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Striped Tunisian Crochet Blanket Pattern with Faux Fur Border

Striped Tunisian Crochet Blanket Pattern with Faux Fur Border

This striped Tunisian crochet blanket pattern features faux fur edging and two gorgeous Tunisian crochet stitches. It’s our crochet take on the Pendleton® Yakima Faux Fur Back Stripe Throw.

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

striped Tunisian crochet camping blanket pattern

If you’ve ever visited I Can Crochet That before or have browsed through our Etsy patterns, you probably know I have a soft spot for creating camping blankets.

It started with the Let’s Go Camping blanket, a simple Tunisian crochet pattern using self-striping yarn.

And then I had several of you ask for a regular crochet camping blanket and the Estes blanket was born.

Well, the first time I laid my eyes on this Pendleton® Yakima Faux Fur Back Stripe Throw I knew an I Can Crochet That dupe was in my future.

This design took me longer than I’d like to admit to create; with quite a bit of trial and error and frustrations, but I am so happy with the end result and I hope you are too.

Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern with a Faux Fur Border

The Inspiration

As I mentioned, the inspiration for this crochet blanket pattern was the Pendleton® Yakima Faux Fur Back Stripe Throw. The minute I saw it pop up on the Pottery Barn website, I was in love.

But as you may or may not know, instead of buying a blanket I fall in love with, I figure out a way to make a similar one by saying…”I Can Crochet That”. 🙂

I knew a complete faux fur back was not going to happen and instead went with a faux fur edging. It really gives this blanket a bit of a luxury feel while upping the cozy factor a hundred notches.

Tunisian crochet blanket pattern

The Yarn

I wanted this blanket to be fairly thick for fall and winter use since my other two camping blanket patterns are lightweight. So I knew I wanted to use Lion Brand’s Pound of Love for the solid sections.

Then I had to decide which yarn to use for the stripes.

I tried using my favorite self striping yarn, Mandala from Lion Brand, but as you can probably guess, mixing the weight 4 yarn with the 3 light yarn did not work well.

Mixing these two yarn weights works perfect for blankets like the Ethan or Bryn blanket, since the weights are mixed together, but not so much when they are separate.

Then I remembered how well Pound of Love and Color Theory worked together for my Jessica blanket design and the Pendleton blanket dupe was born.

striped crochet camping blanket pattern

The Stitches + The Hook

There’s just nothing like the Tunisian knit stitch is there?

The Tunisian knit stitch + Pound of Love yarn is truly something magical. From the way it looks to the thickness it creates, these two are a match made in heaven.

I experimented quite a lot with several different sizes of Tunisian crochet hooks and finally settled on the 8mm.

The 6.5 made the blanket curl a lot and since a 7mm hook is so hard to find (I get emails asking me about where to find a 7mm hook all the time), I decided to try the 8mm and it was perfect.

I’ll be writing up a detailed post soon all about my favorite Tunisian crochet hooks, but until then here’s a short list of ones I like using:

Stitches You’ll Need to Know for This Pattern

The Tunisian Knit Stitch

The Tunisian Reverse Stitch

The Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern

free Tunisian crochet blanket pattern

Now that I’ve over-shared how this blanket came to be 😉 let’s get to the actual pattern, shall we?

Making this blanket is definitely a labor of love! But the end result is a blanket you will absolutely be proud of, love using, or gifting to that special someone.

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

Grab this pattern for free by becoming a part of the I Can Crochet That community!

Notes:

  • Finished size measures 47″ wide x 63″ long (includes faux fur border)
  • To change the width, chain any number
  • To change the length, I recommend adding more cream colored rows in the middle
  • Video tutorial for the Tunisian knit stitch is HERE
  • Video tutorial for the Tunisian Reverse stitch is HERE
  • You are fastening off your yarn when you switch colors, so just know you’ll have quite a few ends to weave in. Put in a good movie and settle in…
  • You will switch colors after the return pass when you have 2 loops left on your hook
  • You’ll want to focus on your tension when switching to a new color. Don’t pull too tight, but also not too loose. You want your edges to match.
  • Ch 1 for border does not count as a stitch
  • If your edges do look really wonky, don’t worry! Your border will help it look nice and clean.

Materials:

HOOK(S)

8 mm Tunisian crochet hook with cable

6.5 mm crochet hook for border & 8mm crochet hook for faux fur border

YARN

Weight 4 medium • 1,020 yards each

Lion Brand Pound of Love; approx. 1 1/2 skeins

Color: Vanilla

Weight 4 medium • 246 yards each; 7 total skeins

Lion Brand Color Theory:

Stone Wash, 2 skeins

Admiral, 2 skeins

Canyon, 2 skeins

Bee Pollen, 1 skein

Weight 6 Bulky • approx. 65 yds

Lion Brand Go For Faux, 1 skein

Color: Pomeranian

NOTIONS

Scissors

Tapestry needle

GAUGE (4 x 4″)

12 knit sts x 15 rows of knit stitch

Abbreviations:

ch chain

rep repeat

yo yarn over

FwP Forward pass

RetP Return pass

Lts last Tunisian stitch

Tks Tunisian knit stitch

Trs Tunisian reverse stitch

Trs sl st Tunisian reverse slip stitch

sc single crochet

sk skip

st(s) stitch(es)

crochet blanket with faux fur edge

Special Stitches:

Tks

Insert hook between front and back vertical bars, yo, pull up a loop

Video tutorial HERE

Trs

Insert hook in back vertical bar, yo, pull up a loop.

Video tutorial HERE

Trs sl st

Insert hook in back vertical bar, Yarn over and pull through a loop

Lts

insert hook under both vertical bars of the last stitch and complete as for Tunisian simple stitch

RetP

ch 1, *yo, pull through the next 2 loops*, repeat between * and * until only one loop remains on the hook

When changing colors, join new color when you have 2 loops left on hook on RetP

Also, when switching to a new color, fasten off the old color

The Pattern:

The Striped Faux Fur Edge Camping Blanket

This striped crochet blanket pattern features faux fur edging and two gorgeous Tunisian crochet stitches. It’s our crochet take on the Pendleton® Yakima Faux Fur Back Stripe Throw. With the beautiful knit stitches and faux fur edging, you get a super snuggly and soft heavy crochet blanket that’s perfect for curling up under during those cold fall and winter months.

Color A: Pound of Love, Vanilla

Color B: Color Theory, Admiral

Color C: Color Theory, Canyon

Color D: Color Theory, Bee Pollen

Color E: Color Theory, Stone Wash

Color F: Go for Faux, Pomerania

Note: When stated, you’ll change colors on the Return Pass when you have two loops left on your hook. Also, when switching to a new color, fasten off the old color.

Foundation row with 8 mm Tunisian crochet hook and color A, ch 135, pull up a loop in the second back bump from hook and in each back bump to the end (135 loops on hook), RetP

Row 1 Trs across to last stitch, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 2 Tks across to last stitch, working the last st as for Lts, RetP

Rows 3 – 20 repeat row 2

Row 21 Switch to color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 22 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 23 Switch to Color C, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 24 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Rows 25 – 28 repeat row 23

Rows 29 and 30 Switch to Color D, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Rows 31 – 33 Switch to Color E, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 34 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 35 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 36 Switch to Color E, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 37 and 38 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 39 Switch to Color D, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 40 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 41 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 42 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 43 Switch to Color A, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 44 – 47 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 48 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last stitch as for Lts, RetP

Row 49 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 50 Switch to Color C, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 51 – 55 Tks across to last st, working last stitch as for Lts, RetP

Row 56 Switch to Color D, Tks across to last st, working last stitch as for Lts, RetP

Row 57 Tks across to last st, working last stitch as for Lts, RetP

Row 58 Switch to Color E, Tks across to last st, working last stitch as for Lts, RetP

Rows 59 and 60 Tks across to last st, working last stitch as for Lts, RetP

Row 61 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last stitch as for Lts, RetP

Row 62 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 63 Switch to Color E, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 64 – 65 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 66 & 67 Switch to Color D, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 68 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 69 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 70 Switch to Color A, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 71 – 172 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 173 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 174 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 175 Switch to Color D, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 176 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 177 Switch to Color E, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 178 – 179 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 180 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Rows 181 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 182 Switch to Color E, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 183 and 184 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 185 Switch to Color D, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 186 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 187 Switch to Color C, Tks across to last st, working last stitch as for Lts, RetP

Rows 188 – 192 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 193 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 194 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 195 Switch to Color A, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 196 – 199 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 200 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Rows 201 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 202 Switch to Color D, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 203 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 204 Switch to Color E, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Rows 205 and 206 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 207 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 208 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 209 Switch to Color E, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 210 and 211 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 212 Switch to Color D, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 213 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 214 Switch to Color C, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Rows 215 – 219 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 220 Switch to Color B, Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 221 Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Row 222 Switch to Color A, Trs across to last st, Trs in last st, RetP

Rows 223 – 240 Tks across to last st, working last st as for Lts, RetP

Row 241 (Finish row) Trs sl st, fasten off yarn

Finish

Weave in all ends

Tunisian crochet camping blanket
free Tunisian crochet blanket pattern

This video at mark 23:35 shows you how to do the single crochet border.

Border 1: With regular crochet hook 6.5 mm, attach color A to corner

Note: loosely crochet the border so your hook for the faux fur border can easily be worked

With Color A, ch 1, 2sc in same space, sc in each stitch down edge to corner, 2sc in last stitch, 2sc in first stitch; sc in each st across, 2sc in last st, 2sc in first stitch, sc in each stitch along edge, 2sc in last stitch, 2sc in first stitch, sc in each st across, 2sc in last stitch, slip stitch to first sc

Finish off, weave in ends

Border 2: With regular crochet hook 8 mm

Attach faux fur (Color F) to one corner, ch 1, sc in same stitch, *sk sc, sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * all the way around the blanket; fasten off and weave in ends

Congratulations!! You are done. Now enjoy your blanket. 🙂