Patchwork Blanket Tunisian Along (TAL) – Part 6

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

If you missed the Introduction and Parts 1-5 you can find the

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..

PART 1 covers 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.

PART 2 covers the following:

  • colour change again,
  • how to crochet away the yarn tails,
  • some common mistakes that we make during the return and forward pass and how to correct them when ripping our work.

PART 3 covers the following:

  • get organized,
  • how to make a swatch,
  • how to determine your gauge,
  • how to calculate your yarn quantities when you need to substitute yarn for this Patchwork Blanket or plan your own project.

PART 4 has NO VIDEO but on the blog you will find:

  • Colour Schematic for PART 4.

PART 5 covers the following:

  • Colour Schematic for PART 5,
  • How to bind-off your work,
  • Take good photos of your product/project.


About PART 6

Here you will find the VIDEO to PART 6 of our Tunisian Along!

The complete written pattern will be available as a FREE downloadable pattern on my Ravelry store from now on and can be found HERE.

In the video for PART 6 we will look at:

  • working a Double Crochet – US term – (Treble for UK term) edge around both panels,
  • join the 2 panels with a Reverse Single Crochet – US term – (Reverse Double Crochet for UK term),
  • finishing the edge with the Reverse Single Crochet, aka Crab Stitch.

In this blog for PART 5 you will find:

  • a photo tutorial on how to work a Double Crochet – US term – (Treble for UK term),
  • a photo tutorial on how to work the Reverse Single Crochet – US term – (Reverse Double Crochet for UK term) .

Double Crochet – dc (UK Treble Crochet – tr)

The double crochet stitch is one of the most commonly used stitches together with the single crochet and chain stitches.  When you master this stitch, the taller stitches will be much easier to understand and to make.   It is a less dense stitch and forms a soft, flexible fabric.

Double CrochetUS term tutorial_Btrix Dsigns
Double Crochet (dc – US term)
Double Crochet_US term_photo 1_Tutorial_Btrix Dsigns 1.     Make a foundation chain of the required length, plus 3 ch.

The extra 3 chains will count as the turning chain

 

2.     Wrap the yarn around the hook

(yarn over (hook) = yo(h))

Double Crochet_US term_photo 2_Tutorial_Btrix Dsigns 3.     Insert hook in designated chain/stitch.

For double crochet, always insert the hook into the 4th chain from the hook on your foundation chain.

 

Double Crochet_US term 2_Tutorial_Btrix Dsigns 4.     Wrap the yarn around the hook

(yarn over (hook) = yo(h))

5.     Draw a loop up through the stitch on the hook.

You have 3 loops on hook.

 Double Crochet_US term_photo 4_Tutorial_Btrix Dsigns 6.     Wrap the yarn around the hook

(yarn over (hook) = yo(h))

Double Crochet_US term_photo 5_Tutorial_Btrix Dsigns 7.     Pull through first 2 loops on hook.
Double Crochet_US term_photo 6_Tutorial_Btrix Dsigns 8.     Wrap the yarn around the hook

(yarn over (hook) = yo(h))

Double Crochet_US term_photo 7_Tutorial_Btrix Dsigns 9.     Pull through last 2 loops on hook.
Double Crochet_US term_photo 8_Tutorial_Btrix Dsigns 10.   Repeat until you made one double crochet in each chain of the foundation chain.

Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab Stitch – rev sc (UK Reverse Double Crochet – rev dc)

Reverse single crochet stitch, also known as crab stitch, gives the appearance of a twisted cord and is mainly worked on the edge of an item to provide a sturdy, visually attractive finish.    This stitch is traditionally worked from left to right (if right-handed) and from there the term reverse double crochet, but an alternative method is also available (watch the youtube video on: Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab Stitch).

Working the reverse single crochet creates tiny knots where the V’s of the stitch should be and for that reason you can’t work into a reverse single crochet row.  It can create surface texture when it is worked in the front loops only of a piece, and then you can continue with working other stitches in the unworked back loops.

Watch the VIDEO on Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab stitch.to see the 2 different methods to work a rev sc and the 2 ways to use the rev sc.

Get Crochet Savvy_The Reverse Single Crochet (aka Crab Stitch)

Rev sc_photo 1_BtrixDsigns

 

1.     Start with chain 1,

Alternatively to chain 1, start with a standing single crochet stitch.  Watch this method on the VIDEO: Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab stitch.

Rev sc_photo 2_BtrixDsigns 2.    Insert your hook into the 1st stitch to the right from front to back. Hook over yarn – hoy (watch the VIDEO: Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab stitch to see the options of yoh or hoy.)

 

Rev sc_photo 3_BtrixDsigns 3.     Pull up a loop.

Keep the hook facing towards you and to the left at all times!  This will ensure that the loop that you pull up lies to the left on the hook and the hook should surface from your left and not to the right, otherwise it will not twist the stitch and the stitch will lie flat.

 

Rev sc_photo 4_BtrixDsigns 4.     Yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.

 

Rev sc_photo 5_BtrixDsigns 5.     Continue working the row or when you work in the round, you will work to the last stitch.

One reverse double crochet complete.

 


This was the LAST PART of the Patchwork Blanket Tunisian-Along.  The complete written pattern is available as a FREE downloadable on my Ravelry store.  Make sure you watch the videos available on my youtube channel to assist you with working this blanket.  There are 5 videos available of the 6 Parts that you can find here on the website blog.

Please join our facebook group “We Tunisian Crochet” and  share your finished projects with the Tunisian Crochet community.

Hope you enjoyed this Tunisian Fun-along!

Beatrix

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