When Lion Brand Yarn brought back their beautiful Woolspun Yarn line, I couldn’t wait to crochet something squishy and cuddly with it! Say hello to the Huckleberry Baby Blanket, a combination of tunisian crochet stitches, and an easy granny stripe border to tie it together!
Lion Brand Woolspun is back from the vault and is now one of my favourite bulky weight yarns! Although it has the thickness to crochet those big stitches, it isn’t heavy at all. It has a beautiful twist and bounce to it, that creates these beautifully defined stitches with lots of spring to them.
This ultra-textured blanket is perfect for a beginner who wants to dive into the world of tunisian crochet! Start with a tunisian purl stitch center, and finish off with an easy granny stripe border to tie it together!
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There are a few great ways to get the Huckleberry Baby Blanket!!
- Order your Kit from Lion Brand Yarn which includes the printed pattern + all of the yarn you need shipped right to your door! When choosing your Kit, you can also pick any colour of Woolspun! >> GET THE LION BRAND KIT
- Get the AD-FREE PDF on Ravelry >> GO TO RAVELRY
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- Get the AD-FREE PDF on Lovecrafts>> GO TO LOVECRAFTS
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Now that you’re all set, here’s the pattern for the Huckleberry Baby Blanket!
US Size L/11 (8.0mm) corded tunisian crochet hook, US Size L/11 (8.0mm) crochet hook, US Size J/10 (6.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors.
25 x 36”
10 tps x 6 rows = 4” with 8mm tunisian hook.
Tunisian Simple Stitch (tts) = Insert hook behind vertical bar of next st, yo and draw up a loop.
Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps) = Bring yarn to front, insert hook behind bar of next st, take yarn to back of work and over hook from back to front (yo), draw loop through and leave on hook.
Return Pass = Ch 1, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook until end.
- Weave in ends as work progresses.
Instructions for the Huckleberry Baby Blanket:
“The Huckleberry Baby Blanket is the perfect project for first time tunisian crocheters! Tunisian crochet uses an elongated crochet hook to mimic the look of knit stitches. Combine this technique with a classic granny stripe border for an adorable, giftable blanket.”
With A, and 8mm corded tunisian hook.
Row 1: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, and draw up a loop, repeat in each ch across (do not turn here and throughout), Return Pass back across Row to end–50 sts.
Rows 2-17: Skip 1st st (loop is already on hook), tps across, complete Basic Return–50 sts.
Change to B.
Rows 18-33: Repeat Rows 2-17.
Change to C.
Rows 34-49: Repeat Rows 2-17.
Fasten off. Continue to Border.
With D, and 8mm crochet hook.
Short Side: Skip 1st 2 sts of Row 49, and fasten on to next st, ch 2 (counts as dc), *3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * across to last st, skip last 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, skip last, ch 2 (corner made), rotate to work long side–16 3 dc clusters.
Long Side: Skip 1st row end, *3 dc in next row end, ch 1, skip next 2 row ends; repeat from * across to last 2 row ends, 3 dc in next row end, skip last row end, ch 2, rotate to work short side–16 3 dc clusters.
Work Short Side and Long Side one more time each, join–4 ch-2 spaces, 64 3 dc clusters. Fasten off.
With E, and 6mm crochet hook.
Round 2: Join in any ch-2 corner space, ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in same space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space; repeat from * to next ch-2 space, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space**, repeat from * to ** around to last ch-2 space, 3 dc in last ch-2 space, ch 2, join–68 3 dc clusters, 4 ch-2 spaces.
Round 3: Repeat Round 2–72 3 dc clusters, 4 ch-2 spaces.
Round 4: Join to any ch-2 corner space, ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), 2 hdc in same space, *hdc BLO of each st, hdc in each ch-1 space, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in each ch-2 space); repeat from * around to last ch-2 space, 3 hdc in last ch-2 space, ch 2, join–308 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.
Round 5: Working in 3rd loop only, repeat Round 4–356 hdc, 4 ch-2 spaces.
Block if desired.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern, let me know if you make one of your own! I would love to see it over on instagram when you use the hashtag #cococrochetlee.