Size: 36” wide by 40” long (easily modified, info on modifying below and in free pattern)
Hook: Size K (6.5mm) Tunisian crochet hook with 24” cord attached, additional 40” cord, two end stoppers (scrap yarn can be used instead of 40” cord)
Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn in three colors, 660 yards each color, plus one extra skein in your color of choice for fringe (details below on the yarns I used)
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for cross stitching design and weaving ends
Gauge: 3.5 stitches and 3.5 rows per inch
Pattern + links to four-part video tutorial is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD.
INFORMATION ON MODIFYING PATTERN
You can make this blanket any size, using any yarn weight or hook size you like, as long as you like the fabric you are creating.
To determine your starting chain number, you’ll knit to make a swatch. Using the yarn and hook size you’d like to use, chain 20 (or so), and work up a small sample. Bind-off and wash swatch, then either block or dry the swatch as you will the finished blanket. (If you choose a machine washable and dryable yarn, you can machine wash and dry the swatch.) Then measure the number of stitches you’re getting per inch, and make note of that number.
Multiply that number by the number of inches wide you’d like your finished blanket, and use that number as your starting chain number. Here are some standard blanket sizes from About.com:
Crib: 45 by 60 inches
Twin/Throw: 66 by 90 inches
Double: 80 by 90 inches
Queen: 90 by 90 to 100 inches
King: 108 by 90 to 100 inches
An easy way to determine the amount of yarn you’ll need if you’re modifying the size is to work up your first stripe, and make note of how much yarn you used. There are 11 stripes total in the blanket. Remember to allow enough yarn for a wider Center Panel, and allow extra for fringe.
Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The interchangeable Tunisian Crochet hooks I’m using can be found here.
The yarn used in the pink/blue/green blanket is Knit Picks Brava Worsted, Blush – 3 skeins, Sky – 4 skeins (extra skein for fringe), Mint – 3 skeins
The yarn used in the Sock Monkey colors blanket is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted, Cranberry – 3 skeins (extra skein for fringe), Oxford Grey – 2 skeins, Wheat – 3 skeins
The sweater I’m wearing is a free pattern + video tutorial.
The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Malala”.