This chunky chevron baby blanket is so much fun with its oversized flair. Knit on large needles with jumbo yarn — you’ll finish this blanket in no time at all!
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 36.5” x 36”
Gauge: 8 sts and 11 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after steam blocking
Yarn: Red Heart Collage (73% Acrylic, 27% Wool: 55 yards [50 meters]/141 grams): 9985 Ragg (6 balls)
Needles: US size 19 (15.0 mm) 24-40” circular needles
Notions: Tapestry needle
DD (double decrease) – slip 2 as if to knit, K next stitch, psso the knit stitch.
CO 73 sts.
Row 1: K1, ssk, k9, yo, (k1, yo, k10, dd, k10, yo) 2 times, k1, yo, k9, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: P all sts, purling yo’s through back loop.
Rep Rows 1-2 until piece meas 36”.
BO all sts.
Weave in all ends. Steam block.
I wondered if I can do this in Worsted Weight 4 yarn. I may just have to increase the size by a repeat or 2.
How can I print the patterns. Easier to work from a printed pattern
You are welcome to save this pattern by copying and pasting into a word document or by printing the pattern via the printer icon on the left hand side of your screen. Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor
What does ssk mean
Hi Francine! ssk means “slip, slip, knit” – Nicola, Editor
Slip two stitches knit wise, then knit the two together through the back.
All very old fashioned patterns
Hi Jill, sorry to hear that you feel that way. I encourage you to take a look through our pattern archives some more as we do our best to feature innovative and trendy designs in every issue. If you have any suggestions of patterns you would like to see more of, we are also open to any and all ideas. Thank you! – Nicola
Do you pass both of the slipped stitches over or just one as the pattern indicates?
Hi Linda! We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola
Hello Linda! You pass both slipped stitches over. It sounds like a scary stitch, but once you’ve done it a few times it’s super simple. 🙂
I may be a hesitant, novice knitter…this pattern does not sound easy to me. I have never in my life done a double decrease or an ssk. I guess I am going to try and learn…
Could you please tell me what the pattern repeat numbers are, for converting this to a wider and longer blanket for adults?
Hi Betsy! We’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola
Add 24 for each addition chevron you want. Right now the repeat of Row 1 is 2 times, but for each set of 24 sts you add you will repeat once more.