13 September 2014

Polka-Dot Blanket

(Crochet * Special guest: Beatriz)

It is time to show you a new blanket, and this one is very special:  It is a Polka-Dot Blanket
Llegó el momento de mostrarles una nueva manta, y esta es muy especial: es una Manta a Lunares





The idea for this blanket was born because my mom wanted to make something to match these polka-dot flannel receiving blankets.  I suggested that she alternated plain granny squares with circle-to-square granny motifs…and it worked! 
La idea de esta manta nació porque mi mamá quería hacer algo que combinara con unas franelitas de lunares que tenía.  Yo le sugerí que hiciera una manta alternando cuadros de la abuelita con cuadros con un círculo en medio…y funcionó. 




The squares are sewn together, only on the back loop (using “the whipped stitch joining” method).  The all-white border gives it a special touch of elegance.  I really love this blanket; it is simple and classic, yet modern.
Los cuadros luego se cosen con aguja de mano (sólo tomando el punto de atrás).  El borde en color blanco le da un toque de elegancia.  Realmente me gusta como quedó esta manta, y es fácil de hacer. 

In case some of you want to give it a try, here I am sharing the charts for both squares:
En caso que quieran probar hacerla, les comparto las gráficas a continuación:

    




39 comments:

  1. Oh Ana, I'm thrilled!!! That*s gorgeous!! ♥ I love polka dots and believe me, this blanket will not go out of my head until I've started one myself :o). Many thanks for sharing this great idea! Do you remember how much yarn you needed, and which hook size did you use? Happy weekend, Nata

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    1. I totally agree with you, it is a must do blanket!

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    2. Hi Nata! My mom made this blanket. She says she used DK yarn with 4.5 mm hook, Maybe 150 grms of white, but she does not remeber how much grey. Basically it is ALL made in grey, except for the dots and border.
      I can´t wait to see your version :-)
      ♥ Ana BC

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  2. Anonymous9/13/2014

    love love this

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  3. Que idea tan maravillosa, Ana! me encanta el resultado!
    y combina a la perfección con las franelitas!
    Muchas felicidades!
    Besos des de Catalunya!

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    1. Gracias, Cristina. Saludos!

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  4. Very nice motif and lovely blanket.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  6. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    Love, Margaret

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  7. Too cute for words! You had a great idea, and it turned out just beautiful! : )
    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Oh, what a lovely blanket. And thank you for sharing the charts.
    I love the way you have made the charts. Is it possible for you to write something about how
    you have made them and what the program is called. Like if it is free or you had to buy it.
    I would love to make charts my self.
    Have a nice evening.

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    1. Hi Monica! For the charts, I use a Microsoft program: Publisher. It takes a lot of cut and paste, but it is easier to move elements in that program. If you have MS Office, maybe you have it already in your computer. I bought the Office set that had that program. If you have Mac, maybe there is a publisher equivalent. If you have not used it before, it takes a little time to get used to it, but it can be a great tool. Hope this info helps :-)

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  9. It is brilliant and it works!!!! Absolutely stunning. I love every stitch.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. Que buena idea, es genial!!! Ha quedado preciosa.
    Un saludo

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  11. This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for ! I have been wanting to do a turqua & white red heart spotted blanket and needed a pattern thank you so much it's like you read my mind!

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    1. I am glad you liked it. I would love to see your version, if you decide to make it :-)

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  12. Beautiful such a great idea.

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  13. It's lovely Ana and a great idea, I can think of many lovely colour combinations, thank you for the charts. :)

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    1. Thanks Linda. Many color options have been flying in my head too. I guess I will have to make another one...

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  14. Είναι πανέμορφη!

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  15. Me parece que la combinación de los polka-dots y el borde blanco, sobre el gris te ha dado unl resultado elegantísimo, Ana, y muy delicado. ¡Me encanta! Muchas gracias por compartir los gráficos. ¡Feliz inicio de semana!

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    1. Gracias, Anabelia. Cuéntame si te animas a hacer una ;-)

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  16. muito bonita, cores sobrias que combinam.
    Pinta

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  17. What a great way to present dots! Great job Ana, it is a lovely blanket.

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    1. Thank you, Magda! Can´t wait to try it with other colors...

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  18. This is so beautiful! Something completely different from all the stripy and granny blankets. I really, really like this pattern a lot. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous idea with us. Have a nice day, Viola

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    1. Thank you, Viola. Let me know if you decide to make one too ;-)

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  19. I love polka dots and the blanket is gorgeous Ana!

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  20. great !
    Greetings from Poland :)
    Katarzyna

    www.sajuki.blogspot.com

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  21. I love this blanket. It's so simple and pretty. Love the gray and white. Nice of you to share the graph too. Thanks!

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  22. Love it. So sharp. I've never used a chart before, but since I have done Granny Squares before, I'll feel more confidant to give this a try. Thank you!!

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  23. Thank you for the adorable pattern. I don't think I've ever seen crochet polka dots on a blanket. Will be making this soon.

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  24. Love this pattern! Could you please give directions for the border?





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    1. So sorry! my mom made this and she does not remember exactly how she made it...and she already gave away the blanket. But from what I can see, the first row is Dc1+1ch, and the second and third are alternating shells (of 5 or 7 Dc's). I hope this helps ;-)

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    2. Thank you so much!

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  25. Anonymous4/03/2016

    hola. la quiero hacer pero tenes el patron de la terminacion del borde? muchas gracias!!

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    1. El borde fue improvisado. Pero es simple:
      el inicio es: 1 punto alto + 1 cadena
      Las dos siguientes hileras son conchas de 6 puntos altos.

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