Today, we’re crocheting a crib blanket that features the Tunisian Lattice stitch we worked on last week. For this project, I opted for large color stripes to add a bright, and playful element to the design. I decided to crochet this in a crib size so that it was an easy blanket for my 5 year old to carry around and use. You can, however, crochet this afghan all in one color and in any size and still create a unique and beautiful gift.
For those of you that wish to re-size the pattern, I will be posting a tutorial next week (Aug. 20, 2020) in which I show you how to calculate your chain width, and resize any Tunisian Crochet project. Subscribe to the Mode Bespoke channel on YouTube to be notified when the video posts.
OK, so let’s get right into this patter! The materials you will need are:
Yarn: You’ll need approximately 1148 yards (1324 m), or 636 g (22.5 oz) of medium, worsted yarn for this project. If you choose to use two colors, you’ll need about half of the yardage for each color.
Hook: 10 mm Tunisian Hook
Additional materials: scissors, and a yarn needle.
Sizing: This pattern makes a crib blanket that measures approximately 32 x 42 inches (81 x 107 cm). This measurement includes the border.
RP – Return Pass TS – Tunisian Simple Stitch
LS – Lattice Stitch SC – Single Crochet
The stitch descriptions, along with photos, pattern notes and step-by-step resizing instructions are available on the PDF pattern. You can purchase the ad-free, instant download PDF pattern, below:
Stitch Notes: The Tunisian Lattice Stitch is normally worked in multiples of 4 + 2, however, for this project, you’ll be using multiples of 4 + 3 in order to create bordered edges on the left and right side of the blanket. This will make the edge stitches more visible, and easier to work into when adding a single crochet border.
Chain 115 (which is: 112 + 3), in color 1.
Foundation Row: Beginning on the second chain from your hook, cast on a loop for every stitch of your chain.
Insert your hook into the second stitch from your hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Leave this loop on your hook. Repeat with every stitch of the chain so that you end up with one loop on your hook for every stitch you chained.
Complete a RP.
Row 1: TS into the second vertical stitch of the row, the LS into the next 3 vertical stitches (stitches 3, 4 and 5). TS into the 6th vertical stitch of the row, then LS into stitches 7, 8, and 9. Repeat the TS, LS pattern until you reach the last vertical stitch of the row. TS into the remaining stitch. Cast on one in the final stitch of the row.
Complete a RP.
Row 2: TS into the second vertical stitch of the row, and into stitches 3 and 4. LS into vertical stitches 5,6, and 7. TS into stitch 8. LS into stitches 9, 10, and 11. Repeat the TS, LS pattern until you reach the last 3 vertical stitches of the row. TS into each of the 3 remaining stitches. Cast on one in the final stitch of the row.
Complete a RP.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you complete a total of 28 rows (includes the foundation row). You will need to switch color on the RP for row 28.
To change your yarn color, complete the RP for row 28, but leave the last 2 loops on your hook. Loop color 2 onto your hook, leave a long tail of yarn, and pull that loop through the 2 loops in color 1 that are still on your hook. You should now have 1 loop, in color 2, on your hook.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in color 2 until you have completed a total of 28 rows. Switch your yarn to color 1, and crochet another 28-row color block.
After completing the RP for row 28 of the last color block, complete a bind-off row.
TS into the second vertical stitch of the row. When you have two loops on your hook, slip stitch by pulling the first loop through the second loop. You’ll be left with one loop on your hook.
TS slip stitch into every vertical stitch, and into the final stitch of the row. CH 1.
Cut a long tail of yarn, weave in all of your ends before moving onto the border.
Round 1: Insert your hook into any of the stitches along the side edge of the blanket, CH 1, then SC into every stitch along the side border of the blanket until you reach a corner.
In every corner stitch: SC 3 into the same stitch.
In the bottom and top edges of the blanket: SC into 3 stitches, then skip 1. Repeat the SC 3, skip 1 pattern along the rest of the edge.
Round 2: SC into the CH 1, then SC into every stitch along the edge of the blanket. SC 3 into the corner-most stitch. SC into every stitch along the top and bottom edges of the blanket. SC 3 into the corner-most stitch. Repeat until you complete the round.
Complete 6 repetitions of Round 2, so that your border ends up with a total of 8 rounds. This will create a border of approximately 2 inches (5 cm) in width.
When you finish the border, CH 1, cut your yarn, and weave in your ends.
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