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Mae’s Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

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This gorgeous and elegant free chevron crochet pattern is a very special pattern to me. I designed the beautiful chevron for my dear friend Mae, and I hope you love crocheting Mae’s Chevron Throw as much as I enjoyed designing it!

Mae’s Chevron Blanket

Some back story…

As one of my first jobs I worked in the activities department of a beautiful nursing facility. I was a young, thought-she-knew-it-all, 20 year old and Mae was a (then) 95 year old darling who always had her hair fixed just right, her favorite pearls around her neck, and you never saw her without her perfectly applied bright cherry lipstick.

Oh, the stories Mae could tell! Born in 1905, she grew up in a farm town in rural Kansas. She told me how as a child, and on special occasions only, she and her sister would walk into town with a nickel in order to buy new ribbons for their hair. It must have been around 1912, just before the start of the first World War. She attended a one-room school house, and was married in 1922 at the tender age of 17.

She had such poise and class, and I loved her just a little bit more the day she divulged – with adamance – that the only beverage truly worth drinking is bourbon and water. To this day I still think of her when I sip on a nice bourbon. 🥃

Mae was such a beautiful soul and I will always cherish our chats during activity time. This beautiful Chevron throw is for you, my dear friend Mae.

This is a friendly, yet cautionary warning that the way this chevron works up you will have many ends to weave in. Several of my testers decided to do color blocks instead, crocheting ~12 rows the same color before switching colors, instead of every single row.

If you want the least possible ends to weave in, you could simply use one color and make a textured statement chevron. I’m thinking all white/cream for a wedding gift, or a pale green or yellow for a baby shower gift, or even a darker color like purple or black would look stunning as well!

I originally wanted to use Gloss DK (in colorways Masala, Robot, Kenai, and Navy) for this pattern, a lovely (yet heavier) DK weight yarn that works up like a worsted weight, size 4 yarn in my opinion. This yarn is what is pictured in the photos for this pattern and while I do love it, I realized after starting that it is wool and hand-wash only. Not exactly baby blanket material. For that reason, I am changing my yarn recommendation for this chevron to the similarly weighted Brava Worsted. This yarn is a bargain and works up beautifully! I am planning to use Avocado, Wine, Dove Heather, and White for my next blanket – the first four pictured below.

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Mae’s Chevron Materials:

Brava Worsted Yarn

Color A: Linked Double Crochet rows (silver)

Color B: Half Double Crochet rows (rust)

Color C: Bead Stitch rows (navy)

Color D: Crossed Double Crochet rows (teal)

Crochet hook in size H/5mm

Sizes and yardage estimates:

Gauge:

Each chevron repeat is approx. 5” wide

Each row repeat (6 rows) = approx. 3” tall

If checking gauge only, start pattern below with 46 chains.

Pattern Notes/Special Stitches:

Bead Stitch (tutorial here)

Linked Double Crochet (tutorial here)

Crossed Double Crochet (tutorial here)

Half Double Crochet (tutorial here)

Dc2togdown = Decreases at bottom points of chevron. YO, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop. YO, pull through two. (2 loops on hook). Fptc around decrease 2 rows down, leaving 2 loops on hook. YO, skip next st, complete dc2tog in next st. See step-by-step photos below.

DcIncUp = Increases at top points of chevron. Dc in next st, Fpdtr around center st 2 rows down, dc in same st as first dc. See step-by-step photos below.

Difficulty:

This pattern is not particularly difficult to crochet, but it does require counting and knowledge of all basic (and some advanced) crochet stitches. For this reason I am calling this chevron an intermediate level crochet pattern.

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Dc2togdown Step 1: Start a double crochet, leaving two loops on the hook.

Dc2togdown Step 2: Yarn over twice, insert hook around post of center-most stitch (or the post stitch from 2 rows down), and pull up a loop. (5 loops on hook) Yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two. (2 loops on hook)

Dc2togdown Step 2 completed!

Dc2togdown Step 3: Yarn over, skip the next st, pull up a loop in next stitch. (4 loops on hook) Yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through all three.

Dc2togdown DONE!

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DcIncUp Step 1: Dc in next (top center) stitch.

DcIncUp Step 2: Yarn over three times, insert hook around post of center-most stitch (or the post stitch from 2 rows down) and pull up a loop. (5 loops on hook) Yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through two. (1 loop on hook)

DcIncUp Step 3: Place a regular dc in the same space as step 1.

DcIncUp DONE!

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Mae’s Chevron Pattern:

(Baby Blanket: Ch-151) — (Throw: Ch-214) — (Blanket: Ch-256)

Row 1: With color A – Chain to length stated above for your size. Dc in 4th ch from hook. Ldc in next 8 chs, dc2tog over 4 sts (as in skip 2 chs in the middle), Ldc in next 8 chs. * 3dc in next ch, Ldc in next 8 chs, dc2tog over 4 sts (as in skip 2 chs in the middle), Ldc in next 8 chs. * repeat between * * to end. 2dc in last ch. Switch to color B.

Row 2: Ch-1 (does not count as hdc), turn, 2hdc in first st, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog over 3 sts (as in skip 1 st in the middle), hdc in next 8 sts. * 3hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog over 3 sts (as in skip 1 st in the middle), hdc in next 8 sts. * repeat between * * to end. 2hdc in last st. Switch to color C.

Row 3: Ch-3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first. (Bead in next st, sk next st) 4x total, dc2togdown, (Bead in next st, sk next st) 4x total. * DcIncUp, (Bead in next st, sk next st) 4x total, dc2togdown, (Bead in next st, sk next st) 4x total. * repeat between * * to end, 2dc in last st. Switch to color B.

Row 4: repeat row 2. Switch to color D.

Row 5: Ch-3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st. (sk next st, dc in next, dc in skipped st) 4x total, dc2togdown, (sk next st, dc in next, dc in skipped st) 4x total. * DcIncUp, (sk next st, dc in next, dc in skipped st) 4x total, dc2togdown, (sk next st, dc in next, dc in skipped st) 4x total * repeat between * * to end, 2dc in last st. Switch to color B.

Row 6: repeat row 2. Switch to color A.

Row 7: Ch-3, turn, dc in first st. Ldc in next 8 sts, dc2togdown, Ldc in next 8 sts. * Dc2togup, Ldc in next 8 sts, dc2togdown, Ldc in next 8 sts. * repeat between * * to end, 2dc in last st. Switch to color B.

Repeat rows 2 through 7:

11 (eleven) more times for the Baby Blanket

18 (eighteen) more times for the Throw Blanket

25 (twenty-five) more times for the Blanket

You should end on a Color A/Linked DC row. Fasten off and weave in ends.

You’re done! I hope you loved crochet Mae’s Chevron pattern! When you’re finished I’d love to see a photo of yours. Tag me by using @HeartHookHome on Instagram and Twitter, or share in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.

Mae's Chevron Crochet Pattern

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23 Comments

  1. Hello! I’ve just started this blanket and have a question. On row 3 where we are to dc2togdown are we to go around the dc2tog from row 1 as there is no actual post yet, as there would be further along in the blanket?
  2. Hi! I am attempting to make a hdc border on my Mae’s chevron blanket m, and am having trouble with the corners!! Any suggestions? Not many youtube videos on borders for chevrons
    1. That's a good point! I didn't put a border on my Mae's blanket, but I would probably just hdc evenly all around and put increases sts (2 or 3) at each "peak" of chevron on the ends to help maintain that nice chevron point.
  3. I can’t even get the first row done. It’s very confusing to me and I’ve been crocheting since I was a kid. Are the Ldc all done in the back loops?
  4. Hello! This pattern is gorgeous and I'm looking forward to working it up. I'm a little confused at row one though. I've never done linked double crochet. I watched the tutorial and know how to do it but I can't work out how I do it to 8 chains. I hope that makes sense.
  5. Just started this for grand daughter and I’m stuck. I’ve looked at it several times and the stick count is correct but placement looks off and I’m only on row two. My dilemma is on the instructions starting at the first * of row two , it say to 3hdc in next stitch. This stitch would be the first dc of the 3 dc from round 1. Is this correct or is it 3 dc in each of the next three stitches or should the 3 dc be in the center stitch of round 1
    1. Hello Peggy, I'm also stuck on Row 2 the lines are just not lining up. I have started this blanket 3 times and have done an excel spreadsheet and it's not lining up there as well. If you figured it out could you please email me. jgrinblat@yahoo.com I'm doing this blanket for my grandson. thank you so much, Judy
      1. Hi ladies! I apologize Peggy for not seeing your question sooner. I hope you got it figured out, and if not, then hopefully my reply can help both of you. The 3hdc should be placed in in the center DC from the 3dc cluster in row 1. Without seeing where it's going wonky for you, my only guess could be maybe on the hdc2tog over 3 stitches...you should be placing your hdc2tog into the stitches on either side of the dc2tog from previous row (skipping over it completely). I hope this helps, but if you are still having trouble, you can get more detailed help by emailing me at support@hearthookhome.com or by messaging me through the Heart Hook Home facebook page.
  6. Thank you so much for a BEAUTIFUL blanket. I am going to do it with my scraps. I loved your story about Mae. I also worked in an Old Age Home for 13 years...they were the BEST years of my life.!! I also had a Mae. She was born in 1901 in South Africa from Jewish parents who had fled Europe (can't remember the exact country) Her Dad's brother had gone to the USA and somehow they got on the wrong ship and ended up in South Africa. When she was 5 her Dad decided they would go to America. He put them on the next and best ship they sailed via the UK and ended up in the States where they we sent to Ellis Island....they had no means to get the brother word that they were there. Eventually the father was allowed to go ashore and her and her Mom stayed on Ellis Island. They were however, not allowed to stay and had to come back to South Africa. I used to walk with my bunch of keys on a key chain around my neck and she always used to say: Please 'Delva take those off, when I hear you in the passage I think of the old lady warden on Ellis Island. ' she was 100 years old and she still thought of it!! Always told me she had no children, just before she passed on I got an e-mail from Canada asking if she was in our old age home and that he was her son and had left in a huff 50 years ago and that he wanted to speak to her. I suggested he write an e-mail and I would read it to her. Amazing how he must of known his Mom was due to breath her last breath..... even over the years and the miles! I always say that umbilical cord is never severed!
    1. Wow that is quite the story. I have always love old people, and enjoyed the stories they would tell. Now that I am a old lady, I enjoy the surprise, and that look of: should I believe her. Love It. Thank youl
  7. Just bought your pattern on Ravelry to show my appreciation for your excellent instructions. Stay well.
  8. Thanks so much, not only for this beautiful free pattern, but for the detailed instructions and pictures that are extremely helpful.
  9. This blanket is beautiful. ..could you please show some of your other chevron patterns. ..I had them but pushed the wrong thing on my tablet and lost all of them....they were so beautiful I really would like to try some...at 70 yrs old I'm not good with the computer but still enjoy crocheting. Thank you for your beautiful patterns andhelp.
    1. Hi Francine! I also have a tunisian chevron baby blanket that can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/tunisian-chevron-crochet-baby-blanket-pattern/
  10. This is a gorgeous pattern, I am excited to try it out...though tempered by the thought of so many ends to weave. Can they not be woven into the work as you go? Any suggested work-arounds other than fewer color changes?
  11. This is beautiful! But I can’t find what “Ldc” is! Is it Linked double crochet? Is that a stitch? I've crocheted on and off for 60 years and not seen it. Thank you for this beautiful work!
  12. You make stitches that once would intimate me seem easy! Love the detailed instructions, can not wait to make this one! Very tempted to put down all current projects! And Thank You for sharing this beautiful intimate story! Who doesn't love a pattern & a story!