Knitting a Tunisian baby blanket is a lovely project that results in a cozy and textured fabric. Here’s a step-by-step guide to knitting a Tunisian baby blanket:
Materials you’ll need:
- Tunisian crochet hook (long, with a stopper at the end)
- Worsted weight yarn in your desired color(s)
- Yarn needle
- Select a soft and baby-friendly yarn in a color you love.
- Use knitting needles that are appropriate for your chosen yarn weight. Circular needles are recommended to accommodate the large number of stitches.
2. Cast on and prepare your stitches:
- Use the Tunisian cast-on method to create a foundation row of stitches on your crochet hook. This method is similar to the regular cast-on but requires a longer crochet hook.
- Start with a foundation row that matches the desired width of your blanket. For example, you can start with around 100-120 stitches for a baby blanket.
3. Work the Tunisian knit stitch:
- Insert your crochet hook from right to left under the front vertical bar of the first stitch.
- Yarn over and pull a loop through, keeping it on the hook. Repeat this step for each stitch across the row, working from right to left.
4. Return Pass:
- Once you have completed the forward pass (working all the stitches), it’s time for the return pass.
- Chain 1, then yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Repeat this step until one loop remains on the hook.
5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4:
- Continue working the Tunisian knit stitch for each row until your blanket reaches the desired length.
- Keep in mind that the Tunisian knit stitch creates a dense and textured fabric, which is perfect for a cozy baby blanket.
6. Bind off:
- To finish the blanket, bind off using the Tunisian bind off method.
- Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over and pull through both the stitch and the loop on the hook.
- Continue this process for each stitch across the row until you’ve reached the end.
7. Finishing touches:
- Fasten off the yarn and cut it, leaving a long tail.
- Weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.
That’s it! You’ve completed a Tunisian knitted baby blanket. The Tunisian knit stitch creates a beautiful texture that’s perfect for keeping little ones warm. Adjust the size and color of the blanket to your preference. Enjoy knitting the Tunisian baby blanket!