Baby blankets are a necessity, but they often come in boring designs. Why settle for that?
This article will teach you how to crochet a zig zag baby blanket.
This way, not only do you get a fun and innovative design, but you also get to customize it however you like.
First, collect the materials you will be using. If you have these at home already, then you won’t need to go out and buy them.
However, if you need to buy the following materials, you can probably find these at your local craft store or sewing supplies store.
Here’s a list of all the things you’ll be needing to make a zig-zag baby blanket:
- Crochet hooks
- Yarn of different colors
For the yarn, you can have as many colors as you’d like.
However, you should note that the more color you use, the more times you’d have to switch between threads.
Once you’ve gathered all the materials needed for your baby blanket, you can go ahead to the next section that teaches you the steps to make a zig-zag baby blanket.
Step-By-Step Guide On How To Crochet A Zig Zag Baby Blanket
The zig-zag pattern is also called a chevron pattern. It uses bright and bold colors to display high peaks and low valleys in the fabric.
It’s a great twist to an otherwise simple blanket. Your youngin’ is sure to enjoy this pattern.
The steps to make this pattern are actually quite simple and easy to follow. Here are the instructions:
- Step #1. First, chain a multiple of 17. Add 16 extra stitches.
- Step #2.Next, you’ll want to double crochet the first two chain stitches you did together.
Do this by hooking into the stitch, picking up the yarn, and pulling through.
Keep doing this until you pull through all three loops on the hook.
- Step #3. Next, double crochet only once into the following five chain stitches.
- Step #4. Once you’ve done that, double crochet thrice into the next stitch. You’ve now made the peak of your zig zag.
- Step #5. Next, you’ll want to double crochet once into the following seven stitches.
- Step #6. Skip the next two chains. This makes the valley or the dip.
- Step #7. Double crochet once into the following seven stitches.
- Step #8. Double crochet three times into the next stitch to make the top of the peak.
- Step #9. Keep repeating the steps above until you reach a length that you like.
- Step #10. To close, double crochet once into the following five stitches and double crochet the last two stitches together.
- Step #11. Turn over your work. Chain one and repeat the pattern above. Double crochet the first two chains together.
- Step #12. You should double crochet into the following five stitches. Double chain thrice into the next to make another hump.
- Step #13. Once you reach the end of the blanket that you made, double crochet the last two stitches in the row below together.
- Step #14. To change colors, unfasten the old color and tie on a new one.
- Step #15. Chain up one in the new color and repeat the steps above.
There you have it! Those are the steps to make a zig-zag pattern.
The beauty of this is that you can customize the length, the colors, and even the style of the blanket to suit your preferences.
What Are Other Patterns Can You Try?
Now that you’ve successfully made a zig-zag patterned blanket, you might want to branch out into other patterns.
Luckily, crochet as a medium is very forgiving. Here are a few designs you might want to check out!
Granny square blanket
The granny square blanket is an enlarged take on the famous granny square.
Beginners can take a shot at it, and those with intermediate and advanced skills can even make modifications or edits to the design to make it more unique.
The rickrack stitches of the rickrack stripe patterned blanket add a brand new level of fun to an otherwise plain and boring blanket.
It is achieved through a variety of cluster stitches.
Are you looking for a more elegant vibe for your baby blanket? Then look no further.
This pattern makes use of crochet roses to add a dimension of texture to your fabric.
The V-stitch is a pattern that is most often used for smaller projects. However, you can tweak it to be better suited for a baby blanket.
It’s fun and easy to make! Your baby will surely enjoy their v-stitch patterned blanket.
What Is The Easiest Blanket Stitch To Do?
You might now be wondering: what’s the easiest blanket stitch to do?
The answer is simple: a blanket stitch is still the easiest way to make a crochet blanket.
You only need to know how to make double crochet stitches and single crochet stitches because the blanket stitch is just a combination of these two.
Now, you know how to crochet a zig zag baby blanket.
With the knowledge, you got from this article — from the materials to the steps, and even the other patterns to try — you can expand to other projects!
Challenge yourself, and don’t be afraid to let your creative juices flow.