Baby Blanket Chevron
The Baby Blanket Chevron has to be the favorite baby blanket I have ever designed. Not only is there an amazing story behind its creation but the stitch pattern is just fabulous!
One afternoon I received a phone call from my Niece Marci asking me to pray for a friend’s baby boy. I asked Marci if there was anything, in particular, I should focus my prayer on? She told me he was having Open Heart surgery the next week. Since I myself have had a few of the same, Marci knew I would understand and get on my knees as soon as possible.
After an evening in prayer, I asked the Lord if there was anything I could do to comfort the baby and his parents? I believe the Lord blesses each one of us with certain gifts and expects us to bless others with those gifts. With that in the mind, I set out to find an amazing stitch pattern and design a baby blanket his parents could wrap him in to keep him warm and cuddled in love.
I have always been partial to all things chevron so this was a no-brainer. Going with the chevron stitch pattern and choosing two beautiful colors I got busy with my yarn and knitting needles. Soon after, the baby blanket was complete! I took the blanket to my parish and after it was blessed by my parish priest the baby blanket, along with a heartfelt letter, was mailed!
The surgery was a success and he is doing well! I thank the Lord frequently for this little one and for blessing me with the gift of knitting. I feel honored I was able to use my gift to bless another.
*Cotton flannel fabric was used to line the back for just that added touch of love!
If you would like to read more about my history you can find it in my bio in my “About” page.
Materials I used:
Berroco/Touche; 50% Cotton/50% Rayon. 89yrds/82m/1.75oz/50g – or other worsted weight yarn.
Colors: A- #7961/Teal, B- #7997/Baby Blue – 2 (3, 5, 6) skeins each color.
Size US7 (4.5mm) 24″ (60cm) circular needle or size needed to get gauge.
Fabric- 100% Cotton; 1 (1, 1.5, 1.5) yrds – (optional).
18 sts and 22 rows = 4″ (10cm) in stitch pattern.
♥ As are all my knitting patterns; this pattern has been test knit twice and both professionally copy and tech edited for accuracy.
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