I think we have all seen a classic ripple afghan on the back of a couch somewhere! I know we had a few at our house growing up and they were usually in different colors and used the traditional chevron stitch pattern. In the spirit of those great afghans, I decided to create this quick little peephole chevron lapghan that you can work up quickly and keep your lap warm when working at a desk or sitting in your favorite chair. It is also a wonderful pattern to work for someone who is in a wheelchair and doesn’t need the full size afghan.
I decided to use the peephole chevron stitch for this pattern because I wanted something with more drape and that felt a little more open. Since I was using one color and a super soft yarn, I wanted to have those peepholes in the pattern to give it a bit of interest. The yarn I chose doesn’t really show your stitches well, unless you are using a very tight stitch, so I wanted to just have something very flowing and open.
Speaking of yarn, have you tried the Bernat Blanket Velvet yarn yet? It is luxuriously soft to say the least. When working this pattern, I could not keep my kids away from it! They kept coming over to “pet” the yarn and as the lapghan grew, they would try to put it on their legs while I was working on it. They could not wait for me to finish this one!
It is truly some of the softest yarn I have worked with and I love this deep eggplant purple color that I chose for this project too. They have a variety of colors for this yarn, so be sure to check it out when you get a chance. My only issue with the yarn was that it can get a little “loopy” and loose while you are working, so be sure to check it as you go and keep your tension a little tighter when working your double crochet stitches.
- Bernat Velvet yarn – 2 skeins – I used Burgundy Plum
- Crochet hook – size K (US)
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- sk – skip
Crochet Peephole Chevron Lapghan Pattern
Finished measurement – 36 inches x 42 inches
Row 1 – Skip 3 ch (this counts as 1 dc), work 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch, *skip 2 ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch, ch 2, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch; repeat from * to last 6 ch, then skip 2 ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, and then work 2 dc in the last ch, and turn.
Row 2 – Ch 3 (counts as a dc), work 1 dc into the base of the ch 3 that you just worked, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, *skip 2 dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, then work [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the ch 2 space, work 1 dc into the next 3 dc; repeat from * to last 6 sts, skip 2 dc, work 1 dc into the next 3 dc, and work 2 dc into the 3rd ch of the ch3 from row 2, and turn.
Row 3 – 50 – Repeat row 2
Finish and weave in ends.