tunisian crochet baby blanket

23 Oct

saw a picture of it at heklehekta’s blog, and bought the pattern from solvor.

i made one for my friend that had a baby on september 29:

 

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yarn: 2 strands of chiri alpakka from rauma

(55 %baby alpaca/22% superfine alpaca/23% silk)

approx. 6 50 g skeins

colour: ch913

hook: approx. 9 mm (the big hook from solvor/danhook)

 

 

i’ve also made half one for another friend that had a baby on the same day:

baby-blanket-red.jpg

yarn: 2 strands of tiur from dale

(unfortunately not in production anymore, lovely yarn 60% mohair/40% wool)

colours: #2526 (yellow) and #4027 (red) 

hook: approx. 9 mm (the big hook from solvor/danhook)

gauge: 15 chain stiches and 7 stars per 10 cm

 

but as her baby surprisingly (to some) came out a boy… i had to start one more (but haven’t finished…):

baby-blanket-brown.jpg 

 

 yarn: 2 strands of tynn alpakka from du store alpakka

colours: # 101 (offwhite) / #103 (brown)

hook: approx. 9 mm (the big hook from solvor/danhook)

gauge: 17 chain stiches (white) and 8 1/2 stars (brown) per 10 cm

 

of the three choices of yarn, it is the first one that is my favorite. it built up thick and went really well with the needle. unfortunately the yarn is quite pricey, and the technique uses a lot of it! the colour pattern for the brown/white one demands a heckuva lot of weaving in ends as you have to cut the yarn after every row… that being said, i think it looks rather pleasing. Two strands of tynn alpakka is also to thin for the hook i used, so it is a little bit more tricky to do.

17 Responses to “tunisian crochet baby blanket”

  1. Malin April 17, 2007 at 9:35 pm #

    Det var nydelig- og med babyen inni smelter jeg helt altså!!!

  2. Alissa January 25, 2008 at 4:46 am #

    I would love to crochet this blanket but have no idea where to buy it the pattern. Could you let me know where I can find it?

  3. Michelle February 4, 2008 at 10:18 pm #

    Do you have the pattern for this blanket? It’s beautiful and I can’t find anything like it. Thank you!

  4. Shellee January 31, 2009 at 10:44 pm #

    Please email me and let me know where I can get this pattern in english, the blog you noted was in a language that I assume you understand, what info can you give me? Love the blanket, would love to make one.

    Thanks,
    Shellee

  5. lily May 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm #

    how did you get this pattern very interested

  6. Linh November 18, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    This is a beautiful blanket? I would really love to make this for my aunt’s baby. How can I get this pattern? Thank you.

  7. Debbie Fugit December 2, 2009 at 3:30 am #

    Hi..i love this blanket…where can i get a pattern in english…help it is so so adorable…

  8. Diana Havens January 30, 2011 at 4:20 am #

    These blankets are just lovely! I’ve been trying to find the pattern in English and even attempted to come up with something simular on my own (no luck as of yet). Where did you get the pattern?

  9. Portia March 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Hello!

    Please add me to the list of people interested in this pattern in English🙂

    I look forward to hearing from you.

  10. Janet Tortora June 6, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    I also would love a copy of this pattern in English. Can you tell me where to get it?

    Thanks so much for sharing it!
    janet

    • Keisha June 6, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

      Can you please provide me with a link for this pattern in English? If not the original and maybe I can have it translated through google? Thanks

      • mille June 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

        I am sorry, I can not help you with the pattern for this as it is not a free one. I’ve contacted the designer to ask if she will translate it to English and she said maybe in the fall. If you press the link “Solvor” at the top of the post you can probably find some contact info for her, and maybe give her a push to start translating! Good luck!
        It is a very pretty pattern🙂
        By the way, I did a google search for “tunisian crochet star” and got this:
        http://franciebags.blogspot.com/2010/02/tunisian-crochet-star-stitch.html
        Maybe if you get in touch with this blogger she can help?! The star looks a lot like the one in this pattern.

      • mille June 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

        I googled some more – and this looks similar anyway:
        http://autumnequinoxjewelry.blogspot.com/2011/04/crochet-star-stitch-tutorial.html

      • Keisha Gaynor May 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

        Thank you for the link Mille.

  11. TUNISIAN MUSIC March 8, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    As a Group working in the African music industry “New Videos: Tunisian Crochet WIPs N Chains” is of great interest to us
    well written thank you🙂

  12. Kathy July 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    I think this vimeo is for the star pattern above?

  13. Kathy July 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    oops http://vimeo.com/52708638

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