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The ‘Let’s Go Camping’ Crochet Blanket

The ‘Let’s Go Camping’ Crochet Blanket

Whether you make this crochet camping blanket for yourself, or give it as a gift, you will love working on this beauty. The self-striping yarn makes this a fun project and the end result is stunning.

You can purchase a printable PDF of this pattern on our ICCT shop here or Etsy here.

Crochet Camping Blanket

When my husband asked if I wanted to go on a getaway to Getaway House Houston for our 24th anniversary, I replied with a giant YES.

We had already stayed at their Outpost outside of Dallas, Texas (you can read our write up about it on our travel blog here) so we knew we would love it.

And let me tell you, the Houston one did not disappoint! In fact, we enjoyed it even more than the Dallas one because all of the spots were very private.

We brought our own food and only had to leave once for a Buc-ees run. (If you’re a Texan or have traveled in Texas, most likely you’ve seen or stopped at this Texas landmark. 😉 )

Free Crochet Camping Blanket Pattern
Front and back of blanket have different textures in Tunisian crochet

It was incredibly relaxing and we came back refreshed.

When planning for the trip, I knew just how photogenic Getaway House is and so I wanted to crochet something I could take with me and grab some pics.

And that’s when the Let’s Go Camping blanket was born.

I mean, just look how pretty it is in front of the giant window and the Getaway cabin.

Tunisian Crochet Camping Blanket
Camping Blanket Crochet Pattern

It just looks like it belongs there, doesn’t it?

Let’s Go Camping Crochet Blanket

When designing the blanket, I knew I wanted to use a stitch with minimal to no holes in it and something that was as similar to a knit blanket as I could get.

We’ve spent many a cool nights camping, sitting out by the campfire and a blanket that can keep you nice and warm is a must.

So I decided to make the entire blanket in Tunisian crochet with the knit stitch.

You can purchase a printable PDF of this pattern on our ICCT shop here or Etsy here.

The Stitches – Tunisian Knit Stitch

The Tunisian crochet knit stitch is a tricky one. It looks absolutely gorgeous and is so fun to work up, but oh does it curl.

tunisian knit stitch

If you’ve ever made anything with this type of crochet, then most likely you know all about Tunisian crochet and curling.

There are ways to not have your project curl, which I’ll do an extensive post all about that soon.

One way to prevent curling from Tunisian crochet is to start off your project with ribbing; which is a combination of Tunisian purl and knit stitch. I decided not to go that route for this blanket and to wet block it afterward.

(I use these blocking mats and these pins.)

When you first start this crochet camping blanket, it will curl like crazy. But as the blanket gets larger, the curling decreases and you’re left with a small section at both ends that curl.

I wet blocked the ends and while it didn’t completely eliminate the curling, it decreased it by a ton.

Here’s a tutorial on how to do the Tunisian crochet knit stitch.

The Color + The Yarn

I used the same yarn as I did for my Autumn Ombre Tunisian Scarf. The only difference is I didn’t use another color to give it that woven look.

Using only the Lion Brand Mandala in Centaur allowed the colors to really shine.

Buy Mandala Yarn at here or here.

Free tunisian crochet camping blanket pattern

For the fringe, I used Lion Brand’s Coboo in Beige.

After tying on all of the fringe pieces, I combed through each piece to unravel it a bit.

How to comb through fringe
Fringe before combing through
Combing through fringe
Combing through fringe
How to comb through fringe
Fringe after combing through

Let’s Go Camping Crochet Blanket Pattern

Let's Go Camping Crochet Blanket

Pattern Description

Easily whip up this beautiful crochet camping blanket using the Tunisian crochet knit stitch. Combine that with Lion Bran’d self-striping yarn, add some fringe and you’re left with a beautiful blanket perfect for nights by the campfire.

You can purchase a printable PDF of this pattern on our ICCT shop here or Etsy here.

Pattern Notes


Method Crochet

Skill Level Beginner

Hook 6.0 mm / US 10 – Tunisian hook with cable

Other Yarn Needle


Lion Brand Coboo in Beige

(Purchase Coboo at here or here)

Lion Brand Mandala in Centaur, 4 cakes 590 yards each, total of 2,360 yards

(Purchase Mandala yarn at here or here)

Gauge 4” x 4” = 16 sts x 24 rows

Final Size 40″ wide x 57″ long (without fringe)


Bump – strand of yarn on underside of chain

FwP forward pass

RetP return pass

st(s) stitch(es)

Tks Tunisian knit stitch

Tslst Tunisian slip stitch – for binding off

Crochet camping blanket Tunisian knit stitch

The Pattern

Rows include Forward Pass and Return Pass.

Foundation Row

FwP: Chain 152. Draw up a loop in back bump of second chain and in each chain across. (152 loops on hook)

RetP 152 sts

Row 1

Tks across (152 loops on hook)

RetP 152 stitches

Rows 2 – and on

Repeat Row 1 until blanket measures 57″ long or until it’s the size you want

Last row

Tslst Tunisian slip stitch across, fasten off, weave in all ends

For fringe

Cut 4 inch long strips of Coboo yarn and tie on both ends, you’ll need 304 pieces

After you’ve tied on the fringe pieces, comb through sections with small comb

Now, take that blanket camping!

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