[color="#330099"]The basic zig-zag will depend on the width you want for the blanket and how many stitches are in each leg of the zig-zag and how many zig-zag repeats you want. (can be even or odd)
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A pattern for 2.5 repeats of 5 stitches per leg:
SC: Single crochet (known as a DC in UK terms)
Inc: Increase, several stitches made into the same base stitch as indicated in pattern.
Dec: Decrease, several stitches started but completed as one stitch as indicated in pattern.[/DL]
Row 1: SC in 2nd chain/stitch from hook, * SC in each of the next 3 chains/stitches, 3 SC (Inc) in next stitch, SC in chains/stitches, SC next 3 chains/stitches together (Dec), Repeat from * once more, SC in each of next 3 chains/stitches, 2 SC in last chains/stitches. (26 SC)
Row 2: Turn, chain 1, 2 SC in first stitch, * SC in each of next 3 stitches, (Dec) SC 3 stitches tog, SC in each of next 3 stitches, (Inc) 3 SC in next stitch, Repeat from * once more, SC in each of next 3 stitches, (Dec) SC last 2 stitches tog. (26 SC)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until length desired.