Monday, April 2, 2018

Puddles of Love Baby Blanket

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern



I love how this blanket turned out. The texture is just wonderful. Tunisian crochet is typically thicker than any other stitch technique, so this blanket is extra squishy. It's the perfect kind of blanket that I love to put on the floor to let baby roll around on and play. I also really love the pop of color edging. You can start the blanket early and then when you know what the baby will be you can add your color of choice for the edging.


I used one ball of caron yarn one pound. I used every inch of it, so you might want to grab two just to be on the safe side. Your tension might be different than mine so your yardage might change. I like to keep a really loose tension when I am working with Tunisian Crochet. I think it helps keep it from curling so much, and it helps my hand not hurt so much when working with the longer hook. I would also recommend using a Tunisian hook that has a cord attachment. because this blanket gets pretty heavy and the cord makes it so you don't have to hold it all up.


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I have made a matching infant hat to go along with this blanket pattern. Go check it out Here!   


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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: worsted yarn 2 colors 1 skein of the main color and scraps of the second color. Model used Caron One pound color soft grey 212 yards, 16 oz, and Loops and Threads Impeccable color gold 100 yrds 2.5 oz
Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook (I used the addi click hook with the 40 inch extension cord)
Notions: tapestry needle
Size: 30 by 36 inches
Gauge: 15 sts 13 rows equals 4 inches
Special Stitches:
  • TPS (Tunisian Purl stitch): (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS (Tunisian Knit stitch): (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • M1L (make one left):  (forward pass)with yarn behind your work, insert the hook between the stich just made and the vertical bar of the next stitch (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS2tog (Tunisian Knit Stitch 2 togeter): (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work insert the hook through the left vertical bars of the 2 stitches below, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS3tog (Tunisian Knit stitch 3 together): (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work insert the hook through the left vertical bars of the 3 stitches below, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • reverse single crochet: working left to right instead of right to left, insert your hook into the st to your right, yo, and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops

Notes:

  • border refers to the first and last 10 stitches of each row. Even rows it is {TKS, TPS} odd rows it is {TPS, TKS} 
  • Keep your tension loose throughout the whole blanket. 

Copyright:

Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.

Pattern Instruction

Row 1: (forward pass) Ch 121,  insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 121 loops on the hook,
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 2: (forward pass) {TKS, TPS} repeat {to} to the second to last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 3: (forward pass) {TPS, TKS} repeat {to} to the second to last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Rows 4-7: repeat rows 2 and 3

Row 8 -10: (forward pass): border (see notes), TKS 4 times, TPS, TKS, TPS, {TKS 7 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, Repeat {to} 8 times, TKS 4 times, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 11: (forward pass): border,  TKS 2 times, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS, {TKS2tog, TKS 3 times, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS} Repeat {to} 8 times, TKS2tog, TKS 2 times, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 12: (forward pass): border, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS, TPS, M1L, TPS, {TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS, TPS, M1L, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, TKS2tog, TKS, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 13: (forward pass): border, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, M1L, TPS, {TKS3tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, M1L, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, TKS2tog, border
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 14 and 15: (forward pass): border, {TKS, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, repeat {to} 9 times, TKS, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 16: (forward pass): border, TKS, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, M1L, TKS, border
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 17: (forward pass): border, TKS 2 times, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS 3 times, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, M1L, TKS 2 times, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 18: (forward pass): border, TKS 3 times, M1L, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS 5 times, M1L, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times M1L, TKS 3 times, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 19-20:(forward pass): border, TKS 4 times, TPS, TKS, TPS, {TKS 7 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, Repeat {to} 8 times, TKS 4 times, border
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Continue repeating rows 8 through 21 until you are 2 inches from your desired length.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for 7 rows to finish off the border. 

Finish off 

Edging


Round 1: Round attach color b, at any corner and make 2 hdc in the corner stitch, hdc in each st around and 2 hdc in each corner st, sl st into first st.

Row 2: ch 1, reverse sc in each stitch around, sl st in first st. 

Finish off. 
weave in your ends.

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3 comments:

  1. This looks fantastically gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your talent. ♡♡♡

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  2. This is gorgeous, thank you for sharing! I am thinking of trying this pattern as a really special gift, and I would like to use a stash of Bernat Softee Baby yarn that I have, it's DK weight (3).
    What would you recommend in terms of modifying the could of the starting chain and for hook size? Thanks!

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