chevron baby blanket with a straight edge

chevron baby blanket

Whenever I hear that friends of mine are having a baby, I start thinking blanket.  The idea of making something soft and snugly for this tiny, new person is too compelling to ignore.  Plus, since you have 8+ months to make it, it always seems like a manageable project(yet somehow I always end up knitting or crocheting frantically, racing against the due date).

  My friends with amazing taste are expecting their first baby this April.  They did the nursery in muted shades of gray with green accents, and chevron stripes.  So I knew I had to make them a chevron blanket, in green to match the nursery (and also because they are letting the gender be a surprise.)  I found some great chevron type patterns on the web, but they all had pointed ends (this comes from the striped pattern).  I wasn’t loving that (in my head, I think of things like that as grandma knitting), but I couldn’t find a pattern that had a flat edge.  So in the end I made my own.  After hours of making the body of the blanket, I was pretty nervous about filling in the triangle gaps, but it came out great.  And I got it done in time for the baby shower!chevron baby blanket 7I used Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in soft fern and aran.  My blanket is fairly thick, good for tummy time and stroller walks.  If you want a thinner blanket, use a lighter weight yarn, use a bigger hook size than recommended for your yarn and increase your number of repeats to get to the same size as the blanket.

finished size: 28 x 36

supplies:

  • 4 skeins worsted weight yarn, 2 of each color
  • size H hook

abbreviations:

SC- single crochet

CH- chain

SK- skip

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 *.

chevron baby blanket 3Pattern:

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.

chevron baby blanket 6To 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.

chevron baby blanket 9.2

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.chevron baby blanket 5.2Update:  The response to my blanket has been phenomenal!  I am so happy so many of you like the pattern and are making it yourselves!  The internet will never stop amazing me.   This is an easy project; however you do need to know some basic crochet rules.  If you have questions about the pattern, I am always happy to answer them. Read through the comments first, though.  I may already have the answer for you there.  Happy crocheting!


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306 Responses to chevron baby blanket with a straight edge

  1. Karen says:

    How did you get your blanket to look raised on the “up” part of the triangles and to be indented on the “down” part of the triangles? I hope that makes sense. In the picture it looks like it has verticle stripes and mine is just flat.

  2. Becky says:

    Love the blanket, can’t seem to get it right. After many tries and winding up with extra stitches I read the comments and started again but skipping the first stitch after the chain each turn. Now my rows are ending up with the right stitches at the end but it’s decreasing! My sides are tapering in :( help!!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Becky, are your stitch counts still on? The sides are suppose to come in a little to give it a straight edge. I’m working on my third blanket right now so I might be able to help.

  3. This blanket is very pretty but the pattern is flawed and confusing… The first time I did it I got comfortable and stopped counting my stitches and after 4 color changes realized that the ends had doubled in length and were stretched out. The second time I attempted it, I kept an eye on my stitch count, but for some reason the ends kept increasing so I stopped and looked for a new pattern. The one I found includes a decreasing stitch on each edge and works perfectly. And I don’t exactly understand the instructions on how to fill in the triangles. I hope you review and edit this pattern because it’s a beautiful blanket but it isn’t turning out for your users.

  4. KasiaL says:

    You have no idea how long I have been looking for this “triangle” pattern. Finally I’ll be able to make my own scarf ^_^ Thank you sooooo much!!!
    Kisses from Poland :***
    Kasia “Kath”

  5. Michelle says:

    You sure have a lot of interest in this blanket. I guess I’m no different. I’ve read through all the notes, and am just curious if you’ve ever tried the chainless foundation single crochet to start out the pattern, or heard of anyone who has? Thanks!

  6. Becky says:

    This blanket’s a beauty and I can’t wait to try it out. I have some mid-grey and yellow that I think this will be the perfect pattern for, and really allow the yellow zig-zags to *pop*. By the way, a person’s sex and their gender are two different things. I think in this case you mean “sex”:

    “Sex” refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women.

    “Gender” refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.

    From the World Health Organization http://www.who.int/gender/whatisgender/en/

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  8. Whitney says:

    I have an adult friend that wants one for herself? How many chains do I need to work to make it larger for her? Like, how many multiples do you suggest I work??

  9. Toby says:

    I’ve finished row 2 and don’t have 2 extra stitches at the end after sc 11. How can there be 2 extra stitches if there were only 11 stitches in the previous line above it?

    • cherry says:

      Because the pattern is flawed. If you add 3 sc you must scip 3 to keep the number the same.

    • embesh86 says:

      when you turn at the end of the row, you have to skip the chain AND the first stitch. then when you get to the end of that row, you should have 11sc, sk1, sc1 chain one, turn. and then repeat, skip chain AND first stitch.

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  11. Jessica says:

    To anyone that has had trouble filling in the triangles I just got done with the bottom triangles on my second blanket and I figured out a pretty good way to fill them in. On my first blanket I found if I followed the directions exactly I would run out of stitches before I got to the other top of the peak. Today when I was doing it I thought I would follow the pattern but when I went up the other peak I decided to skip a stitch on each row and it made me triangles turn out beautiful. I just thought I would share. Thanks Jess

    • Kathy Nash says:

      omg! I CANNOT FIGURE OUT how to fill in the triangles. It’s not working, at all!!! I’ve tried and undone it 2x already. Please help! How do I fill in the triangles. I start at the top, count 11 SC down then slip stich to the other side of the triangle. I turn my blanket, then go up SC. I skip the 2nd to last stich, SC, chain 1, then turn. I repeat and every. single. time. I run out of stiches. Am I not skipping enough? How the hell do you finish this? My friends baby is due soon and I need to finish this thing.

      • Jessica says:

        Hi Kathy, on my second blanket I started with 12sc on the first row to fill in the row then I slip stitched to join the other side. From there I followed the directions except when I went slip stitch the other side I skipped 1. So on the row going up the other side I only did 6 stitches. I hope that made sense. The first blanket I made I did it different but I loved how the triangles turned out on my second blanket.

  12. Mary Ann says:

    What color is the green yarn you used?

  13. Myriam lynn says:

    Making the blanket but keep rucking up. Will this get better when I fill in the triangle? Also edge is curling? Thanks

  14. Someone please help I am on my 3rd attempt of this blanket and it’s not coming out right again! I wanted to make it a little bit wider so I chained 176 stitches. I’m following the directions I am crocheting the three in one stitch at different stitches every single time. The same with the skip 2 so it’s not happening in the same place. My shop chevron is also not coming to a point and it’s more rounded. In the picture I can clearly see that she is skipping in the same spot and crocheting the three in the same stitch at the same spot every single row. I am not a beginner crocheter and I have no idea why this is not coming out right.

    • Jessica says:

      When you start a new row are you skipping the 1 stitch(the last stitch you mad on the previous row)? That was my problem at first I would only skip chain one and not the chain 1 and first stitch.

      • embesh86 says:

        jessica, can you verify for me? i finally read through almost all the other comments (lol). the 3sc is not in the center of the peak, but rather the first of the 3 from the previous row (last if you were looking backwards)? i keep undoing mine bc its not in the middle of the peak, but if im doing it right im just wasting time!

        • Jessica says:

          You are doing it right. The 3sc does not end up in the middle.

          • embesh86 says:

            also, my ends dont seem to be straight. they seem to be coming in at an angle (ex: first row i had 2 stitches, sk 1 sc 1 ch 1, next row. at the end of that row, i end up w 3 “stitches” if you include the previous turn instead.) and i have been counting religiously! do i ignore that turn, and it actually does come in at points on the end? or should the sides of the blanket be straight, and only the traingles at top/bottom?

    • embesh86 says:

      i am having the same problem! and i am skipping the chain 1 and the first stitch on the next row, but my peak is coming on the first of the 3sc and not the middle. did you get it figured out? (im still reading through the comments)

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  16. Rae says:

    I need help! I cannot figure out how to fill the triangles!! I’ve tried following the pattern and others comments but still can’t wrap my brain around it! ( it may be my baby brain) Can someone please explain it really simply for me? Please!!

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  18. surlykitchen says:

    The pattern is well written until it comes to filling in the triangles. Here the pattern becomes vague; no number of sc. I have drawn out a diagram of decreasing each row down to one st. While it makes sense on paper, in reality, this does not seem to be the case based on how the pattern is written. I have counted each row and I am decreasing too fast before I reach the top of the other peak. Is there any way we can better written pattern to filling in the triangles?

    Also, I’m curious to your reaction to the following exchange below:

    Jennifer E November 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    I like many others am having troubles filling in the triangles. I too am running out of stitches halfway up. In one of your comments you say we should start out with approx 11 stitches based off your picture…….then in another comment you say we are decreasing each row….which is why we are running out of stitches….wouldn’t we would need to be only decreasing every other row in order to go up 11 stitches on the left side???? Can you please help with which row I should be decreasing on???

    Laura G. February 14, 2014 at 1:43 am
    Like so many others, if you follow the directions, you do indeed decrease too quickly. You should only decrease every other row (not every row as directions have you do). I ended up SC 11 stitches in the first row, slip stitch into left side, SC back towards other edge until I reach the last stitch. Then I slip stitch the last stitch, chain one, turn, skip the first stitch (your decrease), then SC down like I did on the first row. Repeat. I also ended up using a size smaller crochet hook because my filled triangles did bow out with using the same size hook. Hope this helps.

  19. Bri B. says:

    having the hardest time figuring this out! does anyone know if there is a video for the gauge? that would be soooo helpful.

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  21. Can you tell me how many skeins you used of the fern and white for the baby blanket? Thanks.

    • Karen says:

      Just have one simple question. When you get to the end of a row and sc and ch1 to start the next row – do you sc in the first stitch or skip the first stitch???

      • @karen, I have the same question!

        • Jessica says:

          You skip the first stitch. I had the same problem at first.

          • surlykitchen says:

            Jessica, how did you fill in your triangles? ie how many sc sts? Then when stitching back along sc row did you “sc to 2nd to last stitch, SK 1, SC 1, then CH 1 and turn” or “sc along row & sl st last st” as some recommend? The written pattern is just a bit to vague without st counts. Thanks!

            • Jessica says:

              When I filled in the triangles of followed the direction except when it came to sk 1. I would only skip the chain 1 and stitch in the last sc I made(first stitch in the row when you turn) I had the problem if I skipped the stitch too when I got to the end of filling them in I didn’t have enough stitches to fill in the triangles. I hope that answered your question.

              • surlykitchen says:

                Jessica
                your answer was detailed & perfect; exactly what I needed THANK YOU!

                there is definitely a problem with the instructions of filling in the triangles, as written. I think if krista made a small swatch she would find that out.

                Jessica you are a lifesaver!

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  23. Shelby says:

    Oh wow! I just finished this blanket for my friend’s baby (gender will be a surprise, so I added grey and yellow – the nursery colors – to the cream and green that you had chosen) I also edged it with two rows of single crochet as well as one final row of reverse single crochet. I didn’t realize until I was more than halfway through that my yarn was discolored in places. They showed up as dark spots throughout the blanket. I lined the back with a yellow fabric, which helped to disguise the side that showed the most discoloration. This pattern (size, ease, capability of adding your own touches) is a GREAT pattern. It is sure to be my go-to pattern for future baby blankets, and I just may have to make a larger sized one for our family. Very fun to make ;) I am hoping to find a way to share my photo with you….
    -Shelby

  24. Hey there I was wondering if you might allow me to sell any that I happen to make, noting that I got the pattern from here of course! :)

    • Serafina C. says:

      She didn’t invent this pattern. It’s been around for years . I’m pretty sure you can make anything with this stitch and sell

  25. Jessica says:

    My comment is to anyone that has tried this pattern using double crochet and I’m just wondering how the blanket turned out.

  26. leanna says:

    I have been working on this pattern since February and I still cant figure out the feeling in the triangles do you have a video to go with the pattern.

  27. Larissa says:

    Hi Dawn, I am having the same trouble as you. when i get to the 12th sc it doesn’t line up so i’m not sure where i’m suppse to do the 3sc. i was just wondering how you figured it out.thanks!

  28. Claudia says:

    I made this pattern in red-white-dark blue for a baby shower gift. I modified it a little because after I completed the field with the number of repeats I wanted, the blanket was too long and narrow. i simply added 10-stitch rows of of each color to the end of the ripples, so there is basically a straight portion before and after each of the chevron patterns. I also filled the triangles a little differently by following the chevron pattern on the first row and then decreasing each succeeding row by two stitches until I was left with just one two stitch row that filled the triangle. it turned out beautifully! I liked this so much I hated to give it away and now anxious and excited to make the next one.

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  30. Jessica says:

    Hi Krista, I am having trouble with filling in the spaces at the top of my blanket. I think I am just having trouble figuring out where to start my row. I also am having trouble figuring out the decrease. If I follow the pattern I run out of stitches before I reach the top of the other peak but, I have figured if I skip just the ch1 I have enough stitches to meet the peak. Please help I have been working on them for 4 hours and I have only done one fill in and it doesn’t look right.

    • krista says:

      Jessica- I’d love to help you, but not sure how. Skipping the chain stitch gave you enough stitches? I noticed you wrote me late at night. I tend to make a lot of mistakes knitting when I’m tired. Then I end up frogging them out the next day. I hope that is what’s happening here, and it all seems clear to you now. If not, write me again and I’ll try to help.

      • Jessica says:

        Hi, I did figure a way to do it but, it’s not exactly how the pattern works. My biggest problem was figuring out where to start my row to start the fill in. I read in other comments that it was 11 stitches so I did that but, then I wasn’t sure if that was right because then it left the 3 stitches at the top of the peaks. I decided to do the 11 stitches to the valley of the peaks and follow the pattern but I didn’t skip the ch1 and first sc, I just skipped the ch1. It was the only way to get enough stitches to fill in the peaks.

  31. Patty says:

    I made the blanket exactly as shown, but I’m trying to figure out which are the 4 triangles?

  32. Grace says:

    Okay, I’ve read through the comments and can’t seem to find my exact problem, but I’ll try to make this short and sweet — hopefully you’ll answer! :)

    After making the first 151 stitch chain, finishing my first row of single crochets, and making it to the end of my second row, I now have 3 stitches INSTEAD of the 2 I’m SUPPOSED to.

    Yes, I followed the directions completely and have counted religiously! I have gone back to make sure I didn’t accidently skip any stitches, etcetera.

    So I’m wondering, am I supposed to have this extra stitch? Do I instead end this row by skipping two, rather than one? Or should I just SC in the next one and proceed like I normally would?

    So much for making this short and sweet! But thank you for any help you may be able to offer! A good friend of mine will soon be mothering, and she’s obsessed with chevron! :)

    • krista says:

      Grace- This sounds frustrating! I’m sorry to tell you, you’re not supposed to have that extra stitch. I can’t tell you what’s happening-it’s sounds like you’re being very careful. I would suggest skipping over that extra stitch at the end and continuing. If you end up with an extra stitch again, you will know you’re somehow creating an extra stitch. If you don’t get the extra stitch, you can just keep going. That one extra stitch won’t be noticeable.

      • Grace says:

        Thank you so much for answering! :) This was just a test run, so I think I’ll just start over since I’m not too far in. Thanks again!

    • Karen says:

      I’m having the same problem Grace! Wondering if we’re supposed to skip first stitch when beginning the next row! Im starting next row by crocheting in first stitch but it’s not working! wish you would make a youtube video!!!

  33. Jess says:

    I love, love, love this pattern. I have used it so many times. Thank you so much for writing it! I featured it on my blog: http://viewfrommyhook.blogspot.com/2014/04/free-pattern-friday-my-favorite-chevron.html

  34. Stacy says:

    Hi. Would you please help me with the filling of the triangle. To begin, how many stitches am I making from the right edge of triangle to the inside before thenslipmstitch to left edge? Is it suppose to be 11 or 12 sc? After the slip stitch I’m confused as to how I’m suppose to sc into 2nd to last sc of previous row. It would be helpful for me to know how many stitches I’m doing next after each row is completed. I’m so close to being done! Please help!

    • krista says:

      Stacy- here’s the thing: I gave this blanket away so I don’t have an answer for you! But looking at the picture, it looks like 11. You will end up decreasing 1 stitch each row, both going up the triangle and down it. After you slip stitch, you need to work up the previous row before you you SK the 2nd to last stitch. Good luck with your blanket!

  35. Carol Whitt says:

    When filling in the triangles where are you referring to when you say SC to inside corner? Is that at the bottom of a triangle or the top of the next side?

  36. holli says:

    Love the blanket! Was wondering if you remember what yarn and colors you used? Thank

  37. Georgina says:

    thanks a lot for sharing!!!

  38. You blanket is lovely, thank you for sharing the pattern.

  39. JG says:

    I for the life of me can’t get filling in the triangles right. Can you please explain in like baby steps? From what I understand the stitches are done from one side and slipped stitched to the other in every row? I sk 1 sc ch 1 turn and sk 1 but Run out of rows so I know I’m doing something wrong but I’m not understanding the pattern. Please help!

    • krista says:

      JG- start at top right, stitch down the side of the triangle. Slip stitch into stitch on left side of triangle, go back up the row you just made, following pattern. If you’re running out of rows, it sounds like you’re making too many decreases per row. Good luck and hope this helps!

  40. Megan says:

    Alright I am having a small problem. I am at the end of row 2. I gave done my 11 and I have 1 stitch left. Not 2. So I can’t skip 1 and sc 1. But it makes sense that I don’t have 2 stitches because I only did 11 in the first row. So it only added 1 more stitch on that side with the 3 sc. All the rest turned out. I had two at the end of row 1. My peaks look great, but that I am stumped on

    • Nikki says:

      That same thing happened to me, and I’m not sure what to do. This is the first pattern I’ve ever followed. Do I just stitch that last 1, or do I just turn it over??

    • R says:

      I’m having this same problem. I considered skipping the first 2 stitches after the foundation chain, but that wouldn’t add up either. Anyone have any ideas about what’s going on here?

      • Jessica says:

        Did you chain 1 before you started your new row?

        • R says:

          Yes, for rows past the foundation – but does that mean to also add an extra chain 1 to turn the foundation chain? I didn’t for that because I thought it was included in the 151 (instead of it just being 150). I’m used to working in the round though, so I wouldn’t know if extra stitches/chains are implied for afghans.

          • Jessica says:

            Then I’m not sure why you are short. You are right with the foundation stitch you don’t add an extra chain you just skip 1 chain from your hook. Are you sure all your stitch counts are right? As I’m working I always notice that your stitch of three always lands on your first stitch of three from the previous row(technically the last stitch but as your working your row it appears as the first.) The skip 2 is always the last two stitches in the valley before you go up.

            • R says:

              Ah, that must be it. I thought the stitch of three would need to be in the middle stitch of the peak for it to stay lined up, so maybe I fudged my counting, haha. Thank you so much for your help!

  41. Megan says:

    I get the pattern but I have a simple question. When you put the hook through the yarn are you doing both? Or you doing front strand and the back strand or something like that?

    • Megan says:

      Answering bc I asked something similar awhile back lol. She went through both loops every time. The solid triangles on the ends on addition to the chevron pattern causes the buckling you see between “ups” and “downs” in the pattern

  42. Joyce says:

    I absolutely love this pattern! I make baby blankets for many charities and this is a great one to make! Right now I am making one for my daughter’s best friend! Thank you so much for sharing!

  43. The blanket is beautiful! My mom made all of her children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren crocheted afghans. When she passed last year, I inherited all her patterns and yarns. Now I wish I had her talent!

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  45. Samantha says:

    Hi! I have been looking all over for the right type of chevron pattern. This seems a lot easier to follow than most of the others I have found. I do have a question, though. I am still relatively new to crochet. The other versions of this pattern that I have tried leave my blanket to curl or bend at the ends. I thought I may have been stitching too tight, but yours looks pretty tight. I try to loosen my tensions but to no avail. It just looks super sloppy. Do you have any suggestions?

  46. Alexis says:

    Hi Krista
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents through this free pattern. I am making my second blanket in this pattern for the year. My name is Alexis and I live in rural NSW Australia.
    My question to you is do you have any tips or secrets for doing the ‘valley’ stitches?( The decreases) In your pictures of the blankets they look so perfect with little or no ‘holey bits. I am not happy with the size of those gaps in my first blanket, and am spending much time undoing these stitches each row, to try and get them to be, I guess perfect.
    I guess I am lucky and found your pattern easy to read, including the ‘filling in straight edge’. I have two daughters and one niece expecting babies this year, in July, which is our winter. I am very busy knitting and crocheting as well as minding my eldest grandchild 3 days a week. But I do need help with the Valley/ decreases.

    • nia says:

      Hi Alexis, just want to share my experience with making this blanket. I had the same problem as you and it’s easily solved by pulling the yarn quite tightly when skipping the 2 stitches. It felt quite unnatural doing it but after a while you get used to it and my valleys are looking very nice and not holey.

      • Alexis says:

        Thank you Nia, I have spent a lot of time trying to perfect the valleys, and like you have discovered that you need to pull the yarn very tightly, which as you said seems very unatural. Thank you very much for responding and sharing your advice, it is very appreciated. Alexis.

        • krista says:

          Alexis and Nia- I didn’t have to pull my yarn too tight, but everyone crochets a little differently. That’s why “they” always say to do a gauge swatch.

    • krista says:

      Alexis- hmm, maybe I am a tighter crocheter than you are? You could try crocheting a little tighter…I have also found that when I wash a crochet piece after finishing it the stitches seem to relax and fall into place and the thing that was bugging me isn’t noticeable anymore. Good luck crocheting all those baby blankets in time!

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  48. Alex says:

    Hi

    Love the pattern! I’ve tried this several times and when I get to the end of the 3rd row and those after I always have 3 stitches left so I can’t skip 1, SC 1 then CH 1. I have been very thorough with my counting and always end up with 3 stitches left. Any ideas of what I may be doing wrong?! Thanks for the help.

    • Jessica says:

      Are you skipping the first sc on every turn?

      • Alex says:

        I’m skipping the chain one from the previous row. Is this correct or should i skip the first actual stitch? I’m assuming the ends should be slanted and not a straight line? Thanks for the reply!

  49. Rachel says:

    Hi Krista! Love the pattern and the straight edge! Exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’m new to crocheting, my grandmother tried to teach me as a child and I was too impatient. I was interested in creating a throw-sized version of your lovely blanket. In reading through comments and attempting to do my own calculations, I seem to have confused myself and I’m hoping you can shed a little light on the subject. I read in comments that you suggested an approximately 50 inch width for a throw. So 50 divided by 4 inches per peak would yield 12.5 or rounded up 13 peaks, multiplied by 25 stitches per peak would be 325 stitches plus one = 326 stitches total in the initial chain. Where my confusion comes in is when I tried to verify my accuracy by comparing to the dimensions of your blanket, 28 inches. So in my head, it follows that 28 inches wide divided by 4 inch peaks would be 7 peaks multiplied by 25 stitches which would then be a starting chain of 175 stitches plus 1 or 176 stitches… except it’s 151 starting stitches :(. So I suppose my question is how do I truely calculate an appropriate length of my starting chain? And how much width is added with edging? So sorry for the novel, but I want to start this wonderful project on the right foot! Thanks so much for the pattern and for your time.

    • Beth says:

      Finished the blanket all except filling in the triangles, I am lost when you saySC along row you just made to 2nd to last stitch, SK 1, SC 1, then CH 1 and turn. Are you saying continue up out of the triangle to the other edge or what? I am sorry but I am just not understanding. Thank you for being so patient and for your help.

    • krista says:

      Rachel- Have you ever seen the movie Clue? 1+2+1+1….Sorry, went on a tangent there. Reading through your calculations I wonder the same thing you do. So here’s what I would do: I would double the amount of stitches(minus the 1)= 300. That should make a 56″ blanket. Then I would subtract 2 peaks, making the blanket 48″, because the edging should add at least an inch or so. So that gives you a starting stitch count of 250 + the 1 extra. 251.

  50. Emily Bishop says:

    Is it possible you could make a step by step photo tutorial? I’m a visual learner and I think I’m just not reading it right. Thanks

  51. Emily Bishop says:

    Hi. I really love this blanket and have spent the last hour trying to figure it out. I’m doing something wrong at the .sk1 .sc1 ch and turn. I start my next 11 and end up needing more .sc to come to my center of 3sc. Help

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  53. Jenn says:

    I have to say that this is the best ripple/chevron pattern I have tried (and I have tried a ton!). I have had such a hard time in the past keeping the point areas consistent and this pattern is the answer for me! I admit I have not made an entire blanket yet, just a “sample” but it is perfect! Thank you for sharing this!

  54. noel6119 says:

    I would like to make the dimensions of the blanket 36 X 45. How long should I make the starting chain?

  55. Ali says:

    Thanks so much for this pattern! Blanket for my new niece or nephew is looking amazing. I love it so much I almost want to keep it lol. This is the first crochet project I have ever attempted and I’m so proud of it

  56. Squirrelbait says:

    Hi, This blanket is beautiful and I’m really eager to make it for my friend’s baby, but I am so frustrated with it right now. Not sure if it’s me or the pattern since this is the very first pattern I’ve ever followed. All my crochet projects before where just scarves and I didn’t even bother counting. I’ve read all the comments and I’m still having issues. I have counted over and over and resorted to ripping out lots of rows and still I can’t get it right. I am sometimes ending up with extra stitches or not enough stitches at the end of the row. (among other problems, some of which must have been due to miscounting)

    Here’s what I did:
    Chain 151, **Turn, skip 1 stitch, * single crochet 11 stitches, 3 single crochet in the next stitch, 11 sc, skip 2 stitches, repeat from * until the last “valley” where I would skip 2 stitches. Instead I skip only one stitch, then 11 sc, 3sc in 12th stitch, sk 1, sc 1, ch 1. repeat from **. — also when I skip a stitch I am not counting the stitch or chain (as the case may be) on my hook as one of the stitches to skip.

    Is there anything I could be doing wrong other than miscounting?

    Also, I have a request. Since so many people have been commenting with similar questions, could you type up simple and quick responses to FAQs and put them at the end of the pattern? That would be great because it gets a little overwhelming reading all the comments — especially when some comments aren’t answered and I begin wondering what’s right and what’s wrong. It might also save you time answering repeat questions.

    Thanks!!!

    • krista says:

      Squirrelbait- good idea about the FAQ. It’s in the works. I don’t recommend this pattern if you have never followed a pattern before, or counted stitches. But good for you for attempting it. Lots of times people who are new to crochet make too many stitches or not enough per row. I suggest spending some time working on a flat piece like a scarf and counting stitches each row. That may help you understand what’s happening. Good luck with your blanket!

  57. alex Boggs says:

    So when doing the squares you cut it off after doing a square

  58. Brenda Sears says:

    THANKS !!!! So much for this pattern once I saw it I could hardly wait to do it…this pattern is amazing. The newer moms are not fond of the points but I love doing this pattern.

  59. Just to make sure I am understanding, the multiple for this blanket is 25 plus one. Any number divisible by 25 and add 1 more. I would like to make it in a different size. Thank you for this beautiful pattern.

  60. Catherine says:

    I made this pattern for my newest grandchild and it turned out amazing.

  61. allison says:

    I love it wow!!!!!!!!!!

  62. Ashley says:

    Awesome pattern! Do you think it can be done with double crochets?? it seems like it would get quicker. I am going to make it larger so just curious….thanks!

  63. Jessica says:

    How many rows did it take till you had sharp points? And would it make a difference if you used a different weight yar?

    • krista says:

      Jessica- I don’t recall how many rows, but I think it was about a foot long.

      • Jessica says:

        Hi Krista, when your at the end of the row do you always just skip 1, or do you skip 2 as you get more stitches? Thanks

        • krista says:

          Jessica- always skip one.

          • Jessica says:

            Just making sure I’m doing this right. As you finish your rows and your count of stitches go up, is it right to have more then 11 stitches? Because I’m getting to the end of the rows where I skip one but then I have 11+ stitches. Do I continue to skip one and sc 11+ or do I skip one, do 11 stitches then to 3 sc in 1? Thank you.

            • Jessica says:

              I think I figured out my problem… I was only skipping the ch1 instead of skipping the first actual stitch. I hope I’m understanding it right because the first way I was doing it the edges were matching up and now they are not. I’m excited for the finished product!! :)

  64. Judy Kaiser says:

    Help!! I have started this blanket at least 8 times and have come up with the same problem at the end of the first row – I only have 12 chains left (instead of 13) following the last 3-sc in one stitch. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out what I am doing wrong. I skip the first chain from the hook (not the one on the hook), sc in the next 11 stitches, 3 sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 11 stitches, skip the next 2 stitches and repeat. Help me please.

  65. jessica says:

    Hi, im making this now and on the second row has me confused. The 3 sc in the first row, is that a decrease or an increase because the counting has me off on second row.

  66. Alyssa says:

    The blanket it turning out wonderful for me. My one issue is that my peaks aren’t quite as sharp as yours. The only variation to the pattern that I’ve made is that I doubled the amount of ch in the foundation, but I can’t imagine that changing anything. I recently learned about blocking and was wondering if you did this when you finished the blanket? Either way, it’s turning out lovely. Thank you so much for this pattern!

    • krista says:

      Alyssa-It takes a while for the peaks to really develop. Keep going! I didn’t block my blanket, mostly due to laziness. But it didn’t need it. I did wash it before gifting it, though.

  67. Michelle Goulder says:

    Hi. I’ve just started this and find the pattern easy to follow, but I’m a bit confused about the size I’m going to end up with. It says it will be 28″ but that a peak is 4″ and I have only 6 peaks from 151 stitches. In the pic the border doesn’t look deep enough to make up the other 4″. Michelle

  68. Joanna says:

    Hi! I have finished most of this blanket & am working on filling in the triangles. I have a few questions:
    I decided to start with the bottom triangles first. Do you slip stitch into the left side of row on the bottom triangles as well (as written for the top triangles)?
    When you single crochet along do you do it to the bottom point & then sc back up again or do you continue up to the top point? (having a problem with it bowing out). i.e. sc 11 then sk1, sc last stitch, ch 1 & turn OR sc 11, slip stitch to the left side (is this needed?), sc to 2nd to last stitch, sk 1, sc 1, ch 1 & turn.

    I’m assuming (by the pictures) you have to fill in each triangle by itself & not single crochet along the whole width of the blanket then go back.

    Thank you for any help you can provide.

    • Joanna says:

      Sorry, I was reading the pattern incorrectly. When it stated the triangles on the ends, I read it as the triangles at the bottom of the blanket.

      But I do still have a question. After you slip stitch into the left side of the row, do you just turn your work & start sc from there into the row you just made or do you do another slipstitch into the sc from the left side & then continue to sc into the row you just made?

  69. Aline says:

    Hi krista, My mam eis Ali. I love your pattern. I’m trying to make a. Cushion but my stich count seems to be off. Should I consider 26 for each repeat multiplied to reach the size I want then add 1 stich at the end? Also, in the second row when it’s time to 3sc in the same spot where do I insert the hook? Thank you so much

    • krista says:

      Aline, the repeat is 25 stitches, then add 1 to your final stitch count. When it’s time to do your 3sc, start at the next stitch (after your 11 stitches). It will look at first like it is not lined up correctly, but as you keep going you will see the correct pattern emerge. Happy Crocheting!

  70. Yvonne Benson says:

    Every “skein” of wool seems to be different. Can you tell us how many meters of wool is needed for the project or how many was in each skein for the type of wool you used?

  71. Dorothy says:

    i want to make a queen size for my bed how many ch

    • krista says:

      I would get the measurements for the queen size blanket width, then divide the finished width of the baby blanket (28″). Then multiply the stitch count (151) by the number you got. Make sure that your final stitch count fits the pattern, meaning subtract 1 stitch, then make sure the remainder is divisible by 25.

  72. Peggy says:

    Your blanket is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to get started on my own. My question as a semi beginner is how do I determine starting chain number to make a king size blanket? Thanks again….

    • krista says:

      Peggy, I would get the measurements for the king size blanket width, then divide the finished width of the baby blanket (28″). Then multiply the stitch count (151) by the number you got. Make sure that your final stitch count fits the pattern, meaning subtract 1 stitch, then make sure the remainder is divisible by 25. Good luck! I’d love to see a picture of the finished blanket!

  73. jessica says:

    Love this pattern! My progress is on my Instagram page, @jbighorse49. I used a size I hook and chained 102. Instead of doing sc I did hdc. I live in Texas and I wanted the mom too get more use out of it. So far it is working up great. Can’t wait to start a new one :-)

  74. Sandy Crossland says:

    Krista,
    Have you tried to use double crochet with this pattern ? To make a bigger blanket how many should I chain ?
    Thanks

  75. Naomi says:

    Hi I’m making this afghan and having troubles with my edges trying to slant and I’m not even skipping a stitch on the end. I’ve only done about 5 rows so will it straighten out or just get worse? I’ve crocheted for years but this pattern stumps me :) thanks

    • krista says:

      Naomi- You need to skip the stitch at the end. The edges will look slanted but as you keep going you will see it is making a straight edge to the blanket.

  76. Could this pattern be converted to use on a loom?

    • krista says:

      I don’t know if it could be converted to a loom. I’ve never done that sort of thing before(although am instantly curious). If you convert it, please let me know how it comes out. And send pictures!

  77. Marcie says:

    I want to make this in a throw size can you tell me how to adjust the pattern?

    • krista says:

      I would get the measurements for your throw width, then divide the finished width of the baby blanket (28″). Then multiply the stitch count (151) by the number you got. Make sure that your final stitch count fits the pattern, meaning subtract 1 stitch, then make sure the remainder is divisible by 25

  78. Lara says:

    I want to do this blanket in a chunky baby alpaca yarn. I saw for finer yarn to increase hook size and repeats, any suggestions if I’m upping the yarn?? What size hook and if I would need to change amount of stitches/rows??

    • krista says:

      Lara- to use chunky yarn you would probably need to re-write the pattern if you want it to be the same size. Or you could follow the pattern with the chunky yarn and have a bigger blanket.

  79. Silvana Luzzi says:

    Dear Krista,

    Your blanket is, definitely, a huge success of public and critical…”travelled” to the South America: Brazil. Congrats!
    My name is Silvana, and I’ve just found your pattern at Pinterest, of course pined and translate it. I love to collect this baby recipe to make and give as gift.
    As soon as I have this ready, I’ll send photos.
    Thank you very much for sharing.

    Regards

    Silvana

  80. sally says:

    I LOVE this pattern! But I’ve tried and retried at least 5 times… would you consider making a youtube video? It seems to be in high demand!

  81. Kyli says:

    How do you get the vertical lines of different elevations?

  82. Ann says:

    Hi Krista What is confusing me is the directions for the gauge – it says skip first stitch and for the pattern it says skip first chain. From reading several responses to comments, I think I’m understanding to skip the first stitch (sc) in the 2nd row on. Thank you for the pattern. I am also going to try again with a smaller length of yarn.

  83. Jennifer E says:

    I like many others am having troubles filling in the triangles. I too am running out of stitches halfway up. In one of your comments you say we should start out with approx 11 stitches based off your picture…….then in another comment you say we are decreasing each row….which is why we are running out of stitches….wouldn’t we would need to be only decreasing every other row in order to go up 11 stitches on the left side???? Can you please help with which row I should be decreasing on???

    • Laura G. says:

      Like so many others, if you follow the directions, you do indeed decrease too quickly. You should only decrease every other row (not every row as directions have you do). I ended up SC 11 stitches in the first row, slip stitch into left side, SC back towards other edge until I reach the last stitch. Then I slip stitch the last stitch, chain one, turn, skip the first stitch (your decrease), then SC down like I did on the first row. Repeat. I also ended up using a size smaller crochet hook because my filled triangles did bow out with using the same size hook. Hope this helps.

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  85. Rebbecca S says:

    Hi I’ve LOVE your beautiful blanket. I’m looking forward to figuring out the pattern. I’ve started and restarted it several times and on any other chevron pattern I’ve completed it usually has you stitch into the chain from the previous row to bring it “square,” if you will. When I come to the end of the row (SK1 SC1 chain 1 turn) it seems like I should have stitched another into the previous row’s chain to bring it straight. Did you find this too and that’s why you’ve added the broader all around the blanket wells as finishing in the triangles to finish off the blanket? Am I not doing something right?

  86. lydia says:

    I can’t figure out the edging either. Do you have a youtube tutorial?

    • krista says:

      Lydia-sorry, no youtube tutorial. Try not to sweat the edging. You just want a Sc border around the edges. I try to match the SC stitch per row on the blanket, but if you’re a little off it won’t show. Congrats on getting to the edging! I hope your blanket looks great!

  87. Danielle says:

    Hi, I am really wanting to make this blanket but after a month of trying I am about to give up! I finally am getting the same amount of stitches everytime, but I am getting 51. The biggest problem is the edges are coming to an angle, both sides. Is there any advice you can give me? I am realitivly new to crocheting and I read all the other comments and I am just not getting it! Can you help?

    • krista says:

      Danielle, the edges should come to an angle. They eventually form the straight edge of the blanket. That is formed by doing the Ch1, Sk1 at the beginning of the row. Good luck with your blanket.

  88. Monica says:

    Hi this pattern is beautiful! I have never done a chevron patter before and have a question that I will try to explain. When I reach the end of the each row, I have one less stick out of the 11. If I were to continue to the 11 stitches, it would be going down the outside of the blanket, adding an extra peak to the blanket. Can you help with what I am doing wrong? I hope you understand what is going on!

  89. Kate says:

    Hi! A couple questions- I have just started this blanket-row 8 and it seems too wide for a baby (no I didn’t do the gauge square:( Wondering how many chains I would have to eliminate per peak? Also wondering if I can keep the peaked edges on the blanket and not fill in the triangles? Again I have not finished so not sure if it would lay correctly but like the idea of the peaked edges! Thanks!
    Kate

    • krista says:

      Kate, you know what I’m going to say: always do a gauge swatch! :) At this point, you can either start over or keep it the width it is. I don’t see how you could eliminate stitches without altering the pattern. And of course you can keep the peaks. Just stop when it reaches the length!

  90. Angel says:

    Krista, I’m about to ask you a weird question. First, let me say I love this blanket. I requested some inspiration from a group of friends because I’ve had so many little ones born into my little world lately that I’m afraid I’ve lost my baby blanket muse. One of those friends sent me a link to this page, and I will certainly be making this beautiful blanket. Now, my silly question…the fabric in the background of your photos…would you be able and willing to tell me where you got it? If it’s fabric or sheets, etc? I guess that’s two questions! That print was my very first reading primer! Talk about memory lane! I’d love to find some. Thank you for your time, lovely site, and beautiful blanket.

    Angel

    • krista says:

      Angel, thanks for the lovely compliments. I’m sure you will get your baby blanket mojo back! The fabric I got from http://warmbiscuit.com/ They have a great selection of vintage print fabrics. They are pricey, though. I splurged on that fabric and used it to make curtains for my daughter’s nursery. That’s what is in the background of the photo!

  91. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but my blanket is fanning out on the sides! I’m almost half way done and I’m just noticing this…

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  93. Rebecca says:

    I’ve just read through allllll of the comments (popular place!) and didn’t see this question:

    I’m terrible at keeping a chain of any significant length straight, so I’ve been using a foundation single or double crochet in place of a long chain on most of the projects I attempt.

    Has anyone tried this with fsc 151 instead of ch 151? I was thinking the slighy extra width initially could be made up at the end by only going around the foundation row once and all the other sides twice.

    I’m newer to crochet and unsure of my hypothesis, though; I figured if ask first since count seems extra important for this pattern. :)

    • Rebekah says:

      Late but I can’t think how you could make it work. Reason is, in are adding extra stitches (sc) into the chain and skipping stitches in the chain. That’s just not possible so far as I can figure with a foundation-less beginning stitch. But, really keeping the chain from twisting shouldn’t matter much with this like it would with say an infinity scarf.

  94. Jennifer says:

    i cant figure out how to make the border on this blanket :( is there like a youtube tutorial i could maybe watch??

  95. Nicole says:

    I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I’ve tried starting this all over 5 times. The end of my second row never adds up. I’m not an expert crocheter but I’m not new either. I marked every skipped stitch and 3 in 1 stitch. I did:
    Chain 151
    Skip 1
    Single crochet 11
    3 single crotchets in number 12
    Single crochet 11
    Skip 2
    Single crochet 11
    Etc… I’m never left with 2 at the end
    I just don’t know… I didn’t want to give up but I am making a baby blanket for my nephew and need to get moving. I’m afraid I have to abandon this :(

    • krista says:

      Nicole, the last 2 stitches at the end are the last 2 SK stitches of the pattern. So you’re not completing the last pattern repeat, you’re getting to the part where you SK the last 2 stitches, but instead of skipping them, you instead SK 1, SC 1. CH 1 and turn to start the new row. Does that make sense?

      • Nicole says:

        Thank you for getting back to me! Yes but I am ending up with like 8 stitches left over!! Ha ha. I think im being careful but my counting must be off! I’ve read the rest of your blog and I love it! Thank you!

        • Nicole says:

          I think I’ve got it! Hallelujah! I marked the chain with safety pins all the way to the end! I’m on row 4! I love this pattern. Thank you for posting.

  96. Liz says:

    Thanks for the pattern! Quick question, for skipping stitches, do you slip stitch (besides the first one in each row) or skip over them completely? Thanks!! I love the blanket and can’t wait to try it!

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  98. Riley says:

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I absolutely loved it until I got to this part. I am having a lot of trouble filling in the triangles. I run out of single crochets a little bit before I reach the top of the left peak. I have tried so many times and it always comes out the same. I sc in each stitch, slip stitch into the left side, turn the blanket and sc back across skipping the 2nd to last stitch, chain one and turn. Maybe I’m missing some stitches somewhere. I was wondering if you could tell me how many stitches are supposed to be in each row?

    • krista says:

      Hi Riley, I don’t have stitch count for it. But looking at the picture I think it should be about 11; then you should have the same amount of rows until you reach the top of the left side. As long as your stitch count and row count are even, the pattern should work.Since you are reducing 1 stitch each row, your last row should be only 1 stitch. Hope this helps.

  99. emily says:

    OK, so the filling in is tripping me up too. Doing it as you said, I run out of single crochets about halfway up the left side. If I don’t skip the stitch on the way up, it makes too obtuse of a triangle. I ended up skip stitching into the left stitch to connect the slip stitching in the next one up too and then turning. That seems to have fixed it but it doesn’t look quite as pretty…

    • tanille says:

      What emily said.

      • krista says:

        Hi Tanille, I have had a few questions about filling in the triangles. If after you read my answers, you still need help, leave me another comment and I’ll try to help you out!

    • krista says:

      Hi Emily, I have read your comment several times to try to figure out what’s happening. When you say you are running out of single crochets halfway up the left side, do you mean the row you created and are stitching on is ending(because 2 reduce it by a stitch each row) when you have gotten halfway up the left side? Several people have written about this, I think the issue might be that on the first row you are not making a stitch in each stitch, therefore not having enough to start with.

      • Emily Milbauer says:

        Yep that’s it. I got down to one crochet way too fast. I ended up slip stitching to attach to the other side then slip stitching in the next one up too. This made it so each row lined up with one on the other side rather than losing two stitches in the two rows attached to one stitch on the other side. Worked out great.

        • tanille says:

          I finished mine the other day and ended up doing probably what Emily is describing, by the sounds of it. I would just slip stitch into two stitches on the left so that I could continue the shorter rows going across. Sometimes you just get to a point where you improvise and/or just figure out a way to make it work. :)

  100. Merannda says:

    I absolutely adore this blanket and I’m really excited to make progress beyond the initial chain :) I’m new to this crochet business and I’m confused by the SK. How do I count it? Is it counted as part of the 11sc? Right now in row 2 I’m counting it separately…if that makes sense…So, I’m doing 1sc in 11, 3sc in 1, 1sc in 11, sk2. Then starting my count over again…1sc in 11..etc. but should I actually be counting my sk as the first stitch in my 11? Maybe i don’t actually know how to sk….Ahh, I’m so confused. Please help. :)

  101. Brooke says:

    Hi, i have one question about the pattern. I’m confused on the second row. I finished the first row just fine, finishing with sk1, sc1. I have the chain then turn. Here is where I run into trouble. The pattern makes it seem that you just keep ding row 1 over and over, but when I turn I have 13 stitches until the peak (middle sc of the 3 sc). How am I supposed to work 11 stitches into those 13? Even if I skip the first sc I have 12. I’m so confused! Thanks for any help!

    • Brooke says:

      Oops, i miss counted. I actually have 12 stitches leading to the peak on the second row. Is that correct? Always skip the first stitch after turning? Heading to bed as I’m clearly too tired to start a new pattern!

      • krista says:

        Hi Brooke. Hope you slept well. Follow the pattern of 11 stitches, then 3 SC in one stitch. It will look like it isn’t lining up at first. The three SC actually don’t land in the middle SC. After you have about a dozen rows, you will see it forming. It sounds like you are on the right track.

        • Brooke says:

          I think I’ve figured it out – it is looking much better. Thank you!

        • Hannah says:

          I am having the same problem as Brooke (on row 3 I have 12 sts instead of 11), and I am trying to just keep going. However, when I get to the end of the row (the last to SK2), I have 4 stitches left, so if I SK 1 and SC in next, Ch and turn, I have two stitches sticking out. Is that right?Will it even out eventually?

          • krista says:

            Hannah,
            It seems like something is going wrong with your stitch count. You shouldn’t have stitches left at the end of the row. It sounds like you are making extra stitches somehow.

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  103. Jaimee says:

    I’ve been working on this blanket for awhile now and I’ve just noticed that my blanket is quite smaller that what it’s supposed to be ? not sure how i managed to do this but is there any way to fix this without completely starting over ?

    • krista says:

      Jaimee, Did you make a gauge swatch? Not sure how far along you are, but if you don’t want to start over, you could always make the outside border wider.

  104. verymonica says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful pattern! Super easy to follow and your responses to the comments were incrediblely helpful! Happy I discovered your blog :)

  105. Melinda says:

    I am new to crochet and had a question. For the sk 1 chain from the hook this means that I chain 151 and sk the first chain? Then I would start the pattern in the next 150. I get confused on the second row. I chain 1 and turn then sk 1 chain from the hook again? How do I tell what is the chain and what is the single crochet?

    • Melinda says:

      Never mind I got it :-) I counted the stitches in the second row and there are 151 again so I skip the first and start the pattern over again! Can’t wait to see the final product! Thanks for the pattern it is truly lovely and easy enough for a beginner since it is all single crochet!

    • krista says:

      Melinda, you are skipping the Ch 1 stitch from the previous row.

  106. Leann says:

    I just started the blanket and I guess im a little lost. I am doing the 3 sc in the next stitch but maybe im not doing it right because its not looking like your picture could you please explain it a little more please?

  107. Keely says:

    I love this pattern; thank you so much for sharing it! I’m trying to make a wider blanket, about 44 inches so I figured I’d need a 276 chain stitch to begin with. However, on my second row, I don’t have the space to skip one, single crochet and then chain before I turn. I just end on the 11th stitch. I’ve recounted and all of my stitches add up. Do I need to start over and add more to my first row, or will it fix itself as I go on?

  108. whitney Roesler says:

    Hi, I am working this pattern and I am having problems with my edges increasing. I’m wondering. on the rows following the first do I sc into each of the 3 SC’s that form the point in the previous row, or do I do my 3 SC’s in just the center SC from the previous row?

  109. Samantha says:

    Yay! I figured it out! Only at the end of the first row there isn’t 2 stitches left there is only 1 but if you sc in that last one chain 1 and turn and continue like normal then the pattern works out. So excited to see my finished blanket! Thanks for the pattern!

  110. Samantha says:

    Ok so I’ve counted and recounted and re recounted. I’m spot on countwise so question. After chain 151 and u “SK 1 chain from hook” where exactly are you placing the hook? Like how would you explain it to a brand new crocheter? Bc I’ve been crocheting for a long time but can’t seem to figure this pattern out. Thanks so much.

  111. Samantha says:

    I am also having trouble with the stitches and being off and the end of the row and the peaks not lining up. Could you post pictures of where exactly you’re placing your crochet hook for the SK parts?? Thanks in advance!

    • krista says:

      Hi Samantha, sorry to hear your stitches are off. There are 2 possibilities for this. The number of stitches in the beginning chain is wrong, or somewhere in the pattern your number of stitches is wrong. Count carefully, and don’t worry, the peaks fall into place after you’ve done several inches. Keep going and they’ll get there!

  112. Emily says:

    I’ve read through the comments and I’m still having trouble :( when i get to the end of my 2nd row I have 1 stitch left and can’t SK1, SC 1 and then chain and turn. In the beginning of the 2nd row the pattern says “SK 1 chain from hook” so I’ve just been skipping the chain and crocheting in the stitches but the comments you say to not count the chain as a stitch and skip the first stitch too and then crochet the first 11 but the pattern just says to skip the chain.

    • krista says:

      Hi Emily, lets see if I can help you with your blanket. First, the loop on your crochet hook is never counted as a stitch. This is true for all crochet patterns. So when you skip the first stitch from the hook, you are skipping the first stitch dangling from your crochet hook. As for stitches being off, there can only be 2 reasons for it: The number of stitches in the beginning chain is wrong, or somewhere in the pattern your number of stitches is wrong. Be careful counting. If your total stitch count is 1 short, and you don’t want to start over, and don’t mind it being not perfect, don’t worry about the SK 1 on the 2nd to last stitch. Make a increase of 1 stitch into that last stitch, turn your work and move on. One line won’t be noticeable, especially next to the edge.

  113. Brittany R says:

    Thankyou so much! I have yet to try the border to fix the rolling issue, for the past few days I’ve been stuck on filling in the triangle. I run out of SC before the left side of the triangle is even filled to the top. I’m skipping the 1 on very turn on the right edge. One of my attempts I made a complete triangle, but it looked like an obtuse triangle! Lol I’m so eager to finish this blanket for my baby on the way, I absolutely love it! I’m just stuck :(

    • krista says:

      Brittany- not sure what is happening with your triangles. The sk 1 gives you the falt edge on top, so you definitely want to do that. But you try doing an extra st. or 2 in the last stitch at the other end to give you the stitches you need to fill to the top. They would probably blend in, crochet is very forgiving that way. Hope this helps!

  114. Brittany R says:

    I’m on my last row of the blanket and the sides/ends of rows are curling/rolling in. Will the edging help flatten the blanket? Or is there something else I can do without having to start over??

  115. Jan Davis says:

    Yummy!

  116. Megan says:

    Supremely random question… But did you use front loops on one side of the chevron, and back loops down the other? In your pics, it looks like you have some vertical stripes as a texture (which I love the look of with the chevrons), but wasn’t sure if it was just an optical illusion or what. I may try to do it myself just to see how it comes out, but I was curious so I thought I’d ask!

    • krista says:

      Megan, I didn’t do that, but it’s an interesting idea! If you do it, let me know how it comes out.

      • Sara says:

        I was wondering that, as well… In the pictures it almost looks like your blanket is ribbed and I love it! Megan, did you try out the front loops/back loops??

        I’m about 7 rows into my blanket and so far, so good. It helped that I did a smaller chevron pattern first (coffee cozy that I found here: http://sadiesbasket.blogspot.com/2013/08/chevron-coffee-cozy-crochet-pattern.html) so I knew what to expect. Only difference is that she does sc, ch, sc instead of 3 sc in the top stitch of each chevron.

        Anyway, thanks for the pattern and the color scheme idea – I’m so excited to finish and send it to good friends that are expecting!

  117. Liz says:

    Hi! I am crocheting this wonderful blanket and my end rows increase by one stitch every 2nd turn. It looks fine and seems to be lining up with the rest. Is this supposed to happen? If not, what have I done wrong. I am just about ready to change colors for the first time. I have been crocheting for some time, but this is the first to do chevron. Thanks.

    • krista says:

      Hi Liz, that’s not supposed to happen. My guess is either you are not skipping all skipped stitches, or maybe counting the chain stitch
      at the beginning of the row as a stitch when you SK 1. Hope this helps!

  118. Meghan says:

    Hi krista,

    I’m having some issues with filling in the Triangles. I seem to run out of sc before I finish the triangle, or before I reach the end of the LH side. Do you know what I might be doing wrong? Thanks!

  119. Annette says:

    Krista,

    4 goes into 50, 12.5 times; not 37.5? rounding up to 13×25= 325 + 1=326 stitches. That poor woman’s blanket is going to be like 150″ wide. Haha.

    Oooops!

  120. Nikki says:

    Hi!
    I really want to make this blanket for my sister who’s having her first baby next month. I’ve been crocheting for several years, but for some reason something’s not working right for me. A friend of mine recently made this blanket and it turned out great, but I just can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. She said where it says SK1 at the beginning of every row that you’re really supposed to skip 2 (the extra CH and first stitch). Is that right? Even so, I’ve tried that, skipping 1 and skipping 2 and for some reason the end is always wrong. Either I have extra stitches or there’s no stitches at all. I’ve undone and redone these rows several times…I’m very frustrated with myself. :/ Do you happen to have video tutorials or something that might help? Also, is your 3SC supposed to line up and be on the 2nd stitch of your previous row’s 3SC? And are the 2 stitches you skip supposed to be the lowest stitches on either side of the V? Just trying to make sure I at least have that right. :)

    • krista says:

      Hi Nikki, sorry you’re having some trouble. Let’s see if i can get this sorted out for you. First, you never count chain stitches as part of your stitch count. That’s true for all patterns. So skip the chain stitch and the first stitch on the row. The 3 single crochets are the tops of the peaks and the 2 skipped stitches are on the bottom. It’s takes several rows before the pattern starts emerging. Maybe you could make a swatch to see how the pattern works so you’re not ripping out rows on a blanket. Good luck with your blanket. I hope this helps.

  121. Cindy says:

    I am making this blanket currently for my daughter who is supposed to be here around Novemeber 1. I absolutely adore this pattern! I made mine in pink and blue (which was also my husband and my wedding colors) and also because I started before I knew her gender! <3

  122. Rachael says:

    Can I just say I love you! Im really new to crocheting and have only been able to master the single stitch but I reallllly want to make a chevron blanket. I have you tubed how to make one and I just couldn’t figure it out and I came back to this and I got it!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

  123. Allie says:

    I’m super new to crocheting, like i have never really understood how. But i am wanting to make this blanket for my boyfriends little sisters birthday, i have no idea where to start. Do i chain the 151 stitches, THEN do the pattern? cause if i just chain the stiches, wouldn’t i have a straight edge to start with? im sorry for all the questions, i just really want to understand! thanks so much.

    • krista says:

      Allie, the chain is your foundation for your stitches. The pattern becomes a chevron by the increases and decreases. After several rows you will see the peaks starting to form. Good luck with your blanket!

  124. Dawn says:

    I just kept crocheting and saw that it just works itself out…also I think I wasn’t understanding how the edge was going to look. No more issues – it’s looking great so far thanks for the pattern, it’s turning out to be a lovely blanket!

  125. Dawn says:

    I used to crochet many years ago and I’m picking it back up again, so I’m rusty. I’m having trouble lining up the peaks and valleys – it seems I am off by one stitch on the second row, i.e., when I get to the 12th stitch where I’m supposed to do 3sc, it isn’t lined up with the 3sc from the previous row (it looks as though I should do another sc or two before doing the 3sc in order for it to be lined up, but then the stitch count would be off). I have counted and re-counted, torn out the row and started again several times – I don’t get what I’m doing wrong. Any ideas?

  126. Beth Aga says:

    BTW Krista, I love the material you placed the blanket on! I am assuming those are words from the Dick and Jane readers from loooonnnnggg ago! Hey, I am old enough to remember them! : )

  127. Beth Aga says:

    Thanks Krista! Now I know what to do! I appreciate your help and I can’t wait to get started! Do you have any idea how many skeins I might need for the throw? Not sure how to calculate that. : )

    • krista says:

      Beth, I used 4 skeins, 2 of each color. It really depends on how big your skeins are. The yarn I used had 277 yards per skein, and i had some left over. So figure you need approximately 550 yards of each color.

  128. Janine says:

    Hi Krista,

    Ok! Yes, I was doing one triple crochet (oops!). So I need to do 3 single crochet in the same stitch instead. Got it! (Is this the same as adding a stitch?).

    My question is – why do I need to skip stitches for the 3 SC in one stitch? The video lessons show skipping to the 5th chain to for the triple crochet, but not for the 3 SC.

    Thanks again for answering my newbie questions!!

  129. Janine says:

    This is more a stitch question than a pattern one but im a newbie and just learning the triple crochet. When doing the second row and you get to the triple crochet, do you still skip the four chain and insert one the 5th? I seem to be getting big gaps.

    Thanks so much for posting this. I really wanted to make a blanket for my baby to be, and this is a pattern I think even a newbie like me can tackle!

    • krista says:

      Hi Janine- you do follow the pattern, skipping the 4th stitch and crocheting into the 5th. You are supposed to make 3 single crochets in that stitch. Are you making 1 triple crochet? That would explain the gap.

  130. Kate says:

    My peaks don’t look very…peaky haha I’m only on the third row so I’m not sure if they become more pronounced as the rows are added on or if I’m doing something wrong. Love the pattern and the fact that it’s all SC! I’m a relatively new crocheter, so finding such an adorable blanket with a simple pattern is a blessing.

  131. Jennifer says:

    That is what I am wondering too. If I want to double the size do you just double the chain? Or is there a multiple pattern like 11 + 2 to determine the length of the foundation chain. Thanks!!

    • krista says:

      Hi Jennifer, you need a beginning chain of 926 to make a throw sized blanket of this pattern.(See my answer to Beth Aga for the breakdown). Happy crocheting!

  132. Beth Aga says:

    Would love to make a throw size for a special gift. How many chain stitches would you recommend? This is beautiful and just the colors I wanted to use!

    • krista says:

      Hi Beth, a standard throw is 50″ wide. Each peak on the blanket pattern is 4″. So, doing a little math: 4″ goes into 50″ 37.5 times. Unless you want a half peak(probably not) let’s make it 37. So 37 times 25(stitch count for 4″) is 925. Add the 1 extra stitch, and your answer is you need a beginning chain of 926 to make a throw sized version of this blanket. Good Luck!
      UPDATE: 4 goes into 50 12.5 times, not 37.5!!! Thanks Annette for pointing that out! I hope this didn’t mess anyone up!

  133. Jennifer says:

    Hello- to increase the width, you mentioned adding 26 stitches, does that mean adding 26 chains to the original so for yous, 151 + 26 + etc? Thanks so much! New to crochet and trying to make this blanket.

    • krista says:

      Jennifer, to increase the width, add 25 stitches for each 4″(or 1 peak) you want to increase. The add 1 extra stitch. So, to make a 40″ wide blanket, for example, you would have 10 peaks, so 250 stitches, so your beginning chain would be 251 chains. Good luck!

  134. Annette says:

    How many initial chains would I make to make this adult sized? I’m guessing maybe triple it to 453?

    Thanks!

    • krista says:

      To make a trow sized version, you need a starting chain of 926 stitches. See my answer to Beth’s comment to get the breakdown. Good luck!

  135. Carrie says:

    Hello! I am making the blanket right now, it is so adorable. I am following directions but like I read in one of the comments above, one of my sides is decreasing as well. I am skipping a stitch at the beginning of every row and I have chained 1 as well. Is there anything else that could result in this…?

    • krista says:

      Hi Carrie- I don’t know how long you have been crocheting, but when I first started, I always had this problem. I was not stitching into the last stitch(which can look not like a stitch at all!) Try counting your stitches to make sure you are doing the full stitch count. Hope this helps!

  136. Chloe says:

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!
    Just another question if you don’t mind? At the beginning of each row, should I skip 1 stitch then SC up to the peak? Or should I only have skipped the 1st stitch in the first row?
    One side seems to be decreasing in size! Eeek!

    • krista says:

      Hi again! Yes, you should be skipping a stitch at the beginning of every row(don’t forget to do the chain stitch at the end of the previou row. That’s what gives you a straight edge). That explains you losing a stitch on every row.

  137. Chloe says:

    I am just loving this blanket, however as a novice croocheter… Ive noticed that the straight edges are curling in. Is this okay? Will it roll flat when the edge goes on? Or should I be changing something?Thanks so much :)

  138. Michelle says:

    Ok, so I figured out that brain fart. SK=skip, got it!
    But now I finished the first row and I have 2 extra stitches at the end. When I start with the chain of 151, does the stitch on the hook count as one? Any other suggestions on why I would have 2 extra stitches?

    • krista says:

      Michelle, did you do the sk1,sc1,ch 1 and turn? that would explain the 2 stitches. You don’t count the stitch on the hook as a stitch when you start a chain. Also, when you are starting a new row(2nd row and on), you don’t count the chain stitch as a stitch. If you still have 2 stitches at the end of first row (meaning you have already done the “sk1,sc1,ch 1 and turn”), you can either rip out the whole thing and start again, OR skip them and put your final crochet at the end. Do the 2nd option! When you do your border stitch around the edges when you are finishing blanket, you should be able to hide them. Hope this helps!

  139. Michelle says:

    I must be having a brain fart. Can you explain to me what you mean here:
    ((((((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.))))))

    After I “SC in next 11 stitches, SK 2 stitches”. So basically, I’m single crocheting in the next 13 stitches? I love this pattern so much, especially the fact that it doesn’t have pointed edges.

  140. Kristin says:

    Excited to make this for my first niece/nephew arriving in Sept. This will be my first large project, so I’m not sure how much yarn to get. The yarn I’m purchasing comes in 50 g balls. How many should I order? Thank you (sorry if this is a silly question)

    • krista says:

      Kristin- congrats on your impending aunt-hood! The yarn I used came in 4.5 oz. skeins. So if 50g=1.7637 oz you should buy approximately 12 50g. skeins, six of each color. You may have some extra. Happy crocheting!

  141. linda says:

    i was wondering what would be the best way to start the next color. thank you for the pattern btw im corcheting it for my first baby i think its turning out wonderful.

    • krista says:

      linda- start at the beginning of a row. cut a 10″ tail off the first color yarn. Hold that tight while you start to crochet with the 2nd color. Do this for every color change and weave in the ends when you are finished your blanket.

  142. Nikki says:

    thanks for the great pattern!

    also, i love the “clean print” feature. yours is the first website i’ve seen use it and it’s such a great idea!

  143. Rosalyn says:

    Thank you! I think I finally got it :) it just took a few minutes for it to “click” lol. But it’s going strong now. :) Thanks for the wonderful pattern.

  144. Rosalyn says:

    Hi, I am having issues with the edges. After I have done the first row, I have one left over stitch and I’m not sure what I am supposed to do with it. What is it supossed to be like after the last 11 SC? Every time i try to chain and flip it has just been going out to the side instead of the nice vertical edge. Thanks

    • krista says:

      Hi Rosalyn, did you skip one stitch at the end and SC 1 stitch? I you did, it sounds like maybe you had one extra chain on your starting chain. You could rip the whole thing out and start again, or just SK 2 stitches instead of 1 at the end to fix it( I strongly recommend the 2nd option!). Then make your CH 1 and turn. It will take you a few rows to see it becoming a straight side edge. Hope this helps!

  145. AshleyW says:

    I am working on this now and it’s coming out beautiful! Thank you so much for the pattern! I still have 23 weeks before my baby is born, I might make a few more ;)

  146. Kendra says:

    after you complete the first row and then make the turn, do you start with the 3 SC for the first peak or the SK 2? So will each peak be consistent with either the 3 SC or the SK2 or will in alternate on every other row?

    Thanks!

    • krista says:

      Kendra, you want to start with the 3 SC for the peak so that they all line up on top of each other. Good luck with your blanket!

  147. Mandy says:

    My chevron blanket that I’m crocheting consists of sc14 then sk2 then sc14 then 3sc in next st (to make the peak) I’m trying to do the straight edge, but for some reason when I’m crocheting the triangle, it doesn’t come out right. Any suggestions?

    • krista says:

      Mandy, if you can tell me what’s happening, maybe we can figure it out together. Are you skipping the first stitch when you start from the top of the blanket? That’s what gives it the flat edge.

  148. Melissa says:

    If you want to make it bigger what multiple do you need to increase by? Thanks! This is such a cute blanket. :)

    • krista says:

      Melissa, To increase the width of your blanket, add 26 stitches for each extra peak you want to make. Good luck with your blanket!

  149. Elle says:

    Oh good! I was getting confused hehe, thanks for sharing his pattern with us! x

  150. Elle says:

    I’m just reading the pattern but got confused on Row 1 where you say ” SK 1 stitch, SK 2 stitches” Did you maybe mean Skip 1 stitch and single crochet 2? Or do you actually mean really skip 3 stitches…
    Beautiful blanket though, I can wait to start!!!

    • krista says:

      Elle, thanks for catching that! It should be: SK 2 stitches, then repeat. Have fixed it on the post. Thanks for letting me know!

  151. Oh I just love that! I love the Chevron patterns, but never quite could figure out how to add a more modern, straight edge to it. Thanks for sharing :)

  152. Carrie P. says:

    thanks for sharing that technique!

  153. helen says:

    this is gorgeous! thanks for the pattern.

  154. Joyce Ellis says:

    Thank you so much for sharing, I’m going to try this on my next chevron afghan.

  155. Alessandra says:

    so beautiful,
    xxx Ale

  156. Sara says:

    I’ve been looking for a pattern like this! I love the straight edge. Linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this! :)

    • krista says:

      Thanks, Sara. I sTangled Happy your blog? because I just got lost there for so long…need to go yarn shopping tomorrow. :)

  157. Lovely blanket! Im working on a chevron blanket right now and I may just try this!

  158. This is absolutely terrific! And I love the way you filled in the points. Well done and thanks so much for sharing!

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