As promised, here is the next video in the Tunisian crochet series: an easy throw blanket! This tutorial can be modified to make any size blanket you want. If you would like to make a large throw blanket, simply use a heavier weight of yarn and a larger hook. You can also increase or decrease the number of stitches to change the size of the final piece. In my case, it’s a baby blanket since I’m expecting my little girl to arrive in a few weeks. For this tutorial you will need to know how to do the Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) and know how to chain and do a single crochet. You can refer to my Tunisian Crochet Basics post to learn all of the concepts you’ll need to complete this tutorial.
It’s so easy a complete beginner can do it!
- Yarn in any color and weight you prefer. For this tutorial, I doubled two skeins of Bernat baby yarn and made a 3.5 ft x 3.75 ft blanket. You can also use more than one color if you would like your blanket to have a colorful border.
- Tunisian crochet hook that is compatible with your yarn. Check your yarn label for crochet hook size recommendations.
- Sewing needle large enough to fit your yarn
Visit the Materials page to see the exact hook set I use for Tunisian crochet.
- CH: Chain
- FO: Finish Off
- SC: Single Crochet
- TSS: Tunisian Simple Stitch
GUAGE: a 100 stitch x 100 row blanket using two strands to light weight yarn produces a 3.5 ft x 3.75 ft rectangle
Note: You can make your blanket bigger or smaller by increasing the number of initial chains and stitches, but this pattern be for the exact blanket I made.
1. CH 100 (100)
2. Pull up one loop in the back bump of each CH and do your return pass (100)
3-100. (TSS x 100) x 98 rows (100)
For the border, we will be working in standard single crochets. You can change yarn colors or continue using the same color as the main blanket.
1. SC 99, in the last ST of the row SC 1, CH 2, SC 1 to turn the corner.
2. SC 98, in the last ST of the row SC 1, CH 2, SC 1 to turn the corner
Repeat step 2 for each remaining side.
Repeat step 2 for as many rounds as you like until the boarder is your desired thickness. I made 2 rounds in the tutorial and 5 rounds in the blanket pictured.
STEP 3 IS FOR THE LAST SIDE OF YOUR FINAL ROUND ONLY!
3. SC 99, CH 1
SLST to FO
And that’s it, you’re all done! A quick and easy blanket in any size. I love the look of the Tunisian Simple Stitch. It looks as nice as knit, but takes half the time!