Welcome to the Knit & Tunisian Crochet Water Balloon Pattern. This is a collaboration with Clover USA and as always I’m so excited to be back on their blog as a guest designer. I hope you are safe and healthy in these new times of our world. Have you wanted to use some of your free time to learn to knit or Tunisian crochet? Are you over the idea of making a dishcloth as a beginner pattern? Well, this fun Knit & Tunisian Crochet Water Balloon Pattern is for you! And if you already have mastered these skills this pattern is a quick stash buster that is sure to make some kiddos in your life happy.
These patterns are quick and so much fun. I’ve done the footwork and included what you need and how much yarn you’ll need. I love my Clover Takumi Bamboo Tunisian Interchangeable Crochet Hooks and my Clover Takumi Bamboo Singel Point Knitting Needles. I find small projects helps motivate me to learn new skills so I can move on to larger projects. I hope these patterns make a big splash for you!
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- L/8.0 mm Tunisian Hook with or without a short cord.
- US 10.5 or 6.5 mm Knitting Needles
- Super Bulky, #6 yarn
- Tapestry Needle, I love my Clover set
- Scissors, I love my Clover Patchwork
5 x 4 inches finished
- 4×4″ of Stockinette st = 8 sts x 11 rows
- 4×4″ Tunisian Knit st = 8 sts x 11 rows
ch = chain
FwP = forward pass
RetP = return pass
tss = Tunisian simple stitch
tks = Tunisian knitl stitch
k1 = knit 1 stitch
p1 purl 1 stitch
- A great link for Long Tail Cast on for knitting is Very Pink Knits, Long Tail Cast On Video.
- A great beginner knitting Video by Stephanie at All About Ami, for knitting and purling.
- A great beginner video for Tunisian Basics by Toni at TL Yarn Crafts.
- A great video for Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch by American Crochet Association.
With your US 10.5 or 6.5mm needles cast on 18 stitches.
Row 1: K1, turn work. (18 sts)
Row 2: P1, turn work (18 sts)
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until you have 12 rows.
Bind off and leave a 16-inch tail. Fasten off.
Tunisian Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: FwP: Ch 17, pull a loop up on 2nd chain from hook. Pull up loops on remaining chains. (16 sts) Standard RetP
Row 2: FwP: *Tks by inserting hook in between 1st and 2nd vertical bars, pull up a loop*. Repeat from * to *. Insert hook and pull up loop into edge stitch. (16 sts) Standard RetP
Row 3-12: Repeat Row 2.
Bind off. Bind off is like a slip stitch. Insert hook into 1st vertical bar, pull up and slip stitch. Continue to end of row, fasten off leaving a 16-inch tail.
With wrong sides together, straight stitch sides together, sew end in and fasten off. To gather top weave yarn through top row and pull yarn to close top. Sew end in and fasten off.
Turn balloon right side out and cut an 8-inch piece of yarn, wrap around the bottom of balloon, knot and fasten off.
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