Lise’s Chevron Crochet Blanket

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This is the story of my chevron crochet blanket:

I have enjoyed teaching crochet at the Waterbury Senior Center for over 9 years. One of the women who has been in my class since the beginning is Lise. Lise LOVES to crochet chevron blankets. In fact, that’s pretty much all she makes. A single blanket may take her 8 months to make.

Whenever a new student shows up, I ask them what they want to make. Without fail, they point to Lise’s crochet chevron blanket and say “I want to make a blanket like that”. Now, you have to understand that Lise does not follow a written pattern. At some point, someone taught the pattern stitch to her, and she just kinda does it. After the 10 billionth student asked to make the blanket, I finally sat and wrote up a pattern.

What is a Chevron Crochet Stitch Pattern?

The zig zag pattern so many people recognize has a name – the Chevron Stitch Pattern. It’s a very popular stitch pattern for crochet projects.

Are Chevron Blankets Good for Beginners?

Beginners will like to crochet chevron blankets because they only use basic stitches: chains and double crochets. However, I do not recommend that someone start making a chevron blanket until they have some experience making swatches of double crochet stitches. Why is that? With a crochet chevron pattern it is important to be able to line up the increases and decreases properly. You need to have enough practice making double crochet rectangles, without losing or gaining stitches accidentally, before you tackle a chevron.

Tips for Crocheting Chevron Blankets

Use stitch markers. Stitch markers can be placed in the beginning chain 3 to help you keep track of the first and last stitch of a row. Adding a stitch marker to the middle double crochet of an increase point will help you make sure your chevrons line up properly.

If you are using multiple colors, be sure to weave in your ends as you go.

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Stash Busting Chevrons – Using Your Stash Yarn

Crochet chevron blankets are great for using stash yarn. Just make sure that all the yarn you use has the same washing instructions. I once washed a chevron blanket in the washing machine – the rows made of wool yarn felted up and shrank while the rows made with acrylic stayed the same. It did not work out well.

You can play with all sorts of color combinations when you crochet a chevron blanket. I made my blanket with some of my favorite colors, blue and purple. Pastels are good for baby blankets. Use neutral-colored yarns for a modern look. Bold colors will really pop with this stitch pattern.

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Lise’s Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

This pattern is for a twin size blanket. I chose this size because Lise often makes twin size blankets like this for gifts. For other sizes purchase the Pattern Pack




This pattern uses the following crochet skills and techniques:

Basic stitches: chain, double crochet, working in back loops.

Working in rows.

Basic increases: working 2 or more stitches into one stitch.

Basic decreases: skipping stitches.

Color changes: changing colors at beginning of rows.

This pattern uses US crochet terminology.

blanket over side of couch


Twin Size
66.5 inches
Length: 90 inches


Worsted weight yarn: 4155 yds total

Main Color: 2060 yds

Contrasting Color 1: 1660 yds

Contrasting Color 2: 435 yds


US size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


Yarn needle, scissors

corner of the chevron crochet blanket


1 chevron (7 double crochet, 3 double crochet in one stitch, 7 double crochet, skip 2 stitches) = 4.75 inches wide 4 rows = 3 inches long

To make a gauge swatch, chain 53 and follow the pattern until your swatch is at least 6 inches long, then measure.


This is a classic chevron stitch pattern. When making chevrons there will be increases where you work 3 double crochet stitches into the same stitch. These increases form the top points. There will also be decreases where you skip stitches. The decreases form the bottom points of the chevrons.

You will know you are working the pattern correctly when your increases “stack” on top of each other. You will be working the increase, 3 stitches in 1 stitch, into the middle double crochet of an increase on the previous row. You may find it helpful to mark the middle stitch of the increases with a stitch marker as you go.

Likewise, the decreases will stack on top of each other. As you work repeats of Row 2, you will be skipping the 2 stitches that border a decrease on a previous row.

In order to keep the stitch count the same, and your blanket edges even, the start and end of a row each have a single decrease where you skip one stitch. At the start of a row, chain 3 for the first double crochet, skip the next double crochet (1 decrease), and then continue to double crochet into the next stitch. At the end of the row, when 2 stitches remain, skip the next stitch and double crochet into the last stitch (the beginning chain-3 from the previous row).

This pattern has you work into the back loops of stitches. Usually, when you work a stitch, you insert the hook under the 2 loops that form a V at the top of the stitch. By working in the back loop only, you leave the front loop unworked. The front loops form a pretty ridge along the base of the row.

row edges of the chevron crochet blanket

Special Stitches

V-stitch = (Double crochet, chain 1, double crochet) in indicated stitch or space.


The chain-3 at the start of a row counts as the first double crochet stitch of the row.

To change yarn colors at the end of a row, work the last double crochet as follows: yarn over with the current color, insert hook into the top of beginning chain-3, yarn over with the same color, pull through the stitch, yarn over with same color, pull through 2 loops on the hook, drop the color you have been using, yarn over with the color for the next row, pull through 2 loops on hook. The double crochet is completed, and you now have the color for the next round on your hook. Fasten off the old color.


Chain 123.

Row 1: With Main Color, chain 240, double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook (skipped chains count as a double crochet and skip 1 foundation chain), double crochet in each of the next 5 chains, [3 double crochet in the next chain, double crochet in each of the next 7 chains, skip 2 chains, double crochet in each of the next 7 chains] 13 times, 3 double crochet in the next chain, double crochet in each of the next 6 chains, skip 1 chain, double crochet in the last chain, turn. 14 repeats

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet here and throughout), skip the next stitch, working into the back loops of stitches only, double crochet in each of the next 6 stitches, [3 double crochet in the next stitch, double crochet in each of the next 7 stitches, skip 2 stitches, double crochet in each of the next 7 stitches] 13 times, 3 double crochet in the next stitch, double crochet in each of the next 6 stitches, skip 1 stitch, double crochet in the last stitch, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for a total of 120 rows, changing color as desired or as follows:

8 rows with Main Color (This count includes Rows 1 and 2).

12 rows with Contrasting Color 1.

6 rows with Contrasting Color 2.

12rows with Contrasting Color 1.

44 rows with Main Color.

12 rows with Contrasting Color 1.

6 rows with Contrasting Color 2.

12 rows with Contrasting Color 1.

8 rows with Main Color.

After last row, fasten off. Weave in ends. Use with love.

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