Patchwork Blanket Tunisian Along (TAL) – Part 1

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Tunisian Crochet Patchwork Blanket Tunisian Along TAL Btrix Dsigns

Welcome to PART 1 of 6 of the Patchwork Blanket Tunisian Along – TAL!

If you missed the INTRODUCTION on the TAL, please read all about it HERE.

The INTRODUCTION covers the following:

  • How the TAL will be approached; that is, what you can expect.
  • What the TAL is all about; that is, what we will make, what you will need, where you will find it..

About PART 1

Get ready and GO!

Here is the VIDEO to PART 1 of our Tunisian Along!

And also a pdf Patchwork Blanket Tunisian Along PART 1_PDF

Make sure you watch the whole video as I give many tips and hints throughout.

You will master:

These sections of the Colour Schematic under the INSTRUCTIONS for the Patchwork Blanket is what you will be working in this part.

In the BLOG you will find the following:

  • Pattern Notes
  • Instructions
  • The recommended Yarn and how to substitute.
  • Recommended Hook and the size in different hook size systems.
  • How to substitute the colours.

Pattern Notes
  • This pattern is written in American Terminology, where conventional crochet terms are concerned.
  • The pattern is worked in “Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss)”.
  • Colour changes are done to create 4 different block sections, a Large Square, Small Square, Vertical Rectangle and Horizontal Rectangle to give the Patchwork look to the Blanket.
  • The diagram to the suggested colours for each block will be revealed in sections.  One section during each Part of this Tunisian Along.
  • For Colour Changes, watch the video on “Changing Colours on the sides”.  The colour change transitions on the foundation chain and during each row, will be shown in the video for PART 1.
  • Block the finished project.  Wet block for wool and acrylics, spray block for cotton and bamboo.  A video will be shared about blocking at a later stage.
  • This step is omitted in the instructions for the start of the (Forward) and should be considered:

 Skip the vertical bar of the 1st stitch with loop on hook and continue with pattern  instructions.

  • (Return) is worked as follows:

“YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, *YO and pull through  2; rep from * until ONE loop remains”, except where instructions shows differently.


Instructions

For Patchwork Panel 1 and 2

Foundation Row: (These colours are for Patchwork Panel 1, but follow the same method to do foundation chain for Patchwork Panel 2) Ch 17 in Col A, join by YO with Col I and continue to ch 34, join by YO with Col H and continue to ch 34, pull up a loop from back bar of 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, doing colour change at relevant sts. (Return) (see Pattern Notes for omitted instructions). (85 Tss)

Row 1: (Forward) (see Pattern Notes for omitted instructions) Tss each st across, doing colour changes on relevant sts. (Return) (see Pattern Notes for omitted instructions). (85 Tss)

Rep Row 1, following the Patchwork Panel schematics for colour changes and the stitch- and row counts for each shape as shown below:

Stitch and Row counts

Block sizes Stitch and Row count per Block
Vertical Rectangle                                                            17 sts x 30 rows

 

Horizontal Rectangle                                                         34 sts x 15 rows

 

Small Square                                                                   17 sts x 15 rows

 

Large Square                                                                    34 sts x 30 rows

 

Below is the SCHEMATIC for the COLOUR CHANGES.

Use the COLOUR KEY in the YARN INFORMATION CHART below to follow the recommended colour changes.

If you do not use the recommended colours and yarn, see the sections on “Yarn and Substitution” and “Substitute Colours” below.

Colour Schematic – PART 1

PART 1 – Section for Panel 1

PART 1 – Section for Panel 2

Colours:

  • Denim
  • Seashell
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Willow
  • Coco

Colours:

  • Charcoal
  • Denim
  • Willow
  • Fawn
  • Coco

Here is a PDF for PART 1:

Patchwork Blanket Tunisian Along PART 1_PDF

And you can watch PART 1:

Patchwork Blanket Tunisian-Along PART 1_video


Recommended Yarn and Substitution

Nurturing Fibres Eco-Fusion

  • 50% Bamboo / 50% Cotton  
  • 4-ply – wpi 17
  • 50g/125m
  • in each of the following 16 colours:

Colour Key and Yarn Info

Yarn Quantity Colour Colour Key NF Eco-Fusion

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

50g

100g

100g

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Denim

Watershed

Aventurine

Lavender

Bordeaux

Orchid

Seashell

Pickled Ginger

Fawn

Coco

Pear

Willow

Olive

Mist

Charcoal

Vanilla

If you are not able to use the recommended yarn, you can use any yarn with a WPI (wraps per inch) of 17.  This classifies as a:

  • fine #2
  • sport weight (US)
  • 4-ply (UK & SA)
  • 5-ply (NZ & AUS)

If you can’t identify the weight of your yarn, make sure you watch my video on “Wraps Per Inch Method “ to determine the weight of yarn.

Here is a chart that you can use as a guide for Yarn Weights and the recommended Tunisian Hook Sizes.

Yarn Weight Chart and Recommended Tunisian Hook Sizes

Yarn Weight Classification

Yarn Weight

US

Yarn weight

UK, SA   &  Other

WPI (wraps per inch)

Recommended Crochet Hook Size

Recommended Tunisian Hook Size

0 – Lace Lace 2-ply 22> <2.75mm 3-5mm
1 – Superfine Fingering/Sock 3-4ply 19-22 2.25-3.5mm 3.5-6mm
2 – Fine Sport 4-5ply 15-18 3.5-4.5mm 4-6mm
3 – Light Light Worsted 8-ply/DK 12-14 4.5-5.5mm 6-8mm
4 – Medium Worsted 10-ply/ Aran 9-11 5.5-6.5mm 7-10mm
5 – Bulky Bulky 12-ply/ Chunky 7-8 6.5-9mm 9-12mm
6 – Super Bulky Super Bulky 14-ply/ Super Chunky 5-6 9-15mm 12-18mm
7 – Jumbo Jumbo Roving <5 15mm> 18mm>

Recommended Hook

5mm Tunisian Interchangeable hook with

  • 40cm cable if you make ONE panel at a time or
  • 80cm cable if you want to make both panels at the same time.

Here is a chart for the different hook size systems:

Hook Size Systems for Recommended Hook

Metric Range

UK Size

US Size

5mm

6

H/8


Substitute Colours

What if you do not want to use the 16 colours we recommend and wants to use your own colour combinations?

Here is a diagram on how the different blocks are laid together, without any colour suggestions.  Use it to add your own colours randomly or use the Colour Key in the chart above to allocate your own colour to each colour suggested and continue to participate in each week’s Part of the Tunisian Along, as the layout of coloured blocks for each Part will be revealed.

Schematic Outlines for Colours

Patchwork Blanket Tunisian Along Schematic oulines Btrix Dsigns

Patchwork Blanket Tunisian Along Schematic Oulines_Btrix Dsigns PDF


Enjoy this Tunisian Fun-along!

 

 

 

Beatrix

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