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Chevron Blanket

maRRose - CCC:  chevron blanketDuring the summer vacation my daughter and I visited “Echtstudio” in Alphen a/d Rijn, one of the most beautiful and well stocked yarn stores I’ve been to so far.

Paying “Echtstudio” a visit had been on my wish list for  a long time. I knew that they carry Stylecraft and I so wanted to see and feel this yarn.
I’m eager to start a v-stitch blanket (this one) and Stylecraft Special DK will probably be the yarn that I’ll use (so many beautiful colors!).
maRRose - CCC:  chevron blanket

The main reason however was the fact that my daughter’s room had been through an “out with the old/in with the new”-transformation and a new blanket was needed (yay!) in the colors she picked for her room’s new look.

She was drawn to the Stylecraft Super Chunky Weekender immediately and picked 6 lovely colors (3677, 3678, 3679, 3680, 3682, 3683).
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Another quickly made decision was the pattern: a chevron.
Now that made me very happy too since I had been admiring the chevron blankets I’d seen on Instagram for a long time, especially the ones made by the lovely and talented Elin Stoodley (here).
maRRose - CCC:  chevron blanket

There was no one pattern that I followed – I kind of went back and forth between this tutorial and this one. The trickiest part is with how many chains to start your foundation, but I was kind of lazy, winged it, chained too many and frogged the ones not needed after the first row.
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maRRose - CCC:  chevron blanket

The facts:
* the blanket has 25 chevron stripes of 6 rows of dc’s (UK – US: sc’s) each
* size: 250 x 145 cm
* it weighs approx. 2,7 kilos
* 26,5 skeins of Stylecraft Super Chunky Weekender were used
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I loved crocheting this blanket – but will not do a project like this again in Summer, haha: sweltering hot underneath this gorgeously warm afghan …..
maRRose - CCC:  chevron blanket

Oh, and one more fact: we’re both very happy with this blanket!


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