Flower Sea Blanket

Pattern for your stash

Hi again!

Spring finally arrived (or that’s what our alergies tell us) and we have another free pattern to share with you.

This is a simple grannie pattern with a little twist and it’s my favorite. It even has a floral detail! I actually didn’t design this grannie but I changed some things and I also think it looks great on a blanket.

In this pattern you will learn how to do this grannie and how to join everything into a blanket. I don’t have the phototutorial yet, but I will upload it soon when I post another project with this grannie.

This pattern is an intermediate level because it uses a more complex stitch: 3dc-cluster. With some practice you will be able to do it in no time.

Making this blanket had to purposes:

  1. As a gift for a baby soon to be born and his mother. As you can see in the picture everything is ready for him!
  2. Use part of my cotton stash from last year. So don’t be afraid to use everything you have to use now or never. I was lucky because the greens and blues mixed perfectly and it reminded me the colors of the sea.

Finally, you need to block it, although it could be tricky because of the size of the blanket. In this picture you can see how I used my clothes line.

See you soon and I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Para esta manta utilicé por primera vez la Alabama de Katia en lavanda, azul, verde y albaricoque. Estos ovillos son una combinación muy suave y elástica de algodón y acrílico, esta vez preferí una mezcla con acrílico para hacer más fácil la lavada para las futuras mamás, pues dudo que les sobre el tiempo para lavar a mano la manta. Con 14 ovillos y un ganchillo de 5 mm salió una manta mediana de 68 x 135 cm.

ORIGINAL PATTERN

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YARN: Katia’s Alabama (105 m/115 y) and Lanas Stop’s Eco (130 m/124 y) in different colors.

Beige – Alabama 50 (4 skeins), pistachio – Alabama Katia 36 (1 skein), blue  – Alabama Katia 40 (1 skein), mint green – Alabama 56 (1 skein), turquoise – Alabama 20 (1/2 skein), water blue – Alabama 47 (2 skeins), emerald green – Lanas Stop 045 (1 skein), navy blue – Lanas Stop 411 (1 skein).

Hook: 5 mm (H/8).

 

GAUGE:

1 grannie according to pattern instructions: 5.11 in x 5.11 in

 

ABBREVIATIONS (US):

ch= ch

sl st= slip stitch

dc= double crochet

#dc-cl= # double crochet cluster

ch-#sp= space of #ch

 

STITCH GUIDE:

2dc-cl: Start a dc but stop before finishing it (2 loops on hook), yarn over and start a second dc in the same stitch and stop before finishing it (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through the 3 loops.

3dc-cl: Start a dc but stop before finishing it (2 loops on hook), yarn over and start a second dc in the same stitch and stop before finishing it (3 loops on hook), yarn over and start a third dc in the same stitch and stop before finishing it (4 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through the 4 loops

 

PATTERN NOTES:

If you want the blanket to be the same as the pattern, you need to have 50 grannies in total.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Grannie:

Ch 6 and join with sl st. You should have a circle now.

Row 1: 2 ch (count as 1 dc), 2dc-cl, [4 ch, 3dc-cl, 2 ch, 3dc-cl] x 3 times, 4 ch, 3dc-cl, 2 ch, join with sl st to second ch of beginning ch = 1 2dc-cl, 7 3dc-cl.

Row 2: 5 ch (count as 1 dc y 2 ch), [(3dc-cl, 2 ch, 3dc-cl) in ch-4sp, 2 ch, 3 dc in esp-2 ch, 2 ch] x 3 times, 3dc-cl, 2 ch, 3dc-cl, 2 ch, 2 dc, join with sl st to third ch of beginning ch = 8 3dc-cl, 12 dc

Row 3: 3 ch (count as 1 dc), 2 dc in ch-2sp, [2ch, (3dc-cl, 2 ch, 3dc-cl) in esp-2 ch, 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch-2sp, 3 dc over dc of last row, 2 dc in next ch-2sp] x 3 times, 2 ch, (3dc-cl, 2 ch, 3dc-cl) in ch-2sp, 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch-2sp, 2 dc over dc of last row, join with sl st to third ch of beginning ch= 8 3dc-cl, 28 dc

Row 4: 3 ch (count as 1 dc), dc in nexts 2 dc, [2 dc in ch-2sp, dc in 3dc-cl, 2 dc in ch-2sp, 2 ch, 2 dc in esp-2 ch, dc in 3dc-cl, 2 dc in esp-2 ch, 7 dc over dc of last row] x 3 times, 2 dc in esp-2 ch, dc in 3dc-cl, 2 dc in esp-2 ch, 2 ch, 2 dc in esp-2 ch, dc in 3dc-cl, 2 dc in ch-2sp, 4 dc over dc of last row, join with sl st to third ch of beginning ch= 68 dc.

 

Repeat this pattern until you have 50 grannies.

 

Now you have to fasten off and weave in ends (this will be the hardest part of the project) and start joining the grannies. There are a lot of ways to do this, I decided for the flat slip stich seam. Click here to see a tutorial.

If you want it to be exactly like my blanket, you can follow this image as a guide.

Edging:

With any color, start at the upper right corner:

[4 ch, 2 ch, 2 dc] in the same stitch, dc in each stitch, [2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc] in the next corner and when you get to the last (and first) corner again, 1 dc in the upper right corner stitch and join with a sl st.

Weave in ends.

Block before finishing.

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