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15 Free Stylish Tunisian Crochet Blanket Patterns to Keep You Cozy

Tired of browsing crochet blanket patterns without finding anything that truly grabs your attention? Craving a fresh and enjoyable challenge? Look no further, as these Tunisian crochet blanket patterns I’m sharing are just what you need!

Tunisian crochet is a technique that’s relatively easy to learn. It produces a dense and textured fabric making it ideal to use for cozy and snug blankets.

Within this collection of free Tunisian crochet blanket patterns, I’ve chosen different designs suitable for all skill levels and they include baby blankets, throws, and Afghans.

Montage of four photos showing different Tunisian crochet blankets 1) purples and pinks in block stitch 2) purple in cable stitch 3) rainbow colors in ripple stitch 4) pink in Tunisian Simple stitch

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The patterns are written in clear and easy-to-follow instructions. They include all of the information you need to complete your Tunisian crochet blanket project, including the materials list, the stitch abbreviations, and the step-by-step instructions.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter, I’m sure there is a pattern here for you.

What is Tunisian Crochet?

Tunisian crochet is a type of crochet that uses a long crochet hook to work stitches. It is similar to knitting but the stitches are not held on separate needles. Instead, all of the stitches are held on the hook.

The rows are made with a forward pass and a return pass (work isn’t turned to start a new row, the right side is facing at all times).  The stitches are all held on the hook in the forward pass and the stitches are worked off with the return pass.

The forward pass is worked from right to left. The return pass is worked from left to right.

Different patterns are created by picking up loops in a different order or manner during the forward pass.

Lace patterns are created by working chains between loops.

The working yarn is held to the back of the work, except when working Tunisian Purl.

Here are my two top tips for working on crochet Tunisian blankets:

  1. Choose the right hook: this is important as Tunisian crochet requires a longer hook than traditional crochet, so make sure you have the right size and style for your project.
  2. Practice your tension: Tunisian crochet can be a bit tighter than traditional crochet, so it’s important to practice your tension before beginning your project to ensure your blanket turns out the right size.
montage of four photos showing Tunisian crochet projects: coaster, tote bag, pocket shawl and hat and scarf

If this is your first time dipping into the world of Tunisian crochet, you’ll find the information in the these beginner-friendly Tunisian Crochet Patterns helpful.

Tunisian Crochet Hooks

Tunisian crochet hooks are typically longer and have a stopper or knob on the end, which helps to prevent the stitches from falling off.  In a set, you’ll find cables too which make it easier to work with larger Tunisian projects such as blankets (although a traditional crochet hook can be used for smaller Tunisian projects, you do need a longer hook to crochet blankets).

It is a good idea to start with a set of Tunisian crochet hooks. This will give you a variety of sizes to choose from (you might need to change your hook size if your tension is different from the designers).

Here is my KnitPro set:

Tunisian Crochet hooks laid out in a fan shape with 3 cables and stoppers to the side
Jera’s Jamboree

Made from densified laminated Birchwood, I love how they feel in my hand.  The stoppers are secured on with a pin and I haven’t lost a stopper yet!

You can purchase a set on Amazon.  I added these to my wish list and was lucky enough to have the set purchased as a gift from a family member.

Tunisian Crochet Stitches

There are many different Tunisian crochet stitches, but some of the most popular ones include:

  • Tunisian simple stitch (TSS): This is the most basic Tunisian crochet stitch. It is worked by inserting the hook into the back loop only of the next stitch on the row and pulling up a loop.
  • Tunisian knit stitch (TKS): This stitch is worked by inserting the hook into the front loop only of the next stitch on the row and pulling up a loop.
Close up of Tunisian Simple Stitch and Tunisian Knit Stitch
Tunisian Simple Stitch and Knit Stitch (pillow pattern I worked on for a child’s nursery)
  • Tunisian purl stitch (TPS): This stitch is worked by inserting the hook into the back loop only of the next stitch on the row, yarning over, and pulling up a loop.
  • Tunisian double crochet (Tdc): This stitch is worked by inserting the hook into the back loop only of the next stitch on the row, yarning over, and pulling up a loop. Then, yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook.
  • Tunisian extended double crochet (Tedc): This stitch is worked by inserting the hook into the back loop only of the next stitch on the row, yarning over twice, and pulling up a loop. Then, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.
  • Tunisian honeycomb stitch: This stitch is worked by alternating between Tunisian simple stitches and Tunisian knit stitches.
  • Tunisian moss stitch: This stitch is worked by alternating between Tunisian simple stitches and Tunisian purl stitches.
  • Tunisian ribbing: This stitch is worked by alternating between Tunisian knit stitches and Tunisian purl stitches on the right side of the work, and Tunisian simple stitches on the wrong side of the work.

You may have seen that Tunisian crochet has a tendency to curl.  Don’t let that put you off!

How to stop Tunisian crochet from curling?

Tunisian Crochet tends to curl at the edges due to the natural tension in the fabric and can be easily sorted.

  • Blocking your work will not only help even out uneven stitches but more importantly, blocking your finished project can help relax the fibers and flatten the edges.

Wet block your work by soaking your blanket in water, stretching it to the desired shape, and allowing it to dry completely.

  • Adding a border of single crochet stitches around the edge of your blanket can also help prevent curling by providing a stable and flat edge.

You might be interested in this roundup of free crochet border and edging patterns to help you when adding a border to your blanket.

Tunisian crochet blankets aren’t the only way to add a touch of luxury to your home décor.

Related free crochet patterns to spruce up your home décor:

Tunisian Crochet Blankets

I’ve included beginner patterns for Tunisian crochet blankets as well as more advanced patterns.

Clicking on the numbered pattern will take you directly to the blanket pattern.

Happy hooking!

1. Easy Tunisian Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

A Tunisian crochet blanket and pillow are styled on a chair
Knitter Knotter

I think it’s brilliant how the designer has used the Tunisian stitches to create an interesting design!

This free pattern doesn’t use complex instructions.  Honestly, when you read the pattern, you won’t believe how simple it is to make.

Remember I mentioned curling earlier?  Tunisian Reverse Stitches are used on the border of this blanket to stop the fabric from curling.  This is part of the main design and not added on afterwards.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Stitches: Tunisian Knit Stitch, Tunisian Reverse Stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love
  • Measurements: 34” x 34” (86 cm x 86 cm)

This pattern is available as a PDF on Etsy.

2. Afghan Free Beginner Tunisian Crochet Blanket Pattern

A woman is standing and holding up a Afghan sized Tunisian crochet blanket
TL Yarn Crafts

This Tunisian Afghan uses the Tunisian simple stitch sideways – it is worked on the bias. 

Starting with just 3 stitches, this Afghan pattern uses a 9-color palette.  

A video for a Tunisian Corner-to-Corner rectangle will teach you the skills you need to make this blanket.

Adding a fringe will give a professional finish.

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Stitches: Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • Recommended yarn:  Lion Brand Hue + Me
  • Measurements: 42″ wide x 72″ long after blocking

The pattern and yarn are available to buy as a kit from Lion Brand.

3. Tunisian Crochet Honeycomb Stitch Blanket Free Pattern

A close up of a blue blanket detailing the Honeycomb Tunisian stitch
Jewels and Jones

This easy Tunisian crochet blanket is perfect for adventurous beginners.

Made using only 2 Tunisian stitches that alternate in one row and bulky weight yarn, you’ll have this cozy blanket worked up in no time!

If this is your first time, following the video tutorial ‘how to crochet an easy Tunisian crochet blanket’ will give you confidence and guidance.

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Stitches: Tunisian Simple Stitch / Tunisian Purl Stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Lion Brand Re Spun Thick & Quick
  • Measurements: 42″ inches x 44″ inches

Prefer working from a PDF? This blanket pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

4. Mulberry Afghan Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Pink and purple Tunisian blanket crocheted in block stitch
TL Yarn Crafts

This block stitch baby blanket uses basic stitches and techniques, while adding an extended post stitch.

A color changing yarn really makes this simple Afghan tunisian crochet pattern pop!

If you’re new to Tunisian crochet, this is a brilliant project to learn with.  Follow along with the video tutorial and you’ll have a blanket to be proud of.

Perfect for a baby shower gift!

These free patterns for traditional crochet baby blankets are also perfect for a new baby!

  • Skill level:  Beginner
  • Stitches: Tunisian Simple Stitch, extra long Tunisian front post double crochet
  • Recommended yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Ombre
  • Measurements: 35″ wide x 38″ long

The pattern and yarn are available to buy as a kit from Lion Brand.

5. Tunisian Basket Weave Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Green, grey and white striped Tunisian blanket hung on a ladder next to tiers of green potted plants
Heart Hook Home

If you’ve used the traditional crochet basket weave stitch (made with post stitches), you’ll love this Tunisian blanket!

Two different Tunisian stitches create the basket weave and a big bonus, these stitches use less yarn than the traditional crochet basket weave stitch.

Colors change every 12 rows.  It’s the same technique as traditional crochet – you’ll change color on the final pull through of the final stitch of the backward pass.

You could crochet in one color or vary how many rows are in a stripe to make it uniquely yours.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Stitches: Tunisian Knit Stitch / Tunisian Purl Stitch
  • Recommended yarn:  Brava Bulky
  • Measurements: 50″ wide and 74″ tall

Buy the PDF on Etsy, print out the pattern and follow the video tutorial.

6. Tunisian Bobble Chevron Baby Blanket

Light blue and white chevron and bobble Tunisian baby blanket on a white rug
Kelsey Jane Designs

If you are comfortable with the Tunisian simple stitch and traditional crochet bobbles then you will have no problem making this blanket.

No experience? No problem.  Just follow the video tutorial.

There’s no need for an added border on this blanket, the chevron pattern eases out the fibers which means there’s no curl.

This pattern is easily adaptable to make a larger (or smaller) Tunisian blanket.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Stitches:  Tunisian Simple Stitch, traditional bobble stitch
  • Recommended yarn:  Lion Brand Feels Like Butta
  • Measurements: 30” X 36”

This pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

7. Tunisian Beehive Baby Blanket

Full length Tunisian blanket in yellow in a beehive pattern is being held up to full length and width
Raffamusa Designs

Tunisian Puff stitches are used to create the honeycomb texture in this gorgeous Tunisian baby blanket.

Don’t worry if you’ve never worked this stitch before. The free pattern includes a link to an in-depth tutorial. Once you’ve learned how to do it, you’ll be able to use the skill in other Tunisian projects!

  • Skill level:  not stated by the designer
  • Stitches: Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Reverse Stitch, Open Tunisian Puff Stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Light Worsted (3, Light) Yarn
  • Measurements: 32″ (81 cm) by 35″ (88 cm)

8. Cable Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

A woman is holding up a purple blanket crocheted in a cable Tunisian stitch
Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

This classy Tunisian crochet baby blanket is a versatile accessory that can be used in many ways.

It is small enough to double as a lap blanket, making it perfect for use at home or as a gift for a wedding shower or baby shower.

The large rows of cables on the blanket add a lovely texture, and the color-coded graph makes it easy to follow the pattern.

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Stitches: Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Cables, Tunisian Knit Stitch, Tunisian Purl Stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Everyday Yarn (worsted)
  • Measurements: 32 x 32 inches

This pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

9. Tunisian Baby Blanket Striped Hearts

Tunisian baby blanket in turquoise, purple and white crocheted in a heart design
Make It Crochet

How cute do these hearts look!  Easy to imagine a baby swaddled up in this blanket.

This baby blanket is worked in one piece that includes the border.  Raised stitches frame the top, bottom, and sides. The same raised stitches are used to form the hearts.

The raised stitches add a lovely texture to the blanket, and the hearts make it a special gift for a new baby.

This blanket is sure to be a cherished keepsake for years to come.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Stitches: Tunisian Knit Stitch, Tunisian Reverse Stitch
  • Recommended yarn: Caron Big Cakes
  • Measurements: 32″ x 32″

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this pattern is available on Etsy.

10. Tunisian Crochet Ten Stitch Blanket Free Pattern

The technique of working the ten stitch Tunisian blanket
Look at what I made

The Ten Stitch Blanket is worked in a spiral around a central square of 10 stitches by 10 rows and finished off with a single crochet border.

You don’t need a Tunisian crochet hook to make this blanket! The short rows mean that you can use a regular crochet hook, which might even be easier to work with.

And you don’t need to know how to do Tunisian crochet either. The pattern is written in clear, step-by-step instructions, with plenty of photos to help you along the way.

Have yarn you want to use up in your stash?  This project is perfect!

  • Skill level: Advanced Beginner
  • Stitches: Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • Recommended yarn:  Any yarn will work
  • Measurements: It’s up to you! (simply stop at the end of one of a Middle Sections and work a slip stitch row as indicated at the end of the pattern)

Scroll down to the end for a print-friendly button and print off the pattern.

11. Moon and Stars Tunisian Crochet Blanket

A blanket on a single bed crocheted in white and blue stars and moon
Exquisite Crochet

This crochet Tunisian blanket is made up of three horizontal sections of Star or Moon patterns (each is 50 stitches x 50 rows) that are surrounded by a border (10 stitches x 10 rows) of Honeycomb stitch.

You’ll need to follow the schematics and the sun and moon charts.

Colors change at the end of rows and as you go. Choose from two methods; floating the yarn and working it behind every 2 to 3 stitches (as in Tapestry Crochet) or the intarsia technique

This project is perfect if you know the basics of Tunisian crochet and are looking for a challenge.

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Stitches: Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian purl stitch, Tunisian honeycomb stitch, end row changing colours, changing colours as you go
  • Recommended yarn: Stylecraft Special DK
  • Measurements: 127 x 137 cm (approx. 50 x 54 in)

This pattern is also available as a PDF on Lovecrafts.

12. Tunisian Crochet Blanket Pattern (Customize to any Size)

Pink baby blanket crocheted in Tunisian Simple stitch and Tunisian ridge stitch
Petals to Picots

It’s always a good idea to have a basic pattern in your library that you can easily customize for any occasion.

This Tunisian crochet blanket pattern is perfect for that! You can customize it for new-borns up to any size you want, and you can change the colors to match any theme or décor.

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Stitches: Tunisian Knit Stitch, Tunisian Purl Stitch, Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • Recommended yarn:  Red Heart With Love /  Red Heart With Love Stripes
  • Measurements: 20 in. x 24 in. (but can be customized to any size desired)

13. Tunisian Crochet Throw

A woman is sat outside a lodge wrapped up in a Tunisian Afghan
I can Crochet that

How cozy does that blanket look!  I just want to snuggle up under it …

You can subscribe on the designers website to view the pattern for free OR you can purchase the PDF pattern on Etsy.

If you’re not sure if you have the right skill level, watching this video tutorial for the Tunisian Crochet Wave stitch will show you how it’s worked.

14. Easy Tunisian Ripple Baby Blanket

Colourful rainbow Tunisian baby blanket crocheted in ripples
Make it Crochet

Wow, those colours just make this baby blanket pop don’t they!  It really is eye-catching.

This project is made from bottom to top, row by row. The colorful sections are made in a self-striping yarn and they are separated by a solid white. 

Must admit I love a self-striping yarn as it does the work for us!

The designer has cut off the yarn after each row and weaved in all the ends (lots of weaving in ends!).  Alternatively, you can carry the color changes as you go and work a single crochet border in the same solid color.

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Stitches: Tunisian Simple Stitch, Puff
  • Recommended yarn:  Lion Brand Mandala Ombre / Lion Brand Pound of Love
  • Measurements: 39″ x 41″

This pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

15. Granny Square Tunisian Throw

Colourful throw crocheted in Tunisian granny squares is draped over an orange sofa
From the Heart Stitchers

This granny square throw is perfect for practising different Tunisian stitches – there are 9 different stitches for you to work with!

  • Tunisian Simple
  • Tunisian Crossed
  • Tunisian Knit
  • Tunisian Bias
  • Tunisian Purl
  • Tunisian Rib
  • Tunisian Lace
  • Tunisian Honeycomb
  • Tunisian Popcorn

The throw is made from four each of the stitches above.  Each of the 9 different Granny Squares are worked in a different color too.

Each stitch is clearly explained.

The pattern includes an assembly diagram to help you sew the squares together.

Use the stitches you have learned on other projects! There are many different projects that you can make including scarves, hats, and clothing.

  • Skill level: Beginner Friendly
  • Recommended yarn:  Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice / worsted weight yarn (#4)
  • Measurements: 1 Square = 7 x 7 in. (18 x 18 cm)

This pattern is a free PDF download.

I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own beautiful Tunisian crochet blanket that you can enjoy for years to come.

Related Regular Crochet Blanket Patterns

If you enjoy working with a combination of stitches, you might like:

Easy patterns with colour changes include:

A relaxing crochet project is my Princess of Diamonds lap blanket.  A continuous granny square with a difference!

Looking for a one colour, one-row repeat pattern or baby shower gift? The Tranquil Moments baby afghan is perfect for meeting those needs.

Wanting to design your own blanket or looking for an easy blanket crochet pattern?  These simple blankets and instructions to create your own are just what you need.

For different techniques, have a browse of this collection of free baby blanket patterns.

Short on time? These baby blanket kits or modern blanket kits could be just what you need.

Make your project really stand out with these free crochet border and edging patterns.

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