• Dayna Perry

How to Crochet the Chevron with a Twist Blanket

Updated: Jul 23

Hi guys! I'm so excited to share the Chevron with a Twist blanket with you. This blanket is a play on the Willow Wall Hanging that I designed at the beginning of quarantine. I loved the design so much that I decided to turn it into a blanket - everything is better as a blanket, right? This design features the puff stitch, double crochet stitch, and front post double crochet stitch to create tons of texture. I chose Lion Brand Scarfie yarn for this project, partly because it had been sitting in my stash for over a year, and partly because I love the beautiful ombre effect that is created as you crochet. Even though this blanket calls for a bulky weight 5 yarn, I think it would look just as pretty in a medium 4 worsted weight yarn. I've listed a few alternative yarn options below, as well as instructions for customizing the length and width of your blanket. As always these alternative yarns are just suggestions, and this blanket can be made with any yarn that you have on hand. Let's get started, shall we?

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Materials:

  • *8 Skeins of Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn Weight 5 Bulky (78% Acrylic & 22% Wool, 312 yd/ 285 m, 150 g / 5.3 oz) - Cream/Mustard OR Cream/Silver (used approximately 2350 yds to complete this project)

  • *5.5mm crochet hook

  • *Yarn Needle

  • Scissors

  • *Steamer OR Iron with a steam setting (optional)


My Yarn Choice:

This quarantine has given me an opportunity to be creative with the yarn I have in my stash. I started this blanket using Lion Brand Scarfie, in the colorway Cream & Mustard, but soon realized that 6 balls wouldn't be enough to get me through the project. Thankfully, I also had 2 balls of Scarfie in the colorway Cream & Silver. While adding on a second colour, three-quarters of the way through the blanket wouldn't be my first choice, my frugality won this battle. I knew that adding in a second colour would not only save me money, but it would help me use up some of my yarn stash. And you know what? I think it looks pretty cool; it reminds me of dip dyed fabric, which is trendy right now. I've included instructions on when to change colour throughout the pattern, if you'd like to try the dip-dyed blanket look too!


Alternative Yarn Options

I know we don't all have Scarfie yarn on hand, and that's okay. You can use any yarn (weight or brand) to make this blanket. What does that mean? Well, the pattern calls for bulky weight 5 yarn and uses a 5.5mm crochet hook. If you only have worsted weight medium 4 yarn in your stash, use it! But if you do, please know that you may have to adjust your beginning chain if you want your blanket to have the same width as mine (46").


Here are some alternative yarn options in bulky weight 5:

I love seeing the sun shine through the space between each puff stitch - it's so pretty! My husband was sweet enough to put up with me as I took 40+ pictures of him posing with this blanket. Thank you Loag!


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Pattern Measurements:

  • Width: 46"

  • Length: 61"


Making Adjustments to your Blanket

Width: Your width is determined by your starting chain. The original pattern calls for chaining 177, but if you would like to customize the width of your blanket (i.e. make it shorter/longer), your chain must be a multiple of 35 + 2 .


Length: To customize the length of your blanket, continue to repeat Section 1 & 2, until you are satisfied with the length. Make sure to end on Section 1, before finishing the blanket with Row 88 - 89.

Abbreviations:

  • St(s) - stitch/stitches

  • Hk - hook

  • Ch - chain

  • Sk - skip

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Fpdc - front post double crochet

  • Dc2tog - double crochet decrease (double crochet 2 stitches together)

  • Ps - puff stitch

  • Ps2tog - puff stitch decrease (puff 2 stitches together)

  • [] - Repeat instructions inside these brackets


Gauge: Approximately 14 stitches x 8 rows in 4" x 4"

  • Ch 16

  • Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hk, and in each st across. Turn. (14 dc)

  • Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st across. Turn. (14 dc)

  • Row 3 - 8: Repeat Row 2.


Puff Stitch:

I've included a photo tutorial below, to guide you through the steps of making a puff stitch. However, if you prefer to learn through video, here is a link to an excellent tutorial by ExpressionsFiberArts.

  • Step 1: Yarn over, and insert your hook into the stitch.

  • Step 2: Yarn over and draw up a loop - you should have 3 loops on your hook.

  • Step 3: Repeat Step 2, two more times - you should have 7 loops on your hook.

  • Step 4: Yarn over and pull through the first 6 loops on your hook- you should have 2 loops remaining on your hook.

  • Step 5: Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops to close the stitch.

Row 6 - 7 and the Ps2tog Stitch:

Row 6 and 7 use a technique called puff stitching 2 stitches together (Ps2tog). This stitch is used to create a decrease at the beginning and end of each row, in order to make the edges of the wall hanging straight.


In this first photo tutorial, I will be showing you how to ps2tog at the beginning and end of Row 6.


Beginning of Row 6:

Step 1: Yarn over, and insert your hook into the 1st stitch of Row 6.


Step 2: Yarn over and draw up a loop. You should have 3 loops on your hook.

Step 3: Yarn over and insert your hook into the 2nd stitch of Row 6.


Step 4: Yarn over and draw up a loop. You should have 5 loops on your hook.


Step 5: Repeat Step 3 - 4 once more. You should have 7 loops on your hook.

Step 6: Yarn over and pull through the first 6 loops on your hook. You should have 2 loops remaining.

Step 7: Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook to secure this stitch. And you're done!

End of Row 6:

Step 1: Yarn over and insert your hook into the 2nd last stitch of Row 6.

Step 2: Yarn over and draw up a loop. You should have 3 loops on your hook.

Step 3: Repeat Step 1 - 2 once more. You should have 5 loops on your hook.

Step 4: Yarn over and insert your hook into the last stitch of Row 6.

Step 5: Yarn over and draw up a loop. You should have 7 loops on your hook.

Step 6: Yarn over and pull through the first 6 loops on your hook. You should have 2 loops remaining.

Step 7: Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook to secure this stitch. And you're done!

In this second photo tutorial, I will be showing you how to start and end row 7.

Beginning of Row 7:

Chain 2 and make a regular puff stitch in the first chain-1 space of row 7. Done!

End of Row 7:

Step 1: Yarn over and insert your hook into the last chain-1 space of Row 7.


Step 2: Yarn over and draw up a loop. You should have 3 loops on your hook.

Step 3: Repeat Step 1 - 2 once more. You should have 5 loops on your hook.

Step 4: Yarn over and insert your hook into the beginning chain-2 space of Row 9. Yarn over and draw up a loop. You should have 7 loops on your hook.

Step 5: Yarn over and pull through the first 6 loops on your hook. You should have 2 loops remaining.

Step 6: Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook to secure this stitch. And you're done!

Pattern:

Notes:

  • (dc, ch 2, dc) represents the peak (highest point in the blanket)

  • (dc, sk 2 st(s), dc) represents the valley (lowest point in the blanket)

  • The beginning chain 2 of each row does NOT counts as a stitch.

  • Ps2tog and Dc2tog are done at the beginning and end of each row, in order to keep the edges of the blanket straight (a photo tutorial for the ps2tog for Row 6 and 7 is shown above).

  • *In Row 7 and 13, stitches include puff stitches and chain spaces.

  • Instructions are provided for making a two-toned (dip-dyed) blanket. If you'd prefer to use one colour, please ignore the colour changing instructions and do not fasten off until the end of the blanket.




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Ch 177 (or chain a multiple of 35 + 2)


Row 1: With Colour A, In 3rd and 4th ch from hk, dc2tog; dc in next 15 ch(s); [(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, dc in next 16 ch(s), sk next 2 ch(s), dc in next 16 ch(s)] 4 times OR until 18 chains remain; (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, dc in next 15 ch(s), dc2tog. Turn. (Stitch Count: You should have 5 peaks; each side of the peak has 17 double crochet stitches.)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc2tog, fpdc around next 15 st(s); [(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, fpdc around next 16 st(s), sk next 2 st(s), fpdc around next 16 st(s)] 4 times OR until 18 st(s) remain; (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, fpdc in next 15 st(s), dc2tog. Turn. (Stitch Count: 17 stitches on each side of the peak)

Row 3: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next 15 st(s); [(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 16 st(s), sk next 2 st(s), dc in next 16 st(s)] 4 times OR until 18 st(s) remain; (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 15 st(s), dc2tog. Turn. (Stitch Count: 17 dc on each side of the peak)

Row 4 - 5: Repeat Row 2 - 3.

Section 1:

Row 6: Ch 2, ps2tog, ch 1, sk 1 st, [ps in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] 7 times; {(ps, ch 2, ps) in ch -2 sp; sk 1 st, [ch 1, ps in next st, sk 1 st] 8 times; sk 1 st, [ps in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] 8 times} 4 times OR until 18 st(s) remain; (ps, ch 2, ps, ch 1) in ch-2 sp, sk 1 st, [ps in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] 7 times, ps2tog. Turn. (Stitch Count: 9 Ps + 8 Ch-1 sp(s) on each side of the peak)


Row 7: Ch 2, ps in 1st ch-1 sp, ch 1; [ps in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 7 times; {(ps, ch 2, ps) in ch -2 sp; [ch 1, ps in next ch-1 sp] 8 times; sk next ch-1 sp; [ps in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 8 times} 4 times OR until 18 st(s)* remain; (ps, ch 2, ps, ch 1) in ch-2 sp, sk 1 st, [ps in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] 7 times, ps2tog. Turn. (Stitch Count: 9 Ps + 8 Ch-1 sp(s) on each side of the peak)

Row 8 - 12: Repeat Row 7.

Row 13: Repeat Row 3. Work your double crochets across each puff stitch and ch-1 space, unless told to skip stitches. Stitches include all puff stitches and ch-1 spaces.














Row 14 - 15: Repeat Row 2 - 3.

Section 2:

Row 16: Repeat Row 6.


Row 17 - 20: Repeat Row 7.


Row 21 - 23: Repeat Row 13 - 15.

Row 24 - 33: Repeat Section 1.


Row 34 - 41: Repeat Section 2.


Row 42 - 51: Repeat Section 1.


Row 52 - 59: Repeat Section 2.


Row 60 - 69: Repeat Section 1.


To create the Dip-Dyed Blanket Look, fasten off and change colour.


Row 70 - 77: With Colour B, Repeat Section 2.


Row 78 - 87: Repeat Section 1.


To make your blanket longer, continue to repeat section 1 & 2 until you are satisfied with the length of your blanket. Make sure to end on Section 1, before moving onto Row 88 to finish off your blanket.


Row 88 - 89: Repeat Row 2 - 3.


Fasten off and weave in ends! If you'd like to add tassels to your blanket, keep reading. A full tutorial for adding in tassels can be found below.

Making Tassels

What blanket is complete without adding some tassels? We will be making 12 medium-sized tassels to add to each valley and corner of the blanket. Place the 4 corner tassels into the first and last stitch of the first and last row - what a mouthful. The remaining 8 tassels will go into the valleys (chain-2 spaces) of the first and last row. You will have a total of 6 tassels on each end of the blanket. These are optional, but if you choose to make them, you will need approx. 1/2 a ball of yarn.

Tip: Before you start crocheting with your last ball of yarn, make your 12 tassels. This will ensure that you have enough yarn to make the tassels AND they will be "straighter". Using yarn from the end of the ball will make your tassels wavy/curly. For aesthetic purposes, tassels should be as straight as possible.


Step 1: Each tassel is made of 10 strands that are approximately 17" long. Cut 10, 17" long strands.

Step 2: Fold the 10 strands in half to create a loop on one side. Insert the loop end into the chain-2 space (valley) of the first row.

Step 3: Reach your fingers through the loop and pull the 10 strands through the loop. This creates a knot. Pull the strands tight to close the tassel and secure it to the blanket.

Step 4: With a pair of scissors, trim the tassel to make the strands straight.

Repeat this process 11 more times.


Block your Work:

Blocking your work is optional, but I recommend blocking this blanket to improve the drape and look of your stitches. Blocking your work is done by wetting or steaming your crochet piece to allow the stitches to relax, stretch out, and lie flat.


Steamer/Iron Method: Lay your piece flat or vertically (depending on how your steamer works) and move the steamer/iron over your work. Make sure that the steamer/iron is at least 2 inches away from your work. Pull on your piece to straighten it out, and let it dry.

Pin and Spray Method: If you don't have a steamer or iron, you can use straight pins to stretch and straighten out your work, before lightly spraying it with water. Allow the piece to dry overnight or wait 24 hours before unpinning it.


End Notes:

Congratulations! You've made your first Chevron with a Twist blanket. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did. If you loved this pattern, please share it, so that others can make it too! Check out some more fun and budget-friendly crochet patterns on the blog.


Disclaimer: You are welcome to sell items that you've made from this pattern; however, you are not allowed to use my pictures or sell my pattern as your own (Copyright @ ThisPixieCreates).


Looking for a New Project?

If you loved this project and want to make another, try the Summer Nights Blanket. This blanket is designed to be the perfect light and airy piece to wrap yourself in on cool summer evenings. It's a great stash buster project that will help you use up some of your stash, and help you get creative with colour!

Questions?

If you have any trouble throughout the pattern and need some clarification, please feel free to send me a message through the "Contact" section of this website. I would be more than happy to help!


Thank you guys so much for following along. I can't wait to see what you create!


Love,

Dayna


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