26 August 2011

Baby Blanket Nina








This blanket is specially made for a dear friend who is having a baby girl.  Here I have the pattern instructions...in English and Spanish:
Esta frazada la hice especialmente para una querida amiga que va a tener una bebecita.
Aquí les comparto el patrón...en inglés y en español:



Pattern for Nina Blanket (in English)
K: knit
P: purl
Cable 3x3:  slip 3 sts to cable needle (cn) and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn

This blanket can be adjusted to almost any size you want.  I made it small, as it is designed for a baby.

Cast on (multiple of 8+8)
1-7> all knit (garter st.)
8, 10, 12, 14> 5k *6purl + 2k* [repeat between * and *, until last 5 st] 5k
9, 11, 13> knit
15>  5k * cable 3x3, 2k + 6k* [until last 5 st] 5k
16, 18, 20, 22, 24> 5k *6p + 2k* 5k
17, 19, 21, 23> knit
25>  5k *6k + 2k, cable 3x3, * [until last 5 st] 5k
Repeat rows from 8-25, until you reach desired length
Finish with 6 all knit rows (garter st).

Optional:  I added all around a simple crochet ending, with chain arches, to make it a little more girly.  It was a personal touch, but it is not necessary.



Flower (in corchet)

With two colors: A (for center of flower), and B (for petals)

1> Using color A, make 6 chains.  Slip st into ring.
2> 1 chain, 10 sc in ring, slip st using color B [total: 10 st]
3> with color B, (3 ch + in next sc, 2st dc cluster + 3ch, sl st in next st] x 5 times.
Slip st in the 1 ch of the first petal. Fasten off.






Patrón para la Frazada Nina Niña (en español)
Esta frazada puede ajustarse a prácticamente cualquier tamaño que desee.  Yo la hice pequeña, porque está diseñada para una bebé.

D: derecho
R: revés
Cable 3x3:  pasar 3 puntadas a una aguja provisional de dos puntas, detenerlo al frente del tejido, tejer 3 de la aguja izquierda, luego tejer las tres en la aguja provisional.  

Montar puntadas (múltiple de 8+8p)
1-7> Derecho
8, 10, 12, 14> 5D, *6R + 2D* [repetir entre asteriscos * y *, hasta llegar a las últimas 5 p] 5D
9, 11, 13 > derecho
15>  5k * cable 3x3, 2D + 6D* [hasta llegar a las últimas 5 p] 5D
16, 18, 20, 22, 24> 5D *6R + 2D* 5D
17, 19, 21, 23> Derecho
25>  5k *6D + 2D, cable 3x3, * [hasta los últimos 5p] 5D

Repetir las hileras del 8 al 25, hasta alcanzar el largo deseados.
Terminar con 6 hileras de sólo derechos.

Opcional:  Para que quedara un poco más femenino, le hice un borde simple de arcos de crochet.  Fue un detalle personal, pero no es necesario.

Flor (crochet)
Con dos colores: A (para el centro de la flor), y B (para los pétalos)
1>  Con color A, 5 cadenas.  Cerrar con punto bajo para formar un aro.
2>  1 cadena, 10 medios pilares en el aro.  Cerrar con punto bajo usando el color B [total: 10 st]
3>  Siguiendo con el color B, (subir con 3 cad + en el próximo punto, hacer 2 pilares (varetas) juntas + bajar con 3 cad, punto bajo en el próximo punto] x 5 veces.

Cerrar con punto bajo en la base del primer pétalo.

23 comments:

  1. hermosa, gracias por los paps
    abrazo.

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  2. I don't understand how many stitches to cast on. Thank you in advance,
    sara

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    1. Hello, Sara.
      You need to cast on any multiple of 8, plus 8 extra st.
      For example:
      (10 x 8 = 80)
      80 + 8 st. = 88 st.

      or (11 x 8= 88)
      88 + 8 st. = 96 st.

      96 st is the size I made, which is on the small side.

      For a medium size, you probably need:
      (14 x 8) + 8 = 120 st.

      And large:
      (16 x 8) + 8 = 136 st.

      I hope this helps. Sometimes I have a concept in my mind, but it is hard to translate into words.

      What size of blanket do you want? I can help you with the numbers if you want ;-)

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  3. Anonymous12/29/2011

    I am confused on how many stitches to cast on.
    thank you in advance

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  4. Hello, Sara.
    You need to cast on any multiple of 8, plus 8 extra st.
    For example:
    (10 x 8 = 80)
    80 + 8 st. = 88 st.

    or (11 x 8= 88)
    88 + 8 st. = 96 st.

    96 st is the size I made, which is on the small side.

    For a medium size, you probably need:
    (14 x 8) + 8 = 120 st.

    And large:
    (16 x 8) + 8 = 136 st.

    I hope this helps. Sometimes I have a concept in my mind, but it is hard to translate into words.

    What size of blanket do you want? I can help you with the numbers if you want ;-)

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  5. Thank you sooooo much. I will prob make the medium size blanket. My daughters best friend is having a little girl in March and this blanket looks so beautiful.
    You do great work. Thank you again and Happy New Year

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  6. Anonymous1/07/2012

    what size of knitting needles do you use for this? I am not sure if I miss that.

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    1. The SIZE OF THE NEEDLES depends on the yarn you will be using. In mine, I used a worsted yarn (medium), and I used 5mm needles (US 8). The beauty of this pattern is that it can be made with a variety of yarns. I suggest you Check the label of your yarn, for it should tell you which needle number you should use. (Look for the crossed needles). Hope this helps ;-)
      Ana BC

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  8. Claudia1/14/2012

    No seria multiplo de 8 + 10?
    Dado que se hacen 5D,*6R+2D*,5D

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    1. Querida CLAUDIA:
      Comprendo la lógica de tu pregunta, pues yo hubiera pensado lo mismo. La divergencia está en que en la última trenza sólo se hacen 6 puntos (6R) en lugar de los usuales 8 (6R+ 2D). Por ello, en el conteo final se calcula MULTIPLO DE 8 + 8.
      En términos númericos sería algo así:
      5D+ [6R+2D] + [6R+2D] + [6R] + 5D
      Espero que esto haya aclarado tu duda. De cualquier forma, agradezco mucho tu comentario porque uno nunca sabe cuando se le escapa un error.
      De nuevo, gracias.
      Felices tejidos,
      Ana BC

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  9. Querida CLAUDIA:
    Comprendo la lógica de tu pregunta, pues yo hubiera pensado lo mismo. La divergencia está en que en la última trenza sólo se hacen 6 puntos (6R) en lugar de los usuales 8 (6R+ 2D). Por ello, en el conteo final se calcula MULTIPLO DE 8 + 8.
    En términos númericos sería algo así:
    5D+ [6R+2D] + [6R+2D] + [6R] + 5D
    Espero que esto haya aclarado tu duda. De cualquier forma, agradezco mucho tu comentario porque uno nunca sabe cuando se le escapa un error.
    De nuevo, gracias.
    Felices tejidos,
    Ana BC

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  10. Anonymous2/09/2012

    Can you clarify row 15 for me? -the part where it says K2 + K6? No purling? Knitting 8 stitches in a row? Thanks!

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    1. RE: row # 15
      Yes, it is 8 knit in a row.
      I wrote 2+6 because of the rythm of the pattern.
      Sorry if it confused you :S
      Ana BC

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  11. RE: row # 15
    Yes, it is 8 knit in a row.
    I wrote 2+6 because of the rythm of the pattern.
    Sorry if it confused you :S
    Ana BC

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  12. sheryl3/22/2012

    Hi, approx. how much wool did you use for the smaller blanket in the yarn you used please?

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    1. Thanks for your interest, Sheryl. I used 2.5 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in white, which come each with 6 oz / 170 g.
      I hope this helps.

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  13. Hello Ana,

    Is it possible for you to share the pattern for the border please?

    Thanks!

    Tara

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    1. With pleasure, Tara Mae. I made a "super simple" crochet border. First I made a row of: 1 sc + 1 chain. And for the 2nd row,I crocheted: an sc (in the chain space) and 4 chains... Repeat all around. That simple.
      There are two other crochet borders that you could try as well, from the blog: Le Monde de Sucrette.
      One is called the Olé. here is the link:
      http://www.lemondedesucrette.com/2011/02/08/ole-ole-blanket-the-border/
      and the other is with shells:
      http://www.lemondedesucrette.com/2011/08/27/kaleidoscope-blanket-the-edging/

      Hope this can be useful.
      If you make the blanket, I would love to see a picture.
      Greetings,
      Ana BC

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  14. Anonymous4/22/2012

    This pattern seems to have a few errors. First, it skips 2 stitches in the cable repeats--it'd be the cable, then k10 total (c3x3 + k2 + k6 + k2). And why is there an extra set of rows in the second cable? Shouldn't they be even? (The first set is 8 rows total, the second is 10.) They look even in the picture of the blanket.

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  15. Anonymous9/09/2012

    I am confused about the count for row 15 as well. Can you explain it? The blanket is beautiful and I'm so anxious to make it!

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    1. I´d be glad to help in any way I can... What is your question, exactly? Is it how to make the cable 3x3?

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  16. This is so adorable and sweet. What a beautiful gift for a baby and Mum - the lucky things!

    S x

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