Chevron Baby Blanket | Yarnspirations
We all know opposites attract and all the opposites in this blanket make it even more attractive! The classic zig zag blanket now has a modern twist. Introducing the knit Chevron Baby Blanket from Yarnspirations. First, it’s been super-sized so the whole blanket is a single chevron. Then it was minimized so it’s the perfect size for snuggling your little one.
Nothing beats the softness of Bernat Pipsqueak! The bold blocks of bright colors are softened by the fuzzy, cuddly texture of the yarn. This bulky baby-safe yarn makes the coziest blankets!
Bernat® Pipsqueak™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 101 yds/92 m)
Main Color (MC) Whitey White (59005) 2 balls
Contrast A Lime (59222) 2 balls
Contrast B Blue Ice (59745) 2 balls
Contrast C Grape (59332) 2 balls
Needles and supplies:
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needle 30″ [76 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
2 stitch markers.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Approx 32″ x 37″ [81.5 x 101.5 cm]
11 sts and 16 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stocking stitch.
Skills taught in this tutorial:
Longtail cast on
Kfb increase – knit into the front and back of the stitch
YO increase – yarnover
K2tog decrease – knit 2 stitches together
Ssk decrease – slip next 2 stitches knitwise, pass them back onto left-hand needle and knit through the back loops together.
Let’s knit a Chevron Baby Blanket!
You’ll thank me later…
I know you want to get knitting, but before you grab your needles and yarn, I want to do a quick a overview of how this blanket is put together. I did a quick sketch on my iPad to show the setup. The base of the blanket is actually two triangles that you join by picking up stitches. It’s important to place your base triangles correctly to get the classic chevron shape.
Now you’re ready to start knitting. First, you need to make the two base triangles. The key to this part of the pattern is paying attention to your stitch markers. I suggest marking the right side of your work so you know when you have an increase row. All right side rows use 2 Kfb on the ends and 2 YO increases in the center and all wrong side rows are just plain knit. The pattern is pretty intuitive and knits up very quickly.
Picking up the pace.
This is the trickiest part of the pattern. You need to pick up stitches evenly along the long edge of the first triangle. Don’t worry I’ve done the math and will show you how to pick up the same number of stitches in each section. Next, you join the second triangle. It’s important to make sure that it is positioned correctly. Then pick up 56 more stitches along the long edge of the second triangle. These stitches are knit with increases on the ends and decreases in the middle to create the classic chevron shape. You’ll continue working the same 2 row repeat through the color changes until you reach your final color.
Top it off.
You notice that the final color (Contrast C) at the top of the blanket is another triangle. This triangle is knit using almost the same 2-row repeat you used for the rest of the blanket. The only difference is on the end stitches. Instead of knitting a Kfb increase you work a decrease (ssk or K2tog) at either end of the row. You notice as you knit that you are decreasing your row from the edges inward. When you reach the last row of the pattern for this section there is no bind off because you have decreased to one stitch and you just cut your yarn and pull the end through. How easy is that?
Watch the full tutorial below for the Knit Chevron Baby Blanket!
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