Textured Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Today I am going to share with you the pattern that I wrote to make my crochet blanket. The stitch pattern was found on MyPicot – Crochet Textured Wave Stitch. I put together the numbers, wrote the instructions for making the blanket and put a step by step photo tutorial at the end of the pattern to get you through the first three rows. This blanket was very easy and interesting to make. The combination of basic stitches creates a very beautiful textured fabric (see my FO post). This is a perfect project for stash busting, as it allows you to work in multiple colors. I always love to have one simple project in progress that I don’t have to think about too much and can pick up any time during the day when I have a free minute. It is a perfect companion to watch a good movie πŸ™‚

Textured Chevron Crochet Blanket

MATERIALS

Yarn. 100% cotton fingering weight yarn holding three strands together. 3 desired colors (A, B, C) The estimated yardage is approximately 1800-2000.

Notes:

  • I was using fingering weight yarn holding three strands together because it was a stash busting project. Three strands of fingering weight yarn approximately equal to one strand of light worsted weight yarn. The exact yarn weight is not essential in this project as long as you like the fabric that it creates.
  • I used 100% cotton yarn, but you can experiment with different fibers – wool and wool blends, different cotton or acrylic blends.
  • I was using three colors, but you can experiment with what your imagination and stash allows πŸ™‚ The blanket has a very rich texture which makes it perfect for working in solid color. You can choose to change colors every row, every other row or any color sequence you like. Β 
  • See the end of the pattern for the step by step photo tutorial

Crochet hook. 8mm (US – L)

Note: Make sure that you adjust your hook size if needed to achieve the gauge or the fabric that you like.

GAUGE

The exact gauge is not essential in this project. If you like the fabric in you swatch, but the pattern repeat doesn’t exactly match the gauge, you can either add or subtract one-two repeats depending on what size you want your blanket.

I would recommend making a swatch of 37 stitches (multiple of 16 + 5) and crochet 6-8 rows. This way your swatch will have two pattern repeats and you will get an idea of how it works.

1 pattern repeat (16 sts) – 5ΒΌ” (13.5cm)

1 pattern repeat (2 rows) -1ΒΌ” (3 cm)

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: 44.5″ (113 cm) wide x 49.5″ (126 cm) long

Note: These are dimensions of my blanket. You can easily adjust the size of the blanket adding/subtracting rows or stitch repeats.

ABBREVIATIONS/STITCHES

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

FP sc – Front Post single crochet.Β Here is the YouTube video with the tutorial – How To Crochet a Front Post Single Crochet StitchΒ Β or go to the end of the pattern for the photo tutorial

2dc decreasework 1 incomplete dc in each of next 3 sts: yo,Β place hook in the indicated st,Β yo, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loopsΒ (2 loops on the hook); yo, place hook in next st,Β yo, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook);Β yo, place hook in next st,Β yo, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on the hook); yo, pull yarn through all 4 loops for a completed decrease. Go to the end of the pattern for the photo tutorial

4dc decrease –Β work 1 incomplete dc in each of next 5 sts:Β yo,Β place hook in the indicated st,Β yo, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loopsΒ (2 loops on the hook); yo, place hook in next st,Β yo, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook);Β yo, place hook in next st,Β yo, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on the hook); yo, place hook in next st,Β yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through 2 loops (5 loops on the hook); yo, place hook in next st,Β yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through 2 loops (6 loops on the hook); yo, pull yarn through all 6 loops for a completed decrease. Go to the end of the pattern for the photo tutorial

COLOR SEQUENCE

Work 6 rows in A, *work 6 rows in B, work 2 rows in A, work 6 rows in C, work 2 rows in A; rep from * 3 times more; work 6 rows in B, work 6 rows in A.

Note: To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st.

INSTRUCTIONSΒ 

Foundation chain: With A ch 133 (multiple of 16 + 5) = 8 pattern repeats

Row 1 (foundation row): Starting with fourth chain from hook (you skip 3 chains) make 2dc decrease,Β * 1dc in each of next 5ch, 2dc + 2ch + 2dc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 5ch, 4dc dec.; rep from* 6 times more;Β 1dc in each of next 5ch, 2dc + 2ch + 2dc in next ch, 1dc in each of next 5ch, 2dc dec., 1dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Β 2ch, 1 FP sc over decrease st, *1 FP sc over each of next 7 dc below, 2ch, 1 FP sc over each of next 7 dc, 1 FP sc over decrease st; rep from* 7 times more, 1 sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 3 (RS):Β 3ch, 2dc dec. , * 1dc in each of next 5 FP sc, 2dc + 2ch + 2dc in space of 2ch of Row 1, 1dc in each of next 5 FPsc, 4dc dec.; rep from* 6 times more, 1dc in each of next 5 FPsc, 2dc + 2ch + 2dc in space of 2ch of Row 1, 1dc in each of next 5 FPsc, 2dc dec., 1dc in 2nd ch, turn.

Repeat Row two and Row three 39 times more or until the desired length.

Work Row 2 one more time.

FINISHING

Top Border: With A 2ch, 8sc, *sc in space of 2ch of row below, 15sc; rep from * 6 times more,Β sc in space of 2ch of row below, 9sc.

Do NOT turn to the other side.

Continue working sc around the side border: 3sc for each 2 rows.

Lower border: work sc in each st across

Continue working sc around the other side border: 3sc for each 2 rows.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Though MyPicot photo tutorial is great, I felt like a lot of steps were left out. You can choose following MyPicot tutorial or the one that I made. In my tutorial I am working you through the first three rows. Believe me, as soon as you get the idea of these first three rows, the rest will be super easy πŸ™‚ The stitch pattern only looks complicated, but in reality it is just a combination of basic “classic” stitches! In this tutorial I am using two contrasting colors for the demonstration purposes. If you want to see the bigger picture, just open it in the new tab. I tried to be as detailed as possible, if you still have some doubts left leave me a comment and I will explain it.

Photo Tutorial

Row 1 (foundation row): Starting with fourth chain from hook (you skip 3 chains) make 2dc decrease.

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

2dc decrease

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
As you can see, you make incomplete dc in each of three chains until you have 4 loops on your hook (see the step by step stitch explanation in the Abbreviations/Stitches section of the pattern)
Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
Pull yarn through all 4 loops

1dc in each of next 5ch

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

 

2dc + 2ch + 2dc in next ch

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

1dc in each of next 5ch, 4dc dec

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
You make incomplete dc in each of five chains until you have 6 loops on your hook (see the step by step stitch explanation in the Abbreviations/Stitches section of the pattern)
Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
Pull yarn through all 6 loops

Follow the pattern until the end of Row 1. This is what you get at the end. You can see that the zig zag started to form.

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Row 2 (WS): Β 2ch, 1 FP sc over decrease st

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
See the Abbreviations/Stitches section for the link to YouTube video for Front Post single crochet (FP sc) explanation
Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
FP sc over decrease st – step 1
Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
FP sc over decrease st – step 2
Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
FP sc over decrease st – step 3

1 FP sc over each of next 7 dc below

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Work following the pattern. You will get again to FP sc over decrease st. This time it will be a 4dc decrease of the previous row. Work it the same way as the first one

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

This is how it looks like from the opposite (right) row – each stitch is wrapped up with FP sc

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Work Row 2 until the end.

Work Row 3 following the pattern. You will get to the following instructions:Β 2dc + 2ch + 2dc in space of 2ch of Row 1.

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
As you work Row 3, you will get to 2 chain spaces – one is of Row 1 (green one), other is of Row 2 (beige one). Make sure that you work 2dc + 2ch + 2 dc in the space of Row 1 (the green one)
Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
Here how it will look like after you work 2 dc in the space of Row 1

Continue following the pattern

Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
Here you can see how the ridge is being formed
Free Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
This is how it looks like from the back

I really hope you will enjoy this pattern as much as I did.

Happy crocheting!


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19 Comments

  1. I’m not a crocheter, but I love your tutorials–super clear and helpful πŸ™‚ And the blanket is lovely too! Can’t believe we’re moving towards fall!

  2. Beautiful pattern. It must have taken quite some time to write out. Learning to crochet is one of my personal goals. (Although I think I’ll start by making a washcloth, not a blanket.)

    • Thank you, Alexis! Yes, it took me several days, but I really wanted to become more organized with my notes and share my experiments with you! Crochet is a great craft, truly unique! This pattern can be easily adjusted for a washcloth, just make 3-4 pattern repeats, instead of 8. Fell free to send me an email if you have any questions!

  3. Great job! Wonderful and detailed tutorial! Even someone who hasn’t touch a hook before, following your instructions, can crochet this blanket! So, no excuses people!!!!!!

  4. Great tutorial and generous share, thank you!

  5. Wow, how gorgeously chunky – it’s probably sacrilege to say so but it would make a really awesome bath mat wouldn’t it!

    • I carry this blanket everywhere now πŸ™‚ And yes, I would definitely love to have it as a bath mat or as a carpet for the whole floor πŸ™‚

  6. Your blanket looks so squishy and cosy. Nice tutorial, very clear πŸ™‚

  7. Very pretty. I’m working on a ripple blanket at the moment, but I like the textured quality of this one. Will ear mark it for a future project!

  8. Beautiful blanket! I just learned to crochet a few years ago. Need more practice, especially following along with patterns. Yours is so clear and the photo tutorial is wonderful. Thank you so much!

  9. Melanie Gin

    This pattern is so great! It’s a little confusing at first but when I got it I really took off!
    Would you recommend blocking the blanket when finished or leaving as is?

    • Thank you, Melanie! I am glad you enjoyed it! I didn’t block my blanket, I liked what I got at the end as it is. So, it’s really up to you – if you are happy with the fabric that you have, blocking isn’t essential. I hope it helped!

  10. Thank you so much for this! I tried this today but did something wrong (I’m fairly new to crochet), I think I will be successful now because you cleared a few steps up for me. Awesome job πŸ™‚

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