While I was making the Big Bold Chevron Curtain I kept thinking, "I want a blanket just like this!" Well I had to finish the curtain first... for reasons... but once that was done I finally got to start on the Big Bold Chevron Blanket!
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The open mesh of this pattern is absolutely perfect for cool spring days and summer nights, when you need a little something - but a regular blanket is way too much. Plus it works up fast fast fast, and uses hardly any yardage compared to similar sized blankets! I made the throw size, and used less than 4 skeins of Red Heart With Love! So with no further ado, here's the Big Bold Chevron Blanket!
Big Bold Chevron Blanket
US – K, 6.5mm hook (Furls Fiberarts)
245 - 4620 yds Red Heart With Love (Aran/"4"/UL:10-12 ply)
Shown in 2 colors (equal amounts of both colors)
Gauge: 14 sts = 4"; each stripe is 3.47" thick
Stitch Multiple: multiple of 19 plus 5 (see below for sizing)
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(All measurements and yardage are approximate, your measurements may vary. Yardage totals listed are for all colors combined.)
Baby Blanket ( 34″ x 38″) – 545 yds; Ch 119; 33 Rows; 11 stripes
Afghan/Throw (Shown, 50″ x 66″) – 1380 yds; Ch 176; 57 Rows; 19 stripes
Twin Blanket (66″ x 94″) – 2610 yds; Ch 233; 81 Rows; 27 stripes
Queen Blanket (93″ x 100″) – 3906 yds; Ch 328; 87 Rows; 29 stripes
King/Cal. King (110″ x 100″) – 4620 yds; Ch 385; 87 Rows; 29 stripes
Tr2tog over 4 ch: Work a tr in the next st, until there are 2 loops left on the hook, skip 2 ch, work tr in the next ch until there are 3 loops left on the hook, yo and pull through all 3 loops
Row 1: With Color A, ch number for size desired (see chart above). Tr in 6th ch from hook, *[ch 1, skip 1 ch, tr in next ch] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 ch, in next ch work (tr, ch 3, trc), [ch 1, skip 1 ch, tr in next ch] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 ch**, tr2tog over next 4 ch. Repeat from * until 18 ch remain, then repeat from * to ** once. Work tr2tog over last 3 ch, skipping the second ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1st st), tr in next st, *[ch 1, skip ch, tr in next st] 3 times, ch 1, in ch-3 sp work (tr, ch 3, tr), [ch 1, skip ch, tr in next st] 3 times, ch 1, skip ch**, tr2tog over 3 sts, skipping the tr2tog from previous row (in the center). Repeat from * to last chevron section, then repeat from * to ** once. Work tr2tog over last 3 sts, working the second half into the top of the turning ch. Turn.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2, finishing last stitch with Color B. Break Color A.
Row 4 – 6: With Color B, repeat Row 2 finishing last st of Row 6 with Color A. Break Color B.
Row 7 – 9: With Color A, repeat Row 2, finishing last st of Row 9 with Color B. Break Color A.
Rows 10 – End (see chart above for final row count): Repeat in pattern, changing colors every 3 rows (3 rows equal 1 stripe). Break yarn and weave in ends, being careful to weave in each color into the same color yarn along the sides of the rows.
You can add any edging you like - I used a simple single crochet all the way around. I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I have! I can't wait to use it by the fire pit this summer!