Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Crocheted Chevron Afghan

Daughter #2 had a birthday, and I ventured out with my beginning crochet skills to make a
Chevron Afghan for her home.
Chevrons seem to be quite popular right now in quilt fabrics and quilt designs.
I'm hoping the same holds true for afghans.
 I chose colors to match Amy's living room.
The Chevron pattern has several alternative names:
Zig Zag
Wave Stitch
V-Shaped
Ripples
The Chevron design has ancient roots, where examples of the motif were discovered on pottery dating back to 1800 BC
I chose this pattern because it looked doable for a beginner.
There are a lot of free tutorials on the Internet, which helped me get started. 
Once the first few rows were established, it was easy breezy from there on out.

10 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice! I am sure she will appreciate it. :)

Cindy said...

My grandma made me a similar afghan for a wedding gift 37 years ago. I still have it and love it. What a great gift Nedra.

Elin said...

Very nice!! I thought the name was ripples...watch my blog.

Karen said...

Great job. Love the colors.

Carol said...

It's wonderful! She's going to love it...can't believe you're a beginner. AMAZING!

Ann Michelle said...

I love it! I too like to crochet, but my grandmother was the queen of crochet, when she was able. Unfortunately, old age has taken this joy from her. Anyway, Chevrons were her goto pattern in her later years. Like a signature, solid color with contrasting stripes on the ends. When looking at photos she will spy an afghan and say, "That looks like my handy work."

•stephanie• said...

great job!
you're right - chevron is the "in" thing right now.
my girls all love it, too.

{we'll miss you today.}
:(

Nat Palaskas said...

Your Afghan is coming along very nicely. I love the color you've chosen, lovely!

Kathie said...

I just love this and have wanted to make one for a long time you have inspired me! great colors
Kathie

Needled Mom said...

It looks wonderful. I love the color choices too.