Hello friends, Fawn Leach here with EL’S Baby Crochet. I recently finished this beautiful Chevron Baby Blanket designed by Laurinda Reddig at ReCrochetions for Red Heart Yarns. I have to admit I was a bit intimidated to try the chevron and searched quite a few different patterns before finding this one.
The first thing I noticed is that after the chain the whole blanket is made in double crochet which is perfect when looking for something to work up and “grow” quickly.
I also loved that it wasn’t a full size afghan and all the math and counting were done for a smaller blanket. I grabbed my 5.5 (I-9 US) hook and Red Heart with Love in White, Pewter, and Peacock, which is absolutely beautiful, and got to work.
The pattern is well written with special directions for the DC3Tog. After the first two rows the Chevron pattern really starts to form. I was able to finish this baby blanket in just about a week in between taking the kiddos to school, dance, and basketball.
I’d say this pattern is fairly easy and can be completed by anyone that has mastered the DC. I am seriously in love with how beautiful this baby blanket came out and can’t wait to deliver it to a new nephew due in June. I might even have to make one for myself.
By Fawn Alexander Leach
If you are thinking of getting a chevron on your hook this might be the pattern for you. Lots of love from EL’S Baby Crochet. Free Pattern (click here).