Are you tired of browsing through endless crochet patterns, searching for the perfect cozy blanket to keep you warm during those movie nights? Look no further!
The crochet chevron blanket is the ultimate cozy companion, and the best part?
It’s a free, easy pattern that’s completely customizable for all your snuggle needs. With 15 different sizes and endless color possibilities, you’ll be able to create a masterpiece that’s totally yours.
It’s natural to feel intimidated by the idea of crocheting a chevron pattern, but you’re not alone in that. I remember feeling the same way, hesitant and unsure, thinking it was too complicated to attempt.
But once I conquered my fears and dived into the world of chevrons, I found it surprisingly manageable and rewarding. Not only did I successfully crochet a chevron blanket, but I also created a pattern with 15 different sizes to cater to everyone’s needs.
So stick with us as we unveil the ultimate Crochet Chevron Blanket Pattern, complete with 15 different size options to suit every need. Let’s dive in!
The Design and Inspiration behind the “Sofia” -Crochet Chevron Blanket
- Moving to a new apartment
Moving to a new apartment can feel like stepping into a fresh chapter of your life, right? It’s a chance to reinvent your space and create a cozy haven that’s uniquely yours.
- The need for a cozy and warm blanket
As an expat in a foreign country living far away from my family, it’s more than just a practical item; it’s a symbol of solace and a reminder of the tender moments shared with loved ones.
- The search for the perfect stitch
Finding the perfect stitch is like searching for your soulmate; it requires patience and determination. It’s about discovering the one that sings to your heart and adds that magical touch to your creation. After exploring various options, the half-double crochet (hdc) stitch emerged as the winner.
Well, the half-double crochet stitch creates a beautiful texture and thickness, making it the ideal choice for a snuggly blanket.
So, I adapted the chevron pattern to incorporate the hdc stitch, breathing new life into the design.
A visually stunning and tactile pattern that’s easy to follow and perfect for all crochet enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced ones.
What is the best yarn for a Chevron crochet blanket?
Choosing the Perfect Yarn
The right yarn can make all the difference in your blanket’s texture, appearance, and longevity. Consider these factors when selecting your yarn:
- Fiber content: Choose a fiber that suits your needs, whether it’s softness, warmth, or durability. Popular options include acrylic, wool, and cotton.
- Weight: Lighter-weight yarns create a delicate and airy blanket, while heavier weights yield a thicker, cozier result.
How to choose a color palette for a chevron blanket?
- Family-inspired: Choose colors that represent your family members, their favorite hues, or shades that remind you of cherished moments.
- Nature-inspired: Take inspiration from the natural world, incorporating the colors of the seasons, landscapes, or flora and fauna.
- Mood-inspired: Pick colors that evoke specific emotions or feelings, like tranquility, joy, or warmth.
- Suitable as a scrapghan or for using up leftover yarn.
- Do you have a stash of leftover yarn that’s begging to be transformed into something beautiful? The “Sofia” Chevron Blanket is the perfect canvas for your colorful scraps. The pattern lends itself effortlessly to a scrapghan, allowing you to breathe new life into those leftovers and create a one-of-a-kind blanket.
Why did I choose Lion Brand Wool & Ease yarn?
- The warmth and coziness of the blend
Imagine wrapping yourself in a blend of warmth and comfort that feels like a gentle caress on your skin. That’s what the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn offers. Made from a mix of acrylic and wool, it provides the perfect balance of warmth, coziness, and durability, making it an excellent choice for the Crochet Chevron Blanket.
- The variety of colors available
Who doesn’t love a burst of colors to brighten up their day? The Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn boasts a vibrant palette that caters to every taste and mood. With so many color options, you can unleash your creativity.
- A quick and easy project
The beauty of the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn is that it works up quickly with a 6 mm crochet hook, making the “Sofia” Chevron Blanket an enjoyable and breezy project. You’ll be wrapped up in your cozy blanket in no time!
How many chains do you need to crochet a Chevron blanket?
15 different sizes for all needs
One size doesn’t fit all, and the “Sofia” Chevron Blanket understands that. Offering 15 different sizes, this pattern caters to everyone. Whether you’re crafting a love-infused baby blanket or a luxurious king-sized throw, the “Sofia” Chevron Blanket has you covered.
- Lovey size blanket
- Security size blanket
- Preemie size blanket
- Craddle size blanket
- Stroller size blanket
- Receiving size blanket
- Toddler size blanket
- Swaddle size blanket
- Crib size blanket
- Lapghan size blanket
- Small throw-size blanket
- Large throw-size blanket
- Twin size blanket
- Queen size blanket
- King size blanket
Adding tassels for a boho chic look
Looking to add a touch of boho chic to your space? The “Sofia” Chevron Blanket has you covered there, too. With a few simple tassels, you can effortlessly elevate your blanket to a whole new level of style and sophistication. It’s amazing how a little flair can go a long way, isn’t it?
You can find written instructions with a photo tutorial and video tutorial on – making the tassels with cardboard at home here .
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- Worsted weight yarn(I used Lion Brand Wool&Ease yarn in these colors: Grey Heather- 2 balls, Canyon Sunset – 2 balls, Thrush- 2 balls, Koi – 2 balls, Flint – 2 balls, Natural Heather – 3 balls, Oxford Grey – 1 ball = 14 balls in total.
- 6 mm crochet hook / US hook size J
- Tapestry needle
- Pair of scissors
- Cardboard 10 x 5 cm for tassels
Hdc-half double crochet
Hdc2tog- half double crochet two together
Hdc2tog( 2 chs skipped in between )- half double crochet two together with 2 chs skipped in between
Hdc2tog( 1 st skipped in between )- half double crochet two together with 1 stitch skipped in between
* or * repeat whatever follows the * or *
Trng ch- turning chain
Working in 3RD loop of HDC- When we make regular hdc stitch, we have the usual front loop and back loop of the stitch , but we also have 1 more additional stitch behind the regulars, and this is our 3rd st in which we will be working. You can check the photo and video tutorial in the post below for a better understanding.
HDC2TOG – ( sk 2 chs in between ) – Yarn over, insert your hook in the ch indicated, yarn over pull through,3 loops on the hook, yarn over, sk 2 chs, insert your hook in next ch, yarn over and pull through, 5 loops on the hook, yarn over pull through all the loops
HDC2TOG – ( sk 1 st in between ) – Yarn over, insert your hook in the st indicated, yarn over pull through,3 loops on the hook, yarn over, sk 1 st, insert your hook in next ch, yarn over and pull through, 5 loops on the hook, yarn over pull through all the loops
HDC2TOG – Yarn over, insert your hook in the st indicated, yarn over pull through,3 loops on the hook, yarn over, insert your hook in next st, yarn over and pull through, 5 loops on the hook, yarn over pull through all the loops.
- The pattern is worked back and forth in rows.
- The pattern is written in US Crochet Terminology
- The pattern is pretty easy and is one row repeat. The trick here is that we will work the whole pattern in the 3rd loop of hdc stitch that we have made in prev row. Usually, 3rd loop of hdc is at the back of the stitch, but this time it will be in the front of your row as we are working in rows and turning our work after each row. See the picture below.
- The gauge swatch I made for this blanket is not 10 cm x 10 cm = 4’’ x 4’’. For a better and more accurate result, I did it with two pattern repeats. I suggest you do the same. My final gauge measures 24 cm x 23 cm by 44 sts x 18 rows.
- To get the final size measurements of the blanket sizes included, I added extra eight sts, equal to a half repeat of one full chevron repeat.
- The stitch is not so elastic, which is the main reason to add half repeat to it. Each size has positive ease around 2-5 cm.
- In each included table, you will find information on how many chains you need to crochet a zig-zag/chevron blanket, 15 blanket sizes, and how many repeats you need to finish the blanket.
- Because each size has different row repeats, you will find a color table for each row for the size I did, which is a Small Throw. This blanket is perfect as a Scrapghan, and you can mix and match all the eight colors I used. They are in perfect combination together.
- The written instructions are for size Small Throw.
- Ch3 counts as a stitch throughout the pattern.
Pattern itself :
Row 1: Ch 243, hdc in 4th ch from hook * hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog ( sk 2 chs in between ), hdc in next 8 chs, 3hdc in next ch * rep till last 8 chs, hdc in next 7 chs, 2hdc in the last ch.
Work in the 3rd loop only here and throughout the pattern repeats.
Row 2: Ch3, ( count as a st ), hd2tog, hdc in next 7 sts, 3hdc in next st, * hdc in next 8 sts, hd2tog ( sk 1 st in between ) hdc in next 8 sts, 3hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog ( sk 1 sts in between ) * rep till last 9 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc on top of trch3.
Row 3: Ch3, hdc in base of initial ch3, * hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog ( skip 1 sts in between ), hdc in next 8 sts, 3hdc in next st * rep till last 10 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog ( make it in the last st and on top of trch3 )
Row 4: Ch3, hdc2tog. Hdc in next 7 sts, 3hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog ( sk 1 st in between ) * hdc in next 8 sts, 3hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog ( sk 1 st in between ) * rep till last 9 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdc on top of trch3.
Repeat rows 3 – 4, 61 more times for small throw size and indicated times for the size you choose.
Refer to Table 1 to choose your size and to see the final measurements, which are given in inches and cm
Refer to Table 2 to see how many chains you must start your size and how many times you must repeat rows 3-4.
Refer to table 3 to see how many meters and how many yarn balls you will need for the size you choose.
Refer to Table 4 to see color changes for each row. The color changes are for small-size throw blanket.
Table 1 Final Measurements per Size
10” x 10’’
25 cm x 25 cm
40’’ x 40’’
100 cm x 100 cm
52’’ x 60’’
132 cm x 152 cm
14’’ x 17’’
35 cm x 45 cm
42’’ x 52’’
105 cm x 130 cm
60’’ x 72’’
152 cm x 182 cm
20’’ x 20’’
50 cm x 50 cm
47’’ x 47’’
120 cm x 120 cm
60’’ x 85’’
150 cm x 215 cm
20’’ x 32’’
50 cm x 80 cm
36’’ x 54’’
90 cm x 140 cm
90’’ x 90’’
230 cm x 230 cm
30’’ x 35’’
75 cm x 90 cm
40’’ x 48’’
100 cm x 120 cm
96’’ x 90’’
250 cm x 230 cm
Table 2. Needed chs to start and needed row repeats per size
Chs to start
Chs to start
Chs to start
Table 3 Needed Quantities per Size
Yarn Balls Needed
Yarn Meters Needed
Yarn Balls Needed
Yarn Meters Needed
Yarn Balls Needed
Yarn Meters Needed
Table 4 – Color Changes per rows
Video tutorial on how to crochet zig zag/chevron blanket
IF YOU PREFER VIDEO TUTORIAL INSTEAD OF WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS I GOT YOU COVERED. WATCH BEGINNER FRIENDLY TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE THE CHEVRON BLANKET SOFIA HERE
Troubleshooting: Common Issues and Solutions for Crochet Chevron Blanket
You might be thinking, “What if I can’t get the pattern right? What if my blanket ends up a wonky mess?” But here’s the thing: you’re not alone in those feelings, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
A. Uneven edges: If you find that your blanket’s edges are uneven or slanted, it may be due to inconsistencies in your stitch count. Make sure to count your stitches at the end of each row to ensure accuracy. If necessary, use stitch markers to help keep track of your starting and ending points.
B. Gaps or holes in the fabric: Gaps or holes in your blanket may be caused by loose tension or skipping stitches. Focus on maintaining consistent tension throughout your project, and double-check your work to ensure you haven’t skipped any stitches. If you do find a skipped stitch, unravel your work to the mistake and correct it before continuing.
PRO TIP: If you do find a skipped stitch, unravel your work to the mistake and correct it before continuing. It’s better to lose 2 min in stitch counting to find the mistake instead of frogging when you are too far in your project.
C. Wavy or rippled fabric: If your Chevron Blanket appears wavy or rippled, it may be due to inconsistencies in your stitch height or tension. Ensure that you are using the correct stitch height (in this case, hdc) and practice maintaining consistent tension. If the issue persists, try adjusting your hook size to see if that improves the overall appearance of your blanket.
D. Difficulty with color changes: Struggling with color changes can lead to uneven stripes or visible joins in your blanket. Solution: To achieve clean, seamless color changes, complete the final yarn over of the last stitch in your current color with the new color. This will create a smooth transition between colors and ensure that your stripes look crisp and professional.
E. Misaligned chevron pattern: If your chevron pattern appears misaligned, it’s likely due to incorrect stitch placement. Carefully review the pattern instructions to ensure you are placing your stitches in the correct places. If needed, use stitch markers to help you visualize the pattern and keep track of your progress. Practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a bit of time to master the chevron design.
F. Difficulty maintaining pattern while adjusting size: Remember to adjust your stitch count in multiples of the pattern repeat, as mentioned in the pattern instructions and size tables provided. This will ensure that the chevron design remains consistent, regardless of the size of your blanket.
By addressing these common issues and applying the provided solutions, you can overcome any obstacles that may arise during your “Sofia” Chevron Blanket project. With patience, practice, and a little troubleshooting know-how, you’ll soon be on your way to creating a stunning, cozy masterpiece that reflects your unique creativity and passion for crochet.
Now’s the time to pick up your crochet hook, gather your favorite colors, and let your creativity shine. Together, let’s conquer those chevron fears and create something truly amazing. Ready? Set? Let’s crochet!