April 18, 2014

Crochet Chevron Afghan

I have gotten several emails that people weren’t finding the patterns so I pasted it below with my changes.

Row 1: With white, ch 183. (To make bigger work in multiples of 14)
Row 2:Dc in second st from hook, * Dc in each of next 14 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 14 ch, sk 1 ch, repeat from * across, ending with the sk 1 st, dc in last st, ch 2, turn.
Row 3: Working in back lp of sts Throughout, dc in first dc, sk 1 dc, * dc in each of next 14 dcs, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 14 sts, sk 2 sts, repeat from * across, ending last repeat with sk 1 st, dc in last st, ch 2, turn.
Repeat row 3 throughout, working 8 more rows white, 10 rows of next color, 10 rows next color, 10 rows starting color, 10 rows second color, etc
Have you ever started a project and then once you realize how much time it is really going to take, you kind of wish you wouldn’t have??? That was totally how I felt with this crocheted chevron afghan. While I love it, and I am glad I completed it, it will be a LONG time before I do another!! I found a pattern for this on Pinterest and had to make it! I loved the colors she used, but I wanted to use the grey instead of the red since I am on a grey and yellow kick right now;) There are a few mistakes, but I am totally over it. I was not about to rip it out and start over! It’s only for us so I am fine with it.

My grandmother would be so proud of me!! She used to make these all the time for family members, and I do not have a clue why anyone would do more than one ever in their life time:) They take forever!! Definitely worth it, but wow! Maybe IF I do another, I will do it in the winter time because having this heavy blanket on me while completing each row is very warm!! The hubs loves it and used it last night and it covers him up (he’s 6’2″) so that’s probably why it took so long. I wanted to be sure that it would fit on him because all of our blankets only go so far on him and it’s a bit annoying because then he hoards all of the blankets!! :)

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Comments

  1. I love the colours, they look woderful. Ripples do take a long time I remember the first time I made a ripple thinking the same thing that it took forever and I only made a cot one but the rest seemed to fly by. xx
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  2. Thats beautiful!! But yeah, I could see how after a while it would get a little ridiculous! At least you finished it and it came out looking AWESOME! So be proud!! I love gray & yellow too. My favorite color combos!! Great job!! :)
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  3. I love the colors together! I tried to make a scarf a long time ago but it somehow came more like a ruffled skirt.

  4. This is beautiful! Great job!
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  5. I LOVE THIS! I bet you’re glad to be done with it though! I hear you on lengthy projects… I do it all the time! & wonder “What have I gotten myself into?!” Great JOB!!!

    Kali

  6. I love gray and yellow together! I just started crocheting and hope to be able to, one day, make something like this! I’d love for you to share this tutorial on my brand new link party: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/document.html

    Thanks!

    - Sarah @ http://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com
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  7. This is beautiful! Love the colors! Well done!
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  8. its beautiful. some day i will be able to crochet like that.
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    • Thanks!! I am starting a crochet series in June (every Saturday)! Make sure to check back on 2 June for the first installment!!;)

  9. That’s so pretty. Maybe I love the colors so much because it’s kinda the color scheme of my blog :). Thanks so much for linking to our Handmade Tuesdays party!

  10. I don’t just like it … I LOVE IT!!. The colors are awesome, it reminds me of my wedding :)! Nicely done!

  11. Hi Katie, it really looks lovely! I have also started one in winter and still haven’t finished it (up to now it’s about 6×4,5 ft) and it is taking me forever. It really is a labor of love, but if it looks as good as yours finished, well, it’s totally worth the time! xoxo Anja
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  12. I totally hate, abhor and loath crochet afghans. But I think yours may have just changed my mind, it is THAT awesome! If I were to ever have a crochet afghan in my house, this would be it. You did a fabulous job.
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  13. Just visiting from Sugar and Dots and I love this. Yes, some projects just take too long for me, that why I am so into crocheting Barbie Clothes right now:) Quick easy fun and my granddaughter loves them. Also I would love to invite you to TWO parties this week. I will be co-hosting at Katherine’s Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop and I will also be hosting my own Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. So hoping to have you visit both days and share any of your awesome posts:)
    PS Have a marvelous Holiday Weekend!!
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  14. This turned out adorable. I made a baby chevron afghan, and have plans to a regular sized one. Love it. I’m excited to be a new follower. :)

  15. Super cute. The colors are fabulous. I’d love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins– http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-wore-sunday-week-16.html

    ~Natalie

  16. I love this! I would love for you to link this up to “I Made This” at Grits & Giggles! http://www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2012/05/i-made-this-6.html
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  17. This is beautiful! I love it! Great colors and great job!

    • Thank you!! I am slightly obsessed with the grey and yellow…I think the Hubs is going to have to start loving the colors because I can’t stop making things in them:) He’ll be alright!!:)

  18. Super beautiful blanket!
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  19. Oooh, this turned out so cool. I pinned that same pattern a few months ago but I haven’t started it yet. You’ve inspired me to get out my crochet hook and yarn :) I’d love for you to link this up at my link party… http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/05/fabulous-friday-link-party_25.html Thanks for sharing the cool idea!
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  20. Great Job! I love the colors. I don’t know why but I have a hard time crocheting the chevron pattern.
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  21. I LOVE this blanket! The colors are perfect. I usually don’t have the patience for crocheting. The last time I crocheted was on a long road trip, I needed something to fill the time. You might laugh, but I was going to make mittens for my daughter this winter and I never finished the 2nd one, because I’m too impatient to sit there and do it. So, I’m sure I could not do a whole blanket. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
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  22. That is so awesome and I love the colors. I could never do something like that!! I used to have a chevron blanket when I was little that a relative made for me and I loved it. Visiting via SITS. Enjoy your weekend!
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  23. How beautiful! I love the color combination!
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  24. No wonder it took forever! It looks great! I too love the colors. Visiting from SITS!
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  25. So incredible!! Love it!!

    I’ve been on a Pinterest project kick lately, too. But, I hate when I get in to a proj and just want it to be finished.

    Your finished product is AWESOME!
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  26. YOU ARE SO TALENTED.. YOU ARE IN COM’S SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT TALENT SHOW TODAY. winks, jen

  27. Hi, stopping by from SITS!!
    Your afghan is beautiful!!! I love it!!
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  28. That is really pretty. I love the colors. I tried to learn crochet once and I failed miserably. Still would love to give it another try.

    Stopped by from SITS….Happy weekend!
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  29. amazing, i am totally jealous of your crocheting ability, it’s gorgeous!

  30. Wow, it looks great! I love the colors too. I have crochet ADD…it takes me forever to make a blanket…but this is one I’d love to make for our home. Thank you for linking up to A Pinteresting Party
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  31. Beautiful! I love the colors! We would love to invite you to share with us on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will love your ideas as well! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
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  32. Katie, This turned out beautiful! You are an inspiration to us all. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week.
    I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day.

    Michelle

  33. Thanks so much for joining in with my weekly Say G’day Party, Katie. You are so clever-I wish I was able to make things like this.

    I’m going to pin your stunning chevron afghan right now!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz
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  34. Oh my goodness, This is absolutely gorgeous. You have to be so proud of yourself. I am doing a granny square afghan right now, and holy cats, it’s a gigantic time commitment. I am looking at your blanket, did you use DC’s instead of SC’s? Yours looks different than the pattern that you pinned, (in a good way).
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  35. What were the actual yarn and colors you used? My son loves the ones you picked, but I’m not sure I can duplicate the colors!

  36. Hi katie
    Can you post the pattern for this? or at least a link to where you fond it? I really like it.

  37. Amanda Daiss says:

    Hello,
    so I love this blankets texture and width of the chevron stripes I also found the original pattern and decided I wanted to do it in double crochet… So I was searching and came across your wonderful blanket and I was wondering how many chains you did to create the same blanket in the double crochet.

    Thanks
    Lady Daiss

  38. This blanket is amazing! I was actually going to ask the same question as Amanda. It looks as though you did double crochets on this blanket instead of single crochets, like the pattern calls for. Is that the case, or do you just have a looser single crochet stitch and thinner yarn? I’m about to start making this blanket myself and I much prefer the look of your blanket to the look of the one in the original pattern. Thanks!!

  39. rochelle cullers says:

    I know it seems like a lot of work, but the results are stunningly beautiful. I want to try this pattern, thank you for sharing. I look forward to your next project.

  40. Courtney says:

    Hi, I was wondering what yarn you used in your blanket? I loved the finished look and am looking forward to making one likes yours.

  41. Is there anyway I could get the directions on how to make this afghan. Also what was your finished size?

  42. this is not what i am saying its what my Grandma is saying i like the the pattern a lot and i love the colours and the look but i can’t find out how to make it so maybe someone can help me?

  43. Misty Nyman says:

    I really want this pattern to make one for each of my twin grand-daughters. I can’t tell if the lovely one you made is single or double crochet but I think it could be done in either. I would like to do it as a throw rather than a blanket and am having difficulty finding a pattern.

  44. could I get the pattern for this please

  45. That’s one nice thing about crochet, it’s very forgiving! :) I’ve made a few mistakes myself along the way and projects have still turned out great! I love the length that you made for your hubby. Mine is 6′ and he rarely gets to cover all the way up. I think I’ll make him this one. Love your’s and the colors you chose! Simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  46. Hi there – this is gorgeous! However, I want to make it for a much smaller man (my best friend’s baby boy!) … Can you tell me the dimensions of this blanket? Or how many to chain for a baby sized blanket instead of a 6′ something man sized? What size needle did you use? And your best guess for how many skeins per color? thanks!!!! :-)

  47. Hi just wondering if you ever make these to sell? And if so for how much. Wanting one just like this with the yellow white and grey colors. Thanks -heather

  48. I am so inspired by your gorgeous project!! I actually love the yellow & grey combination, as well. I have 2 questions – I am new to reading patterns/directions, so I want to be sure I understand correctly before starting. Starting in row 3, you say you DC in the back loops. Do you DC in the back loops for the entire rest of the blanket/all of the remaining rows? Also, what size crochet hook are you using? Thank you so much for your inspiration and help!!

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