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Aina Blanket

This pattern is one of my favourites as I designed it for my sister’s baby girl (who’s due in any minute as I write this), as a unique gift. I wanted to make something quick, yet beautifully textured but not holey. She loves pastel and soft shades so the yarn cake I had in my stash was perfect for it.

Some of you might remember these stitches as they were used in Anna’s Tales CAL-Part 3, I’ve just done some alterations so I was able to start it from the middle. 🙂

As this is a simple, 2 row pattern repeat, you can stop at any time and make it as big or small as you like! 🙂

Enjoy my newest design, which is quite easy and fast to make!


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Difficulty:                          Advanced Beginner

Finished Size:                   100 cm x 100 cm / 39″ x 39″ AFTER BLOCKING

Materials needed:

  • 3.75 mm (F) size hook (I used Furls Alpha Series-Blackwood, get it HERE)
  • 2 Scheepjes Whirls or approximately 2188 yards/2000 meters of fingering weight yarn (I used Scheepjes Whirl in Popin Candy)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the textured patternwork of your blanket

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

MR = magic ring

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

Puff ST = puff stitch

{ } =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions

between these brackets the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a medium length set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

 [ ] = used to repeat a longer set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

Special Stitches:

Puff Stitch (Puff ST):

  1. Yarn over hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a long loop through that stitch (3 loops on hook)
  2. Yarn over hook again, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop (same height as the previous one) 3 more times. You should have 9 loops on your hook. (Picture 1.)
  3. Yarn over and pull through 8 loops, (2 loops remain on your hook) (Picture 2.)
  4. Yarn over and pull through both remaining loops. (Picture 3-4.)

(This way, you will only have 1 loop on top of the puff stitches, instead of 2)

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Gauge:   5 double crochet stitches = 1″ / 2.5cm

Additional notes:

  • If a row/round starts with a Chain 1 or 2, this is not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • US terms used throughout.
  • At the end of every round, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color; the first line in bold is always the total stitch count for the round (starting with Round 2, this excludes corner stitches). Below that, I included a stitch count per side (excluding corner stitches) and per corner too, in case you prefer it that way.
  • When working on the corners, always remember that there might be a hidden stitch hiding under the corner stitches which is the first stitch of the previous row
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.

Instructions

To start: MR

Round 1: CH 1, {3 DC, CH 2} 4 times into the MR, join with a SLST to first DC

Total: 12 DC, 4 x CH 2 SP

Round 2: SLST to CH 2 SP, CH 1, [{1 DC, CH 2, 1 DC} in CH 2 SP (corner)(Pic 1), 1 DC in next 3 STS] 4 times, join with a SLST to first DC (Pic 2-4)

Total: 12 DC

Per side: 3 DC

Corner: 1 DC, CH 2, 1 DC

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Round 3: SLST to CH 2 corner SP, CH 1, [{1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC} in CH 2 SP (corner)(Pic 1), SK 2 STS, 7 DC in next ST (Pic 2), SK 2 STS] 4 times, join with a SLST to first SC (Pic 3)

Total: 4 Shells

Per side: 1 Shell

Corner: 1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC

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Round 4: SLST to CH 2 corner SP, CH 1, {1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in CH 2 corner SP (corner)(Pic 1), CH 1, SK 4 STS (1 SC, 3 DC), 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell)(Pic 2), CH 1, SK 4 STS (3 DC, 1 SC), [{1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in CH 2 corner SP (corner)(Pic 3), CH 1, SK 4 STS (1 SC, 3 DC), 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell), CH 1, SK 4 STS (3 DC, 1 SC)] 3 times, 1 Puff ST, CH 2 in first corner (Pic 4), join with a SLST to first Puff ST (Pic 5)

Total: 4 SC, 8 x CH 1 SP

Per side: 1 SC, 2 x CH 1 SP

Corner: 4 Puff ST, 2 x CH 2 SP, 1 x CH 3 SP

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Round 5: SLST to CH 3 corner SP, CH 1, [{1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC} in CH 3 SP (corner)(Pic 1), SK next ST (Puff ST), 7 DC in next CH 2 SP (Pic 2), SK next ST (Puff ST) and CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (SC)(Pic 3), SK next CH 1 SP and next ST(Puff ST), 7 DC in next CH 2 SP (Pic 4), SK next ST (Puff ST)] 4 times, join with a SLST to first SC (Pic 5)

Total: 4 SC, 8 Shells

Per side: 1 SC, 2 Shells

Corner: 1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC

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Round 6: SLST to CH 2 corner SP, CH 1, {1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in CH 2 corner SP (corner)(Pic 1), CH 1, SK 4 STS (1 SC, 3 DC), 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell)(Pic 2), CH 1, SK 3 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next ST (SC)(Pic 3), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell)(Pic 4), CH 1, SK 4 STS (3 DC, 1 SC), [{1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next CH 2 corner SP(corner)(Pic 5), CH 1, SK 4 STS (1 SC, 3 DC), 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell), CH 1, SK 3 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next ST (SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell), CH 1, SK 4 STS (3 DC, 1 SC)] 3 times, 1 Puff ST, CH 2 in first corner (Pic 6), join with a SLST to first Puff ST (Pic 7)

Total: 8 SC, 8 Puff ST, 4 x CH 2 SP, 16 x CH 1 SP

Per side: 2 SC, 2 Puff ST, 1 x CH 2 SP, 4 x CH 1 SP

Corner: 4 Puff ST, 2 x CH 2 SP, 1 x CH 3 SP

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Round 7: SLST to CH 3 corner SP, CH 1, [{1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC} in CH 3 SP (corner)(Pic 1), SK next ST (Puff ST), 7 DC in next CH 2 SP (Pic 2), [SK next ST (Puff ST) and CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (SC)(Pic 3), SK next CH 1 SP and next ST(Puff ST), 7 DC in next CH 2 SP] repeat [ to ] to end of side (Pic 4-6), SK next ST (Puff ST)] 4 times, join with a SLST to first SC (Pic 7)

Total: 8 SC, 12 Shells

Per side: 2 SC, 3 Shells

Corner: 1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC

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Round 8: SLST to CH 2 corner SP, CH 1, {1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in CH 2 corner SP (corner)(Pic 1), CH 1, SK 4 STS (1 SC, 3 DC), 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell)(Pic 2), [CH 1, SK 3 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next ST (SC)(Pic 3), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell)] repeat [ to ] to end of side (Pic 4-6), CH 1, SK 4 STS (3 DC, 1 SC), [{1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST, CH 3, 1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next CH 2 corner SP(corner)(Pic 7), CH 1, SK 4 STS (1 SC, 3 DC), 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell), [CH 1, SK 3 STS, {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next ST (SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST (4thDC of shell)] repeat [ to ] to end of side, CH 1, SK 4 STS (3 DC, 1 SC)] 3 times, 1 Puff ST, CH 2 in first corner (Pic 8), join with a SLST to first Puff ST (Pic 9)

Total: 12 SC, 16 Puff ST, 8 x CH 2 SP, 24 x CH 1 SP

Per side: 3 SC, 4 Puff ST, 2 x CH 2 SP, 6 x CH 1 SP

Corner: 4 Puff ST, 2 x CH 2 SP, 1 x CH 3 SP

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Round 9: SLST to CH 3 corner SP, CH 1, [{1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC} in CH 3 SP (corner)(Pic 1), SK next ST (Puff ST), 7 DC in next CH 2 SP (Pic 2), [SK next ST (Puff ST) and CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (SC)(Pic 3), SK next CH 1 SP and next ST(Puff ST), 7 DC in next CH 2 SP] repeat [ to ] to end of side (Pic 4), SK next ST (Puff ST)] 4 times, join with a SLST to first SC (Pic 5)

Total: 12 SC, 16 Shells

Per side: 3 SC, 4 Shells

Corner: 1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC

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Starting from Round 10, keep repeating Round 8-9 until you reach the desired size ending the repeat with Round 8!


You can find the instructions for the border on the next page.

9 thoughts on “Aina Blanket

  1. Lovely! But I can’t find the the “next page” for the border instructions. My error, I’m sure.

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