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Easy Chevron Pattern Baby Blanket (Simple Knit)

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This blog post features an easy chevron pattern baby blanket that is a simple knit.

This blanket has been made in medium-weight yarn (worsted) and with 5 mm (US 8) knitting needles to create a 33″ x 33″ square.

This beautiful baby blanket would make the perfect gift for a new mom.

Please scroll down to view the free pattern, or grab the ad-free printable pattern PDF in my shop here.

Easy chevron pattern baby blanket

Chevron Baby Blanket Pattern

Skill Level – Easy Pattern (A great pattern for advanced beginners)

Notes

Create a cozy chevron baby blanket using a simple stitch repeat and color changes.

This blanket is knitted in baby yarn (any baby worsted in the fiber you choose – wool, cotton, or acrylic).

This chevron stitch blanket would make a wonderful baby shower gift in any color for a baby girl or baby boy.

Video tutorials can be found on my YouTube channel.

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Chevron baby blanket

Size Information

Gauge

  • 16 stitches, 22 rows to 4×4 inches/10×10 cm in pattern.

Measurements/Sizes

  • Length = 33 inches/84 cm
  • Width of the blanket = 33 inches/84 cm
  • Finished blanket size = Newborn blanket
  • Perfect size crib blanket or car seat blanket.

This pattern is worked in multiples of 14 + 16 + 12 edge stitches.

168 – 12 edge stitches in garter stitch = 156.

156 – 16 edge stitches in chevron pattern = 140

140 / 14 = 10.

The supplies you need…

Yarn

  • Yarn weight – Medium 04 (any Aran/Worsted/10 Ply yarn)
  • Yarn A – x 1
  • Yarn B – x 1
  • Yarn C – x 1
  • Yarn D – x 1
  • Each skein is 100 grams/240 meters/262 yds/3.5 oz.
  • Total yards needed for the blanket = 1,048 yards.
  • Yarn weight – Medium 04 (any Aran/Worsted/10 Ply yarn)
  • Yarn used – Alize Baby Best/Anti Pilling

You could use scrap yarn for this project from your yarn stash (with a color change) and experiment with yarn weights; for example, use a dk weight yarn, worsted weight yarn, an aran weight yarn, or a bulky yarn.

Type of yarn: I used a budget-friendly worsted weight baby yarn that is 100% anti-pilling acrylic.

Different Yarn Suggestion: You could use a self-striping yarn, a cotton yarn, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran, Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran, Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran 10 Ball Color Pack, or any other yarn that you find to be suitable.

Needle Size

Notions

Chevron baby blanket pattern

Abbreviations

  • CO – Cast on
  • Approx – Approximately
  • Beg – Beginning
  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit the next two stitches together; a right-slanting, single-stitch decrease (Video tutorial)
  • KFB – Knit one front and back; a single-stitch increase (Video tutorial)
  • P – Purl
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • SSK – Slip, slip, knit these two stitches together; a left-slanting, single-stitch decrease (Video tutorial)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • WS – Wrong side

Visual learners may appreciate this video tutorial – Chevron Sea Glass Shawl.

And how to change yarn in knitting.

Knitted chevron pattern close up

Easy Chevron Pattern Baby Blanket

Yarn Color Guide 

  • Yarn A – Green
  • Yarn B – Light Blue
  • Yarn C – Aqua
  • Yarn D – Light Green

Pattern Instructions

  • With Yarn A – CO 168 sts
  • K6 rows in garter stitch (every row knit).
  • Row 1 – (WS) K6, PM, Purl to last 6 sts, PM, K6.
  • Row 2 – (RS) K6, SM, K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 8 sts, KFB, K1, SM, K6.
  • The last 2 rows set the pattern repeat.
  • Work in the pattern for 10 more rows.
  • Change to Yarn B
  • Row 13 – K6, SM, Purl to last 6 sts, SM, K6.
  • Row 14 – K6, SM, K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 8 sts, KFB, K1, SM, K6.
  • Work in the pattern for 10 more rows.
  • Change to Yarn C
  • Row 25 – K6, SM, Purl to last 6 sts, SM, K6.
  • Row 26 – K6, SM, K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 8 sts, KFB, K1, SM, K6.
  • Work in the pattern for 10 more rows.
  • Change to Yarn D
  • Row 37 – K6, SM, Purl to last 6 sts, SM, K6.
  • Row 38 – K6, SM, K1, KFB, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4, *KFB twice, K4, SSK, K2tog, K4 – rep from * to last 8 sts, KFB, K1, SM, K6.
  • Work in the pattern for 10 more rows.

Rep the chevron stripe pattern from Yarn A to Yarn D twice and Yarn A once more. (The chevron blanket should measure around 32 inches)

Knit 6 rows in Yarn A.

Cast off.

Weave in all loose ends.

Block if necessary.

Chevron pattern

Grab Your Baby Blanket Printable PDF Pattern Here

How Much Yarn For A Chevron Baby Blanket?

To estimate the amount of yarn needed for a Chevron baby blanket, you’ll need to consider a few factors: the size of the blanket, the weight of the yarn, and your specific stitch pattern.

However, here’s a general guideline for a typical baby blanket:

Size: Baby blankets are usually around 30 x 40 inches (76 x 102 cm).

Yarn Weight: Most baby blankets are made with medium weight (worsted) yarn, but you can also use lightweight (DK) or bulky yarn depending on the desired finish.

Yarn Amount:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (Medium): You’ll typically need around 900-1200 yards (825-1100 meters).
  • Lightweight Yarn (DK): You’ll need approximately 1200-1500 yards (1100-1370 meters).
  • Bulky Yarn: You’ll need around 700-900 yards (640-825 meters).

Always check your specific pattern for exact yarn requirements, as stitch patterns and tension can affect the amount of yarn needed.

It’s also a good idea to buy a little extra yarn to ensure you have enough to complete your project.

Chevron blanket and baby hat
View the hat pattern here – How To Knit A Baby Hat With Straight Needles

What Is The Difference Between Chevron And Ripple?

The terms “chevron” and “ripple” are often used interchangeably in the context of crochet and knitting patterns, but they do have subtle differences:

Chevron Pattern

  • Shape: Chevron patterns are characterized by a distinct V-shaped or zigzag design.
  • Structure: The peaks (upward points) and valleys (downward points) are sharp and well-defined, creating a clear geometric pattern.
  • Uses: Commonly used in a variety of projects including blankets, scarves, and garments to add a striking visual element.

Ripple Pattern

  • Shape: Ripple patterns also create a wavy effect but the waves are generally more rounded and less angular compared to chevron patterns.
  • Structure: The pattern flows more gently, with smoother transitions between the peaks and valleys.
  • Uses: Frequently used in blankets, afghans, and other cozy projects where a softer, more fluid appearance is desired.

Key Differences

  • Appearance: Chevron patterns are more angular with sharper points, while ripple patterns have a softer, more undulating look.
  • Design: Chevrons have distinct points that create a zigzag effect, whereas ripples produce a continuous wave-like effect.
  • Application: Both can be used in similar types of projects, but the choice between them often depends on the desired aesthetic and texture of the finished item.

Both patterns add beautiful texture and movement to your projects, so choosing between them depends on your personal preference and the specific look you’re aiming to achieve.

Related Post – A different project with a classic look in worsted cotton that also features a simple chevron stitch – The Sea Glass Shawl Knitting Pattern

chevron pattern knitted

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4 Comments

  1. love knitting chevron, are you able to tell me what is the multily plus edge.. my yarn is bigger and i feel thet 168 st will be a very big blanket

    1. Hello Sylvie,

      This pattern is worked in multiples of 14 + 16 + 12 edge stitches.

      168 – 12 edge stitches in garter stitch = 156.

      156 – 16 edge stitches in chevron pattern = 140

      140 / 14 = 10.

      I hope that helps,

      Louise

  2. Where it says to “KFB twice,” should I KFB into the same stitch two times, or KFB in the next two stitches? Please and thanks. 🙂

    1. Hello Genine,

      You should KFB into the next two stitches – NOT in the same stitch twice.

      I hope that helps!

      Louise