Crochet this ultra popular chevron blanket

Many readers asked for this specific pattern and here it is! Our little model got it from her mother’s aunt, Gerda Honiball, who crocheted it when she was born.

Click here for the Afrikaans pattern

Use any weight of yarn, just read the label to see which size of crochet hook you have to use. With DK knitting yarn one repetition is about 8 cm.

Abbreviations

ch st – chain stitch

ch st-sp – chain stitch space

gps – groups

rep – repeat

sl st – slip stitch

tr – treble crochet

 

Instructions

Crochet a row of chain stitches in multiples of 12 plus 9 in the width you want your blanket to be.

1st row: 2 ch st, 1 tr in 3rd ch st from hook and in each ch st to end.  (Make sure it’s a multiple of 12 plus 9 tr.)

2nd row: 2 ch st (count as tr), 2 tr in 1st tr, *skip 1 tr, 3 tr in next tr, skip 1 tr, (3 tr, 3 ch st, 3 tr) in next tr, skip 1 tr, 3 tr in next tr, skip 1 tr, 3 tr in next tr, skip 3 tr, 3 tr in next tr, rep from * to last 8 tr,  skip 1 tr, 3 tr in next tr, skip 1 tr, (3 tr, 3 ch st, 3 tr) in next tr, skip 1 tr, 3 tr in next tr, skip 1 tr, 3 tr in last tr.

3rd row: sl st to between 1st tr-gps, 2 ch st, 2 tr in same sp, 3 tr between next tr-gps, *(3 tr, 3 ch st, 3 tr) in 3 ch st-sp, (3 tr between next tr-gps) twice, skip 2 tr-gps, (3 tr between next tr-gps) twice, rep from * and end with (3 tr, 3 ch st, 3 tr) in 3 ch st-sp, (3 tr between next tr-gps) twice.

Rep 3rd row and vary colours as you wish to desired length.

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