I’ve curated a list with unique chevron crochet blanket patterns that you will love to make. This technique is also known as ripple and is easier than you think. Meaning most patterns are beginner friendly.
Chevron in crochet is a technique that uses a simple stitch, or a combination of stitches, to create a “V” and an inverted “V” pattern.
Before we dive into the list, let’s go through some useful information that may be helpful for you to understand more about this technique. If you are familiar with crochet chevron, you can skip to the list below.
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Often, in the crochet community, you will hear designers refer to a chevron crochet blanket pattern as “peaks (points) and valleys (dips)”.
The reason why this is a common term is because it is easier for crocheters to understand that peaks are increases and valleys are decreases that create a chevron pattern.
Is crochet ripple stitch the same as chevron?
patterns to chevron are referred to as “ripples”. They are basically the same and are usually created in a similar way, but ripples are wavier in shape.
Meaning that the pattern creates a rounded shape for the “peaks and valleys”. While in the chevron, the “peaks and valleys” are more of a sharp/zigzag pattern.
The ripple stitch has a round shape and the chevron looks like a zigzag
Best stitches for a chevron crochet blanket
The great thing about chevron in crochet is that you can use one (or multiple)
stitches in a pattern to create textures.
Here are a few of the most common stitches used in chevron blankets:
Chains and double crochet stitches: this is the most common and easier way to make a chevron blanket.
Chains and single crochet: with this combination, you can work in back or front loops and create fancy blankets with beautiful, ridged textures.
Chains and half double crochet: this combination will look great with color changes.
Granny stitch: a classic stitch that will look great in a vintage or a farmhouse style blanket.
Bobble and puff stitches: a great way to add amazing textures to chevron blankets.
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Best yarns for Chevron Crochet Blankets
You can make chevron blankets with any kind of yarn. But the best yarns are the self-striping or variegated worsted weight (#4) yarns.
The reason why those type of yarns are the best is because of the “V” nature of the chevrons and ripples, it gives it an amazing waving or zigzag look.
And another advantage of self-striping yarns is that they do the color changes for you. So there is no hassle with weaving in a lot of ends.
In the designer’s own words, this pattern will make a “fun retro style afghan”. This is one of easiest way to crochet a ripple blanket, with double crochet stitches.
And there couldn’t be a more perfect example of how self-striping yarn works wonders with this technique.
Yarn used: Red Heart Super Saver Retro Stripes
Next up in the list of chevron blankets, we have this beautiful pattern by Daisy Farm Crafts. By the way, she makes some of the most beautiful crochet blankets.
The pattern is worked with single crochet stitches and only 3 colors of yarn. Which makes it easier, since this is not a self-striping yarn, like the previous one.
Yarn used: Bernat Softee Baby Cotton
Wavy is another adjective you can give to these blankets. Regardless of what you call them, let’s take a minute to admire this beautiful color combo by Daisy Cottage Designs.
And to complete the sophistication of this blanket, she used superwash merino yarn. This pattern would make a beautiful throw for a beach home.
Yarn used: Cascade Superwash Merino
Yet another super fun chevron crochet blanket pattern. This is a great video tutorial by Mikey at The Crochet Crowd.
What I like the most about this blanket is how the self-striping yarn works itself out and those colors create such a cheerful effect.
Yarn used: Red Heart Super Saver Stripes
Next in the list is this beautiful blanket that was created with a gorgeous shade of Bernat Casa. The pattern is worked with single crochet in backs loops only.
Here we have a perfect example of how a combination of variegated yarn with a super simple stitch can create such a fancy looking blanket.
Yarn used: Bernat Casa by Yarnspirations
If you have been following me for a while, you must have noticed how I love shades of blue. That’s to say that I love this simple chevron pattern by Repeat Crafter Me.
The color combo of 3 shades of blue and white gives it all the beach vibes. It’s simply beautiful.
Yarn used: Bernat Super Value
And here we have a fund blanket with a pop of colors. This makes one more pattern in the list that uses a combination of chains and single crochet stitches.
Besides, it’s super easy to customize to the size you want. Make it as a baby blanket, a throw, a lapghan, or any size you want.
Yarn used: Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand
I love the soft shades of pinks and yellows in this chevron crochet blanket. Granny stitches are easy to crochet, no matter what pattern you use.
The yarn featured in this pattern is a bulky acrylic made of 4 coordinating colors that creates nice, softly blended stripes.
Yarn used: Premier Yarns Puzzle
Next up in the list of chevron crochet blanket patterns we have this intricate looking pattern.
But that’s an easy 4 row repeat pattern that with a beautiful texture. What I love about this pattern is the lacy technique that makes so unique.
Yarn used: KOKONKI Classic – it’s a Fingering weight yarn. Sultan by Hobbii would make a good substitute.
Speaking of texture, look at this beauty! A small variation using a simple stitch can do wonders. In this case, the work in front and back post double crochets, along with the increases and decrease, gave it such beautiful, ridged details.
The beautiful gradient shades of greens in that yarn made a huge impact too. And the result is amazing.
Yarn used: Bernat Baby Blanket Dappled
Dragonflies in a chevron blanket design? Bring it on! Yet another beautifully designed pattern using super simple stitches.
The pattern calls for four shades of DK yarn (light worsted #3), but it would look amazing with a self-striping yarn. A good substitute for this yarn would be Mandala by Lion Brand.
Yarn used: Baby Bee Soft Delights
The pattern for this crochet chevron blanket has written instructions and a video tutorial. What I love the most about this blanket is how the different colors of yarn add such a beautiful zigzag effect to it.
Not to mention, the bobble stitches make it so unique with the textures they create. Here, you can play with colors and make it perfect for any gender and/or occasion.
Yarn used: Patons Canadiana
Did you know you could crochet chevron using the C2C (corner to corner) method? This one is such a clever and creative project.
I love everything about it! Featuring mainly single crochet stitches in its constructions, the pattern looks intricate and sophisticated, but it’s easy enough for intermediate level skills.
Yarn used: Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand
This blanket “screams” spring and summer vibes with the open granny stitch and the happy colors. If you enjoy working with self-striping yarns and how they bring those gorgeous colors together beautifully.
Then you may be tempted to give this pattern a try. The Granny Ripple Stitch stitches along with those bright colors, made it so gorgeous.
Yarn used: Mandala by Lion Brand
Next in the list of chevron crochet blankets is another easy-to-follow pattern with a simple two row repeat. The self-striping yarn will work those beautiful color transitions for you.
I can picture this pattern as a beautiful and modern decorative throw blanket. But, depending on the size and colors, it will make great blankets for any other purposes as well.
Yarn used: Mandala Ferris Wheel by Lion Brand
Here is a good example on how self-striping yarn makes this type of pattern so unique, even with simple stiches.
The rise of the ripple made with 5 stitches may take a bit of practice to get used to thought, but it’s not hard.
Yarn used: Mandala by Lion Brand Light Worsted (#3) / DK
Yet another super easy chevron blanket designed with simple stitches. If you’re a beginner who’s comfortable with single crochet with increases, you’ll love this pattern for a first baby blanket.
Besides, you can use your favorite color combinations to create the stripes and make it the way you like.
Yarn used: Feels Like Budda by Lion Brand
Now, this C2C chevron blanket will require a little more of advanced skills, but still doable if you’re comfortable with C2C crochet.
The technique is the old, usual C2C created with double crochet stitches. There are tons of video and written tutorials out there if you’re a complete beginner.
Yarn used: Stylecraft Special Aran / Worsted (#4)
Isn’t it amazing how you can create such beautiful patterns with the granny stitch? This ripple baby blanket design looks so unique with the bold color transitions.
Check her listing page on Ravelry for other color swatches and get inspired to create your next ripple crochet baby blanket.
Yarn used: Marriner Double Knit Light Worsted (#3) / DK
If you’re looking for a pattern to make a beautiful gift for a new mom, you will love this blanket. There is a matching lovey pattern linked as well.
The pattern skill level is rated as easy and is made with a combo of granny clusters and double crochet stiches.
Yarn used: Stylecraft Special Light Worsted (#3) / DK
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There you have a list of the most beautiful chevron crochet blanket patterns. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced crocheter, a pattern in this list will sure catch your heart (and hook!).
If you have never made a blanket before, I recommend you choose one with simple stiches, such as single or double crochets. They are not only beginner friendly, but it’s still a way to make a fancy looking blanket, that you will love.
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