This Crochet Gold Front Loop Chevron Blanket took a long time to make. I’m just going to be honest right up front! It took a lot of patience to make each stitch into the front loop of each single crochet. So if you need a project to really practice your ability to endure to the end, this one is for you!
As I neared the end, however, I was just so in love with the result. Even my husband has said this blanket is incredibly beautiful when finished, so that’s saying something.
I was inspired to make this after I saw my daughter Hannah’s front loop chevron done in white with pink stripes.
I was so curious to see what it would look like in the opposite colors so I chose Gold from Caron Simply Soft and paired it with White.
The only thing that is tricky about this blanket is the counting, so if you’ve never done a chevron blanket before you may want to check out this video. I’ll do my best to explain everything in the pattern below, but I know sometimes it helps to get a visual before you get started!
And if you still are having trouble with the counting, I feel your pain! It took me several attempts before I understood how a chevron pattern works. So hang in there, it eventually comes, but I cannot emphasize enough the importance of working up a practice swatch and learning the stitch before chaining a long chain and then going for it. It will be worth your time.
One more thing we need to discuss is the weaving in of the ends. There will be a considerable amount, about an hours worth, so put on a good movie. Because I use only one white row and alternate with one gold row, there is not a way to carry the yarn up the side. You have to cut the yarn after each color change. But, beauty is worth the extra time, yes?
Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic, 170 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds)
3 skeins Gold, 1 skein White
Size I/5.5 mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle
Finished size 32 in x 34 in
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through both loops on your hook.
Chain 177 in Gold. (If you’d like to make your blanket bigger or smaller, the pattern repeat is any multiple of 29 plus 3. So multiply the number of peaks you want by 29, then add 3.)
Row 1: In the second 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).
*SC in the next 13 chains, work 3 SC into the next chain, SC in the next 13 chains, skip 2 chains. Repeat from *. After you have worked the last 13 chains, you should have two extra. SC2TOG these last two stitches. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: Now, start the next row by SC2TOG, inserting your hook into the front loops only. (From now on you will always be working only into the front loop.) *Then work 13 SC, work 3 SC into the next 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 from *. After you have worked the last 13 chains, you should have two extra. SC2TOG these last two stitches. Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the blanket. 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.
Now, here is how to work the color changes:
Start with 9 rows of Gold, then alternate 1 row White and 1 row Gold a total of five times. Work 9 rows of Gold in between the alternating White and Gold rows. When you reach your desired length, end with 9 rows of Gold. I had 5 sections of alternating color for the size I made.
When you are changing colors, you want to pull through with the new color just before you finish the SC2TOG at the end of the row (you should have 3 loops on your hook when you pull through.) Then you’ll cut the yarn of the first color, leaving a tail long enough to weave in later.
When you finish your blanket, tie off and weave in all your ends with a tapestry needle. If you’re not sure how to weave in ends, here is a quick video you can watch!
For the border, I just worked 1 row of SC in Gold around the outside of the blanket.
To do this, pull up a loop in any corner and chain 1. SC in each stitch on the sides, and on the ends work 3 SCs into the peaks and skip the two stitches of the valleys, just as you did when working the regular pattern. Work 3 SCs into each of the corners of the blanket.
When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the corner and tie off and weave that end in.
After I finished my blanket I laid it out flat and used a spray bottle to get it wet with water and smoothed out all the sides to block it before letting it dry overnight. It’s normal to have the sides of the blanket curl in on you, but blocking the blanket will smooth everything out. (see picture above)
Thank you so much for coming to read this pattern; I hope you enjoy making your chevron blanket! When you’re finished, please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram using #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see!
If you need more help, come and ask a question in the Daisy Farm Crafters group on Facebook! We’ve created a space for crocheters that make Daisy Farm projects. Come and share your finished project there too! It’s really fun to see all the different colors that have been used.