Easy Weekend Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

by Jamey
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Easy Weekend Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

The chevron crochet blanket, often called the ripple crochet blanket, is one of the classic crochet patterns that most crocheters love to do. A crochet chevron blanket pattern consists of peaks and valleys. As simple and elegant as it may look, these crochet chevron patterns can be deceivingly challenging.

Luckily after lots of trial and error (trust me, I’ve frogged more chevron blankets than I care to admit) I’ve managed to come up with a very easy chevron stitch pattern that’s a perfect beginner crochet pattern. This throw blanket is a really fun pattern to work up without all the stress.

How Do You Crochet a Chevron Blanket for Beginners?

There are many different ways to crochet chevrons but even if you’re just learning how to crochet a blanket, you can handle this free pattern with easy crochet stitches. The chevron crochet pattern is created by an inverted “v” shaped pattern (not a v-stitch to be clear) that gives you the “zigzag” effect. Crocheting the stitch in the back loop only (back look double crochet stitch) helps to give the zig zag pattern a ribbed appearance. The decrease is often the tricky part of these stitch patterns but it’s really easy to do in this chevron afghan. The more you practice this easy chevron pattern, the more fun it gets.

Combine that with thick and bulky Bernat Baby Blanket yarn (paired with a size N / 8.0 mm hook), you’ll be able to start and finish this ripple afghan pattern in the same weekend.

This pattern uses the simple double crochet stitch. The only semi-challenging aspect (and I’m being generous calling it semi-challenging) is to crochet a double crochet into the back loop – which is essentially just a double crochet stitch with a slightly different placement. Trust me, you can do this!

The zig-zag crochet pattern is finished off with a cute little fringe on each edge of the chevron blanket. I’ve made this blanket in a lapghan blanket size but you can make this double crochet ripple afghan pattern in whatever different size suits you best. I’ve provided you with the crochet stitch multiple below so you can make this blanket in any size – even an adorable chevron baby blanket. Alright, let’s get to this crochet afghan pattern now.

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Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

This free chevron crochet pattern is written in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: Easy – Beginner Crochet Blanket

MATERIALS:

  • Crochet Hook: Size N 8.0 mm hook
  • Yarn: Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn (acrylic yarn works well for this) – 4 balls – Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Seafoam x 2 (Color A – 400 yds), in White x 1 (Color B – 120 yds), in Dark Grey x 1 (Color C – 40 yds)
  • Yarn needle and scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • BLdc = Back Loop double crochet

FINISHED SIZE: the finished blanket measures 35” x 47”

PATTERN NOTES: Pattern made in multiples of 10 + 3. Each multiple of 10 is approx. 4.5” wide so if you want a wider blanket or baby blanket size, add accordingly. Gauge isn’t necessary for this pattern. 

PLEASE NOTE: THE PAID PDF VERSION OF THIS PATTERN COMES WITH A FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL THAT WALKS YOU THROUGH THE STEPS TO MAKE THIS BLANKET. CLICK HERE FOR THE PAID VERSION.

BLANKET WRITTEN PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

For the starting chain, with color A, chain 80 + 3.

Row 1:  For the first stitch 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (which counts as a dc), then dc in next 3 ch, *skip 2 ch, 1 dc in the next 4 ch, ch 2, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch, rep from* to last 6 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, 2 dc in the last ch, ch3 (counts as a dc), turn.

Row 2: 1 BLdc in the stitch at the base of chain 3, 1 BLdc in each of the next 3 dc, *skip 2 dc, 1 BLdc in each of the next 3 dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in ch 2 space, 1 BLdc in next 3 dc; rep from * to last 6 stitches, skip 2 dc, 1 BLdc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in 3rd of chain 3, ch 3, turn.

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2

Row 6-7: Change to yarn color B. Repeat Row 2

Row 8: Change to yarn color C. Repeat Row 2

Repeat Row 2 until you reach the desired length. Color changes: 5 rows of color A, 2 rows of color B and 1 row of color C

At the end of the last row of the blanket, fasten off at the end of the last stitch, and weave the ends.

To make the fringe tassels, cut lengths of color A & B yarn in 14” strips, fold in half and attach by creating knots in the hole sections of the blanket edges as well as the 4 corners.

So, don’t you love this classic chevron pattern? So many color combination possibilities and you can easily change yarn colors to coordinate with the design of your room decor. This afghan is totally customizable – you can change the size of the blanket and make it a larger blanket or if you’re looking for something slightly less challenging, make it an easy crochet baby blanket that you whip through quickly.

Looking for more great crochet blanket patterns? Check out my post 30 Free Crochet Afghan Patterns. Or perhaps a baby blanket is more your style? Visit my Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns post.

One more thing that I wanted to mention before I go. As you know, making blankets is perfect for beginners who want to practice a variety of stitches and techniques. If you’re still learning to crochet or looking to take your skills to the next level, I highly recommend these great foundational videos to help you develop your skills quickly and easily, visit the Crochet Fundamentals professionally filmed classes.

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