I always have several knitting and crochet projects on the go at any one time.
Just for a change I decided to make a little a little blanket in Tunisian crochet.
This stitch curls at the top and bottom edges - so I added a crochet border -
and finished the project off with a pretty ribbon bow.
In the Pink Baby Blanket
Tunisian Crochet - Simple Stitch
Main body of blanket - 64cm (25”) square
Blanket with crochet border added - 74cm (29”) square
6mm Tunisian crochet hook
3.5mm crochet hook
Using a 6mm Tunisian needle and main colour make a foundation chain of 101 stitches.
Work in simple stitch until your blanket is square.
Continue with a 3.5mm short crochet hook and work 2 rounds in single crochet (UK) in main colour all around the blanket.
Work 2 rounds in contrast colour all around the blanket, making an extra stitch at each corner.
Work 2 rounds in main colour all around the blanket, making an extra stitch at each corner.
Work 1 round in contrast colour, making an extra stitch at each corner, then finish off with a round of lacy shell edging.
(2 treble stitches, 3 chain, 2 treble stitches) in first and every following fourth stitch all around.
Join with a slip stitch. Darn away ends. Add a pretty ribbon bow if desired.
If you are new to Tunisian Crochet there is a very good tutorial at http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-tunisian-simple-stitch-tss/