Hello dear readers! Recently I ordered a set of Tunisian hooks from Crochet Creations and I’ve been learning how to do Tunisian crochet. (Be sure to check out my tutorials on Tunisian Simple Stitch and Tunisian Purl Stitch.)
I also found out my son and his wife are going to have a baby in January and my daughter and her fiancé are expecting in March. So, you know I’ve been crocheting all things!
|How pretty are they?|
I came up with a simple pattern for a baby bag using Tunisian purl and simple stitches. I’m not done with the project, but I had to share what I’ve gotten done so far and share the pattern with you.
I really like Tunisian crochet and I love my new hooks! They are so easy to use because they are nice and smooth, well balanced, and the knobby thing at the end lets me pile up a bunch of stitches on the hook as I work.
|Just getting started on the front|
Here is the pattern so far. I used Red Heart With Love yarn in white and a size 7mm Tunisian hook.
Row 1: Tunisian simple stitch
Rows 3 & 4: Tunisian purl stitch
Pattern repeat: 6 Tun purl sts, Tun simple sts to the last 6 sts, 6 Tun purl sts. Repeat the pattern until the bag is the length desired.
Tun purl stitch to desired length. I crocheted 11 rows for the hood. Bind off and sew the ends of the hood section together to form the hood.
Make like the front, but leave off the hood section. If you want to add button holes space them out evenly along the sides. I found this great video about vertical button holes in Tunisian crochet. Work across the row in pattern working the ending edge as same as the first.
Holding the two pieces with right sides together, slip stitch the bottom edges together. Sew on buttons onto the back so you can button and unbutton the from the front and you’re done.
This pattern is still in progress so I make tweak it as I go. If you have any suggestions or comments, please be sure to let me know!
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Until next time, stay safe and keep on hooking!