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Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

I am so excited about this Chevron Crochet Blanket pattern. My mom tried to teach me to crochet when I was younger, I remember her trying to be proud of me, but all I could do one a single chain – still I’d make that single chain as long as I could – if you wrap it around yourself enough times, it becomes a scarf. Maybe I could have started a trend.
Later my former husband’s mawmaw tried to teach me to crochet – I learned how to make a pot holder. I actually learned how to make a lot of pot holders, but I wasn’t much of a cook so that didn’t get me very far. I wanted to make them both proud – but a 90 foot long scarf and a handful of potholders was all I had to offer.

During most patterns, I lose count, and if you get much fancier than a single crochet I have to flip back and forth between tutorials to figure out what I’m doing. I get pretty overwhelmed and toss the work aside.

Not the case with the chevron crochet blanket pattern – no boredom – as each row grew I became more and more excited.
No losing count – if you can count to 14, you can do this one.
No fancy stitches – it’s just single crocheting!

 

And to top it off, it’s pretty fast to add a row.

It took me one week to finish this pattern, crocheting only about an hour to an hour and a half every day.

Typically I store my work away and only pull it out when I have time to work on it, but for this blanket, it matched my den so well that I left it laying on the couch, making it easy to just pick up anytime I sat down or had a spare 8 minutes to add a row to it.

My daughter came home to visit from college and fell in love with the half-done piece asking if she could call dibs on it – so now I have an excellent idea for her for Christmas, if she can wait that long.

 

Simple Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

You can find this pattern in so many places online. It’s not my original pattern and Lord only knows where it originated. In most of the online patterns, the creators tell you how many rows of each color they did – not the case with me. I didn’t want it to feel like a “to-do” item, a task of some sort – I wanted to have fun with this, make it random, and ensure that there would never be an exact duplicate of the crochet blanket.

So I committed to a minimum of three rows of each stripe and a maximum of 10 rows and when I got tired of one, I switched to the next.

I bought the yarn on sale at Michael’s when it was only $2/skein, so this blanket only cost $12 to make – if you recognize the cost and quantity of yard most patterns take, you realize this was a very cheap blanket to make.

Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Materials: Several colors of medium weight yarn Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
I used 4.5oz skeins:

  • (1.5) skeins of Impeccable brand in Teal
  • (1.5) skeins of Impeccable brand in Aqua
  • (1) skeins of Impeccable brand in Navy
  • (2) skeins of Impeccable brand in Aran (off white)

Size K /5.5mm hook

Pattern:

Chain 183 (this makes the blanked about 42″ wide, chain loosely)

Row 1:  SC in 2nd  ST from hook,  *SC in each of next 14 STS, 3 SC in next ST, SC in next 14 ST, SK 1 ST*, repeat from * across, ending with the SK 1 CH, SC in last CH, CH 1, turn.

Row 2-??: Working in back LP of STS for the remainder of the pattern, SC in first SC, SK 1 SC, * SC in each of next 14 STS, 3 SC in next ST, SC in each of next 14 STS, SK 2 STS, repeat from * across, end each row with SK 1 ST, SC in last ST, CH 1, turn.

Change colors depending on your preference

You can choose to do equal thickness stripes or opt for a more random pattern such as the one shown.

Work as many rows as you’d like for length – I made my blanket 42″ wide and 56″ long – just big enough to snuggle under all by yourself 🙂

Simple chevron crochet blanket - great for beginners

 

 

 

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15 Comment

  1. Reply
    Maura
    February 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Lovely blanket. I did one at Christmas but I called it a ripple blanket … Love your colours

  2. Reply
    Jennifer
    March 1, 2016 at 7:46 am

    What a beautiful blanket, I can’t believe that you made it so quickly! I only managed to learn crochet a few months ago after several failed attempts, now I can’t believe how difficult I found it, it’s so much easier than knitting! I love how you used a random pattern for the stripes. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Reply
    Me, You and Magoo
    March 1, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I love this blanket, I really want to learn to crochet & your enthusiasm for this chevron pattern has spurred me on even more! I have seen so many beautiful crochet projects recently, especially on Instagram. It looks like a very addictive craft, I think if I can master it, I’d probably never stop. Thanks for linking up with #craftingismytherapy this month.

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      Lisa
      September 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      I’m having trouble understanding part of the pattern.

      Rows 2 and beyond say:
      “Row 2-??: Working in back LP of STS for the remainder of the pattern, SC in first SC, SK 1 SC, * SC in each of next 14 STS, 3 SC in next ST, SC in each of next 14 STS, SK 2 STS, repeat from * across, each row with SK 1 ST, SC in last ST, CH”

      My problem is, something seems to be missing in:
      repeat from * across, each row with SK 1 ST, SC in last ST, CH

      More specifically what word comes between the comma after the word across (across,) and the word “each” (each row with SK 1 ST, ………..)

      I thought it might mean END or FINISH “each row with SK 1 ST….. “/but that wouldn’t make since the very last step of the repeat (between * and *) is SK 2 ST. So that would result in finishing the repeat step with SK 2 ST, then immediately SK 1 ST (if the missing word before EACH is finish or end) which would be skipping 3 consecutive stitches.

      I hope my description is clear enough for you to help.
      Thank you.
      Lisa

      1. Reply
        brandyburke
        September 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

        Hi Lisa,
        I guess I missed a word – you’ll end each row you work with skipping 1 stitch and then single crocheting in the last stitch. Then chain one and turn.
        I hope this clarifies.

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  6. Reply
    Kara
    August 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Hi! Thanks for the pattern! I’m making a similar pattern for my sister. I want to do a ‘random’ one like you, but I’m not very good at being random. I love the way yours looks, and I’d like to do one just like it. Could you perhaps send me the amount of rows you have for each color?

  7. Reply
    Mary
    September 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Hi, Brandy! Love your beautiful blanket and how you actually made chevrons instead of just a ripple. I’ve been looking for a pattern for a blanket for a Christmas present, and this is perfect!

    One question: how many peaks, ie top chevron points, are there across? I’d like to make the blanket a little wider and was wondering about this so I can tweak the math.

    1. Reply
      brandyburke
      September 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Hi Mary, there are 6 peaks in this blanket – it’s big enough to cover up and watch television under but I do wish I’d made it about 2 peaks wider so that everything was covered when you move around 🙂

      1. Reply
        Sandra
        January 30, 2017 at 2:23 am

        So doing row one at the end. I ended up ending with like doing the 3dc in one st. Then only being able to sc in the next ten then sk1 an Sc in last. Is that right ? Or am I supposed to end at sc 14 then sk1 an sc in last? I’m confused how I lasted there?

        1. Reply
          goodstuffmama
          January 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm

          HI Sandra – you end at 14 SC then you skip a stitch and single crochet in the last stitch.

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    Katrina
    March 11, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    When you end row 2,to continue the pattern do you repeat row 1,then row 2 again,or do you just repeat row 2 for the remainder of the pattern?

    1. Reply
      goodstuffmama
      March 15, 2017 at 11:59 am

      Hi Katrina,

      You just continue on with Row 2 until the blanket is as long as you wish.

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