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Mustard & Co Tunisian Crochet Blanket

By: Miroslava Mihalkova from Exquisite Crochet UK
Mustard & Co Tunisian Crochet Blanket
Mustard Co Tunisian Crochet Blanket

"This project combines popular Tunisian crochet stitches, Tunisian purl and knit stitch, in a slightly unusual combination as they are crocheted diagonally from corner to corner rather than in the most common way in straight rows. Together, they create a striking texture while giving the final project a very warm and cosy feel. The blanket is sized for toddler/small child; however it can be easily adjusted for smaller/bigger sizes by either using lighter/heavier weight yarn or reducing/adding stitch pattern row repeats. "

NotesYarn substitute:
Below, I list possible alternatives to the yarn used for this project as this is only available from one online seller in the UK. Please note, that it is always necessary to swatch before starting a project to check the gauge to ensure your final project is as you had expected it to be.
Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic | Aran | 170.1 g (6 oz) = 288 m (315 yds)), #9782 Gold (MC) 3 skeins, #9762 Burgundy (CC1) 1 skein, #9608 Blue Mint (CC2) 1 skein
Caron Simply Soft Heathers ((100% Acrylic | Aran | 141.7 g (5 oz) = 228 m (249 yds yds)), #9509 Grey Heather (CC3) 1 skein

Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (100% Acrylic | Aran/ 10-Ply | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 184 m (201 yds)), #223 Mustard Yellow (MC) 5 skeins, #215 Red Wine (CC1) 2 skeins, #233 Marine Blue (CC2) 1 skein, #204 Stormy Grey (CC3) 2 skeins

Easy

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeBlocked Gauge: 13 sts x 13 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) measured diagonally over the stitch pattern

Finished SizeThe final blanket measurements (blocked): 110 cm x 108 cm (approx. 43.25 x 42.5 in) 150 cm (approx. 59 in) diagonally

Materials List

  • Women’s Institute Soft and Smooth Aran (available exclusively from Hobbycraft) (100% Acrylic | Aran | 400 g (14.1 oz) = 660 m (722 yds)), Mustard (MC) 2 skeins (approx. 500 g), Plum (CC1) 1 skein (approx. 155 g), Teal (CC2) 1 skein (approx. 100 g), Light Grey (CC3) 1 skein (approx. 120 g)
  • Tunisian crochet hook size 7 mm with cable (at least 100 cm (40 in)) or size to obtain the gauge
  • Crochet hook size 6 mm (J-10) for border
  • Tapestry needle
  • A piece of cardboard to make tassels
  • Scissors
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