My daughter and my daughter-in-law are both expecting babies:)! One is due in May and the other in June. Yea!! I love cute little babies and especially GRAND babies! They are the best:)!!
I have been waiting to start on baby blankets, quilts, and blessing outfits until we were certain if they would be a boy or a girl. We are having two boys:). While I would have loved to make a bunch of frilly pink girly things, I enjoy fun blues and cars and trucks.
I really loved the cute blanket I designed for my first grandson. It is so soft and fluffy. He sleeps with it every night. His little fingers go through the holes:). I gave the instructions on my blog here.
But I don’t want to give the same blanket to my next grandson. They might get them confused. Sooooo I am making double ended Tunisian crocheted blankets for these next grandsons. One will be in blue and the other will be in gray.
I really like this little stitch pattern. An older neighborhood lady introduced it to me several years ago. I was instantly “hooked”! Once you get the hang of it, it just works right up.
I especially like how it “magically” makes one side of the project look predominantly one color while on the back it is the coordinating color that is the star. Fun!!.
- 14″ double ended crochet hook
- 1 knitting end cap
- Baby yarn in two colors
- Place the needle cap on one end.
- Chain in multiples of three plus one with the free hook end. I chained 121.
- Place the needle in the 2nd chain from the hook and pull up a loop.
- Do not work off. You will have two loops on the hook.
- Place your needle in the next stitch and pull up the loop. Now you have three loops. Repeat in all of the remaining stitches. 121 loops on your needle.
- Row 1- Do not turn. yo and pull through first loop on the hook working it off. *Ch3, pull through the next 3 loops, ch1 to lock, repeat from * across. Work off all of the loops in groups of three. I think to myself – lock, 1,2,3,pull through….
- Row 2- Do not turn. Ch1, place needle in the last chain of the previous row pull up a loop. Now you have two loops on your hook. Repeat in the next two stitches. There will be 4 loops on your hook. *Skip over the shell. Pull up loops in the next three ch. repeat from* to the end.
- Push all of the stitches in to the center. Move the end cap from the one hook to the other hook.
- Row 3- turn . With the next color work off the first loop, *ch3, pull through the next three loops, ch1 to lock, repeat from * across.
- Repeat rows 2 & 3 to your desired length. Do not cut yarn between color changes. Just leave it hanging and pick it up again at the next color change.
- To work off- yo, pull through 1 loop, * yo pull through 2 loops, repeat from * working off stitches to the end of the row. Finish off and cut yarn.
SWEET!! This pattern is a nice change to the ordinary crochet stitch. I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think:)