Updated: Mar 12
Today's tutorial is on this beautiful, lacy Blanket Sweater. I wanted to play with a new Tunisian Lace Stitch so I decided to make a blanket sweater. I found some yarn that I wanted to use but I had only 1 ball of each color. I grabbed the 3 that I thought would work together and I'm happy to say that it worked out beautifully!
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Here I am with my coffee all cozy on 4th of July!
For this tutorial, I'm using Knitter's Prides Dreamz Symfonie Tunisian Wood Hooks. They're interchangeable and comes with different size cords. This is perfect since this sweater was going to be big. I used the connector (You'll see in the video) to connect 2 cords and extend the cord so I can work with a wider piece.
This stitch is pretty easy to learn. You will need a Tunisian (Afghan) Hook that can hold a lot of stitches. I have recorded a stitch tutorial (at bottom of post) so you can easily learn it too! The blanket sweater is constructed of just one piece using this lace stitch and collar is added using just double crochet stitches! It's a large, over-sized piece that you can throw on like a blanket!
The finished piece measures 37.5 x 52 inches. The height of 37.5 inches includes the band for the collar.
Materials used in tutorial
Tunisian Crochet Hook- I used Knitter's Pride's Dreamz Interchangeable hooks 6.5mm
st(s) - Stitch(es)
ch - Chain
sl st - Slip Stitch
dc - Double Crochet
I switched colors between Hazel & Mocha every 7 rows until I ran out of both yarn.
Start with your foundation row: Chain in multiples of 2 sts + 1. In my example, I chained 118 (+1) = 119 Stitches.
Starting with the 2nd chain from hook, insert through back hump and draw up a loop. Continue to draw up loops leaving them on hook. RetP.
Step 1: FwP: chain 1, work 2 tdc in the next 2 sts (Vertical bars) until last 2 sts.
Work just 1 tdc into the 2nd to last st. and last st (always inserting hook through 2 loops on side)
Step 2: Work a normal RetP
Step 3: FwP: chain 1, work 1 tdc in the next st. *2tdc into the next 2 sts* Repeat from * to * until last st. Your tdc clusters should now be in-between the previous clusters below.
Work 1tdc in last sts.
Step 4: Work a normal RetP
Repeat Steps 1 - 4 until 27.5 inches tall or your work measures approx 27.5 x 52 inches. Work a normal tslst to finish off. Do not cut yarn.
Note: My intentions were to use as much of the yarn as possible.
My piece ended up in a parallelogram shape but I was not too worried about it since it's not a fitted piece.
Fold in half lengthwise and using a crochet hook, sl st from open edge towards folded line edge leaving 7" for armhole. Fasten off and weave in ends. Fast on the other side and repeat. Fasten off and weave in ends.
COLLAR - 5 inches wide:
Attach a new ball of yarn (Blue Ridge) anywhere you like (front opening).
Rounds 1-7: ch3 (counts as first dc st). work 1dc st in every st around. Sl st to the 3rd chain from the beginning ch3 st.
Note: I just kept working rounds until I ran out of yarn which is 7 rounds with very little left.
Even though it's summer and very hot, I often get chilly because of the air conditioning. So this sweater blanket is perfect even in the summer! At least my little man agrees too!
I have 2 Tunisian Patterns available for free. Check them out!
Tunisian Lace Stitch #1
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