Crochet: Chevron Baby Blanket

A Month of Craft Photos: Day 29

Pattern: My go-to ripple blanket pattern
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby in “Flannel” AND Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly in “Mint” and “Cool Baby” // both found at Michaels
Hook: 5mm (US H)

My beginning chain was 146 and it took about a week to complete. For some reason I didn’t carry my yarn up the side, so I had something like 34 ends to weave in when I was done. Grumble.




I’m kind of in love with the soft contrast of the aqua and mint. I’m usually all for BRIGHT & BOLD colors for baby blankets, but this….this pleases me.


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89 comments to Crochet: Chevron Baby Blanket

  • LOVE this. the colors are so sweet too. i have a ton of baby blankets to make, definately using this pattern for at least one of them!

    • It’s so classic! I hope my kiddo has his when he’s a grown up. Maybe as a decoration in his smelly college dorm or something. heh

  • gosh those colours look magical together!
    glad you persisted and gotten through all that end-weaving, ’tis beautiful!

  • AnheloNo Gravatar

    I’ve been meaning to crochet one of these, but I keep getting busy with other projects :(

  • I love this! I’m actually just beginning a baby blanket and now I’m considering switching patterns. :-)

  • I don’t know what’s better…the item or the photography! Both are superb! The colors are so calming and sweet. What a wonderful handmade gift!

  • This is so beautiful! You did a great job! I have yet to try a blanket. Want to though!

  • mandy falgoutNo Gravatar

    LOVE IT!!! it’s totally gorgeous and you may have inspired my next crochet project. we are expecting our first baby in june and i have already made two small blankets with the same colors—light green, light yellow and cream, but they are different patterns. i may continue with the color scheme, but do this pattern. thanks!!! love your blog. :)

    • thank you! I made a ripple baby blanket for my youngest when I was pregnant with him. It’s nearly 4 years old, now. It’s one of my favs!

  • This is gorgeous. I absolutely love the subdued cools.

  • I’m with you on loving the bright and bold, but these colors are just so wonderful together!

  • The color combination is calming!

  • i feel the same way about weaving in ends. I get all excitecd when I finish a big project then I turn it over….grumble grumble indeed!ha

  • it’s so very serene!

  • MarijaNo Gravatar

    This is beautiful! I love the colors! Did you switch colors every 4 rows and work in the back loops only?

  • AbbyNo Gravatar

    LOVE those colors! never would’ve thought those colors would have gone together, but it’s beautiful. you don’t happen to remember what brand the yarn is, do you? :)

  • MelissaNo Gravatar

    What size hook did you use for this?

  • carleyNo Gravatar

    Love the blanket! Just wanted to know how you finished it…did you do a single crochet around the piece or leave it as is? I’m going to attempt this week! thanks ;)

    • Since I started and ended with gray, I added a single crochet border in that color. Just one row!

      • angNo Gravatar

        This is my first ” real” crochet project and I’ve just finished my last row. Is the next step to weave in the ends? How do you do this? Then, is the last step a single crochet border all the way around? I’d be happy to send pictures if you’d like to see it.

        • It doesn’t really matter. You can make your SC border (I do one on each side) before or after you weave in the ends. Just get a yarn needle and hide the tails in your stitches. I usually go one way about 2-3″, then I go back. This way, I have like 6″ of tail yarn in my work, in case any of it comes out after washing or if someone picks it out.

  • RosaNo Gravatar

    Love the blanket and pics going to start one today for my little one she loves blankets. But I have a question. Yours looks different from the one on the link. Is it the ribbed ripple?

  • ChrissyNo Gravatar

    Beautiful blanket!! I’m starting one now for my 3 month old son. I’m a little confused on how to do the ripple/ribbing effect. Do you crochet in the back loop only on every row? Thanks!!

  • Great job Lisa. Wonderful use of colors. Me? I am just learning how to crochet, this is such an inspiration.

  • ChrissyNo Gravatar

    Okay I must be doing something wrong! I have started and pulled out my work four times! I somehow end up with two extra stitches after row one, then the peaks and valleys always end up off by a few stitches on row two and never line up! The pattern says to do 3 st dec in the next 3 ch… Does that mean you do the 3 st dec stitch 3 times in the next 3 chains? That doesn’t look to be how you did it in your blanket, but maybe that’s where I’m messing up? I just did the 3 st dec once before starting the next 6 dcs. Any ideas?

    • The first row is always the hardest with these blankets! First, make sure you have chained a multiple of 16, then add 2. I started with 146.

      Next, when you do the 3st dec in the beginning chain, you just do it once over the 3 chains it tells you. Make sure you don’t forget to do the decrease at the end of the row (a 2st dec)!

      If your first row works out OK, but you have extra stitches on the next row, make sure you are skipping the first stitch, because the beginning chain 3 of the row counts as the first DC. After you get the first few rows, it should be pretty intuitive. You’ll be increasing in the center stitch of each peak and decreasing across the 3 valley stitches.

      I hope this helps you. Take it easy the first row and don’t let it win!

    • MollyNo Gravatar

      Chrissy! I did the same thing. For me the issue was I just took the numbers and didn’t do the math. 146 is the foundation row PLUS the chain 2. So it’s actually 144 chains, and then 2 chains then turn. Not 146 plus chain 2. If that makes sense I think that is what you’re doing. If you’re sure the stitches are right then you can always try to undo the two spare chains from the foundation row instead of starting again!

  • SaraNo Gravatar

    How many skeins do you need?

  • Ana BCNo Gravatar

    Really lovely color combination! I also like the golden one and the boyish tones…

  • PatNo Gravatar

    What are the dimensions of the final product?

  • PatNo Gravatar

    Help me!! I used the easy ripple afghan patern from your web address above. It was flat – the picture shows it sticking up. I read above you crcheted it in the back loop. Is that correct.? I have 4 requests of this pattern from friends.

  • JodiNo Gravatar

    Question. I’m just starting Row 2. It says Ch 2 and turn. Skip first stitch and then dc in the next 7 dc. So do I start in the second chain that I just made when doing the “Ch 2” OR do I skip the first stitch on the afghan and start there. Thanks for your help!

  • stephNo Gravatar

    will those colors be ok for a girl or boy?

  • Alexa NeriNo Gravatar

    Please HELP, this is my first try at a chevron blanket and I’m lost! When it states 3 dc in next ch, it means 3 dc in one single ch st? How can I tell where the peaks and valleys are? Or if I’m doing it right?
    Thank you so much, lex.

  • ElizabethNo Gravatar

    Ok soo I have a questions also. I am just working on row two.. just started it seems to me like the peaks and valleys aren’t the same as row 1.. is it supposed to be that way or did I miss something. I believe I did it all right.

    Also I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BLANKET. I am going to do the ripple pattern as well. it will def make for a nice texture to it.

    • ElizabethNo Gravatar

      Figured it out but I have another question.. I’m makign this for a newborn.. Would you suggest washing it before using it on the baby or using it as is once completed.

      • If it was my baby, I’d wash it with some baby-friendly detergent. If it’s a gift, I just give it to them and make a note that they should wash it the way they’d wash a store-bought blanket.

  • stephNo Gravatar

    how much yarn did you purchase hurry to reply my aunt is having her baby in the end of august and i am a slow crocheter and put it things off or in other words procrastinator

  • AshleyNo Gravatar

    This is adorable! I started this blanket for a neighbor who is waiting to find out the sex of her baby due in August. You are right, once you’re past the first few rows, there is no need for a pattern. How did you finish off your sides? It looks great!

  • AshleyNo Gravatar

    Another question for you as this is my first attempt at making a baby blanket. How many color changes/what was the final length of the blanket.

  • TiffanyNo Gravatar

    I just started this blanket, can anyone tell me why my 3 increases in the peaks and my 3 decrease in the valleys do not line up from row to row? (the picture lines up perfectly)

    • GavNo Gravatar

      I’d like to know this too. I am having the same problem. They’re one past the previous row, instead of directly centered.

      • TiffanyNo Gravatar

        Mine our the same way. I know I’ve done everything right as far as the directions go or apparently I haven’t if I’m having this problem. I have added a 2 st decrease to the end of every row and then added a double crochet after that and it has helped a little, they are balancing out the valleys but the peaks are still a little off. I would still like to know where I went wrong for the next time.

        • ElizabethNo Gravatar

          I had that same problem when i started. I think my count was off on my initial row so I just did the short decreases on the side until I was able to get the peaks and valleys to match

      • Hi there! It isn’t my original pattern, but I would love to help you. Can you post a photo, so I can take a look? Thanks!

    • Hi there! It isn’t my original pattern, but I would love to help you. Can you post a photo, so I can take a look? Thanks!

  • angieNo Gravatar

    I would love to make this, but I can’t find the pattern, can you share it with me please, it’s very beautiful……

  • love your blog the ripple afghan is gorgeous

  • MirandaNo Gravatar

    I’m finishing off row 1 and I ended with exactly 6 dc but no extra chains to do the 2 st dec. Am I supposed to do 4 dc instead of 6 and then the 2 st dec or am I two chains short?

    • I think you’re two chains short! Sorry!

      • MirandaNo Gravatar

        I noticed that I forgot to do the first part of row 1 (Dc in 3rd ch from hook; dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch) and instead I Dc in 3rd ch from hook, then went straight into the next part (*work 3 st dec in next 3 ch, dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch; Repeat from * across). When I took it all apart I wasn’t short the two chains though, weird! Do you think since I did it out of order that’s what made me two short? I’m so confused but am determined to nail this pattern LOL!

  • Kim S.No Gravatar

    Hi there!! Do you have an etsy store for selling the blankets you made? I am in LOVE with this blanket and would love this for my son, but I am so not talented in the knitting department. I have tried and just can not succeed quite yet on making something like this! This blanket is beautiful and I would love to potentially purchase if you sell these. Thanks so much!!

    • Thank you so much for the interest. Unfortunately, I do not sell chevron blankets. They are just so time consuming (6-8 hours of work, depending on the yarn!) and would not be a profitable venture for me. I’m not sure how some folks can charge so little, but there ARE some on Etsy. Just search “crochet chevron blanket” or some variation of that phrase and it should bring up some listings. I don’t vouch for any of the shops, so please shop at your own discretion!

  • KatieNo Gravatar

    I made this blanket for my best friends baby! I used the bright green and bright pink colors and I love it! I am a novice crochet-er and so it took me a long time, but it turned out great! Thank you for sharing the pattern!! :)

  • PrueNo Gravatar

    Thank you for sharing.
    I love doing these ripple patterns & I so love your colour choice.
    thank you Prue

  • Oh, great! Classic chevron match with it’s classic color. Love it! Lovely knitting…

  • SumiNo Gravatar

    What size did it end up being? I’m always debating with myself over blanket sizing.. lol. Love it btw~

  • NikkiNo Gravatar

    Did you do variation 1?

  • JenNo Gravatar

    Hi! I was wondering your peaks are pointy. Mine are more rounded. I was wondering if you knew why? Thanks!

    • I am not entirely sure, but I *think* it just may be something to do with tension/gauge. I think a looser tension will create more of a ripple than a zig-zag. Perhaps try a swatch with a smaller hook?

  • JenNo Gravatar

    How many rows did you do?

  • BrookeNo Gravatar

    Hi Lisa, I’m crocheting the chevron baby blanket and have come across some issues — to confirm, does the turning chain 2 count as a double crochet in the rows? When I reach the end of each row, I’m always coming up with 3 stitches and not 2 – by 3, I am referring to 2 double crochet stitches (in the previous row) and then the final turning chain 2 (again, from previous row) I’ve tried to figure out what I’m doing wrong, and have read through the comments to try & find an answer, but no luck.

    • StephanieBNo Gravatar

      Brooke, it does. At the end you dc 6 then end with 2 dc decrease(instead of a 3 dc decrease). I’m working on this now.

  • ChrisNo Gravatar

    Brooke, I have had the same problem. I have 3 stitches left on the row, not 2. I have gone back over my stitches multiple times and I can not figure out what is wrong. Did you figure it out? Thanks

  • StephanieBNo Gravatar

    Working on this right now:) working in back rows only, how many rows a color did you do 6?

  • SymoneNo Gravatar

    Hi, did you use the 5mm for the foundation chain too? Thanks!