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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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