03 July 2013

Fantasy Blanket: The Beginning (I)

PART I
(Crochet * Stash-buster)

The Fantasy Blanket was inspired by the Stash-busting Challenge (2013).  It is a crochet blanket made with medium yarn, using a variety of stitches and colors.   
La Manta Fantasía está inspirada en el Reto para usar las lanas acumuladas (2013).  Es una manta hecha en ganchillo con lana mediana, con muchos colores y una variedad de puntadas. 



This is a sample of the stitches used in the Fantasy Blanket.  I will be sharing here in the blog the graphic patterns of the stitches.  [For those who are not familiar with crochet charts, check: International crochet symbols downloadable as PDF].
Esta es una muestra de las puntadas que estaremos usando.  Estaré compartiendo en el blog los patrones gráficos de las puntadas que estaremos usando para la Manta Fantasía.



Materials for the Fantasy Blanket:
·         Medium yarn in many colors (I used 10 colors for mine, but you can use as many colors as you wish, as long as they go well together). The quantity will depend on how big you want it.
·         Crochet Hook # 4.5 or 5 mm

In our Knit Club, we all decided to make the blanket in a small size (for a baby carriage), but the pattern can easily be adapted to any size.

Materiales:
·         Gancho # 4.5 (o el adecuado para la lana que se usará)
·         Lana mediana en muchos colores (yo utilicé 10 colores para la mía, pero se pueden usar tantos colores como se quiera, mientras que combinen bien).

Nosotras decidimos hacer una manta pequeña (para el carruaje de un bebé), pero el patrón se puede adaptar fácilmente para cualquier tamaño.


THE BEGINNING
The first rows are very simple: made all with Dc’s, except the first row which is made with Foundation Dc (Fdc).  If you have never used this stitch, there are some videos in YouTube that teach how to do it, such as: Chainless Double Crochet Foundation by The Art of Crochet.  Another option: You can always make the foundation row starting with chains, and then Dc´s.

For this section, use 2 colors: Color A (lilac, in photo) and Color B (white).
1.  Start with a row of Foundation Dc (Fdc) in multiple of 3 + 2. (For example: 99+2= 101; 102+2=104; 108+2=110; 120+2=122; 150+2=152 etc.]
[Note: For a small baby size, we made a foundation row of 104 Fdc.]

The other rows are all Dc:
2.  (Color A)
3 & 4. (Color B)
5 & 6. (Color A)

Here is the graphic pattern:


EL INICIO
Las primeras hileras son muy sencillas: Todos son puntos altos, excepto por la primera hilera que se hace con puntos altos de fundamento (en inglés, Fdc).  Si no conocen esta puntada, pueden comenzar con cadenas, y luego puntos altos.

Para esta sección, se utilizan 2 colores: Color A (lila) y Color B (blanco).
1.  (Color A) Iniciar una hilera con puntos altos de fundamento (Fdc) en múltiplos de 3 +2. (Por ejemplo: 99+2= 101; 102+2=104; 108+2=110; 120+2=122; 150+2=152 etc.). 
Todas las demás hileras son en puntos altos.
2. (Color A)
3 & 4. (Color B)
5 & 6. (Color A)


Link to ALL posts: the FANTASY BLANKET
Enlace a todas las entradas: MANTA FANTASIA

27 comments:

  1. Really pretty and all the color combination so wonderful!

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  2. Looks like a great project - love your colours Ana - looking forward to the following stages!
    Ali x

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  3. Thank you for this Ana, I think mine will be a baby blanket too, will get started on it today which means I will have about 6 things on the go haha

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    1. Thanks for joining, Linda :-)

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  4. It looks fabulous Ana. A real crochet and colour feast for the eyes! :-)

    S x

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  5. I'm going to join in and do some stash busting at the same time. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Carole

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    1. Wonderful, Carole! Looking forward to seeing your version ;-)

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  6. I'll make a baby blanket, too. Thank you for sharing the patterns. I'll beginn after I wrote this coment. Maybe I use other colors. See you soon here.

    Lisa

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    1. Welcome, Lisa! I am glad to hear you are joining to make this blanket. I can´t wait to see what colors you will use...so exciting!

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  7. Hi, Ana! I love your idea! I'm going to crochet a baby blanket. Could you tell us the full list of the colours you've chosen, please?
    Thank you!
    Olga Xx

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    1. Thanks for joining, Olga! The colours I use are the following: white, light and bright green, light, medium and bright pink, light blue, aqua, lilac, yellow, light grey. Now I am counting 11 colours!!! I added a few more colours after I took the photo of the yarns ;-)

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  8. Muchas gracias Ana. Se ve muy bonita.

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  9. Que bonita, me encanta!

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  10. Está preciosa. Qué buen gusto!!!!

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  11. Gracias Ana por tu generosidad! ésta manta es bellíssima!
    y me encanta que las blogers publiquen tutoriales!
    mil gracias una vez más!

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  12. HOLA, COMO STAS? TUS TRABAJOS SON HERMOSO, TE FELICITO, QUE DIOS BENDIGA TU CREATIVIDAD.. AHORA TE SIGO, VISITAME TAMBIÉN, SIEMPRE SERAS BIENVENIDA.. ANÍMATE.. BESOS, ABRAZOS Y BENDICIONES.
    ZHOBEYD@....

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  13. Gracias!! es ideal lo que necesito!un abrazo amiga!

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    1. Te animo a que la hagas, porque es MUY divertida.

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    1. and i m looking forward to making this! been going thru my yarn stash with all those odds and ends and this is going to be such fun to make! i for some reason just can't make up patterns - but love joining in with others and their great creations!

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    2. Wonderful! can´t wait to see your version of the Fantasy blanket ;-)

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  15. I've seen numerous pins of this blanket (and have a few already..lol). I've been in love with this blanket since the first peek, and am excited you're doing this. Now I feel like I have a chance to actually make it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. A very beautiful pattern and lovely colors and the Fantasy Blanket is a great design.. Hugs Judy

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  17. Omg, i have find your so adorable, beautiful, wonderful blanket and your free (thank you therefore) pattern today. Tomorrow, we start to a short trip to my parents-in-law and i have think all the last days, which project i will take with me. Today i find my travel project. Thank you!

    Hugs and many sunny greets,
    Annika

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    1. wonderful, Annika! I think you will find it very fun to make (the different stitches keep it interesting). Have a nice trip. Looking forward to seeing your version of the Fantasy :-)

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  18. Beautiful. I am also working on this type of afghan

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  19. Es preciosa! Quiero hacerla . Gracias por las explicaciones. Buen día.

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