Honestly, I’m not a pattern designer, at all. However, after at least an hour of testing chain numbers, this is what I got to work. I love how it turned out, and am pleased. It seems so tiny, but babies are tiny when they first get here. I’m also accompanied this gift with this hat in the perfect size for the appropriate season. :) You see, my friends husband is a HUGE BYU fan, and so, they get a BYU baby blanket, and a hat to go with the best NCAA sport. :)
Some of my favorite afghan ideas have come from All Things Bright and Beautiful. She has adorable patterns and ideas, and I love it. One of my favorites was her Chevron Afghan. Wonderful, easy pattern. I wanted to alter it a bit and make a smaller baby afghan for a friend of mine, for her baby shower.
Chevron Baby Afghan Pattern
*Pattern from All Things Bright and Beautiful, altered for a much smaller size.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook. *SC in next 14 ch sp, 3 sc in next ch sp, sc in next 14 ch sp, skip next st* across, ending with the sk 1 st, sc in last st, ch 1 and turn.
Row 2: Working in back lp of sts throughout, sc in first sc, sk 1 sc, *sc in each of next 14 scs, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 14 sts, sk 2 sts, repeat from * across, ending last repeat with sk 1 st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 throughout. Working 5 rows of white, 5 rows of blue, alternating. I did 15 total rows, 8 blue, 7 white.
Edging: SC around in each side stitch, and following the above pattern on the chevron sections (top and bottom). Finish off, and weave in ends.
Finished afghan measures: H: 30 inches x W 22 inches