Welcome to our latest crochet adventure where I’m sharing my newest design – the Easy Ombre Crochet Chevron Blanket! This classic pattern gets a fresh twist with an ombre teal yarn that is not only stunning but so much fun to crochet.
With this sweet chevron design and blend of basic stitches, this free crochet pattern is perfect for brightening up your living space as a throw blanket or as a special gift for a new baby (it’s a wonderful crochet baby blanket pattern!).
So, are you ready? Let’s dive into the world of crochet chevron patterns and bring your own creativity to life stitch by stitch!
Design Story and Inspiration for This Easy Crochet Chevron Pattern
As a passionate knit and crochet designer, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration, and a chevron blanket has been on my mind to design for a long time. This easy pattern was born when I wanted to combine the classic chevron stitch with a beautiful ombre yarn. This pattern is a wonderful beginner crochet chevron blanket pattern as it is a super easy two row repeat with just chains and single crochet.
The inspiration for the color palette of this chevron crochet design comes from my favorite shade of teal, which just happens to be one of the colors of Wonderfluff Ombre from We Crochet, which reflects my love for the calming effect of the sea and sky and reminds me of the ocean and beach.
This stitch is soothing and easy to work with, and once you get the hang of the zigzag pattern, this is a wonderful project to take on road trips, to work on while watching tv, or to while away the time chatting with friends. The lovely textured look of this specific chevron stitch complements the ombre effect, resulting in a blanket that has a classic look with a modern twist.
Yarn Options for This Great Classic Blanket Pattern
I chose to use a Bulky Yarn for this easy chevron pattern and the colors of this Wonderfluff Ombre worked out beautifully! This yarn has 284 yards to each 100g skein and I used three skeins almost entirely.
To get a blanket around the size I made use any bulky weight yarn that gets gauge.
But, one of the best things about blankets is that they don’t have to be any certain size! So feel free to use yarn from your stash – one color or many colors, it’s up to you!
This blanket also works out wonderfully as a unique baby blanket crochet pattern with worsted weight yarn, so feel free to go down a hook size or two and use up the worsted weight yarn in your stash. This makes a great lightweight baby blanket.
If you change yarn weight, change the size of your hook as well. Go with a size or two larger than recommended on the ball band for good drape.
Want more of the classic chevron pattern? See this list of over 25 different patterns for chevrons here!
What You’ll Need
Yarn: We Crochet Wonderfluff in Turquoise Heather, 3 skeins
Crochet Hook: US Size L (8.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 15 sts and 10 rows = 4” (10cm) in chevron pattern
Finished Size: Approximately 34” x 48”
Skill Level: Easy (Very beginner friendly!)
Check out the Video Tutorial for This Easy Chevron Crochet Pattern:
If you are a visual learner and want to follow along with this great pattern, check out the video.
Crochet Chevron Blanket Pattern
Ch 130 or any multiple of 16 sts plus 2.
Row 1 (RS): Working in the back loop only, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sc 7, skip 1 ch, sc 7, 3 sc in next ch; repeat from * to end, omitting one sc at end of last rep; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, working in front loops only, 2 sc in first sc, *sc 7, skip 2 sc, sc 7, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * to end, omitting one sc at end of last rep; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in back loops only, 2 sc in first sc, *sc 7, skip 2 sc, sc 7, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * to end, omitting one sc at end of last rep; turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 until blanket measures approximately 48” long.
Weave in ends.
Common Questions about Chevron Crochet Blanket Patterns
The number of chains needed to start a chevron blanket is determined by the pattern repeat and the desired width of your blanket. You will usually start with a foundation chain that’s a multiple of the number of stitches in one pattern repeat, plus extra stitches for turning.
The size of a chevron crochet blanket can be customized according to your needs. This blanket measures approximately 34″ x 48″, which makes for a great lap blanket or baby blanket, but you can make anything from a lovey blanket all the way to a king-sized throw.
To calculate a chevron pattern, you first need to know the number of stitches in your pattern repeat. This will help you determine your starting chain length. You also need to consider the height of your stitches and the number of rows you wish to crochet to calculate the size of your finished blanket.
The best yarn for a Chevron Afghan depends on your personal preference and the intended use of the blanket. Worsted weight yarn is a popular choice because of its versatility and warmth. Brands like Lion Brand and Paintbox Yarns offer a variety of color choices, making them ideal for creating stunning chevron patterns. For a softer, more delicate blanket, baby yarn or a high-quality acrylic might be your best bet. See the best yarns for afghans here.
Final Thoughts on Our Easy Ombre Crochet Chevron Blanket
I hope you love chevron afghans as much as I do! This Easy Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern was a joy to create and I love the way the valleys and the top of the peaks make their own border! The pattern repeat is also super easy to memorize so you can easily take this project anywhere. It’s also very easy to make into a different size using the stitch multiple provided.
This pattern makes a wonderful gift for a baby shower or a great lap blanket for your home. There are many different ways to change up the colors and use up your yarn stash, with a different placement of stripes and lots of different colored yarn, or you could make it a solid color or ombre like mine! Totally up to you!
I love that this crochet chevron blanket pattern is made up of such simple stitches that would look great in just about any color combos. Choose a soft yarn and a crochet hook and make your own chevron blanket today!