It is really versatile. Add extra stitches or rows to make it bigger and use it as a throw for an adult. Change colors every third row (like I did on the gray, gold and white version) or every fourth row (the navy, gray and green option) or more! Use only two colors for a real chevron look, or make each row a different color and clean out your stash. The next one I make will be wide rows of gray and white with one row of a different color at one end. Luckily people are breeding at an alarming rate so I will have an excuse to make it soon!
Special stitch dc3tog (this takes three stitches and makes them into 1, it is the bottom dip of the pattern): yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops *yo, insert into next st and draw up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops* twice, yo draw through all loops on hook
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook *dc in next 3 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 3 ch, 3dc in next ch* repeat to last ch. 2dc in last ch. ch3, turn
Row 2: dc in 1st dc *dc in next 3 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 3 dc, 3dc in next dc* repeat to end. 2dc in top of turning ch.
Repeat row 2, changing colors as desired. I did 19 bands of color (each band is 3 rows) on the gray, gold and white afghan, starting and ending with gray. I did 16 bands of color (each band is 4 rows) on the navy, gray and green version, starting and ending with navy. I like the look of the same color on each end, but you can end with any color you like.
I use worsted weight yarn and a J hook. The navy afghan is Vanna's Choice, and the gold and gray is Red Heart.