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So not trying to freak out too much but I FINISHED MY VERY FIRST BLANKET. In over 15 years of crocheting I never, not once, had the desire to complete a blanket. They seemed like way too much time, plus I get bored easy. But I did it. And I’m here to share the pattern with YOU. Hope you like this one, I’m not going to lie I think it’s the dopest blanket in all the land.
I thought it’d be super cool if I put a spin on the traditional chevron blanket, to make it oversized—and with some trial and error it came to life! I think the chevron aspect is what kept me interested in finishing this blanket… It’s a lil somethin’ special without being over the top.
I found that after I did a row, I didn’t need to even follow the pattern or count , you just kinda learn where you need to put the increase and decrease stitches. So if you’re wondering, YES this is the perfect project to work on while you watch that new series you’ve been eyeing on Netflix (I watched “In the Dark” while making this).
The size of the blanket I made was a “throw” size, measuring about 65”x48”. I did include in the notes section instructions for making different sizes. Plus I think you’ll be really pleased with the feel of this blanket. Especially if you use the yarn I did, Yarn Bee Soft Secret. It’s so unbelievably soft, and that sheen it’s got…. woo-wee!
There’s also a tutorial included in the pattern, showing how I made and attached the monstrous tassels. It may or may not involve one of my son’s books. ;)
I hope if you’re anything like me, and feel leery of taking on a blanket, that you give this one a try. It’s simple enough to be a beginner blanket, and also has enough texture and interest to not be boring.
***If you’d like the printable, PDF version of this pattern, click HERE. For the free version scroll down***
Grande Chevron Blanket
What you’ll need:
-2,100 yards of category 4 (worsted) weight yarn, 300 extra yards for big tassels (7-8 skeins of Yarn Bee Soft Secret in color “Mushroom”)
-size k (6.5 mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
-book, or 6” flat object to make tassel
-hot glue gun
15 dc in BLO by 7 rows equals a four inch square
ch=chain, dc=double crochet, st(s)=stitch(es), BLO=back loop only, dc3tog=double crochet three together
ch’s at the beginning of rows do not count as sts
the pattern for this blanket measures 48” x 65”. You can customize the width by adding or taking away multiples of 80. Each multiple of 80 equals about 16 inches. And to customize the length all you need to do is add or take away rows. Below is a handy chart from Good Knit Kisses to give you the average measurements of each blanket size.
Row 1) work 3 dc in 3rd ch from hook, [dc in next 36 ch, 3dctog, 3dctog, dc in next 36 ch, work 3 dc in next two ch] repeat [ ] one time, dc in next 36 ch, dc3tog, dc3tog, dc in next 36 ch, work 3 dc in last ch (240 total sts)
Rows 2-68) *ALL STS WORKED IN BLO: ch 2, turn, work 3 dc in first st, [dc in next 36 sts, dc3tog, dc3tog, dc in next 36 sts, work 3 dc in next two sts] repeat [ ] one time, dc in next 36 sts, dc3tog, dc3tog, dc in next 36 sts, work 3 dc in last st (240 total sts)
finish off, weave in ends
Making and attaching the tassels:
To make the jumbo tassels, I grabbed a book of my son’s to wrap yarn around. It measured about 6 inches wide. You could cut a 6” wide piece of cardboard also. I wrapped the yarn around, (not too tight) spanning a couple of inches wide.
To prevent the tassel from shedding I used hot glue. So every now and then I’d line the top with a thin line of hot glue, then wrap it over it before it cooled. I did it a couple more times each tassel, making sure the hot glue was covered before finishing wrapping the yarn.
Once the tassel was my desired thickness, I cut off the yarn and slid a long piece under, through the middle of the wrapped yarn (like shown in the photo), and tied a knot. You’ll use this piece of yarn to attach the tassel to the blanket.
Then I slid the yarn off the book, and tied the knot tighter on top so it’d be secure.
Then I took another long strand of yarn and tied it around the outside of the tassel, about an inch down. I made sure it was extra tight. Then I wrapped it around the tassel a couple more times and tied another tight knot.
Then to finish the tassel, you will cut the bottom loops, and trim it up to be even.
I created 7 tassels for the blanket, one for each point on both ends.
Using the top piece of yarn on the tassel, thread through your yarn needle and sew to each point on the blanket. You’ll pass through the very end of the blanket…
Then insert the needle through the top of the tassel. Pass through the blanket and tassel as many times as it takes for a secure join. Once it was secure, I tied a double knot to the other strand of yarn from the tassel then weaved them into the blanket. Repeat for each tassel, then your beautiful blankie is complete!
And cheers to finishing blankets! I hope this one converts you like it did me. You may have to look out for more blanket patterns in the future, because I’m hooked. Hehe pun intended.