I've had this chevron blanket pattern from All Things Bright and Beautiful pinned forever because I knew it would be the perfect gift for my friend Cyndi...I mean, the perfect thing! So in preparation for this Christmas, I got to work early (I didn't finish until recently, but I started early) and then I found out Cyndi was moving to a much warmer climate. I'm hoping there are still some chilly times that she might need a cozy blanket!
This was a really fun project to work on...it's a simple pattern, but one you need to keep track of counting-wise so your peaks and valleys stay on track. I also loved working on a blanket pattern that I grew up with as we had a similar (much bigger) blanket on our couch when I was a kid. I loved the colors I chose for Cyndi and the wide-stripe, but you could do this pattern anyway you'd like. These are all different patterns, but show how different you could make this blanket look by changing the stripe pattern (all via Pinterest): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
One more thing...I would like to thank Liz from Crochet in Color for writing about my Sock Monkey Hat that I made using her pattern for a friend's 3rd birthday. Her post is here, my original post is here. I am so thankful for her featuring my work and also her kind words about my version. I'm also extremely thankful that she shares her awesome patterns. I just finished my fourth Soft Stitch Cowl for EJ's teacher gifts. Thanks so much Liz!