Thankful for Snuggles
I love snuggles! I love being able to snuggle little babies to let them know they're safe and loved. I love being able to snuggle a sick child, not that I love them being sick but I love being able to comfort them and let them know that I care about them and hope they get better.
For many years, I was a single mom and it could be a very lonely feeling at times. When the time was right, I met the man I knew I was supposed to be with and we got married. It's nice now to be able to just snuggle on the couch and watch a movie together and know that he loves me and our kids.
I've also been able to watch my nieces and nephews over the years and loved snuggling with them to get them to take a nap or settle down to watch a movie. I have made each of them a blanket so they could snuggle in that whenever they needed comforted.
Note to self: I think I still need to make my last nephew a blanket. I see another new blanket afghan in the works!
As I've mentioned many times, handmade afghans are my way of offering comfort and love to my family and friends in their times of need. For today's $1 pattern, I chose the Braided Cable Chevron Afghan. I love the simplicity of the cable climbing the peeks of the chevron.
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Classic Cable Chevron Afghan
4 years ago, my youngest sister asked me to make an afghan that she could give her mother in law for Christmas. I had designed the Ribbon Candy Afghan for her son a year or so before and she wanted me to make another one.
Here's the thing... I rarely make the same thing more than once. I have so many ideas in my head for new designs that I'm afraid if I started making something a 2nd time, I'd drag my feet wishing I could be creating something new. I think she actually laughed at me when I told her I'd design her a new afghan but wouldn't make the one she wanted.
Little did I know... this new afghan I'd be designing would become one of my best selling crochet patterns. Hundreds and hundreds of crocheters have already enjoyed this pattern and I hope you'll enjoy it too! **Limited time** special on the Classic Cable Chevron Afghan pattern below.
There is something about the teal color family that just soothes my emotions. It's just so peaceful and pretty and brings clarity to my mind. Chevrons are one of my favorite patterns to crochet so combining the 2 was a natural process for me.
I hope you'll enjoy this free Sea Breeze Chevron Afghan crochet pattern and be able to find a little peace of your own!
This crochet pattern is available to view for free by continuing on below. You can also purchase the ad free pdf instant download HERE
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Hdc foundation chain: If you’re unfamiliar with foundation chains, these tutorials may help
Shell - (2 dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated stitch
Cluster - (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook)4x, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook
Row 1: Hdc foundation chain: 87 (26”), 123 (36”), 159 (46”), 195 (56”) OR customize by working in multiples of 36 + 15
(If you prefer working a basic starting chain, chain in multiples of 36 + 17, turn, hdc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across ending in required # of hdc for desired size)
Row 2: Turn, dc in next 2 sst, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, CL in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *[dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st]5x, Shell in next st, [ch 2, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts]5x, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, CL in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts,* repeat from *to* across to end 5 sts, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next 2 sts
A Quick and Simple Blanket Crochet Pattern
The C2C or Corner to Corner blankets are EVERYWERE! The crochet stitch used for this blanket is a fun one to work and is sort of a mindless project stitch. Years and years and years ago (20 or more), I learned this stitch as the Brick Stitch. I've seen it called by other names and I've also seen other stitches called the Brick Stitch. No matter the name you call it, it still works out the same.
This blanket is worked from side to side and creates a fun little chevron look when using more than one color. It's easy to work to the size you want which means you're not limited to just a baby blanket or throw size. Make it yours! Have fun with colors and enjoy some crochet time!
To view the pattern for free, continue below. To purchase the AD FREE pdf, click HERE or find links to my other shops at the bottom of this post
Brick Stitch Blanket Instructions
Skill Level: Easy
Terms: US Crochet Terminology
Materials: 1575 yards Medium 4ww yarn
Finished Size: 3’x3’ or Customizable
Gauge: 6 dc & 3 rows = 2”
Stitches/Abbreviations: st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, ch - chain, yo - yarn over, sc - single crochet, dc - double crochet
Hdc Foundation Chain: If you’re unfamiliar with foundation chains, these tutorials may help
Brick Stitch (BSt): (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same stitch (see Photo 1)
Reverse Single Crochet: Insert hook in previous stitch to the right, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through both loops on hook
Note: If changing colors, do so in the last step of the last stitch of the row before the color change
Row 1: Hdc Foundation Chain in multiples of 3 + 1 to desired width/length
(a chain of 73 is about 24” with 1 Brick Stitch = 1”)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *BSt in next st, skip next 2 sts,* repeat from *to* across to end st, sc in end chain (see Photos 2 & 3)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, BSt in next sc, BSt around ch-2 of each BSt across to end BSt, sc around ch-2 of end BSt (see Photos 4, 5 & 6)
Repeat row 3 until you reach your desired length
When you reach the height you prefer, complete the following:
End 3 Rows:
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