This is my first published Tunisian Pattern! The Bobble Stitch is so much fun and so much easier than I thought. I recommend learning the Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss) first. Once you've mastered that... there's just one additional step! If you're brand new, check out my very first post here!
The dimension of the blanket is 35.5" x 32" using under 3 cakes of the Tea Cakes. More yarn will be required for larger blankets.
Yarn - 3 cakes of Yarnspiration's Tea Cakes in the color Green Tea.
Hook - 10mm Tunisian Crochet Hook (Afghan Hook) with a long enough cable for the size you want to make (see the different types of hooks further down in the post).
Tape measure - If you're planning to adjust size of your blanket
Stitch Marker - to help when working borders
ch - Chain
yo - Yarn over
sl st - Slip Stitch(es)
sc - Single Crochet
hdc - Half Double Crochet
Quick Recap on the Return Pass (RetP): Ch1, *yarn over and pull through 2 loops*. Rep between ** across.
Cast on - Ch 63 sts or in multiples of 4 + 3 more sts.
Row 1) Insert your hook into the 2nd ch from hook, yo & pull up a loop. *Insert your hook into the next st, yo, & pull up a loop. Repeat from * across. Work into the edge (last st) by inserting hook into 2 loops, yo & pull up last st. You should end up with the same number of loops on your hook as your ch sts. RetP
Row 2) tss in the next 3 sts, *ch3, tss in the next 4 sts. Rep from * across. Work through 2 loops on last st. RetP.
Row 3) FwP with tss, RetP.
Row 4) tss in the next st, ch3, *tss in the next 4 sts, ch3. Rep from * across. Work through 2 loops on last st. RetP.
Row 5) FwP with tss, RetP.
Repeat Rows 2-5 until desired size. End after row 2 or 4
To cast off, you will insert your hook into the first vertical bar as you have been doing and pull up a loop. Now, you want to pull through the loop on your hook as well. You no longer want to keep all the loops on your hook. Continue to insert hook into each vertical bar and pulling through all loops on hook.
Round 1: Work 1sc in every st around working 4 sc sts in the corners of the blanket. Do not sl st to join. Round 2: Work 1hdc into every st around working 2hdc sts in the 2 middle sts of the corner.
The corner has 4 sc sts from previous round - You want to work hdc sts as follows [1hdc, 2hdc, 2hdc, 1hdc]. Sl st to the first hdc.
Finishing: Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Here are just some Tunisian Hooks available. I own all of these (except the aluminum ones). The Bamboo ones will warp if not stored flat. Mine were in a cup (standing up) and warped over time! My favorites are the Interchangeable sets. I like that the Denise interchangeable set come in larger sizes. I have 2 sets so I can connect hooks on both ends. Knitter's Pride has larger hooks as well but they are sold separately (not in sets) that I'm aware of.
There are hooks that have a "Hook" on both ends for knitting with 2 colors at the same time. I prefer to try with the double ended circular first!
Little Bobbles Blanket
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