Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern {Rainbow Chevron Blanket}

Crochet Baby Blanket with ripples

Chevron crochet patterns are my favorite baby blankets. They’re easy to memorize and can be customized in any colors imaginable. Matching a baby’s room or throwing together a funky pattern is just what I love to do when I’m making a gift for a friend. 
Recently, I made this rainbow ripple blanket. I love the way it turned out and wanted to share just how I made it with you! 

– Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!” in Pink and White
– Vanna’s Choice in Bluebell (this is Vanna’s Choice Baby) and Lime
– Impeccable Loops and Threads in Butterscotch and Cherry.
– I crochet hook
– Scissors
– Tapestry Needle for weaving ends
rainbow chevron crochet blanket
Pattern Notes:
– Finished blanket is approximately 27″ wide and 30″ long. 
– This pattern is worked through both loops
– You will be working into the chain at the end of each row
– Gauge is not important for this project
– dc2tog is the same thing as a double crochet decrease
simple chevron crochet pattern 

ch 100.

Row 1: dc in the third chain from the hook. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc 2 tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches.* End with 2 dc in the last chain. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: dc in the first st (your ch 2 and your first dc are worked in the same stitch) and in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. dc in the next 4 stitches.* End with 2 dc in the last stitch. Ch 2, turn.

NOTE: you will have 2 dc in the first and last stitch of each row (ch 2 counts as dc).

At the end of every two rows, you will cut your yarn and join a new color yarn. You will continue repeating row two until you have 56 rows (or really, you could keep going as long as you wanted).
Crochet Baby Blanket Rainbow Ripple
I did a repeating stripe pattern for this blanket. It’s two rows of each color in the following order: 
Bluebell, White, Lime, Cherry, Pink, White, Butterscotch
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  1. I love this! The colors are fantastic and the pattern is simple.

  2. It turned out great! The colors are so cheerful.

  3. I&#39;m a fan of the chevron pattern as well! Your color choices are lovely.<br /><br />Sheila<br />

  4. This is such a beautiful pattern! I&#39;m working on it right now and I&#39;m a tiny bit confused though. I am wondering if the first * should go back a sentence or if there needs to be something that says to DC in the next four stitches before you repeat. I&#39;m fairly new to crocheting, so I could be completely up in the night. But it seems like there needs to be 4 DCs between the peak and

  5. Again, a beautiful work of art. I always love your color choices and the cheerfulness that shines through your designs. :)

  6. Help! I&#39;m making this blanket but with every row I make, my dc2tog and 2 stitches with 2 doubles keeps moving over a stitch with each row I make. I&#39;ve started over 3 times and have counted my stitches over and over. I&#39;m wanting to make this for this Saturday.

  7. Denise, are you putting your first stitch on row 2 into the same stitch as the chain you just made? If you&#39;re going into the next one instead that will have the effect that you&#39;re getting x

  8. Learning to patterns too, and I have a question on Row 1 you have in parenthesis (so across the next 4 stitches). does that mean Dc2tog twice only or do I dc2tog in the next four stitches, thank you, I am really confused, reading patterns are hard for me.

  9. I am totally confused with the 1st row … you have Dc in the third chain from the hook, Dc in the next 4 st. Dc 2tog twice (so across the next 4 stitches) Dc in the next four sts. ….<br /><br />Plz help me …<br />

  10. When i start the 2nd color do I do DC in third chain from hook or start w DC in first stitch then 4 DC?

  11. I am so disappointed…when I print this beautiful pattern the right hand side is covered with advertising so I cannot read the complete pattern.

  12. I&#39;m working this pattern and I&#39;m about four rows in and it seems like the blanket wants to go into a circle

  13. I love the rainbow baby blanket and I&#39;ve begun to crochet it. But I&#39;m stuck on the following direction. You say… (so across the next 4 stitches) …I&#39;m not sure what you mean by that. Can you explain a little further? Thanks so much. Kate

  14. These are very easy, the colors are beautiful, and best of all , can be crocheted in one day.

  15. Vickie Hensley says:

    I like a few of you was confused with the instructions on Row 1: but I think I have it now. I searched her site and found her “Ripple Baby Blanket” which as far as I can tell is the same as the one here, just different colors are used. I think there may have been a typo on Row 1: of the Chevron pattern, but here’s the instruction for Row 1: of the Ripple…it makes a lot more sense. I am working on it now and it’s coming out fine…hope this helps! :)

    • Vickie Hensley says:

      Opps! forgot to post the instructions for Row 1: Here it is…Row 1: dc in the third chain from the hook. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc 2 tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches.* End with 2 dc in the last chain. Ch 2, turn.

    • Lauren says:

      I’ll update it to read the same way as the other pattern. Thanks, Vickie.

      • Vickie Hensley says:

        Thanks Lauren, and thank you for sharing this pattern I am working on a baby boy blanket in baby blue with rows of lite grey and yellow to look like little zig zaggy roads, then I will be crocheting little car appliques to place on the roads. This pattern works up so quickly I should be done in no time! :)

  16. Kathi says:

    I have started and restarted a few chevron patterns in the last few days. None of them were working for me which is why I quit making ripples years ago and I have been crocheting for 20 years. The only reason I am trying now is because my niece is doing her nursery in chevron patterns. I stumbled across this pattern…finally, one that is working. The only thing is, I would like to make it wider. Do you know what multiples would do that for me? I could never figure out how to do that.

  17. Ashley W says:

    Thank you for such a great pattern. I want to make this blanket but I want it to be bigger. How many chains would you suggest starting with, any even number?

    • Lauren says:

      As long as your chain is a multiple of 14 +2, you can make this blanket any size you’d like :)

  18. WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for search

  19. Dina says:

    Thank You! I have tried several ripple afghan patterns lately. This one is easy to read, no problems!! Can’t wait to see the finished project!

  20. Therese says:

    Where did you find the Impeccable loops and threads yarn and what ply? thanks