Help with getting deeper deeper zags and pointier zigs

About a 1/3 of the way through a zig zag crochet blanket in DC but I’m not really happy with it. Since it is for donation, I will finish it, but I am hoping one of you pros can tell me how to get deeper zags and poinitier zigs.

I saw an afghan done on KP (Knitters Paradise) by LiseS with a combination of widths for the patterns and I replicated that part, but I did not get the pointiness that I was looking for. Mine is more of a wavy pattern.

Would I get this effect in SC? I believe this one is done in SC. Was that my mistake? Any help would be appreciated as I want to make another one when I’m done with the current one.

It’s beautiful!!

@susanwayne You can control the depth by the number of increase and decrease stitches you make/skip at the mid-point stitches. A couple of examples for dc:

A wavier chevron over 2 stitches: (chain with multiples of 12 & use standing dc to start)
1 dc into st, *1dc into next 3 st, dc2tog over next 2 st twice, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc into next st twice

A sharper chevron over 3 stitches (chain with multiples of 14 & use standing dc to start)
3 dc into st (including your starting dc), 1 dc in next 3 st, dc3tog over next 3 st twice, 1 dc into next 3 st, 3 dc in next st twice

The same logic applies to sc although it’s more difficult to fit as many stitches into the mid-point stitches as the sc are so much smaller. Plus, it takes forever to do a blanket in sc. I say give the dc a go.

I hope you can make out the chart.


Awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

Thank you so much for your chart! Unfortunately, these old eyes can’t see it well enough to match it to your words. I will PM you if I figure out how, for you to email it to me. Would that be okay? I think I understand what you are saying, but I like charts and find them easier than. What’s the old saying…a picture is worth 1000 words.

I really appreciate the help.

PS: I can’t figure out how to PM!

Sorry, it was late and the lighting wasn’t good. I certainly understand about the eyes. Try this one:


@DJM You’re welcome!

THANK YOU! That’s so clear now. And that’s what I was looking for. Being logical and mathematically inclined, I like to understand and this makes absolute sense to me. This is the clearest explanation for me.