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designed by Kim Guzman © Feb. 2018
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Technique: Tunisian Crochet
Approx. 32 x 34″, before trim
- Red Heart “Super Saver” (100% acrylic, aran size 4 weight): 2 skeins white and 1 skein each of topaz (CA), tourmaline (CB), peridot (CC) and almandine (CD)
- Suggested hook sizes: 7mm Tunisian crochet hook
- Needle (for weaving ends)
Thank you to Red Heart for providing the yarn used in this project.
Due to a tennis elbow injury, I haven’t been able to finish this project. I’ve been encouraged to post the pattern even though it’s not yet complete. The photos I’ve provided should give you a general idea of the project. If it were a hat or poncho or something, it wouldn’t be possible but a baby blanket should be perfectly fine. The yarn usage is an estimate at this time, until I’ve completed the blanket. There is some curling at the bottom so I will need to put on a nice border when I get finished.
This project is reversible. You have a completely different look on each side. This is the reverse side.
When changing color, close all your stitches as indicated until 2 loops remain on your hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops with the new color and begin using the new color.
When changing color every other row, it’s not necessary to cut off the yarn. Drop the color not in use. For instance, every other row is white. There is no need to cut off the white at all throughout. You will carry it up the side unless you prefer to cut it. When you change color and there are more than two rows between the next time that color is needed, you should cut off the yarn for that color because it’s too much to carry up and will show and/or snag. If you used only two colors throughout, you wouldn’t need to cut at all.
Color Sequence: You are welcome to use any color sequence you like, of course. Any combination would work. Try it with only two colors so you won’t need to cut the yarn. Or, use one neutral color and use scrap yarn for every other row. I used: *white, CA, white, CB, white, CC, white, CD, [white, CA] twice, [white, CB] twice, [white, CC] twice, [white, CD] twice, rep from *.
In stitch pattern, 11 stitches for 12 rows measures 4″
Tunisian Twisted Knit Stitch (ttwks): Using hook, pull the front vertical bar toward you until the back vertical bar is exposed, insert hook from front of work to back of work, through those two vertical bars, yarn over, pull loop through. Right-Handed Video | Left-Handed Video Note: A knit stitch can be twisted to the right or to the left. For this pattern, I am using the first one shown in the video.
To make this project a different size with these instructions, always chain an even number to start.
Row 1A (foundation row): Sk first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through, leaving lp on hook, rep from * across: 92 lps on hook.
Row 1B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, changing to next color at end: 1 lp remaining on hook.
Row 2A: Sk first vertical bar, [ttwks in next st, tss in next st] to last st, insert hook under two outer bars of last stitch, yo, pull lp through: 92 lps on hook.
Row 2B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, changing to next color at end: 1 lp remaining on hook.
Row 3A: Sk first vertical bar, [tss in next st, ttwks in next st] to last st, insert hook under two outer bars of last stitch, yo, pull lp through: 92 lps on hook.
Row 3B: Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, changing to next color at end: 1 lp remaining on hook.
Rows 4-105: Rep rows 2-3.
Binding Off Row
This is to be determined. I will probably use a slip stitch bind off, inserting as for tunisian simple stitch or tunisian modified simple stitch.
This will definitely need a border because it curls. I intend to make a round of single crochet in white and then I’m thinking about that peppermint border I’ve seen. I’ll browse around but I think I saw it on Repeat Crafter Me. I think it would be really cute on this blanket.
With yarn needle, weave in all ends securely.