Introducing the Calm Chevron Blanket

Categories: Chunky Blankets and Scarfs, Chunky Crochet

I’m excited to share my latest design with you!

Made with soft organic cotton, this soothing pattern is a joy to make. The rhythmic up and down pattern of the stitches feels calming to crochet, while the bands of colour provide the motivation to keep going. It drapes beautifully and the textural stitches create a stylish version of this classic style of crocheted blanket.

The zigzag of the rows is formed by making increases and decreases. The double crochet stitches (UK terminology) / single crochet stitches (US terminology) are crocheted through the back loop of the stitch below. The stitches on the edges of the blanket are worked through both loops to give the blanket structure and strength.

In addition to the crochet kit with everything you need, the crochet pattern and online course includes both left and right handed video tutorials, and there’s a downloadable pdf ebook as well as online instructions that use both UK and US terminologies.

There are 3 different sizes (from baby up to lounge) and there’s a colour combination that you’ll love.

about the yarn

I’ve fallen in love with the feel and colours of Organic Cotton by Laines du Nord! It is a premium cotton yarn made with organic cotton in Italy. It is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified by The Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification and Laines du Nord are renowned for creating quality yarns in an ethical and sustainable matter.

This yarn feels soft and creates a fluid and drapey fabric. Cotton is a cool and hard-wearing fibre.

Each skein is 100g (3.5iz) and is 340m (371yds) long. It’s sized as a 5ply / sport weight yarn, but personally it feels more like an 8ply / DK weight yarn to me.

This yarn is machine washable at 30 degrees.

Just a note: like most cotton yarns, Organic Cotton can split when you’re crocheting with it. I’ve selected the shape and size of the crochet hook to reduce this, and it only does this occasionally for me (I just fix it up as I do the stitch). This is a minor inconvenience for using an organic cotton yarn that creates a blanket that feels soft and drapes beautifully.

Organic Cotton Yarn by Laines du Nord | Homelea Lass contemporary crochet

blanket sizes

The Calm Chevron Blanket pattern has 3 different sizes and 2 different colour options:

Calm Chevron Blanket Sizes | Homelea Lass Contemporary Crochet
Calm Chevron Blanket Sizes & Colours | Homelea Lass contemporary crochet

skill level – easy

The Calm Chevron Blanket uses simple stitch patterns and I recommend making it after the Warm Heart Blanket, Bliss Blanket or Midnight Garden Blanket. The crochet pattern and online course includes left and right handed video tutorials so you can see exactly what to do, and we’ll make a test square first to get used to the stitches.

This is what you’ll learn while making the Calm Chevron Blanket:

  • how to wind a skein into a ball
  • double crochet through the back loop only (UK terminology) / single crochet through the back loop only (US terminology)
  • changing colours at the start of the row
  • changing to a new ball of yarn in the middle of a row
  • how to fasten off and weave in ends

It helps to know how to do these stitches and techniques before starting the Calm Chevron Blanket:

  • have done some crocheting before
  • slip knot
  • chain
  • double crochet (UK terminology) / single crochet (US terminology)
  • counting stitches
  • checking the row length
Calm Chevron Blanket crochet kit | Homelea Lass contemporary crochet

be the first to make it, and join the crochet-a-long

This new design is available to Homelea Lass members now, with the kits and pattern available for pre-order, and the crochet-a-long is starting on 11th June.

The kits (pattern, online course, yarn, crochet hook) are $126 for Baby Snuggles size, $177 for Little Snuggles size and $312 for Lounge Snuggles size. A membership will give you up to an additional 20% off.

Here’s what we’ll be doing during the crochet-a-long:

  • week 1 (11th June): get together everything you need
  • week 2 (18th June): make a test square and get used to the pattern
  • week 3 (25th June): start crocheting your blanket
  • week 4 (2nd July): keep crocheting your blanket
  • week 5 (9th July): keep crocheting your blanket

During the crochet-a-long we’ll have a zoom catch-up each Saturday at 3pm AEST (Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane time).

I know you’re going to love making your Calm Chevron Blanket!

With love, Lynda.

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