Popcorn Peaks Chevron Blanket

This cleverly textured afghan features chevrons updated with drop-down treble popcorns. The pattern repeat is easily memorized, but the details will keep your attention.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 45” x 53”

Gauge: 13-14 sts = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Material

Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Merino (100% Merino Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): 36 (MC, 5 balls), 63 (CC1, 3 balls), 56 (CC2, 3 balls), 42 (CC3, 2 balls)

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Dc2tog: [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 2 lps] twice, yo and draw through all lps on hook.

Dc3tog: [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times, yo and draw through all lps on hook.

Dc5tog: [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 2 lps] 5 times, yo and draw through all lps on hook.

Trpc: Work 5 tr in same st, drop lp from hook, insert hook from front to back through top of first st made, place dropped lp on hook and pull through st.

Sc3tog: [Insert hook in next st, yo and pull up lp] 3 times, yo, draw through all lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Each color stripe is worked in rows. Color sequence and pattern rows are indicated.

Change colors every 2 rows by fastening off old color and joining new color with sl st.

Turn after every row.

The first row of each color stripe is the RS.

Color Sequence

Work the following colors and rows in this order for a total of 78 rows.

Color Rows
MC 1 & 2
CC1 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC2 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC3 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC1 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC2 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC3 3 & 4
MC 1 & 2
CC1 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC2 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC3 3 & 4
MC 1 & 2
CC1 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC2 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC3 3 & 4
MC 1 & 2
CC1 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC2 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC3 3 & 4
MC 1 & 2
CC1 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC2 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC3 3 & 4
MC 4 & 2
CC1 3 & 4
MC 4 & 4

Pattern

With MC, ch 242.

Row 1: Beg in 3rd ch from hook, dc2tog, dc in next 9 ch, 5 dc in next ch, dc in next 9 ch, *dc5tog, dc in next 9 ch, 5 dc in next ch, dc in next 9 ch, rep from * across to last 3 ch, dc3tog, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in next 8 sts, ch 1, sk next st, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 8 sts, *dc5tog, dc in next 8 sts, ch 1, sk next st, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 8 sts; rep from * across to last 3 sts, dc3tog, turn.

Row 3: With RS facing, join new color with sl st to first st, ch 2, sk joining st, dc2tog, dc in next 6 sts, trpc in sk st one row below, dc in next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, trpc in sk st one row below, dc in next 6 sts, *dc5tog, dc in next 6 sts, trpc in sk st one row below, dc in next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, trpc in sk st one row below, dc in next 6 sts; rep from * across to last 3 sts, dc3tog, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, *dc5tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts; rep from * across to last 3 sts, dc3tog, turn. Fasten off when indicated to change colors.

Border

Rnd 1: With RS facing, join CC2 with sl st to dc2tog at beg of last row, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts, [dc5tog, dc in next 11 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts] across to last st, 5 dc in last st. Rotate to work across vertical side, dc evenly across vertical side to end. Rotate to work on starting ch, 5 dc in first st, [dc in next 9 sts, dc5tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st] across to end. Rotate to work across vertical side, dc evenly across vertical side to end, 2 dc in same st as join to complete corner, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Do not turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, [sc3tog, sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts] to last 5 sts, sc in last 5 sts, 3 sc in next st. Rotate to work across vertical side, sc in each st to end. Rotate to work on bottom, 3 sc in corner st, [sc in next 10 sts, sc3tog, sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st] across to end. Rotate to work across vertical side, sc in each st to end, join with sl st to beg sc.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Block.

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