Monday, February 9, 2015

Nolan's Chevron Blanket


My nephew's 1st birthday is coming up, and I figured it would be a great time to give him a blanket and write up a new pattern. Well, I can't say it's completely new; it's derived from the Chevron Infinity Scarf pattern. It's a very versatile pattern that can be used for anything!

You may sell the finished product from this pattern, but please reference and link this post. Please don't claim this pattern as your own or sell the pattern. I'd love to see pictures of your finished product! You can put them up on Ravelry or post it on my Facebook Page.

Materials:
Size G crochet hook (4.0 mm)
Tapestry needle
Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly: White
Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly: Fresh Green
Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly: Cool Baby
Red Heart Soft: Chocolate

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
fsc = foundation single crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over

Special Stitch:
Dc3tog = Double crochet 3 stitches together

Yo, insert crochet hook into 1st stitch. Yo, pull up a loop. Yo, pull through 2 loops. Yo, insert hook into 2nd stitch. Yo, pull up a loop. Yo, pull through 2 loops. Yo, insert hook into 3rd stitch. Yo, pull up a loop. Yo, pull through 2 loops. Yo, pull through all 4 loops to complete the stitch. 3 stitches have been decreased to 1. 

Notes:
- I carried the white yarn on the sides and put a border around the scarf, so you can't even tell. It saves a lot of time (and yarn)! I fastened off and re-joined with the other colors. 

-This patterns calls for two rows of the colored yarn with one row of white in between.

- Make a chainless dc and turn at the end of each row (acts as a dc). Or you can chain 3.

- This stitch requires a multiple of 14+1

Blanket:
In white, make 185 fsc. Or chain 186 and sc in second ch from hook and across.

Row 1:
Make a chainless dc. 2 dc into same space as the chainless dc. *Dc into the next 3 st. (dc3tog in next 3 st) twice. Dc into next 3 st. (3 dc in next st) twice.* Repeat from * to *, ending with 3 dc in last st. Switch to Aqua.

Row 2:
Make a chainless dc. 2 dc into same space as chainless dc. *Dc in next 3 st. (dc3tog in next 3 st) twice. Dc in next 3 st. (3 dc in next st) twice.* Repeat from * to *, ending with 3 dc in top of the chainless dc.

Repeat Row 2 with two rows of alternating colors and one row of white in between (2 rows aqua, 1 row white, 2 rows green, 1 row white, 2 rows brown, 1 row white, etc.)

Border:
Unfortunately, I was in a rush to finish this blanket before his birthday, so I didn't have time to write the pattern down for the border. I made a dc border around, and to make the ends even, I made treble crochets (tr) in the "valleys" of the chevron, and single crochets at the "peaks." I made 2 more rows of dc around, adding 3 dc in each of the corners.

For the picot border, I made sc in every 4th stitch, ch 4, and sl st in the first ch. Then sc in the next 4 st, ch 4, sl st in the first ch, sc in next 4 st, etc, adding 3 sc in each of the corners.

If you have any questions about the border, please let me know and I'd be happy to help!





The blanket measures 46 in x 30 in. I hope my nephew likes it!

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