Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Hi all!  Tiffany’s daughter, Hannah, here.  I’m excited to share this pattern for a crochet tribal chevron blanket.  I first learned how to crochet a chevron blanket a few months ago and my first project didn’t turn out too great, but my mom had some leftover Bernat Roving yarn from another project so I thought I’d give it another try.

The colors I had were similar to the Hudson’s Bay blanket my mom made a while ago, and I thought it would be fun to see what those colors would look like in a chevron blanket. To my surprise, I found that the Bernat Roving was actually a great yarn to work with for a beginner learning to chevron because the stitches are so big that it’s easier to see where you’re supposed to make the peaks and valleys.

I didn’t get the idea to put on the tassels until I was about halfway through – and I love how they turned out because they remind me of some of the colorful tribal throws I’ve been seeing at Anthropologie lately.  I feel like there is a lot more potential for different color combinations with this pattern, so feel free to get creative!

(If you’d like to purchase an ad-free PDF of this pattern from Etsy you can click here.  Free pattern below.)

Materials

-5 Skeins of Bernat Roving yarn in Rice Paper

-1 Skein of Bernat Roving yarn in Cherry

-1 Skein of Bernat Roving yarn in Flint

-1 Skein of Bernat Roving yarn in Squashed

-1 Skein of Bernat Roving yarn in Teal

-Size M Hook

-Scissors

-Tapestry Needle

(Finished size appx. 40 in. x 30 in.)

Pattern

Chain 90.  (That is for 3 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.)

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 * (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.

 

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Here is the pattern for the color stripes:

10 rows in Rice Paper

2 rows in Teal

10 rows in Rice Paper

2 rows in Cherry

10 rows in Rice Paper

2 rows in Squashed

10 rows in Rice Paper

2 rows in Flint

10 rows in Rice Paper

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

If this is your first time crocheting a chevron blanket and you are more of a visual learner, here is a video clip to help you understand the basics of how a crochet blanket works (the only thing that is different in the video is that her single crochets are back loop only – for this blanket I just used regular SC):

Tassels

Supplies:  A small notebook (or DVD case would work), Scissors, Yarn 

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Wrap a piece of yarn around the notebook 15 times lengthwise.

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Cut the yarn in half.

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Straighten the pieces so that they are even, then fold the yarn in half.

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Push the folded loop through the space at the end of the blanket so that the loop is facing the floor.

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Take the yarn ends and pull them through the loop, so that it creates a knot.

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Pull and adjust the ends until the knot is pulled tight, then cut the ends to your desired length so they are even.

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

Repeat for the rest of the colors and you are done!

Crochet Tribal Chevron Blanket

I hope you enjoy making this crochet tribal chevron blanket!  If you are looking for more crochet chevron ideas, here is a chevron blanket in mint and grey and another one in navy and coral.

Best of luck!

Hannah