Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan

Back to the basics, well sort of with this Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan that I designed. A beautiful play on those squares I love so much combined with my other favourite stitchwork of doing the chevron design.

This is actually my second attempt at the same design. The first design, I LIKED it… but didn’t LOVE it! So I retried using a completely different colour scheme. Shows how colour can make or break your love for a project. This particular afghan has nostalgic feelings for me.

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My first memory of anything crocheted is a chevron blanket that graced the back of our living room sofa.  It was a striped single crocheted design made by my mom from the 1960’s era, which is when I grew up.  I created this afghan as an updated tribute to the chevrons of the past.  This blanket features the block stitch and color pattern gives it an interesting designer look.

Finished size 50″ x 64″.

Modern Chevron Afghan

~ Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber

Bernat Super Value

  • Color A – Winter White
  • Color B – Teal Heather
  • Color C – Honey
  • Color D – Aqua – 2 Skeins
  • Color E – Dark Heather

Use 5.5 mm or I Hook

The afghan begins by making 5 squares and connecting them as diamonds on only one corner.  This becomes the base for the chevron shape.

With Color D – Ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
  • Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 1, [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—Four 3-dc groups, and 4 ch-1 sps.
  • Round 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 3] 4 times; join with sl st in first sc—4 corners, 4 ch-3 sps.
  • Round 3: (Sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—4 corners, and four 3-dc groups.
  • Round 4: Sl st in next 2 dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next space between corner and next 3-dc group, ch 3, sc in next space between next 3-dc group and corner, ch 3; repeat from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc—4 corners, and 12 ch-3 sps.
  • Round 5: (Sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next 3 ch-3 sp, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next 3 ch-3 sp; repeat from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—4 corners, and twelve 3-dc groups.
  • Round 6: Sl st in next 2 dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, [sc in next space between 3-dc groups, ch 3] to next corner ch-1 sp; repeat from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc—4 corners, and 20 ch-3 sps.
  • Round 7: (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to next corner, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp across to next corner; repeat from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—4 corners, and twenty 3-dc groups.
  • Round 8: Sl st in next 2 dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, [sc in next space between 3-dc groups, ch 3] to next corner ch-1 sp; repeat from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc—4 corners, and 28 ch-3 sps.  Finish off.

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

All Remaining Squares – Repeats rounds 1 thru 7.

  • Round 8 – Join-As-You-Go (into 1 corner only) – Sl st in next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, [sc in next space between 3-dc groups, ch 3] to next corner ch-1 sp, [sc, ch 1, sc to the corner of first square, ch 1, sc, in corner ch-1 sp] (join created).  Continue around the rest of the square as in round 8 and finish off.
  • Continue making squares and joining until you have a total of 5 squares in a strip.

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Begin Chevron

  • Row 1 – Color A – Attach with sl st in corner of 5th square.  Ch 3, dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp (7 times), 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in corner (peak), *3 dc in next ch-3 sp (6 times), 1 dc in next ch-3, dc2tog, 1 dc in next ch-3, 3 dc in next ch-3 (6 times), 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in corner (peak).  Repeat * 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp (7 times), 2 dc in last corner sp.  Finish off.  Turn.

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

  • Row 2 – Color B – Attach with a sl st in sp between first 2 dc and 3 dc groups.  Ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, sc in between next 3 dc group (7 times), into peak, sc, ch 3, sc, *ch 3, sc in between next 3 dc group (6 times), into vally, sc2tog, ch 3, sc in between next 3 dc group (6 times), into peak, sc, ch 3, sc.  Repeat *3 times, ch 3, sc in between next 3 dc group (8 times).  Finish off.  Turn.

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

  • Row 3 – Color C – Attach with sl st in first ch-3, ch 3, dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp (7 times), 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in corner (peak), *3 dc in next ch-3 sp (6 times), 1 dc in next ch-3, dc2tog, 1 dc in next ch-3, 3 dc in next ch-3 (6 times), 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in corner (peak).  Repeat * 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp (7 times), 2 dc in last ch-3 sp.  Finish off.  Turn.
  • Continue to alternate rows 2 & 3 for a total of 10 rows with the following color sequence:
    • Row 1 – A
    • Row 2 – B
    • Row 3 – C
    • Row 4 – D
    • Row 5 – E
    • Row 6 – A
    • Row 7 – B
    • Row 8 – C
    • Row 9 – D
    • Row 10 – E

Now, turn the whole piece to begin the chevron again, going in the other direction.

  • Repeat Row 1 with Color A
  • Repeat Row 2 with Color B
  • Repeat Row 3 with Color C
  • Continue to alternate rows 2 & 3 with the following color sequence:
    • Row 1 – A
    • Row 2 – B
    • Row 3 – C
    • Row 4 – D
    • Row 5 – E
    • Row 6 – A
    • Row 7 – B
    • Row 8 – C
    • Row 9 – D
    • Row 10 – E
    • Rows 11 – 13 – A
    • Rows 14 – 16 – B
    • Rows 17 – 19 – C
    • Rows 20 – 22 – D
    • Rows 23 – 25 – E
    • Rows 26 – 28 – A
    • Rows 29 – 31 – B
    • Rows 32 – 34 – C
    • Rows 35 – 37 – D
    • Rows 38 – 40 – E
    • Repeat color sequence from 1 – 40 once more.  Finish off.
Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

 

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31 thoughts on “Crochet Modern Chevron Afghan + Tutorial

  1. Mikey
    If I want to make the modern wave afghan with bernat blanket yarn how many 300 gr balls would I need?

  2. I found the answers to my other 2 questions but I have 1 more. If you are not changing colors, how many do you chain when you turn?

  3. How many of the squares do you do round 1-7 and how many round 1-8? I am also having trouble joining the squares.

  4. I want to do the chevron part in just one color. Is there a way to do that without cutting and starting the row over – doing row 1 then turn to do row 2?

  5. I need to see how you did the 3 row, I’m not sure how to do the peak on this round. If you start in the chain 3 space , count 7 then the peak would not be the normal corner so I’m to afraid to go after doing this being unsure. I love this blanket and can wait to get on with it.

  6. Hi Jeanne! I am working on this blanket for my grandson and I am having an issue keeping the sides of the afghan straight….can you please do a tutorial on the afghan?

  7. Hi Jeanne
    I am just starting this pattern. I am at the first granny square join and I’m really confused. Can you help me please? I have 2 square completed and the second to row 7.

  8. I love love this Design!! I am making this afghan for my 4 year old grandson who loves the color blue!!! Thanks for a greatly written pattern!!!

  9. I love your work!! Iam a begining and I will be very grateful if you send me the tutorial or the patterns please of the modern chevron afgan.
    Very pretty an creative

    Cecilia from chile south america

  10. Just made the first square, I found it really easy to follow the written instructions, thank you. Personally I won’t need a tutorial, I’m very keen to get going on the chevrons, but another 4 squares to make first!

  11. This pattern looks really good. I would like to give that a go after I finish my verigated modern granny shrug, made up of 4×4 squares instead of the original big 4 pieces.

  12. I’d love a tutorial! Your videos are very informative and I really appreciate the fact that you provide the instruction and detail that you do. Not to mention the occasional entertainment! I know you must have a busy, busy schedule but if you could squeeze in time for a tutorial on this Modern Chevron Afghan, it would be appreciated!

  13. I would love to see a tutorial video of this . I can read and follow written pattern but it’s so much easier to follow a video. Thanks for all you and the Crochet Crowd do for us.

  14. Please make a tutorial on this project. They are sooooo helpful to people like me who read one thing and do something else. Mikey gets me through the tada moments. I am so thankful for the crochet crowd, Mikey, Dan, and everyone who works so hard for us to look so good in the end. Thank you for all you do. From a very great full crocheter.

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