11 February 2014

First Mood Blanket

(Crochet * Stash-buster)

***42/365***



In the beginning of the year, I joined the Challenge: “Crochet Mood Blanket 2014”, started by Stacey from the blog Frofunky. The challenge is to make one granny each day, for a total of 365 in the whole year.  Most of the participants are making one huge blanket, but I decided to make several baby blankets instead; and I will be donating these blankets to a charity organization (Pijamitas con Amor) that helps babies in need. 

Al principio del año me uní al Reto: “Crochet Mood Blanket 2014”, convocado por Stacey del blog Frofunky.  El reto consiste en tejer un cuadrito al día, para terminar con 365 al final del año.  La mayoría de los participantes están tejiendo frazadas enormes, pero yo decidí hacer varias mantas pequeñas para bebé, las cuales estaré donando a una caridad (Pijamitas con Amor) que ayuda a recién nacidos necesitados. 



My progress so far is: 42 squares.  This means I have finished my first blanket.
Hoy alcancé la marca de 42 cuadritos de la abuela, que unidos forman la primera manta. 



I joined all squares with white yarn.  I used the “sc joining method” (alternating with a chain, to avoid being too bulky).
Uní los cuadritos con lana blanca, usando el método de unión con punto bajo (alternado con una cadena para evitar que quede muy grueso).



The border is simple as well: granny stripes in white and green, and the final row all sc.
El borde es también simple, en blanco y verde, con una hilera final en punto bajo.



The next blanket will be for a boy…You can follow my progress on Instagram and in the special page in my blog: Mood Blanket.
La próxima manta será para niño…Pueden seguir mi progreso en Instagram y en mi blog en la página especial para este proyecto: Mood Blanket.


My mom is also making baby blankets for the hospital…with granny squares, both for a boy and  for a girl.
Mi mamá también está tejiendo mantas de bebé para el hospital…con cuadritos granny, tanto para niño como para niña.   

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors...for both...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  2. What a lovely blanket, Ana!! And beautiful colors for the next ones :-). It's a wonderful idea to split the CAL up in several small blankets for this cause, fantastic!!! Have a nice day :-)
    Nata

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  3. What a great ideia! I am also making a Crochet Mood Blanket for this year, to document my pregnancy and all the emotions and moods!

    But I am making a 52 square blanket with seven rounds in each block, representing each day of the week :)

    It will be a present for my future son ;)

    Love the colours in this first blanket

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    1. Wonderful idea, Nana! it will be an heirloom piece. And congratulations are in order :-)

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  4. Te ha quedado muy bonita. besos

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  5. Muy bonita!!! Y la intención con la que la has tejido la hace aún más hermosa!!!

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  6. That is such a well-made blanket. I'm looking very carefully at how you join the squares because this is the part I find the most difficult.

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    1. Thank you, Una! I am using the sc-tutorial method, But instead of all sc, I am making 1sc + ch1 (skipping a st with the ch). This way it is not so bulky. I like this joining method, and I find it very easy ;-)

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  7. So lovely and I, too, am fascinated by that joining method. It looks so neat.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! As I told Una, I like this joining method, because it is very easy too :-)

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  8. Oh I really love this idea, it will be such a rewarding way to do it. Your colours are beautiful!

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  9. ...sehr schön!
    Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

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  10. cute ! And such a nice gesture, giving them for charity.

    Greetings
    Patricia x ( pats-ditjes-en-datjes.blogspot.be )

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  11. Beautiful little blanket! I love the splashes of the dark purplish color in there. That's a great idea to make several baby blankets instead to give to someone in need. Bravo!

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  12. Beautiful Ana, I love your colour selection!

    S x

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  13. Beautiful blanket, I take it your mood has been happy and colorful. Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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    1. Yes, Meredith :-) It reflects on this happy mood blanket

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  14. I love your idea to make these for charity instead. They are very beautiful!

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  15. It's lovely Ana, well done on finishing your first mood blanket! :)

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  16. Lovely and cheerful blanket!! :)

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  17. What a pretty blanket, and perfect colour distribution! :)

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    1. How interesting that you caught on the colour distribution ;-) I just could not think of two of the same colour next to each other...that is another reason why I went in another route on the Mood Blanket challenge

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  18. Such a lovely Blanket, what a brilliant idea to make several small ones rather than just 1 large one.
    Sally xxx

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  19. uau, Ana, te ha quedado preciosa. Me encanta la combinación de colores. Es tan dulce :)

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  20. Es muy hermosa, me encatan los colores!! Soy super fan de los grannys de la abuela, son muy resultones y se pueden aplicar en casi todo, pero si que es verdad que en las mantitas quedan divinos!!!

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    1. Estoy completamente de acuerdo contigo, Nuria. También me encantan los cuadritos granny. Se ven lindos, y es un deleite tejerlos :-)

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  21. Están muy lindos, me gustan.

    saludos

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  22. Thank you all, lovely ladies, for your nice comments :-) Aprecio mucho sus dulces comentarios

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  23. Es todo un detalle que dones las mantitas, y además se están quedando preciosas.
    Besos.

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  24. Hi, just stopping by to state the obvious: you make wonderful things! I've been reading your blog for some time now and I love it. I've recently used one of your patterns, the red scarf one, to make myself a green cowl, so I wanted to thank you for it, my cowl turned out great, I think, and if you want to see it I've just wrote about it today... thanks again anyway, and keep up the works, they're beautiful! :)

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    1. Thank you, Melatia!!! I just visited your blog, and the cowl looks wonderful in green :-)

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  26. Very cheerful blanket and I love that you are donating it to children in need. I am looking forward to seeing the boy blanket and following your progress throughout the year :)
    -Birgitta

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  27. How fun, this is so much fun to make , and good stash buster project and all for good corse.
    Edda

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