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C2C Chevron Baby Blanket

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C2C Chevron Baby Blanket | www.1dogwoof.com

This is a blanket I made months ago for a dear friend of mine who had twin girls. She loves the color purple and isn’t a fan of super girlie motifs. Knowing I’d be making blankets for twins, I wanted to make sure they were similar but different, just as the two girls will hopefully grow up to be! And since I wanted this blanket to grow with the girls (in a large-lovey kind of way), I didn’t want to design a blanket with any recognizable characters on it.

I decided to go with a chevron theme – the first blanket creates chevrons out of granny squares, like a quilt, but with crochet. Here, I’ve created a c2c chevron baby blanket to represent that chevron look a little differently.

C2C Chevron Baby Blanket | www.1dogwoof.com

 

I did design this to be somewhat equal in size to the granny squares chevron blanket, and the chevrons themselves should be about the same size in both blankets as well. Just so you know, the c2c chevron baby blanket was easier to make than the granny squares one, and there was less weaving in of ends! It also drapes a bit better and is a bit thinner than the granny squares version.

Chevron baby blankets, 2 ways. | www.1dogwoof.com

For both of these blankets, I used a combination of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarn and Loops and Threads Impeccable worsted weight yarn. The gray is especially nice; that is Vanna’s Choice in Linen.

I didn’t start with a specific pattern for these, I just drew out a lot of staircases on graph paper, picked what I thought were colors that went well together, and dove in! Here’s what my staircases look like:

c2c chevron graph pattern

You can check out my CityStreets Mapghan pattern for a tutorial on how to start the c2c (corner to corner) crochet stitch and how to switch colors. For the chevron pattern, there were instances where I went down one row with one color and on the way up, had to change colors early, so that my new color was not yet within reach. In those cases, I pulled down the new color, switched as usual, and worked my DCs over the extra yarn that was pulled down. In other cases, I had to carry my new color up to the point where I actually needed it. That yarn was then carried along, and the DCs were worked around that yarn until I needed to switch colors.

C2C Chevron Baby Blanket | www.1dogwoof.com

I added a simple border of just double crochets evenly spaced around the entire blanket, working 2 dc in each corner. Around that, work 1 round of single crochet, again putting 2 sc in the corner.

C2C Chevron Baby Blanket | www.1dogwoof.com

I love the feel and texture of the c2c stitch and how soft the blanket turned out. Since the c2c gives us pixels to work with, we often want to draw pictures (animals, characters) using this stitch, and it was nice to not think about cartoon characters for a bit and just work up a very simple geometric design. Hopefully, both this and the other chevron blanket will be much loved for a long time!

C2C Chevron Baby Blanket | www.1dogwoof.com

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22 Comments

  1. Faith

    Can you give an actual tutorial on the C2C chevron and how you changed colors? Did you cut and weave or did you hold colors throughout? If you held them, where did you hold and how to you bring them back into play? Etc.

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    • ChiWei

      Faith,

      I’ve updated the post with a link to a pictorial I did on c2c in general. I hate weaving, so I tended to hold and carry my colors when I could, and cut only when the carrying was too obvious. The carried yarn was just held in place while the active yarn was worked around it.

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  2. Sandra Jones

    I can do the c2c blankets but never done anything like a Chevron, I wouldn’t know where to start or end.

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    • ChiWei

      Hi Sandra, for a chevron, you’d start like any other c2c blanket in a corner and just follow the graph for where the color changes are. I’ve updated the post with the graph so hopefully that helps!

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  3. Joanne

    Would love a pattern for this. 🙁

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    • ChiWei

      I’ve updated the post with the graph. Thanks!

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    • Ruth lee

      How would I enlarge this to a throw for a teenager.?

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  4. babykitted

    These are very well made. I used to like knitting and seeing it made me miss this activity. I loved the colors and models, it’s very different and beautiful.

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  5. Lynne Jones

    Hi ChiWei , i would love to have written pattern of c2c chevron baby blanket as not able to follow graphs. i just love doing c2c blanket . thank you Lynne Jones

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  6. Anne

    Hi I would also love to have a written pattern as I also can not follow graphs

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  7. Norma Solomon

    Hi Chi Wei, I would like a written instruction how to crotchet this c2c baby blanket for a baby shower. The written would help me better than the graphic.

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  8. Cheryl Yoder

    I am disappointed there isn’t a written pattern for this Chevron crochet baby blanket. I know how to follow grafts but with never doing a corner to corner afghan or knowing how to do the stitch, it is impossible to do. I don’t like leaving a bad reply, but I can’t say this is a pattern at all, it’s just pictures and a story.
    I am going to do a Google search for the Chevron stitch, or am I way off? Just not sure where to go from here??

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    • ChiWei

      A written pattern will depend on which corner the user wants to start, and since I have my own personal preferences on how to start a c2c project, I leave that to the reader. Use this picture and story as your inspiration, and use Google to search for c2c instructions. I am working on some videos of my own, which should also be available soon.

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  9. CeeCee

    This is so beautiful! I’ve used this stitch before but only flat. It works up wonderfully as a chevron pattern. I think I’ll give it a shot.

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  10. Lindsay Shipman

    Just discovered your work and posts and in awe. Thanks for sharing your talent! I love crocheting, though it is still a newer skill for me and appreciate the chance to learn and develop new skills with inspiration from people like you!

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    • ChiWei

      Thank you so much Lindsay!

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  11. Virginia

    I really love this and want to make It into a lap Afghan. So I guess my question would be how many Chevrons going up and then down would I need to make for it to be big enough for an adult?
    Thank you so much. Your work is so beautiful. Thank you again.

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    • ChiWei

      Hi Virginia, I wouldn’t be able to estimate that for you. You’d have to draw it out to see what fits. So sorry! Hmm, my guess would be to double it on either side – like making 4 baby blankets into 1 big blanket.

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  12. Rosetta

    What are the yarn amounts needed to complete this project? Thanks

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  13. Megan

    What size hook did you use?

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  14. dj

    what stitch did you use ? hook size ? yarn weight ?

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