Lemondrop Chevron Afghan | Free Crochet Pattern

Another Free Pattern Friday, another baby blanket! I swear y’all, the big has bit me and it bit me good! Scroll down to read about my inspo, see more photos, and download your PDF of this pattern!

Grab the Kit for this Pattern HERE: http://www.lionbrand.com/crochet-kit-lemondrop-chevron-afghan.html

Today, I have a fun and super easy ripple blanket using one of my new fav acrylic yarns. It’s really quick to stitch (my fav kind of project) and it’s the perfect little blankie to work up in a weekend! The Lemondrop Chevron Afghan is just perfect!

This Afghan is SO Easy!

I’m not the biggest fan of ‘all over’ afghans. Those are the kind of crochet blankets that use just one stitch from top to bottom. You know what I mean?

Here’s the deal, I get bored. Easily. Half the time I’ll fall asleep with my crochet sittin’ right in my lap! So, motif afghans and sampler afghans (the kind where you sew squares together) are better suited BUT there was something about this stitch that I just LOVED.

It’s not a one row repeat like many chevron patterns, it’s two rows! And, I threw in some stripes to keep it at least a little bit interesting.

It’s so easy I even felt a little guilty writing up the pattern! But, only a little. Cause, y’all are going to LOVE this blanket!

That yellow yarn is GORGEOUS!

Thanks! I could totally read your mind. This pattern uses Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling, which is my absolute new fav yarn. It’s a 100% acrylic anti-pilling yarn. That means that the more you use it, the softer it will get and it won’t look a day older!

The yellow color is Lemonade and the White is…well…White. Ha!

These colors work so well to create a gender-neutral blankie that will be the star of literally every baby shower you go too! And it’s such an inexpensive high-quality yarn. Seriously, if you haven’t tried this yarn yet you gotta get your hands on some!

Lemondrop Chevron Afghan

Download your PDF of this pattern HERE!

Materials:

US I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook
US H/8 5mm Crochet Hook
6 Skeins Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling in Lemonade
1 Skein Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling in White
Tapestry Needle
Tape Measure

Finished Measurements:

About 31 inches wide and 33.5 inches long

Gauge:

1 pattern rep and 11 rows = 4.5″

Abbreviations:

Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 Together
Cl = Cluster
Sc = Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:

Afghan is worked in pone piece from bottom to top.

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Special Stitches:

Cluster (Cl): Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up loop (5 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 4 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

Double Crochet 2 Together (Dc2tog): Yarn over and insert hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and insert hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last 3 loops on hook.

Lemondrop Chevron Afghan Pattern

With LEMONADE, ch 123

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (ch-3 counts as first dc here and throughout), dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

At end of Row 8, change color to WHITE.

Row 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

At end of Row 10, change color to LEMONADE.

Rows 11, 13, 15, 17: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Rows 12, 14, 16, 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-sp across.

At end of Row 18, change color to WHITE.

Row 19: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

At end of Row 20, change color to LEMONADE.

Repeat rows 11-20 four times more. Then repeat Rows 11-17 once more. Fasten off.

Optional Edging

If desired, at end of last row, do not fasten off and work a row of single crochet stitches around perimeter of afghan.

Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to block.

And that’s it friends! You have yourself a gorgeous modern blankie! I love my Lemondrop Chevron Afghan and have mine displaying proudly in my studio! It was so fun and easy to stitch up. I can’t wait to make a couple more. If you end up stitching one of these up, make sure you tag me on Instagram @rohnstrong or head to the Rohn Strong Maker’s Community on Facebook!

10 thoughts on “Lemondrop Chevron Afghan | Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Please I need to know the stitch multiple as I would like to make a bedspread size project. I sent you an email but no response. Now I see I’m the third person to ask the same question. Is there a reason we are being ignored? I love the pattern but don’t understand the lack of response.

    1. Hi Mary,

      Thanks for reaching out! There wasn’t a lack of response on my part. I’m not always able to get to blog comments more than an few times a month. Facebook or email is always the best option.

      I did catch your email and was simply waiting for my tech editor to get back to me as I’d hoped to have a free download with sizing up to a king size bed. Alas it’s taking longer than I’d like.

      However, as I don’t want anyone to feel ignored, I’ll wait on the updated pattern for now and simply give out the stitch multiple. Thank you for reaching out!

      The multiple is 17sts + 19sts.

      Thanks so much friend!

      Rohn

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