February 13, 2016

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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  1. This is gorgeous. I will be making one as well. I absolutely LOVE the color combo. <3

  2. I love this so much I’m thinking of making one myself… Is the number of chains for making a baby blanket or adult blanket?

  3. Hi. What size hook do I use? Thanks! :)

  4. I want make this pattern for a bedspread – queen pillow top so I like a spread slightly on the wider side of a typically full/queen. I can handle figuring out length, but it’s the width I don’t know. My current bedspread is 82 inches wide and I’d like the chevron afghan to be about the same. Do you have any suggestions on how many chains to get this desired width?

  5. Patty Salisbury says:

    What materials do I use and what size hook do I need? I would like to make one for my daughter’s sofa.

    Thank you

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  7. Hi there, please help. I’m finding that the skip stitches on the ends are not aligned. When you end a row there’s a skip stitch then a dc. Then ch 2 and a dc followed by a sk. Am i doing something wrong? Really want to make this but have restarted several times. Would appreciate your help in clarifying this for me.
    Many thanks,

    • Hey there! I know this is many months late, but I’m making this blanket right now. What I’m doing is skipping a stitch, DC at the end, ch 2, turn, SC In the same stitch, skip a stitch, and then start my series of 14 DC from there. Does that make sense? It seems to be working for me, and giving my ends that nice turned-down look to match the rest of the chevron. I restarted quite a few times as well until this method seemed to work out for me :) let me know if that helps!

  8. Sue Mishoe says:

    I love this pattern! Thank you so much! This will be my first afghan which isn’t a baby blanket. So I’m excited!
    I’ve used super bulky #6 hometown USA yarn so it’ll work up quicker plus I really love that yarn! In addition, I cut the foundation chain back by half the stitches. Instead of 12 “blocks/sections” of 14, I did only 6, since the yarn is thicker. This makes the width just right for the size o was trying to achieve. It is working up nicely, but I believe because of the thicker yarn perhaps, the sections of “valleys/dips” where we skip two stitches…is tending to have very wide openings. When the blanket is held up its pretty noticeable! I am so not prepared to pull out and start over and perhaps I should’ve skipped only one stitch! Hoping for another solution. Do you think blocking will help! Or perhaps running stitches with regular thread to close gaps would work? Just need a little advice! Thanks!

  9. I wanted so much to save this pattern but it would not let me ..I always have trouble with this at it j and don’t know why for the life of me
    .but I live this and want so to make one for myself ..thank you for sharing this maybe I can save it some how


  11. I like your pattern! I was using it to make both a larger and a smaller blanket, and I wanted to say that it’s actually + or – 15 stitches, not 14, as you need to account for the +3 or the skip 1 ch… I hope that makes sense


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