A chevron blanket pattern consists of peaks and valleys. In this pattern, you are working three SC into one stitch to form a peak, and skipping over 2 stitches to form a valley. You will be working 13 SC up and down each side. So, understanding this, a chevron pattern can easily be achieved. In my pattern, each peak is a series of 29 stitches. 13 on each side of the peak (13 + 13 = 26) and three extra stitches at the top (26 + 3 = 29.)
The main question I receive for this chevron blanket, and the part that confuses everyone, is the turning when you get to the end of a row. There are two different ways to do this. I prefer to SC2TOG. Other patterns have you skip the second to last SC and just SC in the last stitch. It is your preference. Either way works because we need to decrease on the ends.
In my head, I consider the ends the “14th” stitch and is equal to the skipped chains of the valleys.
5 skeins I Love this Cotton in Dove
5 skieins I Love this Cotton in Mint
5 skeins I Love this Cotton in White
I or H size hook. It depends on your personal tension.
Guage does not matter, just make sure you like your tension. It shouldn’t be so tight that it feels like a rug, or so loose the cornrows don’t look pronounced.
*for a full list of abbreviations, see bottom of page*
SC -single crochet
SC2TOG – single crochet 2 together (insert your hook pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook)
I am working all the SC into the back loop only. (This forms the corn rows)
Chain 177 (that is for 6 peaks, roughly 34 inches wide blanket) Pattern repeat is 29 + 3 if you’d like to make it larger. (just multiply the number of peaks you want by 29 then add three.
In the first chain from the hook and the next chain, SC2TOG. (single crochet the first to chains together), *SC in the next 13 chains, work 3 SC into the next chain, SC in the next 13 chains, skip 2 chains. repeat * (That means to repeat from where you see the *)
After you have worked the last row of 13 chains, you should have two extra. SC2TOG, these last two stitches. chain 1 and turn.
Now, start the next row by SC2TOG, *then work 13 SC, work 3 SC into one stitch (this should be the middle stitch of the 3 SC you did in the row before), work 13 SC, skip two stitches at the bottom for the valley, and repeat *.
Always remember to SC2TOG when you end a row, and start a row. Always skip two stitches for a valley, always work 13 up each side. Always work 3 SC into one stitch for the peak. Always chain 1 and turn.
That’s all a chevron is!
I changed colors every 14 rows in this sample, but it is your choice. I plan to work white in between each color change. That’s just personal preference. But buy extra yarn, extra colors, make it your own!
I hope you will be so successful with your own chevron blanket!
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Have a beautiful crochet day,