Thursday, April 7, 2016
Single Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket
Will a chevron ever go out of style? I don't think so. I remember this from my childhood, made with a lot of orange and browns however, but the new updated colors make this a classic. I love the white in between each color change.
This is made with "I love this cotton" brand of yarn from Hobby Lobby. I bought it on sale for 2.66 a skein and I am finding that almost one skein is needed to complete 8 rows
Start by chaining 178, Single Crochet in the BACK loop always to acheive this look.
Beginning in the 2nd chain from hook, sc2tog, sc in next 12 ch, 3 sc in next ch, *sc in next 13 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 13 ch, 3 sc in next ch; rep from * to last 14 ch, sc in next 12, sc2tog in the last 2 ch. 6 ripples
ROW 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc, 3 sc in next sc, *sc in the next 13 sc, sk nest 2 sc, sc in next 13 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * across to last 14 sc, sc in next 12, sc2tog.
ROW 3 and 4: Rep Row 2, 2 more times and then change colors.UPDATE: I added a pom-pom border because the baby was a girl! The baby I was making this for, which I thought would be a boy, just a feeling, actually was a girl. So, I thought pom-poms would make this more fun and feminine.
I made up the pattern after learning how to do a bubble stitch. But here is the edge pattern:
Do a row of single crochet into each stitch around the blanket. On the sides of the blanket, I made sure I only did eight single crochet for each color block because it was eight rows high.
Then I did another row of single crochet into each one of those single crochet stitches. So at this point, I've gone around the blanket two times with single crochet.
Then, I did a row of one sc, ch 3, skip one sc, sc in next sc. this forms the loops that the bubbles will attach to.
After I finished that all the way around the blanket, I changed to the mango color, attaching to the white with a sc in the loop space on the right hand corner. I only am doing the top and bottom of this blanket with the pom-poms, not going all the way around the blanket.
So here is the pom-pom stitch I used:
ch 5, in the 4th ch from hook dctog3, (meaning yo, pull up a loop, go through two, three times) pull through all for loops (half a bubble made), dctog3 in the next ch, (other half of bubble created) slip stitch the bubble together, sc in the next ch 3 space and repeat.
And if you follow this pattern, and create a lovely little blanket, please take a picture and tag me on instagram! @daisyfarmcrafts, or use the #daisyfarmcrafts.