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Tunisian Crochet Nordic Blanket Pattern

Tunisian Crochet Nordic Blanket Pattern

This Tunisian Crochet Nordic blanket pattern is such a statement piece. It’s both fun and easy to make, using basic Tunisian crochet stitches in black and white.

You can purchase a printable version of this pattern on the I Can Crochet That Shop here.

tunisian crochet nordic blanket pattern

Have You Tried Tunisian Crochet?

Have you tried Tunisian crochet yet? When I first tried it, I wasn’t sold on this crochet style at all. The stitches were messy and overall it just didn’t look like something that was for me.

But I kept practicing and then eventually one day, it just seemed to click.

And then I couldn’t stop!

Here are a few Tunisian crochet patterns on I Can Crochet That:

Needless to say, I’m hooked on Tunisian crochet.

crochet nordic blanket

Tunisian Crochet Basics

For this crochet blanket pattern, you need to know the basics of Tunisian crochet. Here’s what you need to know, along with where you can find tutorials:

  • Tunisian Simple Stitch Video here.
  • Tunisian Knit Stitch Video here.
  • Tunisian Purl Stitch Video here.
  • Tunisian Rib Stitch Video here.
  • How to change colors on Return Pass video here. You’ll need this technique for two of the sections. This gives it a woven look.
  • How to change colors on Forward Pass video here. You’ll need this technique for the alternating black and white knit stitches sections.

This blanket is the perfect pattern for you to practice some of these stitches and techniques.

black and white crochet blanket pattern

The Colors + The Yarn

For this blanket, I used Lion Brand’s Pound of Love in Charcoal and White.

If you’d like to grab these online, here’s are a couple of choices:

  • Lion Brand Pound of Love in Charcoal: Amazon.com here or LionBrand.com here.
  • Lion Brand Pound of Love in White: Amazon.com here or LionBrand.com here.

You can also purchase these at your local Michael’s craft store.

Tunisian Crochet Nordic Blanket Pattern

free tunisian crochet nordic blanket pattern

You can purchase a printable version of this pattern on the I Can Crochet That Shop here.

Description

The Tunisian Crochet Nordic Blanket makes quite the statement with its bold black and white colors. I can picture this blanket for someone who heads out on the weekends in their campervan or out for an overnight tent camping trip.

Take this blanket to the lake, the beach or the mountains!

tunisian blanket pattern

Notes

Method: Tunisian Crochet

Skill Level: Intermediate

Hooks: Tunisian Crochet Hook 6.0 mm / US J/10

Other: Tapestry needle

Yarn:

A: Lion Brand Pound of Love, 1 skein, Charcoal

B: Lion Brand Pound of Love, 1 skein, White

Gauge: 4” x 4” = 15 TSS x 15 rows

Size: 39″ x 52″

Abbreviations and Glossary (US)

Bump – strand of yarn on underside of chain

FwP forward pass

RetP return pass

st(s) stitch(es)

Tss Tunisian simple stitch

Tks Tunisian knit stitch

Tps Tunisian purl stitch

Tslst Tunisian slip stitch – for binding off

tunisian crochet stitches
These are the rows you change colors on the Return Pass, creating a woven look. Rows 24 – 33 and 163 – 172.

The Pattern

Note: This blanket is whipped up using three basic Tunisian stitches, Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Purl Stitch and Tunisian Knit Stitch. Some of the color changes are started on the Return Pass and some are started on the Forward Pass.

Each row includes the Return Pass, but it is not stated. I have noted when you need to change colors before the return pass.

The ends of the blanket are created with a rib stitch, which is alternating the Tunisian Knit Stitch and Purl Stitch in sets of two.

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Foundation Row (Color A)

With color A, chain 152. Draw up a loop in back bump of second chain and in each chain across. 

Row 1 (Color A)

Tks in next st, *tps in next 2 sts, tks in next 2 sts; rep from * to end of row

Rows 2 – 5 (Color A)

Repeat Row 1

Rows 6 – 18 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 19 – 20 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 21 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 22 – 23 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 24 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Change to color B on chain 1 of RetP. (152 sts)

Do not fasten off Color A

Row 25 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Change to Color A on chain 1 of RetP (152 sts)

Do not fasten off color B

Rows 26 – 33

Repeat Rows 24 & 25

Rows 34 & 35 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 36 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 37 & 38 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 39 – 51 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 52 & 53 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch scross

Row 54 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 55 & 56 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 57 (Color A)

Tks in each row across

Switch to Color B

Row 58 (Color B)

Tks in each row across

Switch to Color A

Rows 59 – 70

Repeat Rows 57 & 58

End with Tks row in color B

Row 71 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 72 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 73 & 74 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 75 – 87 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 88 & 89 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 90 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 91 & 92 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 93 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 94 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 95 – 103

Repeat Rows 93 & 94

End with Color A row

Rows 104 & 105 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 106 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 107 & 108 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 109 – 121 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 122 & 123 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 124 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 125 & 126 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Switch to Color A

Row 127 (Color A)

Tks in each stitch across

Switch to Color B

Row 128 (Color B)

Tks in each stitch across

Rows 129 – 140

Repeat Rows 127 & 128

End with Tks row in color B

Row 141 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 142 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 143 & 144 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 145 – 157 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 158 & 159 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 160 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 161 & 162 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Switch to color A

Row 163 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Change to color B on chain 1 of RetP. (152 sts)

Do not fasten off Color A

Row 164 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Change to Color A on chain 1 of RetP (152 sts)

Do not fasten off color B

Rows 165 – 172

Repeat Rows 163 & 164

Rows 173 & 174 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 175 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 176 & 177 (Color B)

Tss in each stitch across

Rows 178 – 190 (Color A)

Tss in each stitch across

Row 191 (Color A)

Tks in next st, *tps in next 2 sts, tks in next 2 sts; rep from * to end of row

Rows 192 – 195 (Color A)

Repeat Row 191

Finish off with Tunisian slip stitch

Enjoy your new Nordic Crochet Blanket!

free tunisian crochet nordic blanket pattern

Stacey

Thursday 16th of September 2021

The pattern says 1 skein of each color. How can that be?

Julie

Monday 20th of September 2021

Hi Stacey, the skeins are the large one-pound skeins from Lion Brand.

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