Aspiring Nana Blanket

I came across this wonderful mother/daughter site on YouTube, Tejiendo Perú. I can’t understand a word, but I knew I loved their work after watching the 1st video. This blanket is based on her swatch tutorial, “Punto lego tejido a crochet”.

Aspiring Nana Blanket

I first learned to knit & crochet when I received the news that I would soon be a grandmother (Nana). A joyous day without a doubt. As a new crafter, my compulsion to buy one skein of every color was neither wise nor frugal. Some of those skeins make up this precious blanket.

Supplies & Information

Yarn –Red Heart Baby Sport Pompadour Green, White, Blue, Pink, Multi – 1 skein each

Tips for managing yarn tangles:

  • Work with center pull skeins or cakes secured in yarn sleeves or clean hosiery
  • Untangle any snags after completing each row
  • Try to keep the project in one location until complete.

 

  • Hook: I/9 5.50 mm or 1 size larger than recommended for your yarn of choice
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Gauge: 14 sts x 11 rows = 4” In pattern
  • Stitch Multiple – 6+5
Color Key
#1 – Green #4 – Pink
#2 – White #5 – Multi
#3 – Blue

Note: Although the video only works the pattern on the “right” side of the fabric by cutting the yarn at the end of each row and joining the new color at the beginning of the row, this pattern works in continuous rows, turning at the end of each row. Do not cut the yarn at the end of rows. You will be “carrying” the yarn up the sides of the blanket. Don’t pull yarn too tight when carrying up the sides. These will be concealed with the border. To join next color: “finish” the last stitch of each row with the next color in line.

With #1 – FSC 137, join #2, ch1, turn

  1. Sc in 1st st, *sc x3, ch3, sk 3 sts*, repeat *–* to last 4 sts, sc x4. Join #3, ch1, turn.
  1. Hdc in 1st st, *ch3, sk 3 sts, dc x3 in sk sts of foundation row working over ch3 of previous row*, repeat *–* to last 4 sts, ch3, sk 3 sts, hdc in last st. Join #4, ch1, turn.

*** Each dc forward will be worked in the skipped stitches from 2 rows below over the ch3 of the previous row.

  1. Sc in 1st st, *dc x3, ch3, sk 3 sts*, repeat *–* to last 4 sts, dc x3, sc in last st. Join #5, ch1, turn.
  1. Hdc in 1st st, *ch3, sk 3 sts, dc x3*, repeat *–* to last 4 sts, ch3, sk 3 sts, hdc in last st. Join next color, ch1, turn.
  1. Sc in 1st st, *dc x3, ch3, sk 3 sts*, repeat *–* to last 4 sts, dc x3, sc in last st. Join next color, ch1, turn.

Repeat rows 4 & 5, alternating colors in order until blanket is your desired length ending with color #4, join #5, ch1, turn.

If last row was row 4…Sc in 1st st, *dc x3, sc x3*, repeat *–* to last 4 sts, dc x3, sc in last st. Fasten off.

If last row was row 5…Sc in 1st st, *sc x3, dc x3*, repeat *–* to last 4 sts, sc x4. Fasten off.

Cut and weave in ends.

Finish with the border of your choice. A simply single crochet border looks nice or use a pattern you’ve never tried before.

I do hope you can use some of those stray skeins with this pattern and have a piece you can be proud of.

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3 comments

  1. This is beautiful! What’s awesome about your color choice is that it can be for a boy or girl! The pink is so subtle! Love it! have bookmarked this page and will be reading more of your posts once I finish some stuff I’m currently crocheting!

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