Creating a super easy Tunisian crochet baby blanket is a great project for beginners. Tunisian crochet creates a beautiful, dense fabric perfect for blankets. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
Materials you’ll need:
- Tunisian crochet hook (appropriate size for your yarn)
- Worsted weight yarn in your desired color(s)
- Yarn needle
- Start by choosing your yarn color. Pick a soft and durable yarn suitable for a baby blanket.
- Determine the desired dimensions for your blanket. A common size for a baby blanket is approximately 30 inches by 36 inches, but you can adjust the size according to your preference.
- Begin by making a foundation chain with the desired width of your blanket. This will be the number of stitches you need to start.
- Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS): Insert your hook from right to left under the front vertical bar of the second chain from the hook. Yarn over and pull up a loop, keeping it on the hook. Repeat this step for each chain across, resulting in a row of loops on your hook.
- Return Pass: Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Repeat this step until only one loop remains on the hook. This completes one return pass.
- Repeat Step 4 (Tunisian Simple Stitch) and Step 5 (Return Pass) for each row until your blanket reaches the desired length. This will create a beautiful and dense fabric.
- Optional: You can change colors to create stripes or use different stitch patterns to add variety to your blanket. Tunisian crochet offers various stitch options like Tunisian Knit Stitch or Tunisian Purl Stitch.
- Once you’ve reached the desired length, bind off your stitches. To do this, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull through both the stitch and the loop on the hook. Continue this process until you’ve worked through all the stitches, ending with one loop remaining on the hook. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and pull it through the last loop to secure.
- Weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.
That’s it! You’ve completed a super easy Tunisian crochet baby blanket. Remember to adjust the size and color according to your preference. Tunisian crochet is a versatile technique, so feel free to experiment with different stitch patterns and yarn weights to create unique designs. Enjoy making the baby blanket!