Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

***If you’d like the printable, PDF version of this pattern, click HERE. For the free version scroll down into the post***

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.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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).

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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!

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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. ;)

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

***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
-yarn needle
-book, or 6” flat object to make tassel
-hot glue gun
-scissors

Gauge:

15 dc in BLO by 7 rows equals a four inch square

Abbreviations:

ch=chain, dc=double crochet, st(s)=stitch(es), BLO=back loop only, dc3tog=double crochet three together

Notes:

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.

Blanket Sizes - Good Knit Kisses

Pattern:

ch 242

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:

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

Then I slid the yarn off the book, and tied the knot tighter on top so it’d be secure.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

Then to finish the tassel, you will cut the bottom loops, and trim it up to be even.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

I created 7 tassels for the blanket, one for each point on both ends.

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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…

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

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!

Chevron Crochet Blanket - Megmade with Love

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.

Happy hooking,
Meg

Grande Chevron Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love

Free Crochet Pattern for the Bad Hair Day Beanie

Free Crochet Pattern Bad Hair Day Beanie - Megmade with Love

***You can find the PDF version of this pattern in the shop by clicking HERE, great for easy printing! For the free pattern, scroll down into the post****

I’m just pleased as punch to bring you the Bad Hair Day Beanie pattern! This hat, designed with the idea of a crochet kit in mind, is quickly becoming my “ohcrapmyhairlookshorriblebetterthrowsomethingoveritbeforeigo” beanie. Unfortunately that was way too long of a name for this hat.. so let’s just go with the Bad Hair Day Beanie. It features the ever-so-lovely berry stitch that offers oogles (sure, that’s a word) of texture, and is actually worked up in rows rather than rounds. I think you’re gonna dig this beanie!

Free Crochet Pattern - Bad Hair Day Beanie - Megmade with Love

For my hat, I added a faux fur pom (see the tutorial for how to make your own HERE) and the coolest ever faux leather label made by All This Wood. I personally love the finishing touch a label makes on handmade piece, and the fact that it says bad hair day makes it all the better. If you’re in the market for some labels for your biz, I’d certainly check out All This Wood. They were a pleasure to work with and were very prompt with getting the product to me— I was impressed :)

Free Crochet Pattern for the Bad Hair Day Beanie - Megmade with Love

Like mentioned above, this hat was designed with a kit in mind (psst still a few left in the shop HERE). I thought it’d be so fun to put together all the materials to make this beanie, including the pom makings and the label.. and I did, indeed, have a fun time with it! I’m thinking you’ll see more kits this year from Megmade with Love.

Free Crochet Pattern for the Bad Hair Day Beanie - Megmade with Love

I really hope you enjoy this pattern… it’s made unlike any other hat I’ve designed before. It’s surprisingly simple, and would make the perfect weekend project.

***You can find the PDF version of this pattern in the shop by clicking HERE, great for easy printing!****

What you’ll need:

-approximately 275 yards of worsted weight (4) yarn (I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret in “Garnet” found HERE)

-size h (5 mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

-yarn needle

-other desired add-ons.. pom, label

Gauge:

15 hdc by 12 rows equals a four-inch square

Notes:

-hat is designed to fit a woman’s head, and is double brimmed

-hat is worked from the brim-up and is worked in rows rather than rounds

-ch’s at the beginning of rounds do not count as sts

HOW TO BERRY STITCH:

insert hook into specified st, draw yarn back through, ch 3, yo and draw through two loops on hook.

Pattern:

Brim:

Row 1) ch 21, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across (20 total sts)

Rows 2-52) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO across row (20 total sts)

-do not finish off

Body of hat:

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Row 1) picking up where you left off on the brim: ch 1, then begin working down the long side of your brim. You will work a sequence of [sc, 2 sc] into the very edges of each row of the ribbed brim. Work all the way across. See photo above for assistance. (78 total sts)

Row 2) ch 1, turn, [berry st, sc] across row. last st is a sc (78 total sts)

Row 3) ch 1, turn, sc across row (78 total sts)

Row 4) ch 1, turn, [sc, berry st] across-- sc in last 2 sts (78 total sts)

Row 5) ch 1, turn, sc across row (78 total sts)

Rows 6-20) repeat rows 2-5 in sequence. Row 20 will be a repeat of row 4.

Row 21) ch 1, turn, [sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts] across row (65 total sts)

Row 22) ch 1, turn, [berry st, sc] across row-- sc in last 2 sts (65 total sts)

Row 23) ch 1, turn, [sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) across row (52 total sts)

Row 24) ch 1, turn, [sc, berry st] across row-- sc in last 2 sts (52 total sts)

Row 25) ch 1, turn, [sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts] across row (39 total sts)

Row 26) ch 1, turn, [berry st, sc] across row-- sc in last 2 sts (39 total sts)

Row 27) ch 1, turn, [sc2tog, sc] across row (26 total sts)

Row 28) ch 1, turn, [sc, berry st] across row-- sc in last 2 sts (26 total sts)

Row 29) ch 1, turn, sc2tog across row (13 total sts)

Row 30) ch 1, turn, [berry st, sc] sc in last 2 sts (13 total sts)

Row 31) ch 1, turn, sc across row (13 total sts)

-do not finish off

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Fold the hat in half, like shown in the photo above(textured side is on the inside). And picking up where you left off in row 31, sl st the two open sides together, working all the way down.

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how to crochet

Next you’ll close up the hole on the top of the hat. Turn the hat right side out, and using yarn needle and a piece of yarn, make a loose running stitch along the very last row and pull tight to close, then tie a couple of knots to secure on the inside.

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Then you’ll fold up the brim, and sew it so it’ll stay in place. I tacked it down in five different spots along the very edge by making a couple of passes with a piece of yarn and needle then tying a few knots to secure.

Once all your ends are tucked away + all your special adornments are added on… your bad hair day beanie is finito!

Free Crochet Pattern for the Bad Hair Day Beanie - Megmade with Love

Hope you thought this beanie was a DELIGHT! I don’t even know why, but the fact that it’s made in rows makes me like this hat even more. If you make one yourself, do share with me over on Insta, I’d kinda sorta love to admire it :)

Take care and happy hookin’
Meg

Free Crochet Pattern for the Bad Hair Day Beanie - Megmade with Love