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Deep chevron baby blanket

June 20, 2014

I love finding new crochet stitches, particulary when they are easy to do and give a new twist to an old standard.  This deep chevron blanket is one such occasion.  It creates a really sharp 'v' which is really effective in zingy colours.

Deep Chevron Baby Blanket in Blue Sky’s Worsted Cotton

Finished Measurements:

75 cm by 90 cm

You will need:

1 skein of each of the following Blue Sky Worsted Cotton colours:  Shell, Pink Parfait, Lotus, Drift and Sleet

What to do:

Using Sleet make a ch of 143 (pattern repeat is 20 +1, add 2 for base ch)

Row 1: Work (1 tr, ch1, 1tr) into 5th ch from hook,* ch1, skip 3 ch, (1tr, ch1, 1tr) into next ch, ch1, skip next 3 ch* in next ch work (1tr, ch1,1tr, ch3, 1tr, ch1, 1tr), ch1, skip 3ch, (1tr, ch1, 1tr) into next ch, ch1 **, skip 3ch, (1tr, ch1, 1tr) into next ch, skip 3ch, (1tr, ch1, 1tr) into next ch, you should now have a top (increase) and a bottom (decrease) to form a wave, repeat from * to the end, finishing ** with , skip 3ch, (1tr, ch1, 1tr), skip 1ch, 1tr into last ch.  Turn 

V st = (1tr, ch1, 1tr)    V st increase = (1 V st, ch3, 1 V st)

V st decrease = (1 V st, skip 2 Vsts, 1 V st)

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), V st into the second ch1 sp (between the 1st and, 2nd V st),* ch1, V st in the ch1 sp between the 2nd and 3rd V st, in the ch3 sp work (V st, ch3, V st), ch 1, 1 V st in the next ch1 sp, ch1, in next ch 1 sp work 1 V st,** skip next 2 V sts and in next ch1 sp work 1 V st, (this is your V st decrease) repeat from * to the end, finishing at ** with 1tr into the top of 4ch from the beginning of row1.  Fasten off Sleet

Row 3:  Join Drift. This is where is gets a bit tricky as you are working your V sts into 2 rows below (ie. row 1), except for the increase (1 V st, ch3, 1 V st) which is worked into row 2, and to complicate matters further the V sts are worked into the ch1 sp in the middle of the V st on row 1 ie (1tr, ch1, 1tr) however, once you have this established it is a simple pattern repeat!!

Ch3 (counts as 1tr), work 1 V st into the 2nd V st of row 1,* ch1, work next V st into 3rd V st of row 1, ch1, work V st increase (V st, ch3, V st) into ch3 sp on row 2, ch1, V st into next V st of row 1, ch1, V st into next V st of row 1, skip the 2 V st decrease of row 1, V st into next V st, repeat from * to 2nd to last V st of row 1, work 1 V st into this st, 1tr into top of ch3. Turn

Continue repeating row 3, I have changed colour every 2 rows in the following order Sleet, Drift, Shell, Pink Parfait, Lotus, after 4 complete colour changes I did not have enough to work 2 complete rows of each colour so I have worked one of each, I think this looks nice as a border at the top of the blanket.

Here is a video tutorial to help with this pattern.

Abbreviations (UK):

ch             chain                                                
tr              treble crochet

V st          (1tr, 1ch, 1tr)


                                                      © Mrs Moon 2014

How to videos

June 16, 2014

My daughter got a loom bracelet maker for her birthday and since then we have spent many afternoons on YouTube working out how to do more and more complicated designs.  It's amazing really how we have come to use videos for all sorts of things and how convenient they are.  It sort of happened by stealth and now you can watch a video teaching you literally anything. 

We've always tried to make videos of tricky techniques used in our patterns, but you will see an increasing number in our how to section of various different things, including, now, the basic how to cast on, knit and purl.

Having taught so many people to knit anc crochet what is really clear to us is that different people find different parts of the process tricky.  Some people get stuck on the slip knot but then have no trouble with anything else.....  others just can't work  out how to purl ...... so  as we reduce the number of classes we teach in the summer, it seems the perfect time to break the classes down into mini tutorials so you can teach yourself in the comfort of your own home and most importantly use the pause button as much as you want!

Take a look here.