My Sunset Chevron Baby Blanket pattern is my newest home decor free crochet pattern!
Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.
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The easiest chevron blanket ever!
I absolutely love the look of chevron stripes, and I really wanted to combine it with a cute color scheme to make an adorable baby blanket!
Chevron stripes are a great pattern for those who want an easy, meditative project to work on that still has a lot of personality.
You can choose your own color combination for the stripes or use the color scheme that I’ve provided below.
This is a great way to learn a new stitch while whipping out a blanket in record time!
How to change the size of this blanket
Since this blanket is just a repeating pattern, it’s really easy to make it bigger or smaller.
You can adjust the size by using a multiple of 21+20 chains in the beginning.
For example, begin with 21, 42, 63, 84, 105, 126, 147, 168,189, 210, 231, 252, 273, etc. chains, then add 20 chains to get the total number of chains you should start with.
For the sample I made above, I used a starting chain of 126+20 (146 chains).
You won’t be able to tell the final size of the project just from the starting chain alone since this is a chevron pattern, but my blanket was about 35″ wide for 146 chains, so if you want it twice as wide you should start with 273, etc.
To make your blanket longer, simply continue adding more stripes according to the Color Pattern below until the blanket is as long as you want it!
Keep in mind that the materials list for my baby blanket design is just for a 30″ x 35″ blanket, so plan accordingly if you’re planning on making yours bigger!
More home decor crochet projects:
- Bear Basket Free Crochet Pattern
- Heart Pillow Free Crochet Pattern
- Desk Succulent Free Crochet Pattern
- Ribbed Crochet Pumpkin Free Crochet Pattern
- Bear Throw Cushion Free Crochet Pattern
- If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!
This beautiful pastel baby blanket has a gorgeous sunset color scheme (and also reminds me of sorbet flavors). The size is completely adaptable and the stripes can be swapped out with any gradient or pattern of colors you wish. The size is completely adaptable to whatever length and width you prefer.
Confused about materials? For all my personal recommendations of my most-used tools, yarns, and supplies, check out my favorites in this complete guide!
- Lion Brand Feels Like Butta (worsted)
- (2 skeins) Lemon (yellow)
- (2 skeins) Yellow (orange)
- (2 skeins) Pale Pink
- (<1 skein) Optic White
- Size G 4.0mm Clover Amour hook (or whatever hook size you need to meet gauge)
- tapestry needle
- stitch markers
- BLO: back loop only
- ch: chain
- CC: contrast color
- dec: decrease
- hdc: half double crochet
- inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
- MC: main color
- MR: magic ring
- rnd: round
- RS: right side
- sc: single crochet
- sk: skip
- x sc: work x number of single crochets
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- WS: wrong side
- (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
- (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times
- Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of every row to avoid skipping any stitches accidentally.
- Use this method to change colors.
- See here for how to work a border around HDCs
- 21 sts x 10 rows= 5”x5ʺ
- Use a hook size that gets you this gauge. All crocheters crochet slightly different, be it tighter or looser, so you may need a different size hook to get the same gauge.
Learn about why gauge is important when crocheting.
- 30″ long, 35″ wide
- Final size can be adjusted, see above
BLANKET (Begin in yellow. For the sample shown in photos, use a starting chain of 126 + 20 (or you can use a multiple of 21 + 20 starting chain to make it any size, see How to Change Sizes for more).
- Row 1: Beginning from the second chain from the hook, hdc dec, 7 hdc, 3 hdc, (9 hdc, skip 2 chains, 9 hdc, 3 hdc). Repeat stitch pattern within parentheses until you have 9 stitches left. 7 hdc, hdc dc, chain and turn.
- Row 2: Chain 1, hdc dec, 7 hdc, 3 hdc, (9 hdc, skip 2 chains, 9 hdc, 3 hdc). Repeat stitch pattern within parentheses until you have 9 stitches left. 7 hdc, hdc dec, chain and turn.
- Row 3: Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the pattern switching colors according to the color pattern below.
COLOR PATTERN (Essentially, each colored band is 10 rows long, spaced apart by 2 rows of white.)
- Row 1-10 (10 rows): yellow
- Row 11-12 (2 rows): white
- Row 13-22 (10 rows): orange
- Row 23-24 (2 rows): white
- Row 25-34 (10 rows): pink
- Row 35-36 (2 rows): white
- Row 37-46 (10 rows): yellow
- Row 47-48 (2 rows): white
- Row 49-58 (10 rows): orange
- Row 59-60 (2 rows): white
- Row 61-70 (10 rows): pink
- The blanket pictured ends after row 70, but to extend the blanket, continue repeat rows 37-70 until desired length.
- Finish off and weave in ends.
BORDER (optional, not pictured. See here for a video on how to work an hdc border.)
- Do not fasten off yarn at the end of your project.
- Join in the white yarn, turn your work and work hdcs evenly across the entire last row. See Technical Notes for video tutorial on how to work an hdc border.
- At the end of the row work three hdcs into the last st to make a corner, and continue working hdcs down the size of the blanket.
- Work 3 hdcs for every two rows.
- At every corner work 3 hdcs and continue this pattern along the entire outside of the blanket.
- Finish off and weave in ends.
Your Sunset Chevron Baby Blanket is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished project, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.