Through all of the Chevron blankets I have made, I always get questions about the thickness of my work, and if I use two strands of yarn. With a couple of adjustments to the original standard-thickness pattern, you can make a plush and squishy chevron piece for a drafty nursery or a chilly workspace.
The original Chevron2.0 pattern calls for one strand of worsted weight yarn and a size K (6.5mm) hook, but the beauty of crochet blankets is that any gauge will work! You can use any weight yarn that you love and the best hook that goes with it. All you may have to do is create a larger or smaller design, which is why I usually make my patterns easily adjustable.
Here are some Q & A!
What size hook should I use when doubling yarn?
When I get an order for an extra thick piece, I use two strands of worsted weight and a size N (10mm) hook. If you are using DK weight yarn, I would use a size L (8mm) hook. A K (6.5mm) hook should work for doubling sport weight.
Can I morph any blanket pattern to be extra thick?
Not all patterns translate well to this thick gauge, but my Chevron2.0, Gumball, and Bold Stripe blanket designs all work very well with thick gauge.
Is the finished extra-thick blanket too heavy?
It is a good idea to keep the blanket under 48×48 inches to keep it light enough for a mobile blanket. Any bigger than that and I would recommend keeping the piece in a stationary place, such as on a bed or on the back of a couch.
Below are a couple of side-by-side shots of the two styles. I worked the green and blue with worsted weight yarn and a size 6.5mm hook, and the orange and blue with two strands of worsted and a size 10mm hook. The results are very different textures! By working three rows per color stripe on the standard and two rows per color stripe with the extra thick, I was able to obtain the same size blanket with matching thickness of stripes. Yippee!