I absolutely love making cute things for babies. As soon as I hear a friend or family member is pregnant I immediately start planning what I am going to make for them. This past weekend I attended a friends baby shower and gave her this super soft chevron baby blanket.
I first crocheted a chevron blanket last year for my nephew in teal, white and grey.
I made it using double crochet which I am not a fan of as it’s such a small stitch and seems to take forever to grow in size.
Since making it I played around with a treble stitch pattern and that’s what I went for with this recent blanket.
In addition to the blanket I found a super cute Mummy and Baby cup set that matched the colours of my blanket that I gave to my friend as well.
If you’re wanting to make one of your own the instructions are below using UK crochet terms and I feel it would be suitable for a beginner. Finished size was 120cm (W) x 112cm (L)
- 4.25mm Crochet hook
- 2 balls each of grey (A), white (B) and yellow (C) acrylic 8ply (Double knit)
- Yarn needle
Treble 2 stitches together: Begin like a regular treble, yarn over the hook and insert the hook into the 1st stitch, yarn over and come out of stitch giving you three loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops leaving 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and insert the hook into the 2nd stitch, yarn over and come out of the stitch giving you 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and draw through the remaining 3 loops on the hook.
Foundation: With A tie a slip knot and chain (ch) 201, turn. The width of the blanket can be increased in multiples of 33 ch, each additional 33 ch will add an extra peak to the zig zags.
Row 1: Treble (tr) the 4th and 5th ch from the hook together (see special stitch explanation above), tr 13, 3 tr in next ch, tr 14, tr 2 together (tr2tog), *tr2tog, tr 14, 3tr in next ch, tr 14, tr2tog, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2-10: ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), tr2tog, tr 13, 3 tr in next stitch (st), tr 14, tr2tog, *tr2tog, tr 14, 3tr in next st, tr 14, tr2tog, repeat from * to end of row.
Carry on making 10 rows of Row 2 in B and C, then continue cycling through the colours until you reach the desired size. For my blanket size I made 3 repeats of the 3 colours.
Weave in your ends and you’re all done. My blanket didn’t require blocking; unlike the double crochet version I made last year the ends didn’t curl up. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments section below.