110F22 Tunisian Ten Stitch Blanket
with Heather Olson
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Tunisian crochet is an old method, dating from the 1800s, and is a cross between crocheting and knitting. This project is done in a spiral format, working in 10-stitch passes except for the corners. If you know how to crochet and knit, this is a perfect blend of the two techniques. For those who only know how to knit, this is a natural progression into crochet methods. Those who know standard crochet will be very surprised as to how easy this method is. Students can use standard aluminum crochet hooks for this project (unfortunately, not ergonomic ones). If there’s enough time, we’ll start a second project (a scarf) with a different Tunisian crochet stitch.
- Straight Aluminum hook (not ergonomic), long Tunisian Crochet hook or Cabled Tunisian Hook. The size of hook you will need is determined by the yarn that you purchase. It will need to be at least 1-2 sizes larger than the size recommended on the yarn label.
- 1650 meters (1803 yards) of a Light Worsted, DK yarn. The instructor used Hobbii’s Horizon Yarn in Color 09 (Waterfall). This is enough for a lap blanket. If you want a larger blanket, please scale up appropriately. Know that a heavier weight yarn will result in a thicker, bulkier blanket that is likely to be larger. Conversely, a lighter weight yarn may need more yardage to obtain the same size of blanket. A good reference for yarn weights is found here: https://diycandy.com/guide-to-yarn-weights/
Heather Olson has been crocheting for 46 years, having created many projects from scarves and shawls to full-sized afghans. She’s familiar with standard crocheting methods as well as mosaic crochet and Tunisian crochet. Heather is well versed in fiber arts as I quilt, weave, cross-stitch, perform beadwork as well as macrame.
Oct 5 - 26th, 2022
Wed for 4 weeks from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Kennewick High School
500 S. Dayton
Kennewick, WA 99336 Get directions