Tuesday, 23 July 2013

In The Pink Baby Blanket

Tunisian Crochet - Simple Stitch

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. 
 
 
 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/in-the-pink-baby-blanket

 

In the Pink  Baby Blanket

Tunisian Crochet  -  Simple Stitch
 

Size

Main body of blanket   -   64cm (25”) square

Blanket with crochet border added   -  74cm (29”) square


Requirements

DK yarn

6mm Tunisian crochet hook

3.5mm crochet hook

 
Pattern

Blanket

Using a 6mm Tunisian needle and main colour make a foundation chain of 101 stitches.

Work in simple stitch until your blanket is square.

Crochet  Border

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.

Lacy 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/

 


 

9 comments :

  1. Very cute.I love pink.To your health.Goodbye.

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    1. Thank you for your comment ZEYNEP. Best wishes.

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  2. Wow, it's beautiful Marianna. I haven't tried Tunisian crochet but I would like to learn eventually.

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  3. Perhaps with the recent Royal Birth this blanket should have been blue?! Great project!

    K x

    http://jack-and-ginger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. It's lovely Marianna, so neat and pretty :)

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  5. Oh, what a lovely blanket! I love this pattern, the sight of this method to crochet. Beautyful! Have a good week!

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    1. Glad you like my blanket. Thank you. Best wishes.

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  6. What a lovely blanket :) Thank you for linking up at the Link & Share Wednesdays party :) Rhondda

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  7. This blanket is sooo pretty. I'm currently working on a shell stitch baby blanket and its taking me forever! Thanks for sharing. Its lovely.

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