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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chevron Love Afghan

Let's get ready to CHEVROOOON!!!
Woohoo!!! This pattern has been tested and is now ready for you to all enjoy! It's actually pretty simple. I think you all will be pleasantly impressed. I had so much fun making this afghan. I haven't made one in about 5 yrs. I got into a slump and between this chevron afghan and another that has me busy currently, I have come back into the world of afghans! I LOVE making them again! : D HOORAY! Also, for me, it was so fun and refreshing to be making this in boy colors. I have two girls so it isn't often that I get to play around with blues and greens and it was so so much fun!
{One note before we begin - there have been some that have been asking for pictures for clarification about certain parts of this pattern. I have written a CHEVRON LOVE CAR SEAT BLANKET using the same basic desgin. The chevrons are smaller but the stitches are the same. If you would like some close up photos, go look at the ones there. It may help you.}
Ok, here we go!
Pattern


Materials:

I hook (5.5 mm)
WW Yarn in two colors (or more if you like) I used I Love This Yarn in Jellybean and Royal (I needed 4 skeins of each each skein is 7 oz/355 yrds and I get 9 wraps per inch)
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch
BLO - back loop only

Gauge
10 sc across x 12 rows high = 3 in square

Finished Size:

47 1/2" x 60"

Note:

The ch 1 at the beginning of each row doesn't count as a stitch. You will begin every row with a hdc in the very first stitch. It's a hidden height adjustment. It brings your hook up to just below where it needs to be so that all your stitches are actual hdcs and you don't have any chains that count as stitches on the side of your work. I think that it makes the whole blanket over all look neater. If you would prefer you can do a ch 2 and then skip the very first st with the ch2 and the next stitch then begin your count of 14 hdcs. Just remember when you come to the end of your row your last stitch will end in your beginning ch 2 from the previous round.

If you would like to increase the size of this blanket add multiples of 30 to base chain.

Instructions:

Ch 214
Row 1: hdc in second ch from hook, skip next st, *hdc next 14 st, 3 hdc in next st, hdc 14, skip one ch*, repeat across, when you reach the last two chs, skip one and end with hdc in last ch, ch 1, turn.
(Work in BLO for this round and every subsequent round.)
Row 2: hdc in first st, skip 1, *hdc 14, 3 hdc in next st, hdc 14, skip 2 st*, repeat across, when you come to the last 2 st, skip one, hdc in last st, ch 1, turn.
I worked 8 rows in each color. You can change more frequently or less frequently for wider or narrower stripes.
Row 3-120: Repeat row 2.
I like to weave in my ends before the border but you can do it however you want. ; ) I find that it helps me to space the sc more accurately when the stitches are all secure.

Border:
Round 1: ch 1, turn, sc across top stitches starting with the very first stitch, in the same pattern as the blanket (Row 2 above). The only difference is that you no longer need to skip stitches at the beginning and ending of the row, just between the chevrons. 3 sc in first corner, sc down left side of the blanket. Just keep your stitches even you don't need to achieve a certain number. Just don't let the side pucker and pull together. You can lay it on your lap and see how it's looking as you go along. When you reach the bottom corner, 3 sc in corner, sc across the bottom of blanket following the same pattern of the blanket, 3 sc in corner, sc up right side of blanket. 2 sc in same st as first st worked, join to top of 1st sc, ch 1, turn.
Round 2: sc around blanket, keep working in pattern on top and bottom portions of blanket, on the top corners you are going to continue placing 3 sc in the center sc of the previous row's 3 sc. On the bottom corners, because they are more "pointy" you are going to work 2 sc in the previous row's 3 sc. (On the following rounds you kind of just have to eyeball it and find what looks like the center 3 sc would be and put 2 sc in each of those 3 st. At the end of the round, ch 1, turn.
(This picture is just to show the bottom corner so you know what I am talking about).

Round 3: repeat round 2
(I worked rows 4 and 5 in a different color)
Round 4: repeat round 2
Round 5: sc around blanket in BLO in same fashion as round 2. Break yarn finish off. Weave in ends.

And that's it! I hope you enjoy the Chevron Love Chevron Afghan pattern, but even more - enjoy the afghan! : D As always, I try and avoid errors in my patterns by having them tested first but PLEASE if you have any questions, let me know. I do really try to respond quickly and help as much as I can.

This pattern and it's photos are property of String With Style and are intended for personal use only. Please do not copy, sell, or reproduce the photos or this pattern in any way.
Products made from this pattern are your own creation and may be sold. It is my intention that others enjoy the things that we make with our hands. Please credit String With Style as the pattern creator and link back to this blog with any products sold or in any advertising.
Thank you, and happy hooking!
String With Style

Here are is another color option from my lovely pattern tester! Thanks so much for your hard work in running through this for me! (LOVE her color choices!)

If you like this pattern, check out the Chevron Love Car Seat Blanket!

Be happy!

191 comments:

  1. I am such a huge chevron fan! I love how much it's taken off this season. The last thing I need is an other afghan, but I have to make this. What do you think about gold/yellow and off white?

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    1. I LOVE it! Will you post a pic of it on fb when you're done? I would love to see it!

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    2. I want to make this as a baby blanket but smaller than crib size for my daughter !What us the formula for one that us about 9 chevrons across?I have printed off several versions that begin with chain 151 and I do not recall the others HELP !

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    3. I want to know the yarn used in green n blue afghan. Is it cotton or wool n is it available in India.

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    4. FourViews, found your other comment here. I'll run the math and let you know.

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    5. Manju, all the yarn details are listed under the materials list. I Love This Yarn is an acrylic yarn. You would probably need to order it from the U.S.

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    6. 9 chevrons will be longer then this one. I'm guessing you'll want around 5? Hopefully that's not too big or small. That would be a starting chain of 154. Good luck!

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    7. The 94 that you mentioned below would give you 3 points. That actually might fit even better if you wanted it to stay exactly inside the crib bars and not have any extra bulk. Each chevron measures 7 1/2" wide.

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    8. BreeAnna, Thank You so much for this beautiful pattern. I totally agree how much neater this is, however I am just straight up stuck on the 2d row, after the last group of 14 at the end of the row, instead of having 2 chains, there are 3 chains left. how can that be? This is the 3rd time I have worked it & I'm getting so frustrated because I'm not a gal to quit a project because I want to learn so bad. Please help! Thank You for your time & help.

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    9. Ok, just to clarify, have you worked across the ch successfully and now at the end of row 2 you have 3 stitches left or are you left with 3 chains at the end of row 1 when you are working into the chain?
      Without you being in front of me there is no way for me to be sure what the problem is exactly. You are probably not skipping a ch properly or only worked 13 hdc at one point. I would go back over the whole row and count and check to see that it does all come out correctly. Good luck!!! If it is just working into the ch s take out one ch from your base row. Maybe you miss counted when you made the ch.

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    11. Ok, if your first row came out correctly then your second row and every row after should as well. Make sure you are skipping a st after your first hdc at the beginning of the row and that in each valley you have 2 skipped sts. Good luck! I hope you can figure out where it isn't coming together.

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    13. Awwww, thank you so much! You just made my day! I would maybe double check your first row, just to be sure you don't have an extra st that is throwing off the second row. Let me know if you have any more problems. I hate the frustration that comes with frogging the same row over and over again. Good luck!

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    14. You're so welcome BreeAnna! I was having so much trouble with the hunter green I initially was trying to get right & thought maybe it's just because I was having trouble seeing the work I was doing because of working with such a dark color so I switched to a bright yellow. I had almost 3 rows in & then from there went to h in a hand basket..... I ended up ripping the whole thing out AGAIN! I don't understand what I am doing wrong. I can't tell you how many times I counted to 14.. OMG... & then the end of the 2nd row looked really pointy so I thought maybe I may had joined the last stitch too close to the corner... I am at such a loss & yet I don't want to give up on this because I'm not a quitter & your pattern is just so beautiful! Do you have my email address or Skype by chance?

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    15. You can email me, I'll try and help you figure it out. stringwithstyle@gmail.com

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    16. Hi BreeAnna~ I hope I'm not your worst nightmare in reference to trying to get this pattern down but do you think you could present a video for this pattern?? I tried it again today & now I have 16 on the end.. this would certainly help me out so I can actually see how to get this right & what I did wrong.. My email is kmoore1958@gmail.com Thank You so much for your time & help!

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    18. Hi BreeAnna~ Would you be so kind to make a video of a swatch that shows both ends? I think this is about the only way I will be able to get this; if I see how this is done. Thank you so much for your time, help & Patience

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    19. I have plans to make videos this summer. Hopefully that will help you. :)

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    1. All materials needed are listed under "Materials" at the top of the pattern, before the instructions. :D I used an I hook. (5.5 mm)

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  3. This pattern does not seem to make sense to me...did anyone else have problems? When you do both rows in the body, do you repeat rows 1 AND 2 after that, or just row 2?? It doesn't say at all. So confused...help!

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    1. I am so sorry! I typed this up late at night and I did leave that out. I will fix it. You repeat row two, always working in back loops only, throughout the entire afghan. It's pretty simple. :) Sorry about the confusion. Let me know if you have any more questions. :D

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  4. Thank you! I figured you repeated only row 2. Another thing that confused me was that the pattern says chain 1 at the beginning of the rows, but usually you chain 2 for half double at the end of rows. I get the general idea of the afghan, and it's simple enough, I do think though that because of the late night writing there might be a few typos. Lol. I don't mean to be a pain but if you could run through the pattern again and correct it that would mean a lot. :) It's a very pretty afghan pattern! I love to crochet, and I wanted my boyfriend to try it. Try is the key word...don't know if he'll like it like I do! Lol. But he looked up patterns and loved this one! He loves the colors you used too! So I want to make sure his comes out right. :)

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    1. No worries! I was just sitting down to correct that error. The ch 1 isn't an error however. The ch 1 doesn't count as a stitch. You will begin every row with a hdc in the very first stitch. It's a hidden height adjustment. It brings your hook up to just below where it needs to be so that all your stitches are actual hdcs and you don't have any chains that count as stitches on the side of your work. I think that it makes the whole blanket over all look neater. If you would prefer you can do a ch2 and then skip the stitch with the ch2 and the next stitch then begin your count of 14 hdcs. Just remember when you come to the end of your row your last stitch will end in your beginning ch2 from the previous round. I do have all my patterns tested, free and paid, but there is always a chance something will slip through the cracks. I apologize for my oversight about repeating row 2 for the remainder of the pattern. I will edit it. I hope your boyfriend enjoys his first project.

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  5. Love it! Love it! I had no problems following this pattern. I'm making mine in slate grey and blue :)

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  6. Ilove those colors as they look look like tropical water to me. I think it would be helpful to give the number of ounces required as I will be using another brand and have no idea if the skein amount would be the same as your choice of yarns. Nothing worse than running short before you have completed the project.

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    1. Thank you! Yes that is a very good point! I will verify the oz and yardage on my wrappers and then update the pattern. Great suggestion, thank you!

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    2. I have added the information. It is a 7 oz skein, 355 yrds. Hope that helps you!

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  7. I am in Australia and have no idea what size wool is being used but would love to crotchet the rug. What is the size in Australia do you know? and what is a hdc. Thanks.

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    1. I don't know what size yarn it is in Australia but I get 9 wraps per inch if that helps you. (That means if you wrap your yarn around your hook, it won't matter what size hook, you should have 9 wraps of yarn around the hook in one inch.) A half double crochet is completed by wrapping your yarn once around your hook, inserting it into the next st, drawing up a look, yarning over, and drawing through all three loops on your hook. You could probably find a video on YouTube. I am hoping to get a full tutorial set of videos together, just haven't gotten there yet. Good luck! Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    2. Thanks. I had a look at the chain I needed to begin with another pattern and it must be an 8 ply. I also googled hdc and found out what that so. Thanks for your reply and I am looking forward to my finished project.

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  8. If I want to make a different size afghan can you tell me what the multiple is? Thank you. This pattern is beautiful!

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    1. Good question! I have now listed that in the pattern so that others will know. If you would like it wider you will add multiples of 30 to the base chain. Hope that helps! Let me know if I can do anything else! And thank you!

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  9. Planning to make this Afghan for baby., so in the base chain should I subtract in multiples of 30? A base chain of 154 is ok to startwith? Please let me know.just fell in love the moment I saw this chevron pattern.....thanks in advance.

    Shree

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    1. Yep, that should work out nicely for you. Good luck! Let me know if you have any problems. Thank you! :D

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  10. Are the stitches placed in the back loops or front loops? Thanks!

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  11. Hi
    Thank you for this pattern-it is my summer project. I just have one question about the ch 1 at the end of the row. After I ch 1 and then turn, in the next row does the hdcin the first st go in the one that I just ch?

    Thank you!

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    1. You're very welcome, I'm glad you're excited about it. Yes, your first st goes in the same st as your ch 1. The ch 1 is just a height adjustment so that your hdc will be the right height. Hope that helps!

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  12. I am trying this but I keep ending up with one extra at the end of each row from row 2 and on. Going batty, any advice?

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    1. When you begin your rows are you skipping one st after your first st? Then at the end of your last chevron you skip one st and hdc in the last st of the blanket.

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  13. Thank you for posting this pattern. I have been searching the internet for an easy chevron pattern and finally found yours. I'm not done but this has been a very easy pattern to follow and very easy to modify.

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    1. You are so very welcome! I am so glad that you are enjoying it! I love to hear back! If you would like, I love to see pictures, you can post one to my facebook when you are done! The link for my fb page can be found at the top of the blog on the right-hand side.

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  14. Is this a fast and easy afghan????? i want a chevron pattern.. please advise!i want to make this for a child how many do i chain!??
    Thank You!

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    1. It is easy in that you do the same thing every round. If you would like it smaller you can subtract in multiples of 30 from the suggested base chain. I believe each chevron was about 8 inches long. I have given this one to a friend so I can't measure. Good luck!

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  15. I'm currently making this with navy blue, white, and mustard yellow for a nautical look. I love the pattern! Thanks!

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    1. Oooh! I love it!!!!!! You're very welcome!

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  16. Thank you for the pattern. I'm having a hard time lining upthe peaks (3 HDC) from different rows. I count and count and the stiches are right. Every other row is line up. It looks like the immediate row is 1 stich off. What's wrong?

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    1. Are you counting the ch 1 at the beginning of the row as a stitch? It is just a height adjustment. Your first stitch should always be in the last stitch from the previous row. If you're just feeling like your top stitch is just sitting to one side or the other of center that will even out over time. Does that answer your question?

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  17. Thank you for your response! Yes, the top stitch is sitting on one side every other row (1st/3rd rows line up and 2nd/4th line up). I'm on my 7th row so far and looking at the peaks not lining up is discouraging. It seem like the 1st of the 3 HDC is always in the middle stitch of the 3HDC from the previous row. Is this correct? And still they don't line up right. So frustrating. I think I'll do a 30 chain practice to see if I'll get the rows to line up. Then I'll restart the blanket from the beginning.

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    1. Mine did that a little bit too but not to the extreme that you are talking about because it still looked like they lined up after a few rows. You might have to just pull the stitches back a little to have them line up over the center of the previous stitch whenever you complete the 3 hdc in the top of a peak. If you are able to, you can upload a picture to my fb page and I'll see if there is anything else I can suggest. Sometimes it's easier after you see the problem, you know? I would be happy to help however I can!

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  18. Thanks for your help. I don't have facebook. I'll post a picture at the Baby Center Crochet board. I think you're on this board.

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  19. The problem that I'm having is the skip two and the bottom of the stripe. They don't line up at all and I'm ending up with 15 at times. Have read threw the other question and will try watching that first stitch.

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    1. Let me know if you're still having problems I would like to try and help.

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  20. I'm just teaching myself how to crochet and this pattern is pretty simple to follow! Thanks so much! I've only done a few rows so far but it is turning out so cute! Here is a picture of the colors I'm using (hopefully that linke works...) https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1236286_10151586336111074_1748522005_n.jpg

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    1. I LOVE IT Sarah!!! It looks great!!! Keep up the good work, I am do glad that you are enjoying the pattern!

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  21. I am new to crochet. And when I say "new", I mean NEW (as in I've only done a couple cell phone covers and messed up my first attempt at a blanket, kind of new). I started this last night, and am SO excited that, as of yet, it's been SO incredibly easy to follow and appears to be coming out perfectly.

    Thank you so much for the easy to follow pattern!

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  22. Awesome pattern. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  23. Aw yea I LOVE this pattern! I'm done with my first two rows already. This is my hundredth attempt at a blanket and I have to say this is the first one I'm positive I'll finish. The squares blankets etc just overwhelm me and I wind up quitting after making a few squares. Love the continuity in this. I'm making mine in Vanna's Choice colors Linen (off white/beige) with Aqua stripes and one accent Lime Green Stripe. Thank you SO much for sharing. Can't wait to have my first home made afghan to cuddle with :) And I may just finish it in time for the right season!

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    1. Here's a picture of mine that I've been working on for 5 days. I'm so excited! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42444850/chevron%20-%20Copy.jpg

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    2. Thank you sooooo much for sharing a picture! I love it!!!!

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    3. I'm over a month into this now and have 3 stripes left plus the border. I have a pretty open weekend this weekend and am hoping to get to the border at least. I just wanted to thank you again for this pattern. This will be my first finished blanket I've ever made and I love it so much! I love the way the ribbing feels from the back loop stitches. It's a great blanket and is so easy to follow. I've had none of the problems anyone else had described.

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  24. I love this pattern. I want to use 3 colors instead of 2, would I need to change anything to be able to do this?

    Thank you

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    1. Nope, you should be good! You can use as many colors as you like and you can make the stripes as thin or thick as you like! :D

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  25. I'm so glad so many of you are enjoying the pattern!! Thank you for your comments!

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  26. I'm so excited about the baby afghan I'm starting today for my first grandchild, due in March! I'm using Martha Stewart extra soft wool blend in off-white, yellow, and pale gray. I love the idea of the sc height adjustment on each row. Much better than having chains on the ends.

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    1. Sounds like it will be lovely!!! Good luck with it! I hope it works up really easily for you. Congratulations on your first grandchild!! That's really exciting!!!

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  27. Thank you so much for the pattern! I have searched for so long for a chevron and I kept coming back to yours. Just started this afternoon and for the first time, for me, doing a new pattern I didn't have to start over. I am doing it in Bernat Softee Baby in lemon, white and flannel (grey). Best friends first grandchild is due in December and the mother to be is obsessed with chevron and yellow grey and white. Just wanted to tell you thanks!

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    1. OH MY GOSH!!!! That sounds so pretty!!!! I hope she just loves it to pieces! (Well maybe not to pieces... but a lot, a lot, a lot!)

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    2. I know she will love it. Thanks again for the pattern, it is appreciated!

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  28. I`'ve been looking for a pattern like this for a long time, I excited to give it a try, thankfully I have a very large yarn stash, so I just need to choose the colours. I have a Great Aunt who made this afghan as a shower gift for everyone in the family, she's up there in years now & can no longer crochet, so I am taking over to continue our tradition. I love how much you care about all of us who try your patterns!

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    1. Awww thanks!!! I do care about you guys! Without you, I wouldn't be here! I am so glad that you've found something you like. I hope the blanket works up well for you!

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  29. very nice.. my friend is looking for this pattern.. will let her know and we will try this together.. thanks for sharing.. :)

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  30. Hi-
    I am going to make this in dark pink & chocolate brown, hopefully in king size for my bed. i just LOVE this pattern, & how simple yet beautiful it is!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. That sounds awesome!!!! I hope you enjoy it!!!

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  31. Is there a print button so that the entire web page and all the comments don't have to be printed? I can't find a way to simply print the pattern. Thnk you.

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    1. I don't currently have a print option. I am looking into a way to do this. For now, the easiest thing I can suggest is that you copy and paste the text into a Word Document and print that. Good luck!!!

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    2. This will be odd but.. you could also create a Pepperplate account. It's for food recipes but should work for patterns, too. You can copy and paste in the materials into ingredients and directions into methods - even lets you pull a picture. Then - the entire thing prints cleanly without all of the extra stuff. Plus - you can keep it in your account all nice and organized!

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    3. Huh! Interesting.. I will keep that in mind. I have a couple other options I'm looking at and trying to decide what's best. I'll throw that into the mix too. Thank you so much for the suggestion!

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  32. I've been looking for a chevron pattern perfect for a baby blanket I'm making for my nephew due soon... I was so excited to come across yours, because it seems easy to follow. I will be doing the colors pale blue, chocolate brown, and off white or light grey (haven't decided that part yet). I love the color choices that some of your readers have used, they sound gorgeous! I'm fairly new to crochet, helping make granny squares for an 8-bit Mario blanket for my son with my grandma, and now we're working on a granny square hello kitty blanket for my daughter. I am absolutely obsessed with crochet now (as it seems to be a major stress reliever for me!). I'm also working on a blanket for my grandbaby due in December.(my fiancé's daughter is having her first baby). I'm so excited to add this blanket pattern to my project list. I will try to add you to fb to post pictures of it once i'm finished with it!

    Happy Hooking! (that sounds so bad, but we all know what we mean!)

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    1. Lol yes we do. ;) I hope you enjoy the pattern. I love making things for others and I understand about crochet relaxing you. I wrote a post a few weeks back about the difference crochet has made in my life. I hope you continue to enjoy the craft. Congrats to you and your fiance on the new little one coming!!!

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  33. Hi, I would just like to say that ths pattern is beautiful and I think you have MUCH patience. You have responded to sooooo many posts and I feel that is a lovely blessing that most creative and crafty people have. They are thoughtful and kind and friendly. Thanks for being this way.

    My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 9 and I am a great grandmother at this time. Have made many, many blanket,hat, sweater and booties for my family and others and have never known anyone blessed with craftiness be anything other than thoughtful and nice. I think all of you are great.

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    1. Oh my, thank you so so much for your sweet compliments!!! That just made my night! I really want you to know how much it meant to me that you would take time out of your day to leave me such a lovely message! Thank you very much!

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  34. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I have been looking for an easy chevron and this looks sooo easy to do. Am going to try this as soon as I have the time. Thanks again.

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  35. This is a very pretty pattern, but the directions go on and on in a manner that is hard to follow. The pattern should be listed and then any side comments or notes below. This was very confusing and if you are typing it up late at night, you should review it before posting so someone is not starting it and then having to stop to publish a question.

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    1. Thank you for your suggestions and concerns. I am in the process of getting a print button on the blog that would allow you to print off just the pattern text.

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    2. You can also highlight whatever you want to print, and then tell the printer to print "selection only". Works like a charm.

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  36. To Anonymous 9/21/2013.... Do you realize how rude you comments were? The talented people that make up these patterns do not have to post them for us to use, little on for free. They could sell them on Etsy or where ever and not have to bother with ungrateful people like you. BreeAnna has tried to help everyone who has had a problem and has been very gracious about them all!!! Even the ones that if they had read all of the instructions would have known the answers without having to ask! Next time please be a little kinder with your comments. To BreeAnna thank you so much for this pattern!!! Your afghan is gorgeous!! I can't wait to make me one!!!! You are very talented and very much appreciated for your talent and your graciousness!!. God Bless You!!

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words and compliments! The reason I do what I do is because of people like you, and so many others that have been kind enough to leave me compliments, you're the ones that appreciate my work. I am happy to help out when needed and compliments like yours keep me going. Have a great night! And thank you again!!!! :D

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  37. Just wanted to say thanks for the pattern....love everything except how the low points (skip 2) leave uneven holes. The top peaks line up fine. Anyways, I tried searching for a pattern without this problem, but I couldn't find anything....also tried doing a decrease stitch instead of the skip 2, but that didn't add up either. So, I started again following your pattern, but instead of using half double crochet, I used single crochet stitch and used 2 strands of yarn. The extra thickness of the yarn and the smaller stitch made it to where you can't see a gap at the lower points! Just wanted to comment if anyone needed a tip for getting rid of the uneven gaps. Thanks again for the free pattern; currently working on 2 blankets!

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    1. Oh good! I'm glad you found a solution that works for you. :) Enjoy the pattern!

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  38. I am not having any problem following the pattern, the only issue I am having is that when I skip 2 st in row 2 and onwards, it seems that my rows are off a bit–similar to the above comment. If I only skip one stitch instead of 2, do you think that will leave enough of a gap and create a dip?

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    1. Skipping only one st will make your st count uneven on the sides and it doesn't draw the points together as closely. They look more like waves instead of chevrons. My blanket did this too. But when the blanket is taken as a whole you don't see the gaps as uneven as they appear now. You will have holes however. If you don't want holes the best thing tp do is use sc as the above commenter did. The shorter your stitches the smaller the hole. The car seat blanket using the same chevron design is done using sc to avoid holes. This afghan is done in hdc because it works up faster. Use whichever st makes you more comfortable. Just be aware that if you switch to sc you will need more rows to make the blanket as long as you'd like and it may be a little more narrow because sc will make the points sharper and a little closer together. Good luck! :)

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    2. WoHHH- is is skip one or skip two for the decrease? I am confused now??????

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    3. Skip 2. This is in answer to a completely different question. You would have to adjust your entire st count to just skip 1.

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  39. I love this pattern! Im pretty new to crochet, mostly I have made basic "back and forth" blankets or scarves, nothing with a pattern, so I was nervous about starting something with counting! I'm 80% done, and am using hot pink, sunflower yellow and grey, and it looks great!

    The pattern was confusing to me at first, I had to restart twice, but when I stopped and took the time to read through it carefully as I was going through the steps, it made perfect sense! (My issue, I get too excited and start working before I know what I'm doing!) Thank you so much for this, this will be my new go-to gift blanket!!!

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    1. Almost done! Here's a photo of my colors together, they look so happy!

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=748093128538518&set=a.105177789496725.10602.100000135132255&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

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    2. I LOVE it!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  40. I am finishing the blanket and giving it to my sister as a gift. I am wondering is the border is worked in BLO on all rows?

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    1. Beth, I only did the first row on the top and bottom in BLO. This part could totally be part of your creative license though. I think it could look great either way!

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  41. I just started my first blanket using this pattern. The first time I did it, I tried to add 30 to make it wider, but the count just did NOT work out. I figured it was just because I hadn't done the pattern before and I had gotten confused. I did the 214 chain and had no issue. So starting this second one I thought I would make it wider, but the count REALLY did not come out right. What am I doing wrong here?

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    1. Maybe I calculated the multiples wrong....I'll double check tonight and get back to you.
      Sorry for your trouble with it! :-(

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    2. I really appreciate it! I am still fairly new to crocheting, so maybe it's just me? :)

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    3. I'm human, I make mistakes too and I am more than willing to check my work before I blame you. Hopefully, however it turns out, I'm able to help you. :)

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    4. Ok, I'm really sorry. I've checked it three different ways, 30 is the correct multiple. Make sure you are only skipping one stitch in the valleys when working into the chain. Here are the first few increase numbers, maybe that will help. One more chevron - 244; Two more chevrons - 274; Three more chevrons - 304.
      Let me know if any of that helps you or confuses you more. Good luck!

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  42. Im new to crocheting and have just finished my first afghan, just a plain straight row multi color. I would love to be able to make a chevron afghan. Is there a simpler pattern?? I remember my grandmother making chevron afghans and it was so simple, only using single crochet stitch. Any ideas??

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    1. Congrats on finishing your first afghan! That's a big accomplishment for a beginner. Unfortunately I don't have a chevron pattern using sc. You could do THIS pattern in sc. However, it will be narrower than my measurements as sc draw the chevron points closer together. Or you can try searching Google for a pattern written with sc. Good luck!

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  43. I was wondering how you added the different Colors? I don't like the idea of knotting and was wondering there was another way? Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern and your help :)

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    1. Sorry it took me so long to reply. I usually try to get back to questions earlier than this but we've just been busy with family and other obligations. I haven't stayed up on questions like I should.
      I don't like knots either. I cut my yarn at the end of a row with about a 3"-4" tail and then weave it in when I am all done. I start the new yarn about 3"-4" in on the new strand. Just yo on the hook and draw it through on the last st of the previous color. It leaves a lot of tails to weave in at the end (I use a yarn needle to hide and secure them better). I'm sure you could find a video about how to change colors when crocheting on YouTube. One of those things that someday I will get to but haven't yet. Hope that helps some. Good luck! :D

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  44. I'm rather 'new' at the chevron pattern...or actually 'old & rusty'..but I am having trouble. Do you have a video tutorial showing how the beginning few rows look ?

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    1. I don't, I'm really sorry. That is one my goals for the new yr, to get videos for all my free patterns. That doesn't help you now though. I'm so sorry!

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  45. I made this pattern and absolutely loved it!! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151831873276519&set=a.10151831863311519.1073741829.624621518&type=1&theater

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it! I can't see the photo, probably because of your fb privacy settings. It's ok, I don't let the whole world view my timeline either. ;) You can post the pic to my fb page though. I'd love to see it, www.facebook.com/StringWithStyle

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  46. I am a beginner, I get lost easily so I diagrammed on paper first to make sure I understand lining up stitches... on the pattern, Row 1 we skip one to make the valley, but coming back on Row 2 we skip 2? That seems like I will be decreasing stitches across Row 2 and won't be able to line up valleys and peaks? Am I missing something???

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    1. You only skip one st when working into the base chain because otherwise you would have a large hole and you only need a little space (the skipped st) to allow the fabric bend upward and create a valley. When you work the the peaks you add two stitches. So each row, beginning with row two, you will need to keep your stitch count even with all previous rows. So, you will add two stitches every peak and subtract two every valley. Yes they will sit a little to one side but when you work back and forth across the afghan they will offset each other and when looked at from even a foot or so away they will appear to line up.
      I have had this pattern and all other patterns on my blog tested for accuracy. I hope it comes together for you.

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    2. SUCCESS! I re-diagrammed on paper and then did a smaller practice piece with bright colored yarn and it came out as promised! (I am kicking myself for starting out with black yarn on my first try!) I can't figure out how this works in my head using simple math but it does! Thanks for your help!

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    3. Oh YAY!!!!!! I am so glad! I hope you love your finished blanket!

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  47. Started with a chain of 154 for a baby size, as mentioned above, and it's not coming out right. I only have 12 stitches left, and I would need 16 to finish correctly. What am I doing wrong here?

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    1. I am having the same problem. I have taken it apart redone the first 3 rows 11 times. Please advise

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    2. I guess add 4 sts. It that makes it come out correctly then do it. :)

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  48. I just bought some new yarn and planned to look for a chevron blanket pattern. Then, this beautiful pattern showed up in my inbox courtesy of Hooked on Crochet! Guess what I'm starting on tonight! :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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    1. Yay!!!! That worked out nicely for both of us! :) I hope you enjoy the pattern.

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  49. How do you make your peaks so sharp?

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    1. It takes a few rows to get it it established. I think part of it is distance too. Put it down and walk back a bit. It will probably look sharper. If you're not happy you can yank on one peak and one valley all the way across to get them pointier. Once established they should hold the point through the rest of the pattern.

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    2. Tricia Kelley Thanks for sharing your pattern. This is my first project, and I am really excited. I'm using three colors, turquoise, lavender and light grey. It is so pretty, thank you, Thank you.

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  50. BreeAnna - thanks SO much for this beautiful pattern and for your attention to all of the questions and concerns that have been posted!! I have seen bloggers post patterns and then never respond to follow up comments, and you are so gracious in your responses! I am working on a black and red version of this blanket (the colors of my son's high school) to have for the beginning of baseball season! It is always freezing for the first few weeks, and I plan to warm up in style!!

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    1. That sounds awesome! I hope it comes together well for you. I'd love to see a picture when you are done. :D
      Thank you for your kind compliments. I hope you have a great night!

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  51. BreeAnna- I love how this pattern looks. Thanks for sharing! I have restarted several times now. The first row works out but the second gets messed up. I keep ending up with more than 2 chains left at the end of the row. I have skipped one in the beginning and skipped two for vallys. Any idea what I could be doing wrong? Thanks again!!

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    1. Did you end with a skip 1, hdc in the last ch? It should mirror the beginning of the blanket.

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    2. Yes on the fist two rows. I kept trying and figured out I was ch 1 and hdc in the wrong st. Thank you for your response. I look forward to making this and will try to post a pic when it's finished!!

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    3. Oh yay!!!! I would love to see it! :) Glad it is working out for you.

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  52. I'm a beginner in crochet. My 3 hdc in row 2 aren't lining up right with row 1. I made sure I did the hdc, skip 1 stitch, and counted 14 hdc after. Am I making a mistake or will it correct itself later?

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    1. Cassie, your 3 dc should be in the center dc from the previous rows 3 dc.

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    2. I am having the same problem....I even pulled everything out and redid last night. And the first increase and decrease are perfect but after that it doesn't line up! HELP please

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    3. They aren't going to line up perfectly. They will be offset from each other just a bit. Just make sure that you skip one st after the first hdc, 3 dc in the center dc from the previous row's 3 dc group and you should come out ok. Take a few steps back from your afghan after you have done a few rows and you will see it looks straighter than you think it does close up.

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  53. Hi :)
    Gorgeous pattern!
    I'm wondering if you know the number of stitches in a repeat to make it bigger or smaller?
    thanks
    Toni

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    1. On my to-do list for today. We've got a new puppy in the house and kids have had Dr appts. I need to double check my math. The 30 that I suggested as an increase doesn't seem to be working.

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    2. Agreed, I tried to make mine wider, but the extra 30 stitches didn't work. I ended up just going with what was suggested. It seems to be wide enough for my purposes! :-) i love these chevrons

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  54. hi! i am loving this pattern. i've done about 15 rows and it is looking good. However, the spot where you skip 2 st, my gap is bigger than yours. any idea why? Thanks!

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    1. Probably just tension. You probably crochet just *that much* looser than I do.

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  55. I love the pattern but I am very confused about the border. Does it start with a slip stitch in the top right corner? And then sc all the way across? When you say to follow the pattetn, does that mean 14sc, then 3sc then 14sc, etc? Any clarification on the border instructions would be appreciated!

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    1. Yep, you got it! Everything you said. Continue in pattern means to continue the chevron pattern. :) Let me know if you have any more questions.

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  56. what are the dimensions of the blanket? I would like to make this for my daughters full side bed and am wondering how many 30 chains to add.

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    1. The finished size is listed in the pattern. Each chevron measures 7 1/2". Please let me know if you have any trouble adding 30 sts. I have worked it up a number of times now and it comes out correctly for me. You just add/subtract 30 to the base chain listed in the pattern. :)

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  57. Thank you for this lovely pattern! I have been scouring the internet for a free chevron pattern that was a little unique. I am very new to crochet and have a question. I see you said that by adding multiples of 30 to the chain you can increase the size of the blanket but does that increase the 47.5 or the 60? Sorry if this seems like a silly question...

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    1. Thank you!!!! I am so glad you like it! It would increase the 47.5. For each 30 sts you add the afghan will be another 7 1/2" wider. If you would like it to be taller than 60" you would just keep adding more rows to the pattern till you are satisfied with it. Good luck and have fun! :D

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  58. Thanks for the pattern. Fast & simple :)
    I'm making mine with colors of the rainbow

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  59. My friend and I are starting this pattern today. She's doing the full size and I'm doing the car seat version. Should be fun!

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  60. Started with a chain of 144 , and as the other two above, I too only have 12 stitches left, Where are we going wrong?

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  61. Thank you so much for this pattern. I am fairly new to reading patterns, and this is clear and concise. What a joy! I am making mine with purple, green, white and s multi coloured yarn ( yellow, purple, green)

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  62. Hi Breanna! I just wanted to say that this is the cleanest and most crisp chevron pattern I have seen. I plan to make one in primary blue and primary red (his favorite colors) for my 12-yo grandson. He would like it to cover his double bed, so I am thinking one pattern multiple of 30 stitches would work. However, I read in one comment where you said increasing 30 didn't work. Am I mistaken? I also wanted to say that the very first crochet project I ever did was a chevron afghan in chocolate brown and rose - all done in BL. It stayed on the back of our sofa at home, and my mom used it every time she took a nap before going to work as an RN at 11:00 pm. She has long since passed, but the afghan still smells like her! Thanks for this pattern. If adding 30 chains at the beginning won't work, please let me know before I start. A standard double bed is 54x75".

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    1. Good Morning BreeAnna. I have looked & looked for the correct measurements of a standard single & have seen different measurements. When I look for the "Standard Single; it comes up as a twin. I am so new to the correct sizing lingo, so please excuse me if I sound so naïve, it's because I am..LOL

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  64. The comment referred to above:
    "On my to-do list for today. We've got a new puppy in the house and kids have had Dr appts. I need to double check my math. The 30 that I suggested as an increase doesn't seem to be working."

    And I forgot - my yarn is Berroco Comfort Chunky (5). I plan to use a J hook. Do you see any problems there?

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    1. Hi Peggy!
      I'm so glad that you are excited to make this afghan. There have been a number of people concerned about the 30 st increase. I became convinced at some point that it had to be my math. I checked it every way I could and it came out right. The base ch is not a multiple of 30, you need to add or subtract 30 from the original base ch number mentioned in the pattern.
      A bigger hook usually means wider chevrons but since you're also using a thicker yarn you should be ok. However your gauge will be bigger and so will your blanket you may need to make a few rows just to get an idea of how long to make it to make sure it fits his bed.
      Good luck! I hope it turns out great!!!

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    2. Thanks for your prompt reply, BreeAnna! My plan is to begin with 244 chains (the original 214+30). I want to make the first row as a foundation row using the hdc through the back bump so as to make a good edge for the border. Two hundred+ stitches is a lot to frog, so I'm hoping to get this right from the beginning! I need to start this to give myself a break as I'm in the middle of the Butter Mints afghan from AllFreeCrochet for his sister, and it's getting tedious. These will both be Christmas gifts, so I have some time to get it right. Again, thank you for your help. You really are unfailingly polite and cheerful, and it is an attitude greatly appreciated by your readers. Crochet on!

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  65. Can this be done in double crochet and if so how many beginning chains would I need to do

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    1. Yes it can. It wouldn't change the number of chs in your beginning chain. However, it will make your chevron peaks further apart from each other. In other words your chevrons won't be quite as pointy and your afghan will end up wider then the measurements I've listed in the pattern.

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  66. I want to try this in a solid color. I saw a beautiful afghan for sale in solid and it was a sharp look. Do you think this is a good pattern for a solid?

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    1. I bet it would work great! You'd still be able to see the rise and fall texture of the chevron points because of the blo stitches. Good luck, let me know how it turns out! I'd love to see a pic, you're welcome to share one on my fb page. :)

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  69. I am new to crocheting. I have made a scarf, hat, and basket. I have been looking for a chevron pattern and I love yours. I cannot wait to try it out. It makes it easier to use your pattern when I know you are available for questions, and are so polite and prompt about answering them. Thanks so much for this pattern, and your enthusiasm for crochet.

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    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy it! Yes I am happy to help. I hope it come together great for you!

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  70. Could this be made without the border?

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    1. Yes of course. Any afghan can be made without a border. I just feel that borders help make a blanket look finished and tie it all together. The great thing about any crafts that you have creative licence to make change and do things your own way.

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  71. I've been working on this Afghan for a little over 3 months now (in between chasing a now toddler around the house) and am finally on my last color section before the border! (I'm tall so it required a longer length). I went with the same color pallet as you but chose a girlier blue and green. It's my first project and I'm very pleased so far with how it's turning out! Thanks for this beautiful pattern :)

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    1. I'm so excited for you Melissa! I hope you absolutely love it when it is done! I would love to see it, you are welcome to share a picture to my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/StringWithStyle or in my Google+ community https://plus.google.com/communities/105344293509760204491

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  72. I Love Your pattern and your Patience!! Bless you girl! My only question is in the border. It says to follow the pattern, but in row 5 it mentions in BLO. Is it just the last row of the border or for the entire border as in the entire afghan? Again Thank You so much!!

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    1. Aww, you are too kind. Thank you! This is still one of my favorite patterns. For the border, I did round 5 in BLO because it was my last round and I thought it tied the whole blanket together well to have a little BLO on the border since it was in the entire pattern. You can do it if you want and if you would rather not I don't think it would take anything away from the blanket. :) I'm so glad you are enjoying it! Have a good day!

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  73. Love this pattern! Do you have any advice on reading graph patterns for afghans? I'm trying to find one for a Steelers afghan and can only find one someone has drawn out themselves, but it's hard to tell how big it is. Any ways any advice would be welcomed . Thanks so much.

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    1. I would make up a swatch in whatever st the afghan is made in. Measure it and then figure out how big the afghan would be from that. Good luck!

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  74. Hi, BreeAnna~ My daughter wanted a chevron pattern afghan to take back to school with her so she found your pattern and loved the look of it. If I may, can I address a couple of the issues I am seeing in the comments above? I also experienced them and think I have found a solution.
    I also had trouble with the end of Row 2, having 3 chains left instead of 2. What I was doing was starting my work in the chain 1 space, instead of the 1st chain of the body of the afghan. When you say in the pattern, "The ch 1 at the beginning of each row doesn't count as a stitch," BELIEVE IT...LOL. So when the pattern says you begin in the "very first stitch," actually skip the chain 1 stitch and your numbers will work out right. Secondly, the pattern is (multiple of 30) + 4 stitches to account for the hdc and skip stitch at the beginning and end of each row. For example, 64 or 124, let's say. Some of the math on the number of stitches people were trying to use didn't compute. I hope this helps some fellow crafters. I have tried to write patterns before and it is hard to put into words what you just know how to do. Thanks for letting me input.

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  75. How many stitches should I have at the end of the first row. 14 hdc and 2 to end. Total 16?
    At the beginning and end Hdc is it thru both loops?

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    1. Yes, beginning and end sts are through both loops. It makes the afghan stronger, especially if you don't do the border.
      I will have to do some math to figure out the st count. No it is not 16, you repeat the written pattern across your entire base ch.

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  76. I have completed 7 rows all is well. I will show it off when I'm finished. Thank you so very much.

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  77. I really am excited to finish my project. I would say the biggest help to me was to learning to correct my tension a little. BreeAnna said too and it worked. I tug on the loop just before making the Skip 2 stitch and it makes for a better space. Also as you continue on thru the rows it starts to relax and fall into place nicely. I started crocheting again after 35 plus years of stopping. And I never knew anything other than bare basics. II'm 68 and going to retire soon and hope to do a lot more crochet projects. So grateful for smart kind young women to show this old dog new tricks.

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    1. I'm so glad Linda!!!!! I'm sure it looks amazing and I'm so glad you're pleased with it! Share a pic on my fb page if you get a chance.

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    2. When I get it finished I will for sure post on your fb

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