Friday, April 8, 2016

Single Crochet Chevron Blanket in Mint, Gray, and White

Single Crochet in back loop only to get these ridges.


The colors for this blanket are heavenly. Perfect for a new baby boy or girl. I used "I Love This Cotton" brand of yarn from Hobby Lobby with a size H hook. I like a pointy chevron peak so here is a version of a simple pattern I tweaked a bit to achieve this look.

Start by chaining 178, Single Crochet in the BACK loop always to achieve this look.

(EDIT) for a larger blanket the pattern repeat is 29 + 3.

Beginning in the 2nd chain from hook, sc2tog, sc in next 13 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 2 sc, sc2tog in the last 2 ch. 6 ripples

ROW 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in the next 13, 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 2 sc, sc2tog.

ROW 3 and 4: Rep Row 2, 2 more times and then change colors.

I changed colors after every 4th row of that color. I also put white in between each color change. You may make the color blocks as you wish however.

Good luck! And tag me on Instagram with a picture of your Afgan if you choose to follow this pattern. @daisyfarmcrafts


With love,

Tiffany

31 comments:

  1. Hello there, I love this blanket! I'd love to do one for my baby boy, cot size. Would you know roughly how much yarn I would need to order for this? I am looking to use a worsted weight cotton that is 190 yards to a 100g skein. Also, how wide is your blanket with the 178 starting chain?

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    1. Hello! Thank you for stopping in. I guess I left some important details off of the pattern! So what you want to use is close to the "I love this cotton" brand from Hobby Lobby. It is 180 yards to a 100g skein. But here's the thing, I had a bunch on hand, because I collect when they go on sale and I don't know the exact amount I've used. I will have to pay attention! I bet if you order 4 skeins per color you'd have enough. But order extra white if you plan on alternating the white in between each color. I can tell you that with the starting chain of 178, the blanket is measuring approx 26 inches wide. I plan on adding a border to get it to about 30 inches wide. Good luck! I hope it works out for you!

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    2. Hello, Thank you so much for the information. I am going make one for my great grandson. I love that you had the pattern there to get started. Julia Montgomery

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  2. I'm starting mine this weekend, can't wait to see how it turns out! I will post pictures and tag you for sure. I also shared your link with my Stitch and Bitch group and I think one of the girls is also going to make one :) She promised to credit and tag you when finished. One question I have, how many rows is your blanket and what are the approximate final measurements? I have 4 skeins of pink and grey that I'm going to use doing 6 rows of each color, then 3 of white (because that was all they had left at my store) so I plan to do 3 rows of white between the pink and grey stripes. We shall see how it turns out. Just trying to do some final planning. Thanks again for sharing this great pattern. Love following your blog and on Instagram.

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    1. Meg, Thank you for following along on insta! Chaining 178 left me about 26 inches across. I added five or six rows of sc around the whole blanket to make it 30 inches. I like a 30x30 baby blanket size so if you atleast make it that big you'll be fine. I hope this pattern works for you! I'm new at writing down what I've done so I really hope it works. But let me know if I need to clarify the pattern further. I can't wait to see!!! Say hi to your friend to. Sounds like you have an awesome fun group.

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  3. I have a question what's the multiples that it needs to be in. I want to make an adult sized using this pattern and what would be like a full sized width for an adult if that makes sense

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    1. Hi Kirsten, thanks for your question! It made me do math! Ha ha. It's good for me. Okay, so I figured out that the pattern repeat is 29. So it's 29 for each peak, except the first and last so you add 30. So chain a series of 29, for how long you'd like the blanket then add 30. I think that will work. Good luck! Crossing my fingers I did math right, I was an English major, enough said.

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  5. I have a question about this pattern. In row 2 after the first 12 sc should there be an extra sc before the 3sc? I've started this blanket over twice and my peaks are off by one to the right with each new row. Please help! Thanks

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    1. Hi there! Thank you for trying out the pattern. So, in the second row, the first thing you do is sc2tog and then do 12 more sc. essentially that is 13 sc. Then do the 3 sc into one sc, to make the peak, then do 13 sc, skip two stitches at the bottom, then do 13 sc. The only time you are counting 12 is the times that you do the sc2tog, which count as one stitch. Hang in there and you will get it. I just recounted a sample I have, and if you count the stitches on either side of the peaks, not the very top peak, you should have 14 stitches to the bottom. I hope that helps! The sc2tog count as one sc on the ends.

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  6. I'm having trouble in the third row. The first two after some reworking and focused counting ended up exact with your pattern. But I just can't figure out what I'm doing wrong on the third row. At the end of the 3rd row I have an extra stitch. Should I just stitch three together instead of two together at the end of that row?

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    1. Without looking at your work, it would be hard for me to say. I'm wondering if you are sc2tog the proper last two stitches? Maybe it's confusing to tell the difference between the turning chain? The sc2tog should be worked in one sc from previous row and the sc2tog from previous row, not the turning ch. That's the only thing I can think of that is getting you confused. I hope that helps. Thank you for asking a question and giving the pattern a try!

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  7. I'm working on this blanket right now. I don't understand the point of the sc2tog at each end and especially if they are worked in one sc in the prior row-as you mention above. I've worked the sc2tog in two sc from previous row but get an edge that angles in and not a straight edge.

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    1. I replied to your comment, but not in the right spot. It's below this.

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  8. HI there! hmmm, maybe keep doing some rows and you'll see that they are in fact straight? There are many many ways to turn a chevron. Some patterns I think have you skip a sc at the end instead of sc2tog. It's preference really. Do a sample of just one repeat and see if you can practice enough instead of committing to a long chain and then being frustrated that it's not working out? Sometimes that can be helpful to me when I am trying a new pattern for the first time. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Hi I love your pattern ours really helpful and explains everything, however may I sell my work? I have a shop on eBay. Let me know please. Thanks

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    1. If you want to sell something you made with this pattern, I'd be honored and so flattered! Good luck! What is your shop?

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    2. ashleyslilshopofcrochet@eBay.com I think if that doesn't work try my email chadschickachu1986@gmail.com

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    3. But I haven't finished my first blanket from your pattern yet so there isn't anything up for auction yet but I'm using Pittsburgh Steelers colors for the first one

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  10. Hi I was wondering if you would be willing to post an overall finished product of the blanket? I'm a beginner crocheter and I just have a few "dumb" questions that could be answered with a simple picture of the finished product. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for asking! I have one picture of it finished and I just added it to the post. I hope it helps! I gave this blanket away sometime ago to a new mommy.

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    2. Okay so I guess my question is that in the directions it says 175 starting chain but in the comments you said 178 lol I'm just confused and wondering if I am missing something.. Thank you!

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    3. Whoops! Might be a typo? I'll go back and fix. But what you really should do is a series of 29, then add one. Earlier I said add thirty but I'm going to change that to one. It's essentially the same. So, say you want six peaks to your blanket. 6x29=174. Add one = 175. This is especially important to know if you chose different yarn to use. Different yarn, different hook size, different person making the blanket all have different results. So knowing that each complete peak is 29 chains, gives you more flexibility with your own creativity. I hope that helps! And thanks for pointing out the typo!!! Ahh!

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  11. Hi there. When you chain 175, how many ripples should you end up with?

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  12. Hi Tiffany, you mentioned that you would be adding a border in an earlier post. Is it possible to include a picture with instructions. Thank you!

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    1. I gave this away so I don't have pictures. But I'm going to make it again and then I'll add. Thank you for commenting!

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  13. I love this pattern, but I'm little bit confused about your instructions for Row 2. So you said to: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc, 3 sc in next sc.

    You said to sc in the next 12 chains and then to sc again? So, wouldn't that be 13? Or is that "sc" after the 12 a typo? Please let me know! I want to make sure I'm making it correctly. Thanks!!

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    1. Yes typo!! Wow I can't believe you're the first to notice. Thank you!! I will edit. I hope you are successful in making this! It is so beautiful finished. I think I'm going to make another to test my pattern again.

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  14. Hi, thanks for the pattern! Quick question for you. You only go up to row 4. I understand all the rows are the same after that but how many rows total should i have once the blanket it completed?

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