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. As simple and elegant as it may look, these crochet chevron patterns can be deceiving 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.
Even if you’re just learning how to crochet a blanket, you can handle this pattern with easy crochet stitches. Combine that with thick and bulky yarn, 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 whatever size suits you best. I’ve provided you with the crochet stitch multiple below so you can make this blanket in any size.
Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terminology
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
- Hook: Size N 8.0mm
- Yarn: Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn – 4 balls – Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Seafoam x 2 (Color A – 400 yds), Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in White x 1 (Color B – 120 yds), Bernat Blanket Yarn in Dark Grey x 1 (Color C – 40 yds)
- Darning needle and scissors
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- dc = double crochet
- BLdc = Back Loop double crochet
FINISHED SIZE: 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, add accordingly.
With color A, chain 80 + 3.
Row 1: 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 the 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
Fasten off, and weave ends.
To make fringe, 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.
Looking for more great crochet blanket patterns? Check out my post 25 Free Crochet Afghan Patterns.