Nautical Waves Throw

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Nautical Waves Throw
designed by Kim Guzman © Nov. 2015
Email to kim@crochetkim.com
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Technique: Tunisian Crochet

Finished size

45″ x 57″

Materials

  • Patons Décor Yarn ((100g/3.5 oz/210 yds per skein): 13 skeins or 2730 yds of comparable yarn (shown in Taupe)
  • Suggested Tunisian crochet hook: L-11 (8mm)
  • Suggested regular crochet hook: I-9 (5.5mm)
  • Cable Stitch Holder
  • Needle (for weaving ends)

Gauge

16 sts for 18 rows in alternating twks and tks measures 4” x 4”

Special Stitches

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks): Notice that each vertical bar goes up into the chain and back down the other side. For the Tunisian Knit Stitch, you will insert your hook between these two vertical bars of the same stitch, from the front of the work to the back of the work. Insert your hook, as described, yarn over and pull loop through.

Right-handed video | Left-handed video

Tunisian Twisted Knit Stitch (twks): For the Tunisian Twisted Knit Stitch, using the hook of the Tunisian hook, pull the vertical bar toward you so that you will be able to insert your hook from front to back, under the chain, making sure that the vertical bar is toward you (usually it will be on the opposite side of you from the hook), yarn over and pull loop through.

Right-handed video | Left-handed video

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Yarn over, insert hook from front to back on side of indicated double crochet, with hook wrapping around the post of the double crochet and then moving hook from back to front on the opposite side of same double crochet, yarn over and pull loop through, [yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc): Yarn over, insert hook from back to front on side of indicated couble crochet, with hook wrapping around the post of the double crochet and moving hook from front to back on the opposite side of same double crochet, yarn over and pull loop through, [yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Cabling

As you can see from the photo, the cabling leans to the right. When working according to the instructions, the cable will be in the reverse direction if you are left-handed. You are doing nothing wrong. It’s just the nature of cables. For this reason, I am providing instructions for both. With some cables and braids, it makes a difference. It makes absolutely no difference with this project as long as you stick to the same instructions through-out. Determine the instructions you prefer and stick with them throughout.

For Right-Handers: Right-Leaning Cable (rlc): On closing, extend first loop (working loop) and remove from hook, with non-hook hand, pinch next eight stitches and remove from hook, place cable holder through four stitches closest to hook, move cable holder to back of work, place remaining four stitches back on hook, place stitches on cable holder back on hook (stitches are now crossed), place working loop back on hook and tighten as necessary, [yarn over, pull through two loops on hook] 4 times, chain one, [yarn over, pull through two loops on hook] 4 times.

For Left-Handers: Right-Leaning Cable (rlc): On closing, extend first loop (working loop) and remove from hook, with non-hook hand, pinch next eight stitches and remove from hook, place cable holder through four stitches closest to hook, move cable holder to front of work, place remaining four stitches back on hook, place stitches on cable holder back on hook (stitches are now crossed), place working loop back on hook and tighten as necessary, [yarn over, pull through two loops on hook] 4 times, chain one, [yarn over, pull through two loops on hook] 4 times.

To learn the Tunisian cabling technique, see my Honey Sweet Baby Blanket HERE. This blanket includes full video tutorials for making cables in Tunisian crochet except that the blanket includes 4-stitch cables and this project includes 8-stitch cables. You would simply apply the same technique to this project. Do not be alarmed. The only thing that you are doing is crossing the stitches before closing them. For your first time in making cables, it’s really nice to see it being done. You will simply do the same thing, except you will be dealing with eight stitches instead of four.

Notes

When pulling up loops (part A) of row, always skip the first stitch of the row.

There is a chain in the middle of each cable which begins on the first crossing. It allows the cables to open up on the fabric. It is there solely to allow the cables to sit nicely and you will ignore it when pulling up stitches. It’s there. Just ignore it.

Instructions

Row 1:
A: With Tunisian hook, ch 154, sk first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through, rep from * across: 154 lps on hook.
B: Ch 1, *yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, rep from * across, ending with 1 lp on hook.

Row 2:
A: Sk first vertical bar, [1 twks, 1 tks] 3 times, *8 tks, [1 twks, 1 tks] 7 times, rep from * 5 times more, 8 tks, [1 twks, 1 tks] 3 times, tks in last st. (Set up for seven 8-tks cables)
B: Rep row 1B.

Row 3:
A: Sk first vertical bar, [1 tks, 1twks] 3 times, *8 tks, [1 tks, 1twks] 7 times, rep from * 5 times more, 8 tks, [1 tks, 1 twks] 3 times, tks in last st.
B: Rep row 1B.

Rows 4-5: Rep rows 2-3.

Row 6: Rep row 2.

Row 7:
A: Rep row 3A.
B: Rep row 1B, except at 8-tks cable sections, see rlc instructions for crossing the stitches above.

Row 8: Rep row 2.

Row 9: Rep row 3.

Row 10: Rep row 2.

Row 11: Rep row 3.

Row 12: Rep row 2.

Rep rows 7-12 a total of 25 times more. Rep row 6 once more. Do not cut yarn, begin working in rounds.

Border

Rnd 1: Remove Tunisian hook and replace with regular crochet hook, ch 1, 3 sc in corner, 151 sc evenly across short side inserting hook as for Row 3A of pattern above, 3 sc in corner, 163 sc evenly across long side, 3 sc in corner, 151 sc evenly across short side in unused lps of beg ch, 3 sc in corner, 163 sc evenly across long side, sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 in same sp as joining (counts as first dc), *5 dc in second sc of 3-sc corner (corner made), 153 dc, 5 dc in second sc of 3-sc corner, ** 165 dc, rep between * and ** once more, 164 dc, sl st to third ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, FPdc in same st as joining, BPdc in next st, FPdc in next st, *5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, [FPdc, BPdc] 78 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, 5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, ** [FPdc, BPdc] 84 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, rep between * and ** once more, [FPdc, BPdc] 83 times, sl st to first FPdc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, [FPdc, BPdc] twice, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, *5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, [FPdc, BPdc] 80 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, 5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, ** [FPdc, BPdc] 86 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, 5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, rep between * and ** once more, [FPdc, BPdc] 84 times, sl st to first FPdc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [FPdc, BPdc] 3 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, *5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, [FPdc, BPdc] 82 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, 5 dc in third dc of 5 dc corner, ** [FPdc, BPdc]) 88 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, 5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, rep between * and ** once more, [FPdc, BPdc] 85 times, sl st to first FPdc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, [FPdc, BPdc] 4 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, *5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, [FPdc, BPdc] 84 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, 5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, ** [FPdc, BPdc] 90 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, 5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, rep between * and ** once more, [FPdc, BPdc] 86 times, sl st to first FPdc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, [FPdc, BPdc] 5 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, *5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, [FPdc, BPdc] 86 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, 5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, ** [FPdc, BPdc] 92 times, FPdc in st before third dc of 5-dc corner, 5 dc in third dc of 5-dc corner, rep between * and ** once more, [FPdc, BPdc] 87 times, sl st to first FPdc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends securely.

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