Customizing a Chevron / Zig Zag Afghan
Zig Zag or Chevron Afghans can be daunting to some crocheters. The edges freak people out and sometimes the counts be hard to figure out.
In today’s article, I am giving you a customized video to show you how to do this Chevron / Zig Zag Afghan to be able to change how many chevrons you have in the width.
In the video tutorial, I have presented a rough note diagram that I used. There is a copy of that diagram if you wish to download it or print it for yourself.
I will take you through this in the video tutorial.
What I cannot answer for you is how much yarn you will need. If you are customizing your afghan, you will have to make that determination for you.
- Use any hook size you wish, as long as it compliments the yarn.
- Use any yarn you wish. I am using Bernat L’il Tots in my demonstrations.
I am referencing a free pattern, it is called Zig Zag Baby Blanket.
Downloadable Sheet for All Sizes with this Chevron Afghan
Click picture to download and/or Click Here to Download the Sheet.
- Each multiple is made up of 25 chains.
- At the end of the chain, add 5 stitches.
- For the exact same baby blanket size, you are to chain 180 to start with as it says on the pattern. That will make your afghan about 32″ wide.
- Using Bernat L’il Tots with Size 5.5 mm or I Crochet Hook. Each Chevron is about 5.5″ wide.
- For the Baby Blanket using Bernat L’il Tots, you will need about 10 balls to complete as written but, of course, you can change out your hook size or yarns to suit your own personal taste.
Comments on “Crochet Chevron Afghan Sizes Pattern + Tutorial”
Can you make this same pattern in half double crochet instead of single crochet without changing the numbers?
thank you. will be making one shortly now with the half double then.
I have 2 questions. First, in the pattern it says for the first and last 2 sts of each row to work in both loops and do the rest in the back loop, but in the video you are doing all of them in the back loop. Why is that?
Second, can you explain how to change colors without cutting?
Thank you so much! Such a great tutorial.
It makes for a more stable edge for booking in both loops.
You can carry up the yarn on the side and let it be tot. However, if you do this, you will need to make a border to crochet up over the strands to officially hide them.
Thank you for responding so quickly. That helps a lot!
Can you post a tutorial about crocheting a scalloped border on this Chevron/zigzag afghan for a baby blanket.
I would like to make this pattern using dc instead of sc – but my brain isn’t working right now – would the difference in the starting chain be simply 1 more chain (25 +6) to accomodate the dc instead of the sc? Or do I need an extra chain on both ends? Thanks in advance!
I’ll have to circle back another time. I have to draw a diagram when more time allows to figure it out. I don’t know the answer off the top of my head.
I’m confused. I’m stitching,3 sc at the top of the pattern. Doesn’t this add stitches? When I do the count down the sides, my stitches aren’t above the ones below. Am I missing something?
Yes, at the top of the peaks you gain 1 stitch on both sides of the peak. On the bottom of the valley, you are eliminating 1 st per side. So yes, you are gaining as you are on the top but subtracting when you are at the bottom. Great observations. You won’t have a chevron if you are matching the stitches exactly. You need growth at the top, and elimination at the bottom.
Thank you so much. I’ll check back. Paula
I would like to crochet a Chevron Afghan to fit a California King size bed for my granddaughter and a full size for my great-granson. I see king size but not California king. Is there a difference. I would like to make it for them as an heirloom to pass down when I’m gone.
Morning. There is a size difference. I have found most people don’t have that size, so I didn’t bother to mathematically figure it out. Leave it with me. When there is more time on my hands. I have to find the resources and formulas I did. I’m sorry this is not there at this time. – Michael
Thank you so much. I’ll check back. Paula
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Many years ago (about 45) my mother was crocheting an afghan but passed on before finishing it. I have carried it with me all this time thinking I was going to finish it even tho I knitted but didn’t crochet. I have been searching for the chevron patterns and instructions but never really found it till your tutorial and written instructions. I think I can now finish it, hopefully, I can find the right hook. Thank you.
How do you make this into a bigger blanket? Could you make a chart or something saying how many to chain if you want it bedspread size? Please and thank you!
Okay. Leave that with me. It will require R & D for me to figure out the math for that.
Wonder if can make it with double crochet instead of single crochet
We have tutorials and other patterns that use the double crochet if you wish.
I made a chevron blanket and it is much wider than I intended (62 inches wide & 42 long). Should I add even more yarn till it becomes nearly square so that the chevrons remain horizontal? I don’t think I have ever seen one where they are running vertically. I hate to lose all that work! It is really quit nice.
I have one where my aunt made the same mistake.
We use it with the chevron vertical.
Thank you! Thank you!
How do I know what my chain should be to make a normal afghan size blanket?
A friend made me a chevron afghan and it is 61″ wide. I would double the amount of chains which this baby blanket calls for.
My aunt taught me to make granny squares when I was little but I haven’t done anything in about twenty years. I have always wanted to make a chevron blanket as my grandmother had one I used to love but always thought it would be too difficult to learn. I watched your tutorial and am halfway through making my first one which is turning out great. Thank you SO much!!!!!
Thank you so much for this video. You were so helpful and explained things so well I am super excited to start my next project.
Hi, I love this tutorial and am doing quite well. I too was hoping you could show how to change yarn and make to top and bottom of the finished afghan a straight edge. Oh also how to add a border to the sides. Thank you!
I was wondering if you had a video on how to do a border for this pattern?
I loved this tutorial!!! I am crocheting a chevron rug for my soon to be new granddaughter’s nursery. I tried in vain to follow 2 different patterns and couldn’t get the ending and beginning. Your instructions were so clear and the tutorial showed your work so well, I was finally able to master your pattern. Thank you so much for being there when I needed you!!!
YAY! ! Thanks bunches for the drawing and sizing! And by the way. .how did you know this is just what I needed?! LOVE what y’all do and appreciate all your efforts. Cheers!
my name is Wilma I have always wanted to learn how to make a ripple but it has never worked out for me after I singe up with the class you have on your I am thinking of trying it out I have not Crocheted in years I think it would help me to keep my mind on something beside other thing.
I wish I had this tutorial when I learned to do this. This explains it so very well. This is wonderful for someone who does not know how to do it, so you were bang on.
Can’t wait for the no sew block afghan. I just love your videos I follow them all the time.
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