Making crocheted ribbon

When I gift people their blankets or send out my orders, I like them to look their best. Recently, I’ve taken to using ribbon to tie them up securely so they are beautifully presented and easy to transport. So today, I finished a blanket for a friend but found, to my horror, that I was out of ribbon! After a small moment of panic, I composed myself and turned my mind to the solution: I am  crafter, why not make the ribbon myself?

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Using a Tunisian crochet, I whipped up this little beauty. I’m quite new to Tunisian crochet so I am very pleased with how this turned out.

To make this ribbon, you will need:
– 2mm crochet hook (an ordinary hook will be fine for this piece)
– DK yarn of your choosing
– a tapestry needle to weave in the ends

(You could use a different hook or yarn size if you, but the gauge will be different. My ribbon measured approximately an inch across)

Abbreviations

Yo- yarn over
Ch- chain
F- Forward row
R- Return row

Pattern

(US terms)

Chain seven.

R1: F- starting with the second chain from the hook, pull up a loop in each chain across. You should have 7 loops on your hook.
R- (Tunisian simple stitch). Yo, pull through one loop. Repeat *yo, pull through 2 loops* until you’re left with one loop on the hook.

R2: F- Pass hook through the vertical post of yarn and draw up a loop from each across. (7 loops on hook)
R- Yo, pull through one loop. Ch2. Yo and pull through six loops. Ch2. Yo and pull through the last two loops.

R3: F- Draw up a loop from each of the two chains from the previous row, draw one up from the centre of the “shell” (where you drew through the six loops), then draw up another loop from each of the next two chains and one from the vertical post at the end of the last row. (7 loops on hook)
R- (Tunisian simple stitch) Yo, pull through one loop. Repeat *yo, pull through 2 loops* until you’re left with one loop on the hook.

Repeat R2&3 until the ribbon is the desired length. Do one last row of R2 the cast of by draw up each loop and then pulling through the previous loop on the hook. Weave in ends.

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