Friday, September 29, 2017

Baby Blanket: Chevron Teddy



Lately I've been on a baby blanket kick. There is nothing like wrapping a little bundle of joy in a cozy, handmade blanket. This comfy blanket was my first attempt at crocheting chevrons. It turned out pretty good! I don't know why I waited so long to try this pattern. Once I figured out the pattern within the first few rows, it became very easy. I crochet this while watching television. 

The inspiration for this blanket came from a childhood memory. My grandma used to have her couches covered in large crochet, chevron afghans. When ever I stayed the night at her house I would curl up and sleep with one of those afghans that had a similar color scheme. The colors remind me of a cute, cuddly teddy bear, hence the name chevron teddy. The blanket makes a great pairing with a plush teddy, or an adorable crochet baby bear hat (future pattern project!). 

Size:

Approximately 30 inches by 42 inches. It also makes a nice adult lap blanket size.

Materials Used:

- H hook

- Red Heart Super Saver acrylic medium worsted yarn 7 oz/198 g 364 yards/333 meters in each of the colors below:
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   + Yarn A: Soft White
   + Yarn B: Buff Beige
   + Yarn C: Cafe Latte

Abbreviations:

CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip
ST = Stitch

Instructions:

Using yarn A, start off by chaining 152 stitches

Row 1: SC in 2nd stitch from the hook, * SC in the next 14 ch, 3 SC in the next CH, SC in the next 14 ch, SK 1 ch, repeat from * across, ending with the SK 1 ST, SC in last ST, CH 1, turn.

Row 2: SC in first SC, SK 1 SC, * SC into the next 14 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, SC into the next 14 SC, SK 2 ST, repeat from * across, ending last repeat with SK 1 ST, SC in last ST, CH 1, turn.

Row 3: Change color to yarn B. SC in first SC, SK 1 SC, * SC into the next 14 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, SC into the next 14 SC, SK 2 ST, repeat from * across, ending last repeat with SK 1 ST, SC in last ST, CH 1, turn.

Row 4-8: Repeat Row 3.

Row 9-10:  Using yarn A. SC in first SC, SK 1 SC, * SC into the next 14 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, SC into the next 14 SC, SK 2 ST, repeat from * across, ending last repeat with SK 1 ST, SC in last ST, CH 1, turn.

Row 11-16: Using yarn C, SC in first SC, SK 1 SC, * SC into the next 14 SC, 3 SC in the next SC, SC into the next 14 SC, SK 2 ST, repeat from * across, ending last repeat with SK 1 ST, SC in last ST, CH 1, turn.

Row 17-18: Use yarn A and repeat row 9-10.

You'll quickly begin to notice a pattern. Use yarn A for two rows. Change to yarn B and use for 6 rows. Switch back to yarn A for two rows. Then change to yarn C and use for 6 rows. Keep this up until you reach desired length, ending with 2 rows of yarn A.


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