Traditional Chevron Baby Blanket

In my opinion one of the simplest beginner crochet blankets is the Traditional Chevron Pattern.

My Momma states that its her favorite because she doesn’t need a pattern, she can just take off and do it. By mixing up the colors, stripe widths and all kinds of fun variations, no 2 blankets have to look alike.

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My favorite is a stripe color variation of:

  • Base row color: 20 rows
  • Second row color: 10 rows
  • Third row color 5 rows:
  • Fourth row, second color 10 rows
  • Fifth row first color 20 rows.

Then you would continue on for the length of your blanket ending with your base row and base color. From here you can leave the pointed ends (the most common) or border them off solid by adding single crochet stitches until they even out.

Here is the basic instructions:

What you will need for a baby blanket:

  • H size crochet hook
  • 4 skeins of yarn (Redheart brand is my favorite) I size it out as 2 of my largest amount then 1 each of my other colors. This is by preference.

Abbreviations:

  • SC = Single Crochet
  • C = Chain
  • SK = Skip stitch

Instructions:

  • c 151 (For a baby blanket/crib size)
  • SK 1 chain from hook, *SC in next 11 stitches, 3 SC in the next chain, 1 SC in the next 11 stitches, SK 2 stitches. * Repeat from * until the last SK 2 stitches. Here you need to SK 1, 1 SC, CH 1 and turn.
  • Repeat for (20) rows with color #1 or until you want to change colors.
  • Repeat for (10) rows with color #2 or until you want to change colors.
  • Repeat for (5) rows with color #3 or until you want to change colors.
  • Repeat for (10) rows with color #2 or until you want to change colors.
  • Repeat for (20) rows with color #1 or until you want to change colors.
  • Repeat until you have your desired length.

If you want to fill in the triangles at the bottom/top and square off with a boarder, here is how you do that:

To square off with a boarder:

  • Start at the right edge of your blanket. SC in each stitch to the inside corner.
  • Slip-Stitch to join the left edge.
  • SC along the row you just made to the second to the last stitch, SK 1, SC 1, then CH 1 and turn.
  • SK 1 stitch, then SC into 2nd stitch and continue to SC to the end of the row.
  • Slip Stitch into the left side of the new row.
  • Continue this until the triangle space is filled.
  • Once your triangles are “filled” you can continue with creating the boarder of your blanket in any pattern you like.

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  1. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrandmaKaysCreations

I hope you enjoy. Until next time,

Mrs. Kay Rice