Every now and then, a pattern comes along that just works for every occasion. The Bias Tunisian Baby Blanket is that pattern. The design is so simple that it works as a canvas for your creativity. I put a new spin on it for my future nephew, and I kind of want to keep the finished blanket for myself!
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My summer of baby showers continues and this one is extra special. My older brother and his wife are welcoming a brand new baby boy! There’s truly nothing better than being an aunt. I have a 4-year-old niece that I love spending time with and I can’t wait to hold my teeny nephew in a few months.
But, as excited as I am, free time is running short. For my nephew’s blankie, I wanted to jazz up a simple pattern and let the lovely colors of yarn do all the work for me. My Bias Tunisian Baby Blanket pattern was the perfect canvas and worked brilliantly with Caron x Pantone Bamboo yarn from Yarnspirations.
Caron x Pantone Bamboo is a luscious blend of bamboo, nylon, and acrylic. These fibers together have a silky, lightweight feel but are still machine washable. I’m so excited that the final blanket will keep its rich colors for years to come.
I rounded out this yarny gift with a Two-Legged Bunny, designed by Lanukas. I used the leftover yarn from the blanket to make the bunny and put little rattle inserts in the legs. Click here for the free Two-Legged Bunny pattern.
This version of the Bias Tunisian Baby Blanket is made the same as the original with the following edits:
- The pattern uses only one strand of worsted weight yarn throughout but still with an 8mm Tunisian crochet hook with a 32″ cord.
- This version is made with Caron x Pantone Bamboo from Yarnspirations in the following amounts: 2 skeins of Indigo, 2 skeins of Ghost Gray, 2 skeins of Sandy toes, and the white and light blue portions of 2 skeins of Sunset Sky.
- The finished pattern has 169 total rows and measures about 42″ square.
To replicate my version of the Bias Tunisian Baby Blanket, use the following color sequence:
On the increase (85 total rows):
- 32 rows with Sandy Toes
- 9 rows alternating White and Indigo
- 24 rows with Ghost Gray
- 20 rows with Indigo
On the decrease (84 total rows):
- 2 rows with Indigo
- 30 rows with Sandy Toes
- Alternate 2 rows Indigo and 1 row Light Blue 9 times (27 rows)
- 2 rows with Indigo
- 14 rows with White
- 9 rows with Ghost Gray
I hope you enjoy this pattern! Don’t forget to pin it and share it with friends 🙂