Hellooo! After a two week absence I have returned!! That might be the longest I’ve been away, which is pretty good going. Phew! And I’ve finished my latest crochet blanket! For a relatively small blanket, this one seemed to take forever. I’ve made chevron blankets before but not for a long time. I now know why. Every stitch is so small that the build up is mega slow (yet very much worth it).
It took a good week to get into the flow. Once I could see that the colours were making me happy, I sped up and started to enjoy the rhythm of it. It’s a classic chevron pattern, back loops only. I used this one from Meet me at Mike’s which has step by step photos. I think I did 11 multiples, maybe 12. I thought that would be plenty but it’s actually a lot smaller than I was aiming for. The nature of the stitch meant that there was a concertina effect and it shrunk dramatically. If I stretch it out, it does look bigger and I think that if I give it a wash, it should settle down more.
The border was a bit of a pain. I knew I wanted the blanket to have a border and I also knew that many zigzag blankets don’t have them. Probably for a good reason. When I blogged about my progress Mrs Craft got in touch with me to suggest a tutorial of hers. I dutifully went to investigate, eager for the answer. It was the spark I needed. So, thanks very much Mrs “(crocheted) Caped Crusader” Craft!!
I haven’t followed the tutorial exactly because my chevrons were much smaller but I did use part of the idea. I only needed two rows to straighten the edge. The first row was modelled on the tutorial (all the yellow bits in the above pic are done separately!) but the second row (cloud blue) was filling in with the method I use for ripples (a bit like this one from Little Tin Bird but with longer stitches crocheted together to prevent too much buckling). How I wish I hadn’t doubled back with another row of cloud blue dc’s (US sc’s) over the top of them. It looks so messy and it really doesn’t need to be there. By that time I’d got to this section though, I’d already unpicked a first and really ugly border attempt. I was fed up. I just could not be bothered to do it all again (I’d already gone round with the grey at this point, as I had done the first time too). So if anyone out there fancies having a go, don’t do a second row of blue!
I thought the grey was going to be the final colour but the blanket’s recipient (Youngest boy) came over and told me that he wanted the neon pink. He knew what he was talking about, it looks fabulous. I seriously love it. You know, I think grey would have been nice on its own but now it really pops! (and I don’t use that word lightly- I never ever say “pops”). There isn’t really a pattern for the border, it’s just 2 UK tr (each in their own st, not together like a granny) and ch1. Miss a stitch, 2tr, ch1 etc, twice round. The bobbles/pompoms are from when I did a Touch of Spice blanket nearly a year ago. This time I chained 6 not 7, made my 4trtgr in the 4th ch from hk and chained 2 not 3. Pop over and take a closer look.
Essentially, this was stashbuster. I had so much Stylecraft Special that it needed to be made into something lovely and not stuck alone in the dark cupboard under the stairs anymore. I’m going to say that it was mostly random but there is a pattern repeat: Six rows of one colour, then 3x two rows, four rows of another colour, then 2x two rows, finishing with six rows again. I’ll also tell you the colours because I’m super proud that I remember them all off the top of my head: Fiesta, Grey, Citron, Wisteria, Aspen, Shrimp, Sherbet, Cloud, Kelly, Apricot, Lobelia, Fuschia, Plum, Pistachio.
And I’ve still got enough to make another sort of blanket…because there’s a chance I might have gone out and bought some more… you know, to make up the colours….Soooo…. what next? Granny squares or treble chevrons, maybe a sunburst? I’m torn.
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27 thoughts on “Crazy Crochet Chevron Blanket”
It’s absolutely gorgeous , I don’t know if I could cope with doing rows of dc, tho!
Your little fella got it right with the pop of neon 😉
Probably a good job it was small. I’d tear my hair out if I had to do one the size of a double bed!
Stunning! All of those colors!! It makes me feel happy just looking at it! So cheerful 🙂
It really does lift the spirits!! 😄
This is just gorgeous! That neon pink is perfect to pull the whole design together, your child has taste
Thank you! He does doesn’t he? And he probably hasn’t got a clue!
It looks awesome! Glad my tutorial kind of helped too 😊 I love the colours you’ve used.
Thank you. It really did help! I’d seen a couple of other methods but they didn’t look right. Your one definitely pointed me in the right direction. Thank you. x
It’s good to know the ideas worked and wasn’t just a lucky one off! 😂 x
Tis very, very gorgeous!
Thank you very very much! 🙂
I love the pink edging – it goes so well with your footwear too!
Haha, thank you! I love my slippers. They’re new, my feet are so happy!
It’s awesome! I love the colors and the neon pink was a great add!
Thank you very much! I’m glad the pink is there!
It is so beautiful, your colour combination is so pretty.
Thank you very much! Glad you like it. 🙂
This looks amazing! I love that it looks random but there is a cheeky pattern repeat in there. Gorgeous colours and well done on the pink border, it’s perfect xx
It is Beautiful!
Thank you! I’m so glad you like it! x
Your youngest knows his colours! Maybe you should offer him a job as a consultant 😀 This looks great, it’s like a bit of summer landed already!
Thanks! I’ll tell him that!!
What,s brand yarn did you use and where did you buy them, it,s really hard to fing all colors in store, if I can buy all colors ,I will copy it. Thanh you!
Hello Gloria! All the information is in the blog post. I’ve listed all the colours etc. Hope you enjoy making it! ☺️