"Trust me, man, I been a lot of hats." - Sincerely, Rag Chevron Throw
Haha did you ever see the movie My Idiot Brother? The movie is whatever, but it was 100% worth it for one of the final scenes - watch here.
So with that as an intro.... after so many years of crocheting, I have amassed a bunch of leftover scraps of yarn (some still in half-hat form). I have been meaning to use my random yarns to make an awesome rag blanket so they stop taking up space. I have also been meaning to make a chevron stitch pillow. Then one day I saw this Neat Ripple pattern on Ravelry, and decided it was perfect to make an awesome chevron stitch blanket for Marty. Woot!
I really only looked at how she did the chevron stitch so I can't say that I truly followed the pattern. See more details below for how I modified the pattern.
I used hook size K10/6.5MM. I repeated colors, but not in consecutive rows. I tied new yarn in at the end of a row. I finished the raggedy edges by knotting over again, and then I trimmed each string to 3 inches. At the end of each string itself, I tied a knot to avoid fraying. I had a bunch of thick blue yarn I knew I would never use for anything else, so I tried to use that as a unifying color. I was skeptical of using my sparkly holiday yarn, but I think it really looks awesome. I also love the hot pink acrylic row. So rad.
Marty loves his blanket! The whole time I worked on it he kept saying how awesome it was, and he has even asked for a chevron stitch hat. Yey!