Anyone interested in a crochet along? I found this blanket pattern recently while searching for more tunisian projects and fell in love with it. I kept trying to push it out of my head but just couldn’t, then a yarn that featured colors I liked went on sale, and now here we are! I like that you learn several new stitch patterns as you go, and get to expand your skills and knowledge while completing a wonderful project!

The Lion Brand Tunisian Throw I'll be using for a CAL-- My Workbasket
(Not my Original Photo- This belongs to Lion Brand Yarns)

The pattern is FREE, and can be found on Ravelry at the link above, or directly from the Lion Brand site here. To do it as listed you’ll need 9 colors of yarn. I picked these:

The colors I'll be using on my throw for the crochet along. -- My Workbasket

“But that’s ten!” Yes you smart person you! I originally bought the bright green, because it’s hard to find 9 colors, then my son picked the blue in the upper left corner for a blanket for the cat (the things I agree too) and then when unbagging and sorting colors I liked the blue better. I’m hoping to get away with making a green cat blanket and stealing the blue for my blanket. I’ll be using the AC Moore brand Nicole Studio Classic yarn. Any worsted weight yarn will work. The original pattern uses Vanna’s Choice.

If you don’t have any of the special afghan hooks I really recommend the Denise hooks and needles. The set is VERY cost effective for what you get,  customer service is great, and the shipping is very fast, so you won’t have to wait around waiting to join in this CAL! You can read my previous review of them, follow this link, or check out the link on my right sidebar.

Detailed Tutorials!

I’ll be posting a detailed video tutorial every Tuesday of how to do each block! I’ll update this list each time a new video is posted.

Block A Tutorial- Simple Stitch

Block B Tutorial- Crossed Stitch

Block C Tutorial- Knit Stitch

Block D Tutorial- Bias Stitch

Block E Tutorial- Purl Stitch

Block F- Rib Stitch

Block G- Lace Stitch

Block H- Honeycomb Stitch

Block I- Popcorn Stitch

 

I’d LOVE to have you follow and crochet along with me! To make the blanket you make four of the same square in the same color. So I’ll be picking my first color and starting with square A this week. I’ll update my progress weekly on Tuesday, and you can share your progress in the comments! If you contact me and email me pictures I’ll include them in my post!

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