Easy Double Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket Pattern

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In this blog post, you will see an easy double crochet chevron baby blanket and view a free and easy beginner pattern.

Create a simple chevron pattern using double crochet stitches in DK yarn (light worsted) and a (US G-6) 4 mm hook to create a 30″ x 30″ square.

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

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

Easy Double Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket Pattern

Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Skill Level – Basic (A simple pattern for a new crocheter)

Make a cozy chevron baby blanket that is created using basic crochet stitches.

Notes

The Easy Double Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket is a charming and beginner-friendly project that is perfect for welcoming a new baby.

This blanket features a classic chevron or zigzag pattern, created using simple double crochet stitches.

The alternating peaks and valleys of the chevron design add a touch of texture and visual interest, while the repetitive stitch pattern makes it an easy and relaxing crochet project.

This blanket can be made in any color combination, making it a versatile and personalized gift.

The soft, cozy texture ensures it will be a cherished item for snuggling and comfort.

Suitable for all skill levels, this blanket is a great way to practice and showcase your crocheting skills.

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View the pattern for the hat here – Crochet Baby Hat

Size Information

Gauge

  • 18 sts in 8 rows in 10×10 cm/4×4 inches. (In pattern)

Measurements/Sizes

  • Length = 30 inches/76 cm
  • Width of your blanket = 30 inches/76 cm
  • Finished blanket size = Newborn blanket
  • To make this in larger sizes, you can adjust the number of chains for the length and width.
  • This stitch pattern is worked in multiples of 16+2.
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The supplies you need…

Yarn

  • You will need five colors.
  • Yarn A x 4
  • Yarn B x 3
  • Yarn C x 3
  • Yarn D x 3
  • Yarn E x 3
  • Any DK/Light worsted yarn/8 Ply.
  • 50g/165m/179 yds.
  • Total meters needed for blanket = 2,640 m
  • Total yards needed for the blanket = 2,864 yds

This blanket is crocheted in baby yarn (any baby DK/Light Worsted/8-Ply yarn in the fiber you choose – wool, cotton, or acrylic).

Type of yarn: I used a budget-friendly DK baby yarn that is 55% Polyamide and 45% acrylic yarn.

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 worsted weight yarn, an aran weight yarn, or a bulky yarn.

Yarn SuggestionYou could use cotton yarnLion Brand Mandala BabyLion Brand BabysoftDebbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, self-striping yarn or any other yarn that you find to be suitable.

Hook Size

Notions

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Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

  • ch – Chain
  • Cont – Continue
  • dc – double crochet
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • St(s) – Stitches
  • Sl st – Slip stitch
  • sk – skip

Chevron Blanket Pattern Instructions

  • This pattern is worked in 5 colors (A, B, C, D, E).
  • This stitch pattern is worked in multiples of 16+2.
  • Foundation chain – With Yarn A – ch 144.
  • Row 1: With Yarn A, 2 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *1 dc in each of the next 7 ch, miss next ch, 1 dc in each of the next 7 ch, 3 dc in next ch;* rep from * to end, working 2 dc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 2: With Yarn B, 1 ch, 2 dc in first stitch (dc), *1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, miss next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, 3 dc in next dc;* rep from * to end, working 2 dc in the last dc, turn,
  • Change to Yarn C and Rep row 2.
  • Change to Yarn D and Rep row 2.
  • Change to Yarn E and Rep row 2.
  • Continue to repeat row 2, changing the yarn colors in the sequence from A to E until the piece measures 30 inches/ 76 cm in length.
  • Cut yarn and secure the end with a sl st in the last stitch.
  • Weave in all loose ends.
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Double Crochet Border

  • In Yarn A and with the right side of the work facing, you attach yarn to any corner with a slip stitch.
  • Chain 3 (counts as first dc).
  • Round 1:
    • Work 2 dc into the same corner stitch.
    • Side: Work dc evenly along the side.
    • Point: When you reach a point in the chevron, work 3 dc into the point stitch.
    • Valley: When you reach a valley, dc2tog or skip 1 stitch.
    • Corner: Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in each corner.
    • Continue this pattern around the entire blanket.
    • Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain-3.
  • 4. Round 2 (Optional):
    • Chain 3.
    • Work dc in each dc around.
    • In each corner ch-2 space, work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc).
    • Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain-3.
    • Repeat this round as many times as desired.
  • 5. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  • By following these steps, you can create a beautiful and consistent double crochet border for your chevron baby blanket.

Tips

  • Consistency: Maintain consistent tension throughout the border for a neat finish.
  • Spacing: Ensure you space your double crochets evenly along the sides to avoid puckering or gaps.
  • Customization: You can add more decorative elements like picot edging or a scallop edge if desired.
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What Is The Best Border For A Chevron Crochet Blanket?

The best border for a Chevron crochet blanket depends on personal preference and the overall look you want to achieve.

Here are a few options that work well with Chevron blankets:

  1. Simple Single Crochet Border: A single crochet border worked around the entire blanket can provide a neat and finished edge. Choose a color that complements the colors in your Chevron pattern for a cohesive look.
  2. Scalloped Border: A scalloped border adds a decorative touch to your Chevron blanket. Work a series of shells (multiple double crochets in the same stitch) along the edge of the blanket to create the scalloped effect. This border can add a whimsical and feminine touch to your blanket.
  3. Picot Border: A picot border adds texture and interest to your Chevron blanket. Picots are created by chaining a few stitches and then slip stitching back into the base. This border is delicate and can add a decorative finish to your blanket.
  4. Reverse Single Crochet (Crab Stitch) Border: The reverse single crochet, also known as the crab stitch, creates a unique and textured border that works well with Chevron patterns. It’s worked in the opposite direction of traditional single crochet, creating a raised and rope-like edge.
  5. Simple Shell Border: A simple shell border consists of clusters of double crochets worked into the stitches or spaces along the edge of the blanket. This border adds a classic and elegant finish to your Chevron blanket.

When choosing a border for your Chevron blanket, consider the style and aesthetic you want to achieve.

Experiment with different border options and colors to find the one that best complements your blanket design.

Ultimately, the best border is one that you love and enhances the overall look of your Chevron crochet blanket.

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What Is The Difference Between Ripple And Chevron?

The terms “ripple” and “chevron” are often used interchangeably in crochet, but there are subtle differences between the two:

  1. Chevron: In crochet, a chevron pattern typically consists of a series of peaks and valleys that create a zigzag or V-shaped design. Chevron patterns are created by working increases and decreases within the rows, usually using double crochet stitches or other taller stitches. The increases and decreases are strategically placed to create the characteristic peaks and valleys of the chevron pattern.
  2. Ripple: Ripple patterns, on the other hand, also feature peaks and valleys like chevron patterns but are often more rounded and gentle in their appearance. Ripple patterns are created by working increases and decreases, similar to chevron patterns, but the shaping is usually achieved through combinations of stitches such as double crochet, half double crochet, and single crochet. The result is a softer, more undulating wave-like effect.

In summary, while both ripple and chevron patterns create undulating designs, chevron patterns typically have sharper peaks and valleys, resembling a series of sharp angles or V shapes, whereas ripple patterns tend to have softer, more rounded peaks and valleys, resembling gentle waves.

The choice between a ripple and chevron pattern often depends on the desired aesthetic and the specific project you’re working on.

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chevron baby blanket

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