Hi there, Hannah here!
I came up with the design for this crochet pink chevron throw not long after I made my tribal chevron blanket, but I wasn’t exactly sure what colors I wanted to use and the idea kept getting pushed to the side as I worked on other projects…But then a few months ago I got a bunch of Bernat Roving in this beautiful quartz pink color and I thought it might look cool to have an all pink blanket with white chevron stripes and I love how it turned out.
I ended up giving this blanket to one of my awesome aunts for her birthday, but I think it would also look really cute in a little girls room or a baby nursery or even as a throw for a modern living room. I just love all the blush and pink tones that are all over the stores right now, so it was really fun to use this yarn to make this boho/tribal-looking blanket.
If this is your first chevron blanket, I’d suggest doing a practice swatch (maybe with a different yarn that is easier to undo), just so you can make sure to get the counting pattern down. Even though this isn’t my first chevron blanket, it still took me a few times to get the counting right at the beginning to start the peaks and valleys.
The first couple of rows are the hardest because you really have to count and pay attention to where to add extra stitches for the peaks and skip stitches for the valleys, but after you get it started, it’s a lot easier to follow the chevrons without exact counting, especially with this bigger yarn because it makes it easier to see each stitch.
One other thing to note – I used an M hook for this blanket, but in general I tend to have pretty loose tension when I crochet, which is why I put that you can use an M or N hook in the materials list. If you tend to crochet tight, I’d suggest using the N so that the sides of your blanket don’t curl up too much.
Bernat Roving (80% acrylic, 20% wool, 100 g/3.5 oz, 109 m/120 yds)
7 skeins Quartz Pink, 3 skeins Rice Paper
Size M/N/9.00mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle
Finished size 45 in x 60 in
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Single Crochet 2 Together (SC2TOG): Insert your hook into the first stitch, YO and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all loops on your hook.
Chain 119. (That is for 4 peaks. 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. For example: 29 x 4 = 116 + 3 = 119, so 119 is your base chain.)
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, *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 from *.
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.
Here is the pattern for the color stripes: 8 rows Pink, 2 rows White, 2 rows Pink, 2 rows White. Repeat from beginning.
Whenever you are changing colors, pull through with the new color at the end of the row just before you finish your SC2TOG. When my blanket was the length I wanted, I ended up with five sets of stripes.
If you are more of a visual learner, below is a video you can watch that demonstrates how to work the counting for this chevron pattern. (In the video my mom is working in the back loop only, but for this blanket I worked under both loops and the counting is the same.)
After I finished the blanket, I wove in all the ends with a tapestry needle. Then I laid the blanket out and sprayed it with a spray bottle and smoothed out all the sides and corners to block the blanket and make it even. Once it was dry, I added the tassels.
I made the tassels the same way I made them for my tribal chevron blanket.
Supplies: A small notebook (or DVD case would work), Scissors, Yarn
Wrap a piece of yarn around the notebook 10 times lengthwise.
Cut the yarn in half.
Straighten the pieces so that they are even, then fold the yarn in half.
Push the folded loop or use a large crochet hook to pull the yarn through the space at the end of the blanket so that the loop is facing the floor.
Take the yarn ends and pull them through the loop, so that it creates a knot.
Pull and adjust the ends until the knot is pulled tight, then cut the ends to your desired length so they are even.
Repeat for the rest of the peaks and you are done!
I hope you enjoy making this chevron throw! This chevron pattern is one of my favorites and I love how many possibilities there are for making different color stripes. I hope you’ll take a picture of your project when you finish and share your creativity with us on Facebook or Instagram! We’d love to see!
Best of luck with your project!