Indulge your inner Flower Child with this modern take on 70’s Retro Crochet! This Free Pattern for a Crochet Chevron Retro Blanket will give you all the vintage vibes, and will be a bright colourful addition to your home. Once you have the first few rows established, it is an easy one-row repeat pattern! There is no border so your blanket will be ready to use straight away!
You will need about 1700 – 1800 metres of DK weight yarn to make a blanket that is the given size below. You can also use a different yarn weight to make a smaller or larger blanket, using a matching hook – bear in mind your yardage requirements will vary. You can make a larger blanket by adding more stitches…all explained in notes. Flexible pattern and perfect stashbuster!
I made this blanket with Deramores Studio DK yarn – a very soft 100% acrylic yarn, with lovely stitch definition and the most gorgeous colours.
The Free Pattern for the Chevron Retro Crochet Blanket includes a detailed picture tutorial. If you are new to Crochet Ripple patterns, the pictures will help you get started. There is also a chart with the order of colours – row by row, if you wish to make a similar blanket to mine.
Read on for the Free Version of this Pattern or you can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Ravelry or on Etsy. The PDF is designed for printing.
Deramores Studio DK; 250m per 100g ball; 100% acrylic
- Shiraz 70007- 1 ball
- Raspberry 70005 – 1 ball
- Jade 70053 – 1 ball
- Aqua Green 70054 – 1 ball
- Burnt Orange 70059 – 1 ball
- Mustard 70058- 1 ball
- Fuchsia 70004 – 1 ball
- US H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
- Yarn Needle
You can use any DK/light worsted yarn, or Aran/worsted weight – just remember to match your hook to your yarn
Blanket shown is approx. 38in [96cm] wide and 48in [123cm] long (excluding tassels)
- The pattern is a multiple of 28 chs + 2. You can make the blanket smaller by using less multiples, or wider by using more. Just remember your starting chain must be a multiple of 28 (+ 2)
- Tip – Always make a starting chain a bit longer than needed – that way if your stitch count is out at the end of the set-up row, you won’t have to start again!
- Gauge is not important. I used a 5mm crochet hook for my tension to get a nice drape, but you may need a smaller or larger hook.
- Take your time on the set-up row to make sure it is correct. A detailed photo tutorial is given to help you place your hook in the right place.
- To change colors seamlessly at the end of the row, complete the final yarn over of the last dc of the row, with the new colour.
- Pattern written in US crochet terms with UK terms explained in Abbreviation chart below
US Crochet terms
dc double crochet
t-ch turning ch
UK Crochet terms
tr treble crochet
t-ch turning ch
Instructions for Crochet Chevron Retro Blanket
See a picture tutorial below
With first colour and 5mm hook, chain 198
Row 1: 1dc (counts as a st) in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each of the next 10 ch, * skip 4ch, 1 dc in each of the next 12 ch, ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 12 ch; repeat from * across, to last 16 ch, skip 4 ch, 1 dc in each of the last 12ch, fasten off yarn and join in new colour (see notes), turn – 168dc
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as a st here and throughout), 1dc in 1st st (base of ch3), 2dc in next st, 1dc in each of the next 8 sts, * skip 4 sts, 1dc in each of the next 10 sts, [2dc, ch3, 2dc] in the next ch-3 sp, 1dc in each of the next 10 sts; repeat from * across, ending last repeat, skip 4 sts, 1dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2dc in next st, 2dc in last st (t-ch), turn – 168dc
Rows 3 – 62: Repeat Row 2. See chart below for order of colours
Fasten off and weave in all threads.
Make 15 tassels in various colours as follows:
Using a book or small notebook approx. 5-6in in width, cut a 12” length of yarn and lay across top of book – this will be used to tie top of tassel. Wrap yarn around book about 40-50 times (depending on thickness required). Using the 12” tie, knot top of tassel tightly. Cut tassel at opposite end. Wrap another length of yarn around tassel 1” from top approx.8 times and knot ends together. Trim if needed and attach 7 tassels to the ‘peaks’ of one end of blanket, and 8 tassels to the second end. Make sure you sew them securely.
Step by Step Instructions with Picture Tutorial for Rows 1 & 2
With first colour and 5mm hook, chain 198
Row 1: 1dc (counts as a st) in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each of the next 10 ch, (A) * skip 4ch, 1 dc in each of the next 12 ch, (B) ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 12 ch; (C)
repeat from * across, to last 16 ch, skip 4 ch, 1 dc in each of the last 12ch, (D) fasten off yarn and join in new colour (see notes), (E) turn – 168dc
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as a st here and throughout), 1dc in 1st st (base of ch3), 2dc in next st, (F) 1dc in each of the next 8 sts, (G) * skip 4 sts, 1dc in each of the next 10 sts, (H & I)
[2dc, ch3, 2dc] in the next ch-3 sp, (J) 1dc in each of the next 10 sts; repeat from * across, ending last repeat, skip 4 sts, 1dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2dc in next st, 2dc in last st (t-ch), (L) turn – 168dc
Rows 3 – 62: Repeat Row 2. See above for instructions to complete blanket.
Colours of Blanket Row by Row
|1. Raspberry||2. Raspberry|
|3. Raspberry||4. Shiraz|
|5. Mustard||6. Orange|
|7. Orange||8. Jade|
|9. Jade||10. Fuchsia|
|11. Aqua||12. Raspberry|
|13. Shiraz||14. Shiraz|
|15. Mustard||16. Mustard|
|17. Mustard||18. Orange|
|19. Jade||20. Fuchsia|
|21. Fuchsia||22. Aqua|
|23. Aqua||24. Raspberry|
|25. Raspberry||26. Shiraz|
|27. Mustard||28. Orange|
|29. Orange||30. Jade|
|31. Jade||32. Jade|
|33. Fuchsia||34. Aqua|
|35. Raspberry||36. Shiraz|
|37. Shiraz||38. Mustard|
|39. Mustard||40. Orange|
|41. Jade||42. Fuchsia|
|43. Fuchsia||44. Fuchsia|
|45. Aqua||46. Aqua|
|47. Raspberry||48. Raspberry|
|49. Shiraz||50. Mustard|
|51. Orange||52. Orange|
|53. Jade||54. Jade|
|55. Fuchsia||56. Aqua|
|57. Raspberry||58. Raspberry|
|59. Shiraz||60. Shiraz|
|61. Mustard||62. Mustard|
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