Mocha Ripple Throw: An Easy Crochet Chevron Pattern

by Shehla Ahmed

Over the last few weeks on Instagram, I’ve been sharing snippets of my new blanket with its Autumnal chevron pattern and it’s finally done! This is the Mocha Ripple throw and it’s a gorgeous mix of warm, deep browns and creamy neutrals. It reminds me of a cup of coffee or hot chocolate after spending the day out shopping in the brisk Autumn air. The pattern for this afghan is actually very simple and once I figured out how I wanted the colors to line up, the rest was just repetition. And although I made my blanket HUGE at 7×6 feet for a queen sized bed, you can make this in any size you like. So, let’s get into it!

 

 

Blankets are one of my favorite things in the world to make, and I love making them in all different sizes. I’ve made giant throws like this one and little baby blankets perfect for strollers too. Because I make a lot of these, I had to figure out sizing so that I know my blankets are always the right size for customers and just for the occasion so I created a handy printable guide to crochet blanket sizing. You can pick up your free copy by clicking the image below!

 

 

This chevron pattern is a really easy pattern to follow and works with any hook/yarn combination. I used bulky yarn to make this a little bit heavier and a larger hook so you get some airiness too. I used all neutral colors on the request of my customer, and I worked with lightest to darkest and just repeated them. This would also look amazing in bright fun colors for a kids’ room or something lighter and softer like grays and whites for a more modern look. However you choose to do it, I would love to see your recreations of this chevron pattern!

 

 

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

 

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Materials:

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Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Sizing: 7 x 6 feet
  • Gauge: 2.5 sts/inch x 2 rows/inch

 

 

 

Chevron Pattern Video

 

First, let’s go over the basic chevron pattern. 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.

 

Related: How to Crochet Chevron Stitch [Video + Written]


 

 

Mocha Ripple Throw Pattern

 

 

Related: How to Customize Crochet Blanket Sizes

 

Row 1: Start by creating a chain that is a multiple of 13+1. I did 17 repeats so I chained 222 to start with. to make a smaller blanket, work fewer repeats.

 

Row 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.

 

Row 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.

 

 

Rows 4-108: Now, just repeat step 3 for every row to create the chevron pattern. Work 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.

 

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. You can see how I change colors in crochet in this tutorial here.

 

 

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.

 

 

You’re done!

This crochet chevron pattern 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!

 

 

 

 

Related: Summer Waves Baby Blanket Pattern

 

 

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14 comments

Julie April 6, 2019 - 11:51 am

This is lovely, you are right the colours are very autumnal and your blanket it huge! This would be great in bright colours for a baby blanket wouldn’t it?

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Stacy February 5, 2018 - 1:00 pm

I have a quick question. At the beginning of each row is that a sc decrease or half double decrease?

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Shehla Ahmed February 5, 2018 - 1:34 pm

Hi Stacy, it’s a half double decrease.

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Beverly Roderick May 18, 2017 - 11:29 pm

What a lovely throw! Thanks for sharing your pattern with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinned.

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Shehla | The Blue Elephants May 19, 2017 - 8:49 pm

Thank you! It was lovely to join the party.

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Roseann Hampton May 17, 2017 - 7:49 pm

I love your color choices on this blanket!

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Shehla | The Blue Elephants May 19, 2017 - 8:49 pm

Thanks! I can’t take all the credit though, the customer requested them 🙂

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DearCreatives.com May 17, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Your throw is so beautiful!! Goals <3. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

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Shehla | The Blue Elephants May 19, 2017 - 8:48 pm

Aw, thank you!

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Anne Tutin May 13, 2017 - 7:12 pm

HI Love your chevron, Can you tell me how many foundation chains you started with, as i would like to make one for QS bed also? Thanks

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Shehla | The Blue Elephants May 14, 2017 - 1:04 pm

Hi, Anne. Thank you! I started with a foundation of 222 chains.

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