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.
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
- (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
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 🙂