What can I say? Seriously, who doesn't have one of these laying around the house somewhere? I don't think anyone can take up crochet and not – EVENTUALLY – make at least ONE chevron blanket. Just sayin'.
All I know is that I personally own three, in garish 70's colors that were all the rage back then (really though, how could brown and mustard ever have been in vogue in ANY era?). Granny kept cranking these babies out all through my youth and, people – THEY. NEVER. DIE. I've washed them, eaten on them, been sick on them, had pets crawl all over them, taken them to college (and you can imagine the scenarios they've lived through there), moved them around to various apartments – and STILL – they live.
What is the allure of the chevron pattern itself? I don't really know. I'm sure there's some primal, instinctual, Joseph Campbell-esque reason why it keeps showing up in odd places, but that's a little too deep for this post.
Instead, let's all look at the pretteee colors and how they add the "modern twist" to an old classic.
Disclaimer: Just so everyone knows, I've since retired those blankies. I mean, how much wear can they endure? I still pull them out when I'm sick, but only because they remind me of my Granny and – LIKE GIANT BABY – I like to feel close to my Granny when I have the sniffles.
Disclaimer #2: This officially makes it THREE crochet projects on the hook. When I dive in to something new, I DIVE IN, PEOPLE.
Disclaimer #3: The colors are really hard to capture. The brown is a gorgeous deep chocolate and the green is a nice pale lime – not the weird yellow that shows up on screen. The blue is pretty accurate. There you go.