Hey, everyone! I’ve been talking about this crochet chevron throw for what feels like forever, but it’s finally here! I’m so happy to finally introduce the Mocha Ripple Throw in all its glory, and you know what? It’s HUGE. This pattern is just a simple chevron design that’s easy to replicate, and you can make it in any size you like, but man is this thing big. I made this for a custom order project and the only thing the lady who asked for it wanted was to be sure it was big and had brown tones in it. So, it’s about 7 x 6.5 feet and fits a queen sized bed!
But we can get into the details later. Keep reading below and I’ll show you how to make this.
Crochet Chevron Throw
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First, let’s go over how to crochet chevrons. This throw uses only half double crochets (HDCs) to make, and it’s very easy to get the chevron design. I did a full post on how to crochet chevrons earlier this week, so you can check that out here if you’d like. Or, you can watch the video down below where I explain how to create this stitch pattern.
Great! Now, we can get to the full pattern for this awesome crochet chevron throw!
Mocha Ripple Throw Pattern
- Bulky Yarn in 6 colors (4 skeins each); for the Mocha Ripple throw, I used Knit Picks Brava Bulky yarn in Black, Sienna, Brindle, Camel, Cream, and White. I bought 5 skeins each, but had one leftover of each color.
- 8.00mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
My crochet chevron throw is 7×6 feet, and fits a queen sized bed. If you want to make yours smaller (or larger), adjust how many repeats you work.
1. Start by creating a chain that is a multiple of 13+1. I did 17 repeats so I chained 222 to start with.
2. Insert your hook in the 2nd chain from the hook and pull up a loop. Then insert into the next chain and pull up another loop. Yarn over (YO) and pull through all three loops to decrease.
HDC 4, then work 3 HDC into the same space to make the peak. HDC 5 over the next 5 spaces to go down the side of the peak, then skip two spaces to create the valley. *HDC 5, 3 HDC into the same space, HDC 5, skip 2 spaces*, repeat this until the last 6 spaces. Then, HDC 4, and decrease over the last two spaces.
The first row is done!
3. Chain 1, turn.
Insert your hook in the chain and pull up a loop. Then insert into the next space and pull up another loop. Yarn over (YO) and pull through all three loops to decrease. Be sure to start in the chain 1 space!
HDC 4, 3 HDC into the same space, HDC 5, then skip two spaces, *HDC 5, 3 HDC into the same space, HDC 5, skip 2 spaces*, repeat this until the last side. HDC 4, then decrease over the next two spaces to finish the row.
Leave the last stitch unworked.
4. Now, just repeat step 3 for every row until your crochet chevron throw is as big as you want it to be. Change colors every 6 rows and once you’ve worked the last row of the blanket, just bind off.
Then use the tapestry needle to weave in your ends and trim any excess yarn. You can also block the blanket to help it set in the right shape and to even out all the peaks and valleys.
This is the full pattern for the blanket, but I do have some more tips and details below!
For the color scheme:
For the stripes, I switched colors after every 6 rows. I started with 6 rows of the black, then 6 rows of Sienna, 6 of Brindle, 6 of Camel and so on.
To switch colors, begin the decrease stitch as you normally would at the end of the row: insert your hook, pull up a loop, insert into the next space, and pull up another loop. Now, instead of yarning over with the same color, YO and pull through with the new color. Cut the old color and leave the tails hanging on the side for now. But by doing this, you get a smooth color change.
And if you want to work more rows or fewer rows of each color, go ahead! But, it helps to work in even rows for each color. That way, one side is always neat and all the tails are on the other side. You’ll only have to weave in ends on one side.
This crochet chevron blanket is the first non-baby blanket that I’ve made and I just couldn’t get over how big it turned out. It’s wonderfully warm and snuggly, and even a little heavy/weighted which I love, but it was hard to photograph. I just couldn’t find a way to capture the scale of it. But, here are some of the finished pictures that I did get:
We have a lot of brown/warm colors in our house, so this fit right in. This picture was taken in our living room, and the next few were taken in my parents’ room. It matched perfectly with everything in there and fit the queen sized bed really well too!
That’s all for this week! I hope you liked this pattern, and learning how to crochet chevrons. If you’re interested in knit chevrons, I have another blanket pattern for that right here. It’s a baby blanket, but you can make it fit whatever size you want.
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