I stumbled upon a new technique recently for the corner to corner method, and we all know I love a good C2C project. So of course I had to create something for myself.
When I was designing this blanket, I was inspired by a classic quilt design known as the Herringbone Pattern, but I was getting feedback that you all were loving the “checkered chevron” look. Now I can only see chevron, so out with Herringbone Pattern and in with Checkered Chevron.
I didn’t expect was how excited all of my Instagram followers would be, BEFORE the tutorial was even released. So I wont make you wait another minute! I give you the classic and bold Checkered Chevron Blanket.
This is a free pattern, but please do not share this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to this post. Do not use my photos as your own sales photos. Please tag CoffeeandCrochetGoals to share your projects.
Finished blanket measures 34in x 41in without the tassels.
- Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
- Caron 1lb Yarn: Cape Cop Blue
- Caron 1lb Yarn: Off White
- Tapestry Needle
- C2C – corner to corner
- SL ST – slip stitch
- CH – Chain
- DC – Double crochet (US terms)
In this pattern, I am assuming that you have a basic understanding of the corner-to-corner method. If you are a beginner or need a refresher there are many awesome tutorials out on the world wide web to help build these skills. I personally like to recommend Mikey from the crochet crowd. You can find a link to that video tutorial here.
Below I have included a graph depicting the color changes and the direction I used to add my rows of corner-to-corner. When using this “as you go” C2C method it is important to be able to recognize the direction of your boxes (in a C2C blanket no two touching boxes have stitches going the same direction), because when adding you next column you will want to make sure that you start off with the right direction-making your seams look … well … seamless.
Starting with the left, you will complete the whole column in a regular C2C method. Your finished rectangle will be 8 squares across and 49 squares long, it will look like a short scarf. NOTE: This is going to be the length of your blanket. It is a great time to extend the repeat if you are looking to create a larger blanket.
For the second column, you will start with your completed column laid right-side up, just like the above image.
- Attach the blue yarn (color B) in the bottom right corner and CH6.
- In the 3rd CH from the hook complete 1DC and 1DC in the next two stitches, like a normal C2C square.
- SL ST into the space between squares 1 and 2 of the first column to secure.
- CH3 and SL ST into the space between squares 2 and 3 on the first column.
- CH3 and make 3DC into the CH3 space. Continue down the row until you reach the last square.
- CH6 and complete a C2C square to continue to grow the column width (make sure you are following the above color chart). Continue up the row in the normal C2C method.
- When you get to the top, where it meets the first column, SL ST into the space between squares 3 and 4 of the first column.
REPEAT this as-you-go method along the full length of the column, making sure to watch color changes and to only keep the width of the column as depicted above. One you have reached the top length, decrease your rectangle as you would in the normal C2C method.
Once you have completed the five columns you could decide to add more (just be careful to follow that Chevron design) to increase the width of your blanket. The finished size of the pattern shown here is just perfect for a baby blanket.
We all know that I love a good border. I think that it really finishes off a blanket BUT with that said, I am obsessed with this bold and simple pattern and the edge is just perfectly straight … so I decided to try something new for me.
I’m sure you have all seen a simple tassel border, but I have never done one so with a little hesitation I decided to create one on this Checkered Chevron Baby Blanket. I think it was the perfect touch! How have I not used this border before!? Are you like me and have never dabbled in a tassel?? Let me walk through what I did here.
I cut each yarn strand at 9 inches in length. TIP: I found something to wrap my yarn around a gazillion times and cut all the strands at once. Then take 4 strands, fold in half over your hook pull the loop through, but not all the way. Take your hook and pull all 8 tails through the loop. Pull tight to secure. I put one navy tassel in the center of every block along the bottom and top of my blanket.
I am obsessed with this classic and bold design, and it seems like my Instagram followers agree as well. This Criss Cross Chevron Blanket has been one of my most popular posts and you guys didn’t even have the free tutorial yet! Well I am beyond excited to chare this with you and can’t wait to see the color combos your all create. I may have already started another pattern similar to this, but with four color changes. #Crochetgoals Please tag #CofeeandCrochetGoals in your completed projects so we can share them as well.
5 thoughts on “Checkered Chevron Baby Blanket”
I will try this but with a different border, I’m not a fan of tassel’s.
thanks for this idea. Since the quarantine, I am crocheting more blankets. Do not know why. I normally just do charity hats and scarves. I like the stitch and will give it at try. thanks again!
Was one skein of each 1lb color about right for the baby blanket size? I want to make this in a twin size and am wondering how much yarn I should purchase for at least a 48×78 afghan.
I would probably grab three skeins each for a twin size. I haven’t made this style that big yet. Can’t wait to see it though!
Thank you! I’ll be taking my time making it. I’m letting my grandchildren pick a pattern and colors after they turn 12 then make the afghan for their 13th birthday. I’m currently at the newly 12 year old’s house so planned with him after his birthday and now have until next September to finish it. But I’ll probably finish it by summer so I can save on postage and send it home when they make their annual visit to Grandma’s and Grandpa’s house. He requested it in Iowa State’s red and yellow, then a striped red and yellow border. It will be my first C2C so I’ll follow Mikey’s post with some yarn I have on hand before I start. Looking forward to learning something new.