How To: Chevron Crochet

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hello There!

I have never done a "How To" before, so here goes nothin'!! :)



I recently started making a chevron crochet blanket! I got a lot of compliments, so I thought I would show my pattern for it! 

After struggling to follow a couple of other patterns and video tutorials, I figured it out on my own, here's how!

To make your blanket, you will need:

2 (or more!) colors of yarn, and a size H/8 crochet hook.





With your first color, chain stitch how wide you want your blanket. You need to work in multiples of 49 then on your last round of 49, add one more!  When I made my blanket, I did 49 chain stitches over and over until I reached the width I wanted and then added one more stitch! The reason being is because you will skip a stitch when you get to the end of the pattern!


Once your blanket is as wide as you want it, (Remember to count in multiples of 49 plus one at the end or you will end up with an unfinished "chevron" at the end of your blanket!), skip the stitch closest to your crochet hook, and single crochet the next 11 stitches.








Then single crochet 3 times in the 12th stitch. This will create the upward point of your chevron.




After you single crochet 3 times in the 12th stitch, continue a single crochet in the next 11 stitches. This will get you to the end of your first "chevron".




To create the downward point of your chevron, skip the next two stitches and single crochet 11 more stitches.




Repeat those steps until you get to the very last 2 stitches in your chain.
At this point, you will skip one chain stitch, single crochet into the last stitch.




To move to your next row, make one chain stitch, and turn your work around.



Repeat this pattern for 10 rows of your first color.



Change colors (follow this How To!) and repeat until you reach your desired length! Then you will have a beautiful chevron blanket!


I hope this all made sense! If you have any questions, write them in the comments!

Here's a condensed version of the pattern:

Crochet width of blanket, working in multiples of 49 plus one extra at the end.
Skip the first stitch, and single crochet the next 11 stitches.
3 single crochets into the 12th stitch. (upward point)
Single crochet the next 11 stitches.
Skip 2 stitches and single crochet the next 11 stitches. (downward point)
Repeat until the last 2 stitches of your chain.
Skip 1 stitch, single crochet the last stitch, add one chain stitch.
Repeat for 10 rows with each color.

******IMPORTANT!  If you get to the end of your first row, and you find that you don't have 11 stitches left, you probably miss counted along the way. No big deal! Just finish the stitches you have, skipping one (if you only have 8 stitches at the end, stitch the 7th stitch and single crochet the 8th and chain one). It won't be too noticeable, your last chevron will just be slightly shorter than the others, but you can hardly tell! (I'm speaking from experience, some of my blankets have been an exact 11 stitches at the end, others I've had only 7 or 8! Like I said, not the end of the world!)

Loves,

Tayler










14 comments:

  1. This looks so easy! Thanks for sharing! I think I might try to make a pillow, so I may alter your pattern a little bit, but I am so glad for the simple pattern to get the idea of HOW to do a chevron in the first place!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good luck with your pillow! Sounds way cute! I'm glad you found this helpful!

      Delete
  2. This has to be the easiest chevron I have seen. Its so easy to follow in language I understand! THANKS!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! Thank you! I'm glad you found it easy to follow! That's why I wanted to make a how to, because I have the hardest time understanding the advanced "crochet language!" Glad you found it helpful!

      Delete
  3. Can you tell me why you skip a stitch at the end of the row and then single crochet into the last stitch? I've seen it in a similar pattern but I can't figure out why. I'm sure there's a reason, but I'm a beginner and haven't started on my chevron blanket, yet, so I haven't answered my own question yet either. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. OH! Thank you so much! I've been looking at chevron patterns for 2 days trying to find one that is not complicated so I can start and finish a blanket quickly! YOURS is IT!
    I'm not a beginner by any means, but certainly not an expert either.
    Thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ok, once I finish the first row, I chain one then turn.... Now what? If I count 11 stitches I'm not even with the first 3 in one. If I skip a stitch, in still not even. My first row added up perfectly... Please help. I love this pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  6. You have written one of the best tutorials on this style pattern yet! I love how straightforward your directions are, and your images support it perfectly. I hate, hate, haaaaaaaate video tutorials, and I'm looking forward to more posts like this from you as I learn!

    Thank you so much :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. Im having the same issue as Jennifer, please help.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Karrie! Thanks for the comment! Are you skipping the second to last stitch at the end of your row?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm the same way. It's not adding up. I even skip the stitch at the end. I love the pattern but can't figure it out

      Delete
  9. Okay good, I am getting so frustrated. By the thrid row its all messed up withy the count.

    ReplyDelete
  10. So I, glad others are having the same issue.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What type of yarn do you use and how much of it?

    ReplyDelete

 
FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATE BY DESIGNER BLOGS