Jasper’s Chevron Blankie

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Let’s be honest… there are A LOT of Chevron patterns out there. I tried several of them, but became frustrated after I frogged all of them a few rows in. They were just not what I was looking for. I’m not a designer, but it isn’t the first time I have been left empty handed when searching for a pattern that fit the criteria of my new project. I sincerely hope that you find this pattern easy to follow. If you have any questions please leave me a message on my blog @ https://thehookingnook.wordpress.com
Tips: At the end of each row I have added the stitch count in parentheses. The method I used to change color in this pattern is pretty simple. Just finish off the end of the last row of one color, leaving about 4 inch tail to weave in. Start the next row with your new color, also leaving about 4 inch tail to weave in. You can weave in the tails as you go (which is what I prefer… by the time I get to the end of the project, I’m ready to edge it and be done without having to go back and weave in all the tails, but HEY if you like to leave them all then do whatever makes you feel good). I have included the number of rows I did of each color, but if you want to change it up, do it… if you want your stripes the same width or even if you don’t want stripes and want to rock it with just one color, then do it! It’s yours, honey!
Supplies:    I/9 – 5.50mm crochet hook
                  Worsted Weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver):
                    A- dark color (2 skeins) – this was my charcoal gray
                    B- medium color (2 skeins) – this was my turquoise blue
                    C- light color (1 skein) – this was my light gold
                    D- bold color (1 skein) – this was my bright red
                Yarn needle
                Scissors

Stitches/Abbreviations:    CH – Chain
                                        SC – Single Crochet
                                        DC – Double Crochet
                                        FO – finish off
                                        SK – skip
                                        SP – space
                                        ST – stitch

If a # precedes an abbreviation (10DC) that means you need to DC in the next 10 stitches… if a # is behind an abbreviation (DC10) that means you need to DC 10 times in the next stitch.

Instructions:
CH 192
R1: DC in the 4th CH from the hook, 10DC, SK 3 CH, *12DC, CH 3, 12DC, SK 3 CH*
Repeat from * to * 5 times, 12DC. (168 DC, 13 CH-3 SP)

R2: CH 3 and turn, DC in the same stitch, DC2 (remember both of these go in the next stitch, you should have two DC in each of the 1st two stitches of the row), 8DC, SK 3 ST, 10DC, (2DC – CH 3 – 2 DC) in the CH-3 SP, *10DC, SK 3, 10DC, (2DC – CH 3 – 2DC) in the CH-3 SP* repeat from * to * 4 times, 10DC, SK 3, 8DC, DC2 in the next 2 ST. (168 DC, 13 CH-3 SP)

All following rows are a repeat of R2.

Row Color Change Pattern:
R1-R3: A
R4-R5: B
R6-R10: A
R11-R13: B
R14: C
R15-R18: B
R19-R24: A
R25: B
R26-R27: A
R28-R32: C
R33-R34: D
R35: C
R36-R39: B
R40-R42: A
R43: B
R44-R48: A
R49-R51: C
R52-R55: B
R56-R57: A
R58: B
R59-R64: A
R65-R66: B

Finishing: With color A, SC all around, make sure to SC3 in each corner and Ch-3 SP

 

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Paula’s blanket

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My friend Paula is a very talented quilter. Last year I was playing around with color schemes to make a blanket for my daughter. Paula saw this square, fell in love, and struck a deal. She would make me a quilt if I would make her this blanket. I’ve worked on it off and on and ran into a few issues ( being the perfectionist that I am) . I am almost done, whew! And I know she is going to LOVE it!