When I first started figuring out how to crochet, I was in a textiles class at Carlow sort of faking my way through various projects without actually figuring out what I was doing. After college, I decided to sit and watch 8 million you tube videos to learn the specifics of crochet and how to properly do the basic stitches necessary in so many projects I had pinned to my favorite “Crochet Projects To Try” inspiration board on pinterest. This pattern was born from my love of chevron, coupled with many, many other tutorials and “patterns” that for various reasons weren’t working for me. Some of those reasons including requiring stitches that I didn’t know how to do or couldn’t quite understand how to complete.
My pattern uses a simple chain, double crochet, and very simply explained double and triple increase and decrease. I hope you give it a try- the end result is a lovely chevron blanket that is super cute and snuggly as well as functional.
Just look at how thick and chunky this blanket turns out to be:
While I created a baby/crib/lap size blanket, the pattern does explain how to increase or decrease the size based on what you need it for or who you are gifting it to 🙂
Here is the listing link: Large Stripe Crochet Chevron Color Block Blanket Pattern.
I’m giving this blanket away along with some other treasures in an instagram-specific giveaway that starts today and ends next week- find me @sweetersidemom.
And just for fun…the blanket that started it all!
If you make one, I’d love to see and share the finished product! Tag me on instagram (@sweetersidemom) or share it to my Facebook page!