron Blanket Tutorial Free

Is this not a gorgeous blanket? I LOVE crochet and I love how it turns out! It is a wonderful relaxation time for me and always turns out way better than I expect!

I made this for a dear friend who loves to crochet as well, but just didn’t have the time for this baby. I have previously done a zigzag (chevron) blanket  but that was single crochet, I didn’t like how steep the peaks were and I wanted something faster. I searched and searched for patterns I wanted, and I even started a few and couldn’t get the hang of them! So I used what I learned and created my own!

Materials:
(based on the size blanket I made)

~3 skeins of yarn (My favorite baby is Bernat Baby Softee)

note: quantity of yarn will vary based on size of blanket.

crochet hook (I used H – 5 mm)

Pattern:

ch: 138

Starting in 2nd ch from hook – dc2tog. then dc in each of next 8 ch. *3dc in next ch, dc in each of next 10 ch, skip 2 ch, dc in each next 10ch*, 3dc in next ch, dc in each of next 8 ch, dc2tog, ch2 turn.

Repeat whole pattern each row changing colors when desired.

Stitches Reference

ch: Chain

dc2tog: double crochet 2 together – do half of one double crochet and leave 2 loops on hook then start the next double crochet and finish pulling through all loops.

dc: double crochet

Notes:

The dc2tog makes a nice even edge along the sides of the blanket.

This pattern is easily adjustable to make larger or smaller. (also note that using a different size hook will result in a different size blanket)

Decide how many peaks you want in the blanket (the pattern above is for 6 peaks).  Use this formula:

(21 * # of peaks)+ 2*(# of peaks -1) +2.

Here is the math done for you for a few!

6 peaks =  138 ch

8 peaks = 184 ch

10 peaks = 230 ch

Do you like to crochet or knit? Share what you are working on currently in the comments!

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Crochet ZigZag Blanket

Awhile back one of my friends posted a picture of a crochet blanket on Facebook asking if anyone knew how to make it. It was a grey and white chevron (zigzag) blanket. I just commented that I knew how to make one. I made one a long time ago, but I knew I had the pattern somewhere. So a few days go by and she messages me that the person she had originally been working with to do it wanted HER to buy all the yarn, find the pattern etc. She had NO clue. She then asked if I wouldn’t mind just doing it all. She would pay me etc. I said sure. Hmm..

So I bought my yarn and found the Pattern (here).

It didn’t seem too bad at first. Here is a close up of the beginning.

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It looked pretty good. I was pretty excited.

Until I calculated how many rows I needed to do and how big the blanket needed to be. This is all single crochet. It took me a long time. There was a lot of TV watching involved and quite a few late nights. However, I do not mind because the end result was amazing.

 

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That is my crib and ironically matching pattern. I just might have to make one for myself!

The girl loved the blanket and I finished it just as the baby was born so she was able to use it for her newborn pictures!

I used Bernat softee baby yarn in white and flannel. It took about 1.5 skein of each color.

Enjoy!