November 15, 2011

79 Chevron Blanket



 If you know how to single crochet, then you can make this blanket. After a bit of searching I found this pattern. And modified it a little to get what I wanted. Here's the pattern.

Hook size: I
Yarn: I love this cotton in red, white, and yellow

Row 1: With white, ch 183. (UPDATE: To make bigger work in multiples of 15 or to get the symmetry multiples of 30)
Row 2:Sc in second st from hook, * Sc in each of next 14 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in each of next 14 ch, sk 1 ch, repeat from * across, ending with the sk 1 st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Working in back lp of sts Throughout, sc in first sc, sk 1 sc, * sc in each of next 14 scs, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 14 sts, sk 2 sts, repeat from * across, ending last repeat with sk 1 st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 3 throughout, working 8 more rows white, 10 rows of orange, 10 rows white, 10 rows red, 10 rows white, etc until you reach the length you want your blanket. You can change the width of your stripes as well. 

The blanket pictured measures about 34.5 inches by 47 inches. It's a good baby/toddler blanket or lap blanket size. 

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79 comments:

  1. Love all your blankets!! Amazing work!

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  2. I was getting ready to crochet a blanket for my new nephew in blue and green and I am totally using this instead of the original pattern I had picked out :)

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  3. What size hook did you use? And how many skeins did it take? Thanks!

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  4. Oh haha, was looking at this on my phone and somehow missed the hook size in those tiny letters!

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  5. This is adorable! Saw it on UCreate! I love the colors you picked. I too love to crochet and agree knittiit is much faster than knitting, but I love knitting too. If only there were more time!

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  6. I'd also like to know how many skeins it took of each color.

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  7. It took about 3 skeins of white and yellow, and 1 red.

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  8. Thank you.... I am going to give this a try after Christmas. Now to pick the colours that I want to make it in.

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  9. Oh my goodness!! My grandmother has a chevron blanket that has been the "sick blanket" for my mom and my aunt, and now my sister and me and my cousins. I know everyone would LOVE to have one for themselves. Now I can do it!! WOO!!

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  10. I've been dying for a chevron blanket and my husband found one for me at an estate sale he was helping a friend at...the only problem? It's in Christmas Colorado! Perfect for the season, but I'll be missing it next month! This pattern is perfect for my replacement. Thank you so much!

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  11. What a beautiful blanket!! I can't wait to make one myself!! I'd love to make it in white and grey. Thanks for the pattern!!

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  12. I pinned this recently and just started working on it tonight. It's going great! Thanks for the pattern!!

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  13. love it so much. What kind/brand of yarn did you use?

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    1. It says in the post what yarn I used. It's the I love cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby.

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  14. I'd love to have the dimensions of this blanket. I'd like to make one as a day bed cover.

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  15. I too would love to know what your finall dimensions are. I am making it as a baby blanket, so closer to crib size. I would love it if you had a second to respond.

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    1. The dimensions are 52 inches by 32 inches. You can make it smaller or bigger by adding 14 stitches, or decreasing by 14 stitches

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    2. Thank you, I was wondering about size too

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  16. Do you have a gauge - as I tend to crochet a bit looser than most. Thanks.

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  17. Thanks so much for posting this my grandmother used to make this pattern and I've been searching all over to find it so I can make one for myself as she no longer remembers how she made it. Thanks again

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  18. My grandmother made this blanket for grandkids and great-grandkids. My son was the last one to recieve one before she past on. Now maybe I can start that tradition again with my grandchildren. Thank you so very much. God bless!

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  19. I like the pattern and you were clear but I really do wish you had told the size of the finished afghan. I hope you will next time. Thanks!

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  20. Constance C WilsonMarch 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Thank you sooooo much. I've been trying to find this pattern for ages.
    conniew40@yahoo.com Constance C Wilson

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  21. So if I wanted to make this smaller would I just work in multiplies of 14?

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  22. I made this blanket for myself. I had intended it to go on my full sized bed, but it's just a bit too narrow for my bed, and too pretty to keep hidden under a duvet!

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  23. I am halfway into this pattern, and it is super easy to follow, but I've noticed the sends tend to curl in. Do you know of any way to keep this from happening?

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  24. I just started my second blanket using this pattern. The first time I did it, I tried to add 28 to make it wider, but the count just did NOT work out. I figured it was just because I hadn't done the pattern before and I had gotten confused. I did the 183 chain and was able to complete my blanket without issue. So starting this second one I thought I would make it wider, but the count REALLY did not come out right. (I have since gone back to the 183 and it is perfect). Has anyone had success in adding or subtracting by 14?

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  25. i have had the same issue as Sara Elizabeth....i was using a chunky yarn with an L hook so i reduced the stitches to 127 but it did not come out right. I had 6 or 7 stitches left after the last 14 sc, plus the last stitches tend to get fewer and fewer at every turn....can u tell me what am i doing wrong????.....i am beginner and self learning....please need help.

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  26. I'm newer to crocheting and had to diagram this one out to figure out what the pattern should look like visually and how to increase or decrease this correctly. I found that if you add or subtract in in multiples of 30 off the 183 you'll still end on the down part of the chevron. So if you go down one, it would be 153, up one chevron it would be 213.

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    1. THANK YOU! Oh my god, I was getting so frustrated trying to increase by 28; I kept ending up with leftover stitches. I wanted to increase by two more but I wasn't sure if it would throw off my stitch count.

      Please update your pattern with this info!

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    2. I am so glad I read your comment. I have been going crazy trying to calculate the number of chain stitches I needed for a smaller version of this afghan and your calculations were perfect. I especially appreciated your explanation of doing a diagram and will revert to that when I am puzzled in the future. Thank you! Thank you!

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  27. I found that increasing by 14 did not work either but I believe Sarbear is correct that you increase/decrease by 30. I had figured out we should be using 15, not 14 but if you use 30 you will get the symmetry.

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  28. I love love love this pattern!!! I am now re-starting for the third time!! Every single time I get to the end of Row 1, I have 2 stitches left instead of just one!!! Ggrrrrrrr!!!

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  29. I have been looking for a pattern like this... And I love yours! Hope you won't mind me linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing this! Wishing you a very happy Friday. :)

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  30. This is gorgeous! I'm curious... do you know roughly how many skeins of yarn you used to make this? (hope you haven't already answered this... I didn't see it).

    Thanks! Liz

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  31. i really want to make this blanket bigger but i tried multiplying by 14 and 15 and neither worked! please help!!!

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  32. Hello,
    I love this modification. I have made several chevron blankets but they were more of a soft wave. i was looking for something exactly like this. I am just not sure what sk means in the pattern?

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  33. Is there a video that shows how to get this started?

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  34. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!!!!

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  35. just found this and can't wait to make one! thanks so much for the tutorial :)

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    1. I am currently making one of these and I have found that it goes faster using a dc instead of a sc. The next time I am going to try the hdc.

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  36. i doubled and im having 18 stitches on the end sections. its starting to get bigger as i go up.. not sure what i should do about this?

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    1. I had the same issue when I first started this. Ugh. Make sure you're skipping the second to last stitch in your rows and when you start a new row: chain 1, crochet the first stitch and then skip one.

      I ended up starting over, rereading the pattern again and realized I wasn't skipping the 2nd to last chain. Kind of a bummer when you've already invested a few hours into the project. But after fixing my mistake, my edges are very straight. Good luck!

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  37. How many skeins of each color did you need?

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    1. Her answer is about the 8th comment down.

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    2. I love this, and super simple! I am making one right now in mustard yellow and off-white for my little sis. Thanks for sharing!!

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  38. I know this is an old post, but I wanted to say thank you for posting this pattern! I started this today and it's so easy to follow (and I'm a beginner with almost no experience crocheting). It's turning out beautifully!

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  39. thank you for posting this post! It's kept me super busy over the last 5 days of SNOW!!! Please check out my finished product!!
    http://hotwheelsandballetslippers.blogspot.com/

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  40. I love your color choices for this blanket. Beautiful!

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  41. I love the idea of a crochet club. I'm totally stealing that for our R.S. Thank you so much for the pattern, you are awesome!

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  42. Do you mind if I sell my finished product using this pattern?

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    1. No, that's fine. Thanks for asking.

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  43. hi there i was wondering if you have a video tutorial of this ? i am desperately trying to make this blanket but i am fairly new to crocheting and i want to make this for a gift for my sister for her wedding shower. is there anyway you could help me out or anything ?

    my email is either emelri90@gmail.com for the google accnt
    or emily.90@live.ca

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  44. I was wondering what 1P means in row 3. I am very new to reading patterns and I just want to make sure i get this right. Thank you so much! I am very excited about this pattern!

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    1. It's actually the letter l, not the number one. It means loop. So crochet in the back loop.

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  45. Im trying out this pattern and keep ending my second row with the 3sc in the ch not the sk st. What am I doing wrong?! :-/

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  46. What does sk mean? I'm new to crochet.

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  47. I asked my elderly friend (not old enough to be my mother!) to teach me her method of this ripple.

    She knew why (I wanted to learn so everytime I made this pattern it would keep her close always). She got a huge kick out of my calls that I forgot to count. She also taught me her method of adding 4 extra stitches at each side edge to have as a border.

    Those sc were done under both loops so no ridge.

    Then sc through back loop (to form ridge) for 7 stitchs, and 3 sc in the 8th loop which makes the increase and point.

    Then sc in next 7 ... and then skip 2 and in the 3rd hole/loop do 1 sc (decrease).

    To end - then skip one space and sc under 3 remaining spaces, under both loops.

    I hope I wrote that correctly. The border then looks like a garter stitch as in knitting.

    From not knowing how to make this ripple to then making over 12 in short order as gifts was amazing!! Thank you for reminding me!!

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  48. For those of you having trouble with adding or subtracting stitches to alter the width of the afghan, you can always just add a few extra chains to the foundation row. Start your chain with a loose slip knot so that when you reach the width you want just undo the unstitched chains up to where it meets your last single chain.

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  49. wow what a beautiful pattern! The sad part is that crochet is so under valued and under appreciated! No one will pay for what this blanket is worth! One of these days I will make it! Thank you for sharing!

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  50. Would I be able to use double stitches rather than single stitches with this pattern instead?

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  51. Loving this pattern! Just curious if anyone finished off the edges? If so, how? Thanks in advance! ")

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  52. For any one who would rather have a formula of sorts for the pattern, instead of a jumping off point and adding 30, I figured it out.
    30x+3, where x is the number of chevrons. So the original size, with 6, is 30 multiplied by 6 and add 3 equaling 183. So 7 chevrons has 213 stitches, 8 is 243, and 10 chevrons is 303. :] I hope this helps the mathier minded crochet-ers.

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  53. What were the finished dimensions of this afghan? Why do you skip 1 chain in row 2 but skip 2 stitches in row 3?

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  54. I love this! I am making one with Vanna' s Choice white, mustard, & 1 row charcoal grey for my new Great Grand daughter. Your directions are so easy to follow. My best friend has just finish her blanket for her great grandbabies also. We had no idea we were using the same directions. Thank you so much for posting on Pinterest!!!

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  55. How does one crochet in only the back stitches?? I see this in so many patterns but have always been afraid to try one which states this? Can someone please instruct on this? Thanks!

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  56. Love it! But after attempting 1 row I found that since I had increased in multiples of 14 to make it bigger when I got to the end I couldnt finish with the sk 1 st and sc in last st I figured out that I didnt need multipules of 14 i needed 15 because you do the 14 sc in the foundation ch then 3sc in 1 chain (then 14sc and sk1 ch) which means 15 chains are needed not 14

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  57. I made it in pink/gray/white. It is gorgeous!! Wish I could upload a picture!

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  58. any one make this as a baby's blanket? If so, how many chains did you start out with?

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  59. Love this pattern! I just finished my first ten rows with white. I'm doing white, grey, and turquoise for mine. I've seen lots of chevron patterns, but this is the first ribbed one and I absolutely love it! The yarn I'm using is a little thinner than what you used, so I'm hoping it'll still turn out well!

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  60. Thank you sooo much for this!!!!! I posted a link to your blog on my ravelry page, and I'll put up photos of the blanket that I did soon if you wanted to check it out.

    Thanks!!

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  61. i love this design, love the chevron one quick question though... when your making your first row after your 183 chains and you do the 3sc in next ch which makes the point in the line....mine is starting to look like a square instead of a zig zag can you help me know what im doing wrong? either e-mail me or reply on here thanks!! love your stuff hjennifer2317@gmail.com

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  62. So how many inches wider will the finished width be with each added 14 chains?

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