I was thinking of making a cute little blanket that while “strolling” around with would give a modern/fun feel and that is how I came up with the idea for this Peephole Chevron Stroller Blanket! Designed with easy stitches and bright colors to add some extra kick to your daily strolls around the neighborhood or wherever! Made with 100% cotton yarn and a few different stitches it is easy for a beginner to make.
HDC=Half Double Crochet
Hook size 6mm (J)
Cotton yarn (I used Lily & Cream Cotton Yarn)
Changing Colors-The easiest way to change colors is to complete all your steps of the stitch you are making except for the last one and then add the new yarn color and pull through to complete the stitch like you normally would.
(example: HDC-to change colors complete all steps to where you have 3 strands of yarn on your hook, place the new color over the hook and pull that through like you would for a regular HDC, and the new color is added)
My blanket measured approximately 30″L x 20″W
This blanket can be made bigger by using any multiple of 10 stitches then adding 2 stitches to that.
Chain 80+2 = 82
Row 1-Skip first 2 chains (count as 1 HDC), 1 HDC in each of the next 4 CHS,
*skip 2 chains, 1 HDC in each of the next 4 chains, CH 2, 1 HDC in each of the next 4 chains, repeat from * to the last 6 chains. Skip 2 chains, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 chains, 2 HDC in the last chain.
ROW 2– CH 3, turn (counts as 1 HDC)
1 HDC into the 1st stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 stitches *skip 2 stitches, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 stitches, [1 HDC, CH 2, 1 HDC] into the chain 2 space from previous row, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 stitches, repeat from * to last 6 stitches.
Skip 2 stitches, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in the top of the turning chain
ROW 3 to desired length – repeat Row 2.
The sky is the limit on how thick or thin you want your chevrons to be as well as how much color change you want for this blanket pattern.
Once you have finished with your desired rows it is time for the border!
This is a simple SC border just around the straight sides of the blanket. You will want to when you complete your last row, keep the yarn on your hook and turn so you will be going down the side of the blanket (the straight side) and place 1 SC along each row until the end of the blanket (don’t crochet around the chevron wave just the straight sides).
I changed the colors so I would have all of the colors I used in the blanket as part of my border.
When you are finished with your border, fasten off and weave in your ends.
I made a tassel for the bottom of each of my pointed chevrons plus one for each of my borders. I had a total of 11. And I only made some for the bottom since this was going to be used as a stroller blanket I figured keeping the top tassel free would help in loss of yarn by child sitting in stroller haha!
I have included the link below for the instructions on how to make a tassel as well!
There you have it! A beautiful, soft and easy to use blanket to keep your little one warm! Hope you enjoy!
Sarah & Crochet Pretty