Will a chevron ever go out of style? I don’t think so. I remember this from my childhood, made with a lot of orange and browns however, but the new updated colors make this a classic. I love the white in between each color change.
This is made with “I love this cotton” brand of yarn from Hobby Lobby. I bought it on sale for 2.66 a skein and I am finding that almost one skein is needed to complete 8 rows.
Here is the pattern I created and used. I have done a lot of other chevron blankets so I have learned the basics of what it takes. (Three single crochet in one stitch to make a peak, skip two single crochet at the bottom to make the valley, single crochet two together, chain one and turn on each end.) But I wanted this chevron to be more severe looking with higher peaks and valleys, so I had to map something out and here is what I came up with:
For the starting chain: each peak and valley is 30 chains so do a combination that equals how many peaks and valley’s you want. For this blanket I did 150 for 5 peaks. I am planning on giving it away as a baby blanket. For a lap quilt or throw I think 7 peaks would be plenty and so 210 chains would be your answer.
So here is the pattern the best way I can explain:
(note: All stitches are done in the back loop)
Chain 150 turn. ch 1. In the next chain from hook sctog two, *sc the next 12, in the next ch, sc three times in the same stitch. SC the next 13, skip two chains,* then repeat 5 times except as you end the fifth time, instead of skipping two chain, sctog 2 ch 1 and turn.
I hope this turns out for you and you can understand how to do it. I’m not really a professional crocheter, just love doing it and this pattern is lovely.
UPDATE: I added a pom-pom border because the baby was a girl! The baby I was making this for, which I thought would be a boy, just a feeling, actually was a girl. So, I thought pom-poms would make this more fun and feminine.
I made up the pattern after learning how to do a bubble stitch. But here is the edge pattern:
Do a row of single crochet into each stitch around the blanket. On the sides of the blanket, I made sure I only did eight single crochet for each color block because it was eight rows high.
Then I did another row of single crochet into each one of those single crochet stitches. So at this point, I’ve gone around the blanket two times with single crochet.
Then, I did a row of one sc, ch 3, skip one sc, sc in next sc. this forms the loops that the bubbles will attach to.
After I finished that all the way around the blanket, I changed to the mango color, attaching to the white with a sc in the loop space on the right hand corner. I only am doing the top and bottom of this blanket with the pom-poms, not going all the way around the blanket.
So here is the pom-pom stitch I used:
ch 5, in the 4th ch from hook dctog3, (meaning yo, pull up a loop, go through two, three times) pull through all for loops (half a bubble made), dctog3 in the next ch, (other half of bubble created) slip stitch the bubble together, sc in the next ch 3 space and repeat.