I am always so grateful to all my lovely followers who leave encouraging and supportive comments on my blog.
Among them I have noticed that some people think working a Chevron pattern is too difficult,complicated or beyond their expertise. Well I wanted to write this post to change the thinking on that. If it was tricky,difficult or complicated the Chevron blankets I have made would be in the cupboard of doom under the stairs!!!!
I have been thinking about this post all week and don't want it to be too wordy but for it to act like a key. So that you can simply just get going.
Chevron Crochet for blankets.
NB I always work in the top of the stitches from the previous rows not the gaps between them.
My advice may not follow the normal patterns, but by relaxing a little .... And adapting a " don't worry,be happy hooking" approach maybe things will seem easy and clear.
Firstly you need to decide how wide you want your blanket to be. Then work a chain that long and add on a few chains for good measure.
I have worked a chain as evenly as I can of 152 chains and I work a few more just to make sure it works out at the end of the foundation row. If this proves to be too narrow for you an extra few rounds on the border soon sorts that. I have found it perfect for a baby's blanket for use in the car seat,pushchair or tummy time and hopefully in time to be dragged around the place as a perfect comforter.
Decide how wide you want the arrow parts of your chevron blanket to be apart . To give you an idea in this blanket they are 8 trebles apart.
In this one they are 12 Trebles apart.
And finally in this one they are 7 Trebles apart . I think it's good to choose which appeals to you most.
The Chevron pattern is basically made up of points at the top of the pattern and points at the bottom. It almost makes the blankets have a 3D effect.
I like to work 3 rows of one colour and then change but it's entirely a matter of taste. Working odd numbers of rows of colour allows the joins to be on both sides.
I will post about borders in my next post and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me .
I hope you will soon be hooking happily away and making a lovely blanket . " Dartmoor Dreaming" is so easy yet so effective.