TUNISIAN BASKET- WEAVE BABY BLANKET
Combine simple Tunisian stitches to create a textured fabric.
INTERMEDIATE FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
36 inches wide x 39 inches long
• Berroco Weekend medium ( worsted) weight acrylic/ cotton yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 205 yds/ 100g per hank):
8 hanks # 5911 tea rose • Size J/ 10/ 6mm Tunisian crochet hook with
cable or size needed to obtain gauge • Size H/ 8/ 5mm standard crochet hook • Tapestry needle
In stitch pattern with size J Tunisian hook: 16 sts = 41/4 inches; 16 rows = 31/2 inches
Weave in ends as work progresses. Each Tunisian row is worked in 2 steps: the forward pass and the return pass to work loops off hook. Each vertical bar of row 1 counts as a stitch. First loop on hook is counted as a stitch unless otherwise stated. The working row always determines the look of the row before. When you see 8 rows of the pattern repeat on the work, make one more row in the same manner before changing to the alternate pattern. You may find it easier to count rows from wrong side of work. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
Work loops off hook (work lps off hook): Ch 1 (see A of illustration), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (see B of illustration)] across. Last lp on hook counts as first lp of next row. Tunisian Knit Stitch ( TKS): Insert hook through work from front to back between strands of next vertical bar (see illustration), yo, pull lp through. Tunisian Purl Stitch ( TPS): Bring yarn to front of work, with yarn in front of hook, insert hook from left to right under next vertical bar, wrap yarn in front of stitch and around hook (see illustration), pull up lp. End stitch (end st): Insert hook under 2 vertical bars in last st of row, yo, pull up lp. Sideways Puff (s- puff): Ch 2, [yo, insert hook around last dc made and pull up lp to 3/4- inch height] 3 times, with 7 lps on hook, sk designated st(s), yo, insert hook in next st and pull up lp, yo, draw through 9 lps on hook. The 2nd insertion creates a dc drawn through the puff. Work around this dc for next s- puff.
A. Ch 136, pull up lp in back bar (see illustration) of 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across (136 sts); B. work lps off hook (see Special Stitches). Row 2:
A. TKS (see Special Stitches) in next 7 sts, * TPS (see Special Stitches) in next 8 sts, TKS in next 8 sts, rep from * across, ending with TPS in next 7 sts, end st (see Special Stitches);
B. work lps off hook. Rows 3–9: Rep row 2. Row 10:
A. TPS in next 7 sts, *TKS in next 8 sts, TPS in next 8 sts, rep from * across, ending with TKS in next 7 sts, end st;
B. work lps off hook. Rows 11–18: Rep row 9.
Rows 19–152: Continue to alternate 8 rows as in row 2, then 8 rows as in row 10. Do not fasten off.
Rnd 1: With regular size H hook, ch 2, dc in next st as if to work TKS, [ch 2, s-puff (see Special Stitches), sk 1 st] across to corner, [ch 2, s- puff, working dc part of st in same st at corner] 3 times, rotate to work along side of Blanket into row ends, *ch 2, s- puff, sk 1 row end, ch 2, s- puff, sk 2 row ends, rep from * to next corner, [ch 2, s- puff, working dc part of st in same st at corner] 3 times, rotate Blanket to work across opposite side of foundation ch, [ch 2, s- puff, sk 1 st] across to next corner, rep from * to starting corner, work 2 s- puff in same st as starting corner, join (see Pattern Notes) in top of beg ch-2. Fasten off.