Certainly! Here’s a super easy Tunisian crochet baby blanket pattern specifically designed for beginners:
Materials you’ll need:
- Tunisian crochet hook (size appropriate for your yarn)
- Worsted weight yarn in your desired color(s)
- Yarn needle
Start by choosing your yarn and corresponding hook size. For beginners, it’s best to use a smooth yarn without a lot of texture or fuzzy fibers, as it will be easier to work with.
Foundation Row: Make a foundation chain of any even number of stitches to achieve the desired width of your blanket. For a baby blanket, a common size could be around 30-36 inches wide. Practice with a smaller size, such as 30 stitches, if you prefer a smaller blanket.
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, leaving it on the hook. Repeat this step for each chain stitch across, until you have loops on your hook for each chain stitch.
Return Pass: Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Repeat from * to * until you have one loop remaining on the hook. This completes the return pass.
Repeat the TSS and Return Pass for each row until your blanket reaches the desired length. Keep in mind that Tunisian crochet tends to create a denser fabric, so it may take fewer rows compared to traditional crochet. You can switch colors as desired to create stripes or use a single color throughout.
Binding Off: Once your blanket has reached the desired length, it’s time to bind off. To do this, work a TSS in the last stitch, then yarn over and pull through both the last loop on the hook and the loop on the leftmost stitch. Continue this process of working a TSS, yarn over, and pulling through two loops until you have only one loop left on your hook. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, and pull it through the last loop to secure it.
Weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.
That’s it! You’ve completed a super easy Tunisian crochet baby blanket suitable for beginners. The Tunisian Simple Stitch is a great starting point and creates a lovely textured fabric. Remember to take your time, practice the stitch, and enjoy the process. Tunisian crochet can be a bit different from traditional crochet, but with a little practice, you’ll get the hang of it. Happy crocheting!