Harkening back to the zig-zag blankets draped over every couch in the 1970s, we’ve updated our free Chevron Baby Blanket knitting pattern so you can make it in our wonderfully soft and charming 100% Pima cotton yarn, Serif!

Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho

We created eight Chevron Baby Blanket Bundles to make it a snap to plan this colorful chevron blanket knitting pattern, with color palettes ranging from “a little ‘70s inspired” to “thoroughly modern.” Each bundle includes eight colors of beautiful, bouncy Serif.

Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho

Serif is a tactile joy, made from a lustrous single ply of cotton wrapped with a thin cotton thread to create an undulating strand. You’ll knit with two strands held together, making for an incredibly plush, slightly nubbly fabric that knits up in a flash.

Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho

Knitting two strands also makes the Chevron Stripes Blanket thick and cushy enough for tummy time and irresistibly cozy, too. A lovely gift to welcome a new baby, it’s destined to be their Linus blanket!

Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho
Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho

Simple increases and decreases create the garter-stitch chevron pattern, and fun, colorful stripes keep things interesting as you knit.

Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho

We’re so excited to launch four new colors of Serif, which you’ll find sprinkled throughout the Chevron Baby Blanket Bundles. Take a look at all of the bundles below, and be sure to check out new Rosy Pink, Red Hellebore, Pale Aster, and Blue Agave!

Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho

Pick your favorite Chevron Baby Blanket Bundle or create your own palette from Serif’s palette of nature-inspired colors and create a blanket that everyone at the baby shower will want to squeeze!

Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho

Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoChevronBabyBlanket, and #PurlSohoSerif. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Materials

Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho

Our Chevron Baby Blanket Bundle comes with all the yarn you’ll need to make your own blanket. It includes…

  • 8 skeins of Purl Soho’s Serif, 100% Peruvian Pima cotton. Each skein is 164 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1240 yards required.
    • Color A: 1 skein; approximately 155 yards required
    • Color B: 1 skein; approximately 155 yards required
    • Color C: 1 skein; approximately 155 yards required
    • Color D: 1 skein; approximately 155 yards required
    • Color E: 1 skein; approximately 155 yards required
    • Color F: 1 skein; approximately 155 yards required
    • Color G: 1 skein; approximately 155 yards required
    • Color H: 1 skein; approximately 155 yards required

Samples: We used the Grassy Dune, Ocean Jetty, and Lusterware bundles for our samples.

You will also need…

Choose one of our bundles, or pick up 8 skeins of Purl Soho’s Serif in 8 different colors to make your own unique combination!

TOP ROW

Oasis- Color A: Turquoise Tint; Color B: Yellow Ochre; Color C: Soft Aloe; Color D: Quiet Lake; Color E: Blue Overalls; Color F: Heirloom White; Color G: Yellow Haystack; Color H: Blue Agave

Ocean Jetty- Color A: Heirloom White; Color B: Gray Birch; Color C: Turquoise Tint; Color D: Blue Agave; Color E: Quiet Lake; Color F: Creek Blue; Color G: Gray Fedora; Color H: Blue Overalls

SECOND ROW

Meadow Flowers- Color A: Pale Aster; Color B: Blue Overalls; Color C: Turquoise Tint; Color D: Soft Aloe; Color E: Heirloom White; Color F: Yellow Haystack; Color G: Summer Melon; Color H: Rosy Pink

Village Square- Color A: Yellow Haystack; Color B: Soft Aloe; Color C: Cedar Wood; Color D: Summer Melon; Color E: Heirloom White; Color F: Turquoise Tint; Color G: Alabaster Cream; Color H: Blue Agave

THIRD ROW

Grassy Dune- Color A: Heirloom White; Color B: Warm Rock; Color C: Summer Melon; Color D: Soft Aloe; Color E: Alabaster Cream; Color F: Lemongrass Green; Color G: Yellow Haystack; Color H: Yellow Ochre

Bungalow- Color A: Summer Melon; Color B: Turquoise Tint; Color C: Horse Chestnut; Color D: Soft Aloe; Color E: Heirloom White; Color F: Yellow Haystack; Color G: Alabaster Cream; Color H: Warm Rock

BOTTOM ROW

Lusterware- Color A: Soft Aloe; Color B: Cedar Wood; Color C: Summer Melon; Color D: Red Hellebore; Color E: Pale Aster; Color F: Turquoise Tint; Color G: Rosy Pink; Color H: Heirloom White

Pink Sand Beach- Color A: Rosy Pink; Color B: Heirloom White; Color C: Summer Melon; Color D: Alabaster Cream; Color E: Red Hellebore; Color F: Warm Rock; Color G: Horse Chestnut; Color H: Cedar Wood

GAUGE

16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in chevron pattern with yarn doubled

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 25 inches wide x 32 inches long

NOTES

YARN DOUBLED

For this pattern you’ll use Serif doubled. To do this, you can either pull one strand from the inside of the ball and one strand from the outside, or divide each skein into two even balls and pull a strand from each.

STITCH MULTIPLE

This pattern works over a multiple of 14 plus 2 stitches.

PATTERN

With Color A held double (see Notes), cast on 100 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On. (Try not to leave too long a tail when you cast on so that all of your stripes will be approximately the same length.)

*Row 1 (right side): K1, slip slip knit (ssk), *k10, knit two together (k2tog), ssk, repeat from * to last 13 stitches, k10, k2tog, k1. [14 stitches decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): K6, *[knit into front and back (kfb)] 2 times, k10, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, [kfb] 2 times, k6. [14 stitches increased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until stripe measures approximately 4 inches or, if using Serif, until you have used as much of Color A as you can, ending with Round 2.

Drop Color A.

Repeat from * with Colors B–H, making sure to always switch colors on the right side. For Color H, end one row early with Row 1 and about five yards left for binding off.

Bind-Off Row (wrong side): Bind off 5 stitches, *[knit into next stitch and leave stitch on left needle, bind off 1 stitch on right needle, knit into back of stitch on left needle and let stitch drop off needle, bind off 1 stitch on right needle] 2 times, bind off 10 stitches (as usual), repeat from * to last 8 stitches, [knit into next stitch and leave stitch on left needle, bind off 1 stitch on right needle, knit into back of stitch on left needle and let stitch drop off needle, bind off 1 stitch on right needle] 2 times, bind off 6 stitches (as usual), pull yarn through last stitch.

FINISHING

Weave in the ends and wet block as desired.

Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho
Chevron Baby Blanket in Serif | Purl Soho

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