At the beginning of every year, I sit down and write out goals for the year – productivity goals, design goals, etc. For over two years now, I’ve had it as a design goal for the year to design a Tunisian crochet pattern! Well, I finally made it happen at the end of 2023, and I’m so excited to share this as my first released pattern in 2024!
I’m still a beginner at Tunisian crochet, so I wanted to make sure this pattern was beginner-friendly as well! The only basic skill that you will need to know, in order to be successful with the pattern, is Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS). All other skills are described in the pattern! This pattern provides the chance to learn a few new basic skills and practice and master them with each square! You’ll be extremely confident in your new Tunisian skills by the time you finish your project 🙂
If you want to brush up on your TSS skills before beginning the pattern, I’ve created a quick video tutorial explaining the stitch and some of the very basics of Tunisian crochet.
Now for allll the pattern details!
This blanket requires DK weight yarn, in at least two colors (but more colors = more fun!). One will be your main color, which is white in my sample. The other 1+ color(s) will be your contrasting colors. I chose to use 6 contrasting colors in my sample.
I used Green Letter Day DK weight yarn. Any DK weight yarn will do! Green Letter Day only has yarn available to shop from at certain times of the month – I recommend following @greenletterday on Instagram for updates on the shop!
While this blanket can be made to any size desired, I’ve included specific information for 4 distinct sizes: baby, toddler, lapghan, and throw.
Baby: 32” x 36”
Toddler: 36” x 44”
Lapghan: 40” x 48”
Throw: 52” x 64”
For each square, you will need approximately 9.5 yards of your contrasting color and 11.5 yards of your main color. Simply decide the size blanket and how many squares you’d like to make, and multiply the number of squares x the yardage for each square. I’ve done the math for you for the 4 sizes listed above!
Baby: 684yds of contrasting color, 878yds of main color
Toddler: 941yds of contrasting color, 1198yds of main color
Lapghan: 1140yds of contrasting color, 1450yds of main color
Throw: 1976yds of contrasting color, 2480yds of main color
If you plan to use several contrasting colors throughout your blanket, simply divide the total amount of contrasting color yardage needed by the number of colors desired to know how much of each color to purchase.
You’ll also need a 5.5mm hook (no cable required!), scissors, a flexible tape measure, a yarn needle, and blocking materials. Blocking will be crucial to uncurl and even out your squares before seaming.
Are you ready to get started on your own Color Duo Blanket?!
Find the pattern on Etsy
Find the pattern on Ravelry
You can also tag or search #ColorDuoBlanket on Instagram for project photos and inspiration!
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