Crochet Berry Chevron Baby Blanket

Hi there, this is Hannah. Even though this Berry Chevron Baby Blanket isn’t that big, it’s one of the more time-consuming crochet projects I’ve worked on.  I decided to try using Bernat Baby Softee yarn for the first time, and about half way through I was starting to regret my choice since the yarn is so small, but now that it’s done, I love how the blanket turned out!

Crochet Berry Chevron Baby Blanket

The smaller yarn makes the little berry stitch bobbles so dainty and they kind of remind me of little pearls :).  Plus the texture of the Bernat Baby Softee is just so soft and cuddly!  Now that it’s done, I definitely think it was worth the extra time to use the smaller yarn, but I do think it would look nice in a little bit bigger yarn, too.

Crochet Berry Chevron Baby Blanket

Before you get started on this blanket you’ll want to make sure you understand the counting pattern for a chevron blanket and how to work the berry stitch.  Once you know those two things, it’s not too complicated to put them together; though, I would recommend doing a small practice before you start the actual blanket.  I did, and it definitely helped me make sure I really understood the counting pattern with the berry stitches.

Crochet Berry Chevron Baby Blanket

I’ll explain the basic counting for a chevron blanket and how to do the berry stitch in the pattern below, but in case you are more of a visual learner here are some video tutorials that may help:

Chevron

(This video shows how to start a chevron blanket.  My mom is using different yarn and she is working in the back loop only, which I did not do for the berry chevron – I just did regular single crochet – but the counting pattern is the same.)

(If you have trouble loading the video, you can also view it on the Daisy Farm Crafts YouTube Channel.)

Berry Stitch

This is how you work the berry stitch: YO, (yarn over), insert hook, YO, pull through, YO pull through ONE loop on the hook, YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all five loops left on the hook. Berry complete.

(If you have trouble loading the video, you can also view it on the Daisy Farm Crafts YouTube Channel.)

A PDF of this pattern is also available on Etsy. 

Materials

(Finished size 30 in. x 38 in.)

3 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby yarn in White

2 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby yarn in Soft Peach

Size G Hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Pattern

Chain 177 in White.  (If you’d like to make the blanket bigger or smaller, the pattern repeat is 29+3, so multiply the number of peaks you want by 29, then add 3.)

ROW 1: In the first chain from the hook and the next chain, SC2TOG. (insert your hook into the first chain, pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next chain, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook).

*Work 1 SC in each of the next 13 chains, work 3 SC into the next chain, 1 SC in each of the next 13 chains, skip 2 chains. repeat * (That means to repeat from where you see the *)

After you have worked the last 13 chains, you should have two extra. SC2TOG these last two stitches. Chain 1 and turn.

Crochet Berry Chevron Baby Blanket

ROW 2 – 3: Repeat row 1. When you reach the end of row 3, pull through with Soft Peach on your last SC2TOG.

ROW 4 (Berry Row):  In the first stitch from the hook and the next, SC2TOG. *Then work a berry stitch (YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO pull through ONE loop on the hook, YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all five loops left on the hook) followed by a SC.

Repeat * for the rest of the row, continuing the chevron pattern, but alternating the berry stitch with SC.  When you reach the top of your peak where you would normally put 3 SC, work SC, Berry, SC all in one stitch to form the peak. Then continue the pattern of alternating the berry stitch and SC.

The only time where you won’t put a SC in between the berries is the bottom of the valleys where you skip two stitches – I counted the skipped stitches as my SC in between the berries, so you’ll work a berry stitch, skip two stitches, then crochet another berry.  Then you’ll resume alternating the berry stitch with SC.

Basically, you are working this row exactly the same as rows 2 and 3, but you are substituting every other SC for a berry stitch (except in the valleys where you have two berries next to each other).

When you reach the end of the row, SC2TOG and pull through with White.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you reach your desired length. 

A few things to always remember that helped me keep things straight as I was working this blanket:

-Always SC2TOG at the beginning and end of every row

-Always chain 1 at the end of every row

-On the berry rows, always put a SC in between each berry, EXCEPT on the valleys, where the two skipped stitches count as your SC. (So you’ll crochet a berry stitch, skip two stitches, then work another berry.)

-On the berry rows, the middle stitch at the top of your peaks should always be a berry stitch.

-Always work 3 rows of SC in between each berry row so that the berries are all facing the same way.

Crochet Berry Chevron Baby Blanket

After I made my blanket as long as I wanted it to be, I wove in all the ends with a tapestry needle.  This was another time consuming part of this project, but I put on a few Netflix shows and it wasn’t too bad.  If you don’t like the thought of having to weave in lots of ends, I think this blanket would also look really cool all in one color, where the berries would just give some textured stripes.

Crochet Berry Chevron Baby Blanket

Thanks so much for coming to visit our website and best of luck with your project!  When you’re finished please share a picture with us on the Daisy Farm Crafts Facebook wall or use #daisyfarmcrafts on Instagram! We’d love to see and share your work!

Here are some links to some of the other chevron blankets we’ve made if you’re looking for some more ideas!

Crochet Pink Chevron Throw

Single Crochet Chevron Blanket

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Single Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket

Crochet Chevron Blanket in Mint, Dove and White

And, here is one more picture of the berry chevron…for fun! Have a great crochet day!