(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:
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, NataReplyDelete
I totally agree with you, it is a must do blanket!Delete
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.Delete
I can´t wait to see your version :-)
♥ Ana BC
love love thisReplyDelete
Que idea tan maravillosa, Ana! me encanta el resultado!ReplyDelete
y combina a la perfección con las franelitas!
Besos des de Catalunya!
Gracias, Cristina. Saludos!Delete
Lovely, Ana!! xReplyDelete
Very nice motif and lovely blanket.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Too cute for words! You had a great idea, and it turned out just beautiful! : )ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Thank you, Melatia!Delete
Oh, what a lovely blanket. And thank you for sharing the charts.ReplyDelete
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.
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 :-)Delete
It is brilliant and it works!!!! Absolutely stunning. I love every stitch.ReplyDelete
Que buena idea, es genial!!! Ha quedado preciosa.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I am glad you liked it. I would love to see your version, if you decide to make it :-)Delete
Beautiful such a great idea.ReplyDelete
It's lovely Ana and a great idea, I can think of many lovely colour combinations, thank you for the charts. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda. Many color options have been flying in my head too. I guess I will have to make another one...Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Gracias, Anabelia. Cuéntame si te animas a hacer una ;-)Delete
muito bonita, cores sobrias que combinam.ReplyDelete
What a great way to present dots! Great job Ana, it is a lovely blanket.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Magda! Can´t wait to try it with other colors...Delete
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, ViolaReplyDelete
Thank you, Viola. Let me know if you decide to make one too ;-)Delete
I love polka dots and the blanket is gorgeous Ana!ReplyDelete
Greetings from Poland :)
I love this blanket. It's so simple and pretty. Love the gray and white. Nice of you to share the graph too. Thanks!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Love this pattern! Could you please give directions for the border?ReplyDelete
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 ;-)Delete
Thank you so much!Delete
hola. la quiero hacer pero tenes el patron de la terminacion del borde? muchas gracias!!ReplyDelete
El borde fue improvisado. Pero es simple:Delete
el inicio es: 1 punto alto + 1 cadena
Las dos siguientes hileras son conchas de 6 puntos altos.
I love this blanket and would like to make it for a friend. I have basic knowledge but I am having difficulty understanding the chart. I can do a granny square but need a little help starting the "dot." Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have tried it and I think I got it but just want to be sure. Thanks. AnneReplyDelete
Sorry for the delayed reply!!!Delete
The dot begins with a magic ring. There are different ways of doing it. I suggest you check it in Youtube, or do your own version. Over the magic ring you make the first row of 12 DC, and join with a slip st. On the next row, you make 2 Dc over each st. This would make the dot, and then turn it into a granny square. (let me know if you need instructions for that too). I hope this helps!!!
Hola es preciosa, cuantos ovillos te han hecho falta. GraciasReplyDelete