TUNISIAN BAS­KET- WEAVE BABY BLAN­KET

Com­bine sim­ple Tunisian stitches to cre­ate a tex­tured fab­ric.

Crochet! - - Contents - By Dora Ohren­stein

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

36 inches wide x 39 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 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

GAUGE

In stitch pat­tern with size J Tunisian hook: 16 sts = 41/4 inches; 16 rows = 31/2 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

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.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

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.

Row 1:

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.

BOR­DER

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.

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