25 December 2011

WAVE BLANKET

FRAZADA DE ONDAS

I made this blanket a while ago.  It is made with crocheted waves of different colors.
Hace un tiempo hice esta frazada.  Está hecha de ondas de crochet en diferentes colores.






The waves are made simply by interchanging simple crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc), in patterns of 10 st each wave.  [Note:  the beginning and end of each row are made with just 5 st. in order to balance it a bit].  Each wave is repeated in two rows to make it more pronounced.  Then, before changing to another color, I made a row of simple crochet (sc) in a contrasting color (in this case, off-white). 

Las ondas simplemente se hacen intercambiando puntos altos y bajos en patrones de diez puntadas en cada onda. [Nota: el principio y el final se hacen con sólo 5 puntadas para balancearlo un poco].  Cada onda se repite en dos hileras para hacerla más pronunciada.  Luego, antes de cambiar al otro color, hice una hilera de medio pilar con un color contrastante (en este caso, crema).

Here is the graphic pattern:
Éste es el patrón gráfico:




O = Chain (cadena)
X = single crochet (punto bajo o medio p.)
T = double crochet (punto alto o vareta)


PATTERN (English)

Yarn:  Medium worsted
Crochet Hook:  4.5 mm

Start with  a chain foundation of 100 Chains (or any number multiple of 20)

1>  Go up with 3 chains (counts as first DC), then make 4 more DCs, and repeat: * 10 sc, 10 DC *.  End with 5 DC.
2>  Repeat row 1.
3>  All sc.
4> All sc
5> Go up with 2 ch., and make 4 sc, then repeat: * 10 DC, 10 sc*. End with 5 sc.
6>  Repeat row 5.
7> All sc
8> All sc

Repeat rows 1-8 until you reach desired length.



Here is another color scheme, with bright colors:
Este es otro colorido:





PATRÓN (Español)

Lana: mediana
Aguja de ganchillo: 4.5 mm

Montar 100 cadenas (o múltiplo de 20)

1>  Subir con tres cadenas (cuenta con el primer punto alto), y seguir con 4 puntos altos.  Luego repetir lo siguiente: *10 puntos bajos, 10 pa *.  (Se termina con 5 pa)
2>  Repetir hilera 1.

3>  Todos puntos bajos 
4>  Todos puntos bajos 

5>  Subir con 2 cadenas, y seguir con 4 pb.  Repetir: * 10 pa, 10 pb*. Terminar con 5 pb.
6>  Repetir hilera 5.

7>  Todos puntos bajos
8>  Todos puntos bajos  

Repetir hileras 1-8 hasta alcanzar el largo deseado.




54 comments:

  1. So pretty and so effective! I love it, thank you for sharing the pattern.

    Love,
    Maaike

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  2. This is lovely! I have a question:

    So you do the first row in the offwhite - then 2 rows in a color, then a row in offwhite, then 2 rows in another color, and so on?

    Also, do you know which colors you used for the green and purple ones? So pretty.

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  3. Thank you for writing.
    Re: the questions...yes, I started with the sc row in the light color, and then the wave pattern in the other color.
    Re: the yarn in colors, I mixed up various brands I had:
    Caron Simply Soft in Forest Floor (dark green), Lavender, and Eco purple.
    Bernat in lilac.
    Tamm 2000 in moss green.
    Cisne Rendidora for the off-white.
    I am sure you can find all the colors in Caron Simply soft.

    I hope you give it a try...

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    1. I wish I had seen this post earlier, could you please correct the pattern to save much undoing? The pattern seems to indicate you start off the chain foundation with the light colour with the wave pattern not SC! AAAAGGGHHH

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    2. Sorry for the inconvenience! It can actually be made both ways. The pattern starts with the sc for a neater border (check the pink/green blanket). But I have done it the other way too!

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  4. Thank you for your quick response! I am going to try this in January or February. Ordering my yarn now! I too really like Caron Simply Soft. It has such a nice feel to it.

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  5. muy linda frazadita, ideal para el invierno. Yo hice una parecida pero en tonos de celeste, esta en mi blog

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  6. This is a beautiful pattern, I love both blankets, when it cools down a bit here I will be making one! Janette xx

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  7. Ohhh this is stunning. I will give this a try!

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  8. It's very beautiful! I will sure try this patern myself. Thank you for sharing.
    On my blog you can see my "bobbling"project. You might take a look and see if you like it. The blog is in Dutch, but maybe you would like to see the pictures.
    Best regards,
    Karin

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  9. Anonymous1/10/2012

    i love the wave pattern..i am going to make one..but how many skiens of yarn did you use? and how many stiches to begin the blanket?

    thanks stacey

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  10. STACEY: The cast-on st depends on how big or small you want your blanket to be. I started mine with 100 st. (which covers one person). The clue is to make it in multiple of 10´s, i.e. 90 st, or 100, 110, 120, 130, etc. (I suggest casting alittle more, and you can always undo the extra st.)
    For my blanket, I used one skein for each color, and almost 2 of the cream color.
    Hope this info helps. If you have more questions, I´d love to help...
    Can´t wait to see your version od this blanket. Cheers.
    Ana ( anabcfalla@gmail.com )

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  11. ANA: Vi tu frazada en todos celestes y blancos, y está muy linda. Me gusta que le hayas incorporado la lana matizada.
    También noté que uniste las ondas con un punto largo. Es muy lindo ese detalle.
    Saludos,
    Ana BC

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  12. Anonymous7/08/2012

    Hello Ana:

    When doing the repeat rows do you start finish off and start all on the right side?

    Saludos y gracias!
    Barbara

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  13. Yes! You "come and go" with one color, therefore you are left with the ends on the same side.
    I am guessing you are making the blanket. I hope all is going well. Will you post it in Ravelry? I'd love to see a photo ;-)

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  14. Thank you for that pattern. I have been doing shells because that's what my family wanted. I look forward to trying this pattern. So pretty.

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  15. Anonymous10/27/2012

    I am doing a very similar afghan, but would love to try your pattern as well!! My question is: what do you do with all the ends? Mine looks like fringe, but I would like to finish off like you did. Do all of the ends needs to be worked in...or did you have a special way of taking care of them?

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    1. yarn tails are a mess, I know. I try to hide them a bit by crocheting the next row over them. Then, I split the yarn, and do a double knot (this way, the knot is not as big). I hope this helps.

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  16. I just have a question. After you do the first row of SC, and you go to start the next row, do you skip the first stitch, or chain 3 and then do the DC?

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    1. The "chain 3" in the beginning of the row is equivalent to a DC. If you do a DC in the same pot, you would be increasing. (I hope I understood your question!)

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  17. I have just found your blog and its lovely! I am going to be making this blanket as a christmas gift for my best mate using shades of blue to dark purple with black as the contrasting colour. I will link you to my blog when I am finished so you can see it :)

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  18. I love it!! Very beautiful and creative! Thanks for sharing.....Sandy of Sanderella's my blog at www.sanderellas1.com and my FB page www.facebook.com/pages/Sanderellas/130458323764353 come visit would love to have you! Sandy

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  19. Anonymous2/16/2013

    These instructions are extremely confusing the way they're written. It's Single Crochet not simple crochet. There are no chain 1's or chain 3's at the beg. of every row. When there's no gauge I can't determine how many stitches I need for my project. IF there is a size then I could do that myself but there is none. What is this "1> On the next row, go up with 2 chains"?

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    1. I appreciate your copmments, and have reviewed the pattern to make it more clear...
      There is always room for improvement, but I am a willing learner.

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    2. Anonymous1/03/2016

      Anonymous, If you are an experienced crocheter you should be able to figure out what she means. I had no problem. Yes, some of the terms she used aren't proper crochet terms but I also noticed that she has done it in two different languages. Maybe that is why her terms are differnt. There is no need to be rude! Have you ever tried writing a pattern? It's hard!

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  20. kathie richard ( cajun) eunice,louisiana2/25/2013

    i can not wait to make one of these i will do one for a girl God child and one for a man Godchild the colors will be bright and wow to pop.

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  21. Very nice! I'm working on something like this right now. It's nice to know that a multiple of 10 will work, but a multiple of 20 will make you end with 5dc, not 5sc. I think that's nicer, and that's how you have it.

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  22. I have yarn.. I have a crochet hook. The yarn is all the same color, but will still work. I love it. Thank you for a marvelous pattern.

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  23. Wow, this is a nice gift to my niece. Thank you for sharing this pattern. Love it !!!

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  24. I am making this now. It is going beautifully! Thank you for the pattern! I love it!

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  25. You need to redo your foundation row instruction. It should be multiples of 20, not 10. I did 150 chain and it did not count out right cause 50 is an odd, not even number. I did 200 and it counted out prefect.

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  26. Anonymous10/27/2013

    I noticed in your comments that you used different brands of yarn for this. I have left over yarn from other afghans that I've made and will be using your pattern as soon as I finish the one I just started. This will be done with left over Bernat and Red Heart yarn. Thanks for posting the pattern. It's lovely!!

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  27. Is there instructions on how to finish the blanket? The 'go around' pattern for the scallop?

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    1. The blanket with the shell border is not mine. Beatriz made it, and she already gave it away. I am not sure...but I think it started with a simple "V" stitch, and then finished with chain arches. I hope this helps ;-)

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  28. This is stunning, I feel a wave coming my way! I will have to try this pattern pretty soon!

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  29. Anonymous1/19/2014

    What does it mean to "go up with" chains?

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    1. Make 3 chains that will become the first Dc of the next row. I have a strange way of explaining things sometimes ;-) but thanks for asking

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  30. I don't understand your directions on this patteren, "Go up to 3"???? What does that mean. I want to make this but the pattern directions is confusing.

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    1. Maybe it is a "translation misunderstaing" (English is not my native language)...Sorry! What I mean is: make 3 chains, which count as the first DC in next row). I hope this explanation helps :-)

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  31. Anonymous3/19/2014

    Hi Ana BC....I love these blankets and have been looking for this type of wave pattern. Thank you for posting.

    I love the edging that you put on the pink & green blanket. It looks a little frilly....would you be able to tell me how you did it?

    Thanks for your help.

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    1. The blanket with the shell border is not mine. My mom made it, and she already gave it away. I am not sure...but I think it started with a simple "V" stitch, and then finished with chain arches. I hope this helps ;-)

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  32. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=436277153178149&set=a.427347334071131.1073741898.100003876035293&type=3&theater i have made youre great pattern....♥♥ thnxx a lot

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    1. Thanks for sharing the photo :-) Your blanket is wonderful and looks VERY big. Great work!!!

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    2. it's for a one person bed :-) but is big for that hahaha
      a posted on https://plus.google.com/100870285550368764948/posts/7YNsHk7eu8c and again thnxxxxxx

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  33. Lana your blankets seem to have a "ridge" between the white rows and the coloured rows, almost as if you have crocheted into the rear of the top loop. Has this dimensional feature come from the type of yarn or a specific technique/instruction that I have missed? Mine is quite flat and I want the look of the wave in texture.

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    1. I had forgotten about that detail...Yes, in some instances I did crochet only in the back loop for a special effect (on the first sc row of the cream color), but I did not do that in all the waves. The pink and green one does not have that effect.

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  34. Anonymous1/06/2015

    I have a question. I am just learning to crochet again and i love your pattern. There are no turning chains??? So the first row is your beginning chain obviously and then the next row in the wave color you chain three and then go into the next stitch with your double crochet is that correct???

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    1. Yes, that is correct. When the row begins with simple crochet, you start with 2 chains, and for the rows that start with Dc, then you make 3ch that counts as the first Dc. The hardest part of crochet is the beginning, then all wil come natural :-) Happy crocheting!

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  35. Anonymous2/28/2015

    So very lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. Thank you so much for posting. I think this is one of the nicest blankets I have done, thanks to you and your sharing of this FANTASTIC pattern!
    https://scontent-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10676154_10205073659625428_2395012455198617760_n.jpg?oh=a7db78e33e5bd8bfa4fd5c9c11537fc1&oe=55B72351

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    1. I am so glad you liked it :-) Your version is gorgeous!!! (thanks for sharing a photo)
      ♥ Ana BC

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  37. Thank you for the beautiful pattern. Love making it. So easy and fast. I am using the crayon colors for the blanket. Its for my grandson.

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    1. That sound wonderful, Inge! I bet it looks wonderful with those colors. I´d love to see a photo, if possible ;-)

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