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A No-Curl Tunisian Crochet Camping Blanket Pattern – The Quinn

A No-Curl Tunisian Crochet Camping Blanket Pattern – The Quinn

Discover the perfect Tunisian crochet camping blanket pattern that stays flat and is curl-free! It’s ideal for outdoor adventures and cozy nights under the stars.

This beginner-friendly guide offers step-by-step instructions to create a stylish blanket for your next camping trip.

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

A No-Curl Tunisian Crochet Camping Blanket Pattern

If you’ve browsed through any of our patterns here on I Can Crochet That, then you’ve probably guessed we kind of like creating camping blankets.

Our first one was The Let’s Go Camping Blanket. Followed by ones like The Estes, The Bryn and The Pendleton dupe with the faux fur edging.

So, why another one?

Simply because the biggest complaint we receive about our Let’s Go Camping blanket is the fact that it curls so much. I mean – so so much.

It’s made using the knit stitch, and it’s really hard to combat curling when it comes to that particular Tunisian crochet stitch.

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I am always on the hunt for new Tunisian stitches that don’t curl, and when I found this newest one, I was hooked! 😉

Not only does it not curl, but when you combine this stitch with Lion Brand’s Mandala yarn, it creates a blanket so soft and enjoyable to curl up under that it’s pretty amazing.

This pattern is really simple to make. It’s one stitch and an easy border.

I hope you love making it as much as I did!

The Quinn: A No-Curl Tunisian Crochet Blanket Pattern

We’ve been going through the alphabet naming our blankets, and we’re officially on the letter Q! I just love the name Quinn.

So, meet Quinn!

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

The Stitches

This crochet camping blanket pattern is made with one stitch plus the border. Both are pretty easy to pick up and learn.

The Tunisian Crochet Half Double Crochet Stitch

Have you tried this stitch yet? I love it so much and definitely plan on using it in more patterns.

I think the one thing to take note of is how it can be easy to drop stitches on the return pass. Since you’re doing yarn overs on the forward pass, going through those yarn overs on the way back can be a little tricky.

But, with some practice, it’s easy peasy.

Written Instructions

To perform the Tunisian Half Double Crochet Stitch, follow these steps,:

Start with a Foundation Row: Begin by chaining any number of stitches. This will be your foundation row.

Forward Pass:

  • Step 1: Yarn over and insert your hook into the second back bump from the hook.
  • Step 2: Yarn over again and pull up a loop. Keep the loop on your hook.
  • Step 3: Continue this process across the chain – yarn over, insert the hook into the next back bump, yarn over, and pull up a loop, keeping all loops on the hook.

Return Pass:

  • Step 1: To start the return pass, yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook (this is essentially a chain 1).
  • Step 2: Then, yarn over and pull through three loops. Repeat this step (yarn over and pull through three loops) all the way across.

Subsequent Rows:

  • Step 1: Yarn over (skipping the first two vertical bars) and insert hook under both of the next two vertical bars, pull up a loop.
  • Step 2: Yarn over and insert hook under both of the next two vertical bars; continue all the way across until you get to the end.
  • Step 3: Yarn over and pull up a loop in the last Tunisian stitch.
  • Step 4: Return pass as stated above

Video Tutorials

Here’s a video tutorial walking you through this stitch and another video for the border: a simple single crochet in the back loop + slip stitches.

The Border

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The Yarn

Yep, we’re obsessed with self-striping yarn. A simple search here will prove that.

I used four cakes in the color Sphinx for this pattern, but it will look fantastic in any of their colorways.

As I mentioned above, something special happens when you combine this Mandala yarn with the Tunisian half double crochet stitch. It creates a remarkably soft and snuggly texture.

The Pattern

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

Description: This Tunisian crochet camping blanket features a stitch that doesn’t curl. It is crafted with self-striping yarn to create a visually stunning, seamless transition of colors. The Mandala yarn ensures the blanket is exceptionally soft, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures. Its striped colors and comfort blend perfectly to offer warmth and style, making it a must-have for any camping trip.

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Notes:

  • Finished size measures 36″ wide x 60″ long (with border)
  • To change the width, chain any number
  • To change the length, simply add more rows

Materials:

HOOK(S)

7 mm Tunisian hook with long cord

5.5 mm regular crochet hook for border

YARN

Weight 3 • approx. 2,360 yds

Lion Brand Mandala (4 cakes)

Color: Sphinx

NOTIONS

Scissors

Tapestry needle

GAUGE (4 x 4″)

12 sts x 11 rows in pattern

Abbreviations:

ch chain

rep repeat

Thdc Tunisian half double crochet

yo yarn over

FwP forward pass

RetP return pass

Lts last Tunisian stitch

sk skip

sl st slip stitch

Tslst Tunisian slip stitch

st(s) stitches

Special Stitches

Thdc (Tunisian half double crochet)

Start with a Foundation Row: Begin by chaining any number of stitches. This will be your foundation row.

Forward Pass:

  • Step 1: Yarn over and insert your hook into the second back bump from the hook.
  • Step 2: Yarn over again and pull up a loop. Keep the loop on your hook.
  • Step 3: Continue this process across the chain – yarn over, insert the hook into the next back bump, yarn over, and pull up a loop, keeping all loops on the hook.

Return Pass:

  • Step 1: To start the return pass, yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook (this is essentially a chain 1).
  • Step 2: Then, yarn over and pull through three loops. Repeat this step (yarn over and pull through three loops) all the way across.

Subsequent Rows:

  • Step 1: Yarn over (skipping the first two vertical bars) and insert hook under both of the next two vertical bars, pull up a loop.
  • Step 2: Yarn over and insert hook under both of the next two vertical bars; continue all the way across until you get to the end.
  • Step 3: Yarn over and pull up a loop in the last Tunisian stitch.
  • Step 4: Return pass as stated above
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The Pattern

Foundation row Ch 115, Thdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end (don’t forget the yarn overs!) (229 loops on your hook)

Return Pass: Ch-1, * yo pull through 3 loops * repeat to end

Row 1 sk first two vertical bars, Thdc in each st across until last st, yo, working the last st as for Lts, RetP

Rows 2 – and on repeat row 1 until blanket measures about 58″ long or until it’s the size you want

Last row Tslst in each vertical bar across row, going under 2 vertical bars at a time (just like you did for the Tunisian half double crochet stitch) to bind off, inserting hook as for Lts on the last st. Do not fasten off. Continue to border instructions.

Border: Change to 5.5 mm hook (see border video below)

Side 1: Ch 1, sc in each st along the side to last st, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining chs (9 sc total), sl st in first st on the edge

Edge 1: sl st in next st, sc blo in 9 sts, ch 1, sc blo in 9 sts, *sl st in next 2 stitches, turn, sc blo in 9 sts (from the ch you made), ch 1, turn, sc blo in next 9 sts* repeat from * to * until you get to the last st, sl st in last st

Side 2: sc in each st along the side, sl st to first st on other end,

Edge 2: Repeat Edge 1, sl st to first sc from Side 1, fasten off

Enjoy your new camping blanket!

Judy Brown

Tuesday 20th of February 2024

Julie, Thanks for the update. I also wondered about how wide it was. I figured it was being done lengthwise, so was just going with it. 🤪 Since I’m pretty new to the Tunisian stitch, I will chalk it up to practice. Lol

Julie

Wednesday 21st of February 2024

Thank you for understanding Judy! I feel SO bad about the mistake, but everyone has been really kind. The crochet community is the best! :)

Nancy Davis

Wednesday 14th of February 2024

I'm afraid my question has been lost in a shuffle. I am struggling with this blanket, and have put it aside, wondering if I am doing something wrong. When I started this blanket, I chained 215 per the pattern instructions. After working about 4 rows, I measured, and it was over 70" wide. I'm concerned I won't have enough yarn if I continue at that size. Can you let me know what I am doing wrong, as I am very new to Tunisian, and I just can't figure this one out. Thank you.

Julie

Monday 19th of February 2024

Hi Nancy,

First off, I am very sorry for any frustration this has caused. I've been taking pattern notes on my phone as I work through them and it looks like I basically fat fingered this one and put a 2 instead of a 1! So the pattern should read "chain 115" with a 7 mm hook. Let me know if you have any other questions. Also, if you'll send me your email address, I would like to send you a code for 50% off another pattern. My email is [email protected]. Let me know if you prefer Etsy or my Shopify store. Thank you!

Erin Gibson

Sunday 18th of February 2024

@Nancy Davis,Hi Nancy - I started this two days ago and I’m having the same issue! I even frogged it completely after three rows and started over again. Following to see if anyone has tips!

Muriel

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

Please tell me if the Estes blanket will curl. I recently purchased the pattern - now I read about the Quinn and the non-curl stitch. Please let me know so I’m assured that the Estes will not curl or if I need to switch patterns.

Julie

Wednesday 14th of February 2024

Hi Muriel, The Estes blanket is not Tunisian crochet, but instead regular crochet, so curling won't be an issue. :)

Shelly Meyer

Sunday 11th of February 2024

The pattern calls for a 7mm Tunisian hook with a long cord. How long of a cord is needed? This is my first time trying Tunisian crochet.

Julie

Monday 19th of February 2024

I used a 40 inch cable.

Nancy Davis

Saturday 10th of February 2024

HELP! I love this blanket, but am very new to Tunisian crochet. I have only made blocks before this. For my foundation row, I chained 215, and after my forward pass I had 429 loops on my hook. Now, I'm 4 rows in, and thought it looked huge. So, I finally measured it, and it is 70.5 inches wide! I didn't check my gauge before starting, but I just did, and I have 12.5 stitches per 4 inches. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong.