Chevron baby blanket with a straight edge
This chevron patterned baby blanket, made in soft yarn and single crochet, is easy enough for an advanced beginner to make, and quick enough to make in time for a baby shower!
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gauge: 25 stitches=1 peak=4″
To make gauge: make a 51 stitch chain(this will make a two peak gauge. To make a single peak gauge, chain 26 stitches, do not skip the 2 stitches in the pattern, SK 1 stitch, SC 1 stitch.).
Row 1: SK 1st stitch from hook, then * 1 SC in then next 11 chain stitches, 3 SC in the next chain stitch, 1 SC in the next 11 chain stitch, SK 2 stitches. Repeat from * to last SC of 11 stitches, SK 1 stitch, SC 1 stitch.
Row 2: Ch 1, then repeat as above from *.
Chain 151 stitches.
SK 1 chain from hook, *SC in next 11 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch, 1 SC in next 11 stitches, SK 2 stitches. Repeat from* until the last SK 2 stitches. Instead, SK 1, I SC, CH 1 and turn.
Repeat for 10 rows, or until color reaches desired height. I made my color blocks 2″ tall, 10 rows each. Switch to 2nd color and repeat. Do this until your blanket measures approximately 36″ long. I had 11 rows total, 6 of the green color, and 5 of the white.
Tie off your yarn, and weave in your ends. Your blanket will now have sharp points lining the top and bottom edge.
To fill in the triangles:
Starting on the right edge, SC in each stitch to the inside corner.
Slip stitch to join left edge.
SC along row you just made to 2nd to last stitch, SK 1, SC 1, then CH 1 and turn.
SK 1 stitch, then SC into 2nd stitch and continue to end or row.
Slip stitch into the left side of row.
Continue until the triangle space is filled.
To do the 4 half triangles on the ends:
Work 1st row SC to 2nd to last stitch, SK 1, SC last stitch, CH 1 and turn.
SK 1 stitch, SC to 2nd to last stitch, SK 1, SC 1, CH 1 and turn.
Continue until 1 stitch remains. Tie off.
This method of filling in the triangles will give you a slightly bowed effect. To counter it, I stitched tight. A smaller hook would probably do it, too.
To finish the blanket, start in 1st stitch on one side and SC in each stitch along the side. When you get to the corner stitch, SC 3 times into the stitch. Then SC along the next side of blanket. Continue until you have gone around entire edge of blanket. CH 1, then repeat so you have 2 rows of single crochet edging your blanket.