Friday, February 22, 2013

Chevron-ish Baby Blanket

This is my favorite baby blanket pattern... for the moment.  It is super easy (so my brain doesn't hurt) and super fast (so I can actually finish it).  It looks modern, not like your grandma made it (not necessarily a bad thing, just not what I normally go for). 

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!

Here is the pattern I follow:

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

ch 123
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.


  1. I have wanted to try one of these and you are inspiring me to do it. Loved the colors etc. I hope it turns out

  2. I really like your blankets. Could you tell me how big they are?

  3. Yes, how big are they and how much yarn per color.

  4. I have a question, and it may be silly so I apologize in advance. But when you are on round one and you have gotten to the last "3dch in next ch" are we doing 3 double crochets in the next chain or a treble crochet? Again I apologize if that is a silly question. I love you pattern and can't wait to finish it.

  5. Do you know the multiple for this pattern to make any size?