Can you tell I’ve been on a farmhouse kick lately?? Yes everything in my house is slowly becoming grey and white, I am obsessed! I designed this blanket for my mom as her Christmas present. She wanted a neutral throw blanket that would be soft and modern to add to her couch. Also… who can resist pom poms?
I’ve also been doing more tunisian crochet and wanted a design that would be attainable for a beginner but still a substantial project to really sink your teeth into it. The whole blanket is only using the tunisian simple stitch which is super similar to single crochet, and can be adjusted for any size you need! This would also be crazy cute as a baby blanket too; pink and white for a little girl?? Yes please!
I used paintbox cotton aran for this blanket because I liked the feel of it with the tunisian stitches and I find it holds up very nicely. You can use almost any size 4 yarn and up the hook size if you need. A couple of suggestions I think that would work well would be Lion Brand 24/7 cotton or Lion Brand Feels like Butta.
Wecrochet.com has lots of sizes of beautiful interchangeable hooks for fairly inexpensive. I got a set of cables so I can do lots of different projects and at different sizes!
Since Tunisian crochet is known to curl up I suggest blocking your project at the end either using a garment steamer or wet pin blocking to help keep its shape.
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- M (9.0mm) Tunisian crochet hook with 42” cable – I got mine from wecrochet.com with their interchangeable hooks and cables here
- 15 skeins (1,395 yards) slate grey Paintbox cotton aran – I get mine here
- 15 skeins (1,395 yards) paper white Paintbox cotton aran
- Tapestry needle
- Sharp scissors
- 6.5 mm small pom pom maker – I used the second to smallest from this set
10sts x 9 rows in Tunisian simple stitch= 4”x4” square
- ch- chain
- sc- single crochet
- fwp- forward pass
- retp- return pass
- tss- Tunisian simple stitch
- ss- slip stitch
- st(s)- stitch(es)
How to make the Tunisian simple stitch:
Tss fwp: Insert hook from right to left behind the vertical bar (images 1 & 2), yo and pull up a loop, leave the loop on the hook (image 3). Repeat this all the way across to the last st, in the last st insert hook into last two vertical bars. Continue onto return pass.
Retp: Yo and draw through first loop on the hook (image 7 & 8). *Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (image 9 & 10) * repeat ** to the end, finishing with 1 loop on the hook.
Beginner to Tunisian crochet
Finished blanket will be 37” wide and 58” long.
Can be made to be any size, since it is the same stitch all the way through you can ch as few or as many as you need and continue rows until the desired size.
We will be crocheting both colors of yarn together throughout the whole project as if they were one. Attach new skeins as you run out during the project.
The loop at the beginning of the row counts as a stitch.
We will start by making the blanket and then finishing off with a border and pom poms!
Let’s get started!
Using both colors of yarn together, Ch 95
Row 1: Skip the first chain closest to the hook, and tss in each of the ch across (95)
Row 2-133: Tss in each st across (95)
Row 134: Ss across the row to finish off the top.
Sc in the corner st, sc evenly down the side of the blanket, 2 sc in the corner and sc across the bottom, 2 sc in the corner and sc up the side, sc in the top st and ss to the first st. Tie and finish off.
Gently block your blanket with either a garment steamer or wet blocking with pins.
Make 12 pom poms with the 6.5mm pom pom maker. Attach 6 along each width of the blanket, spacing them evenly across.
Enjoy your blanket!
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