Crochet Pattern: Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket

Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter The Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket guides you through all the basic Tunisian crochet stitches while you make a cozy blanket in the classic log cabin pattern. I’ve included links to video tutorials to guide you through all the special stitches, so though the pattern is listed as intermediate, a focused beginner can definitely make it. And, if you’ve already made the Mitered Square Pillow, you’ll notice this is designed to coordinate with it. Best of all, this pattern is available in five sizes from baby blanket to queen blanket.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links.Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Skacel.

I actually designed this pattern for Love of Crochet‘s Spring, 2015 issue. It uses six variations of Tunisian crochet stitches. If you’ve never made a log cabin project before, it starts with the smallest center square and then you build it up by picking up stitches and adding on sections, using a combination of “light” and “dark” colors.

Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter This blanket comes out super cozy and lush. It’s perfect for cuddling under in cold weather or protecting yourself from the air conditioning in the summer.

Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter As you can see, the log cabin blocks are very bold when they are displayed. You can use planned colors, like I did, or make it scrappy. Just remember to start with the yarn you have the least amount of for best results!

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Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Learn all the basic Tunisian crochet stitches while creating a rustic blanket in the classic log cabin pattern. This pattern is designed to coordinate with the Mitered Square Pillow.

Finished Sizes

  • Baby Blanket (Throw, Twin Blanket, Full Blanket, Queen Blanket).
    • Baby Blanket: 40” (101.5 cm) square.
    • Throw: 40” (101.5 cm) wide x 50” (127 cm) long.
    • Twin Blanket: 50” (127 cm) wide x 80” (203 cm) long.
    • Full Blanket: 60” (152.5 cm) wide x 80” (203 cm) long.
    • Queen Blanket: 60” (152.5 cm) wide x 90” (228.5 cm) long.

Materials

  • HiKoo SimpliWorsted yarn (55% Merino superwash wool/28% acrylic/17% nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g/140 yd/128 m) – 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins in 013 Violette (CA), 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) skeins in 036 Silver Hair (CB), 2 (2, 5, 6, 7) skeins in 061 Grape Jelly (CC), 3 (3, 7, 9, 10) skeins in 060 Silver Blue (CD), 4 (5, 10, 12, 13) skeins in 011 Indigo (CE), and 4 (5, 10, 13, 14) skeins in 037 Gun Metal Grey (CF), or approximately 54 yd/72 yd/168 yd/210 yd/240 yd (49.5 m, 66 m, 153.5 m, 192 m, 219.5 m) in CA, 130 yd/173 yd/403 yd/504 yd/576 yd (119 m, 158 m, 368.5 m, 461 m, 526.5 m) in CB, 216 yd/288 yd/672 yd/840 yd/960 yd (197.5 m, 263.5 m, 614.5 m, 768 m, 878 m) in CC, 313 yd/418 yd/974 yd/1,218 yd/1,392 yd (286 m, 382 m, 890.5 m, 1,114 m, 1,273 m) in CD, 453 yd/549 yd/1,224 yd/1,512 yd/1,721 yd (414 m, 502 m, 1,119 m, 1,382.5 m, 1,573.5 m) in CE, 496 yd/641 yd/1,398 yd/1,718 yd/1,951 yd (453.5 m, 586 m, 1,278.5 m, 1,571 m, 1,784 m) in CF in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm Tunisian crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Tools for spray blocking (pins, blocking mat or padded ironing board).

Gauge

  • 16 sts x 16 row = 4″ (10cm) in Tss. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Sk next st, dc in next st, dc in previous st (uses 2 sts). A video tutorial by New Stitch a Day is available here.
  • CE – Color E
  • CF – Color F
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Return row – Ch 1, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * across to end. A video tutorial for this return is included at the end of this Tunisian crochet foundation row tutorial by Kim Guzman here.
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • Tcs – Tunisian chain stitch –    Insert hook in next horizontal bar, yo and pull up a loop, leave loop on hook. This is the first stitch shown in this video tutorial by KnitDenise.
  • Tfs – Tunisian full stitch – Insert hook in space between vertical bars, yo and pull up a loop, leave loop on hook. A video tutorial by Kim Guzman is available here.
  • Tks – Tunisian knit stitch – Insert hook between loop of next vertical bar, yo and pull up a loop, leave loop on hook. A video tutorial by Kim Guzman is available here.
  • Tps – Tunisian purl stitch – With yarn in front, insert hook under vertical bar of next st, yo and pull up a loop, leave loop on hook. A video tutorial by Kim Guzman is available here.
  • Tss – Tunisian simple stitch – Insert hook under vertical bar of next st, yo and pull up a loop, leave loop on hook. A video tutorial by Kim Guzman is available here.
  • yo – yarn over
  • *+ Repeat instructions after asterisk or plus sign as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions within parenthesis in same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • First vertical bar of ea row (underneath first chain on hook) is always skipped.
  • For even edges, insert hook under both loops of last st on ea forward row.
  • Right handed crocheters will join all colors by picking up stitches on left edge of last fastened off row; left handed crocheters will join all colors by picking up stitches on right side of last fastened off row. To pick up stitches, insert hook along edge, yo and pull up a loop, leave loop on hook.

Pattern Instructions

Blanket

Squares – Make 9 (12, 28, 35, 40)

Center Square/First Dark

  • With larger hook and CA, ch 8.
  • Row 1: (A video tutorial by Kim Guzman for the Tunisian crochet foundation row forward and return is available here.) Forward: Turn, sk first ch, *insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop, leave loop on hook; rep from * across. Rep return row (see Abbreviations Used in this Pattern).
  • Row 2: Forward: Tss across. Rep return row.
  • Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 forward and return.
  • Row 8: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tss, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across. Fasten off CA.

First Light

  • Row 1: Forward: With larger hook and CB, pick up 8 sts across (see Pattern Notes). Rep return row.
  • Row 2: Forward: Tks across. Rep return row.
  • Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 forward and return.
  • Row 8: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tks, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across. Do not fasten off.
  • Row 9: Forward: Turn and pick up 16 sts across. Rep return row.
  • Rows 10-15: Rep Row 2 forward and return.
  • Row 16: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tks, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across. Fasten off CB.

Second Dark

  • Row 1: Forward: With larger hook and CC, pick up 16 sts across. Rep return row.
  • Row 2: Forward: Tfs across to last sp, sk last sp, Tss in last st. Rep return row.
  • Row 3: Forward: Sk first sp, Tfs across. Rep return row.
  • Rows 4-7: Rep Rows 2-3 forward and return twice.
  • Row 8: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tfs, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across to last sp, sk las sp, insert hook as for Tss in last st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops. Do not fasten off.
  • Row 9: Forward: Turn and pick up 24 sts across. Rep return row.
  • Rows 10-15: Rep Rows 2-3 forward and return three times.
  • Row 16: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tfs, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across to last sp, sk last sp, insert hook as for Tss in last st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops. Fasten off CC.

Second Light

  • Row 1: Forward: With larger hook and CD, pick up 24 sts across. Rep return row.
  • Row 2: Forward: Tps across. Rep return row.
  • Rows 3-7: Rep Row 2 forward and return.
  • Row 8: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tps, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across. Do not fasten off.
  • Row 9: Forward: Turn and pick up 32 sts across. Rep return row.
  • Rows 10-15: Rep Row 2 forward and return.
  • Row 16: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tps, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across. Fasten off CD.

Third Dark

  • Row 1: Forward: With larger hook and CE, pick up 32 sts across. Rep return row.
  • Row 2: Forward: *Ch, Tks; rep from * across to last st, ch 1, Tss in last st. Rep return row.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 2 forward and return.
  • Row 4: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tks, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across. Do not fasten off.
  • Row 5: Forward: Turn and pick up 36 sts across. Rep return row.
  • Rows 6-7: Rep Row 2 forward and return twice.
  • Row 8: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tks, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across. Fasten off CE.

Third Light

  • Row 1: Forward: With larger hook and CF, pick up 40 sts across. Rep return row.
  • Row 2: Forward: *Ch 1, Tcs; rep from * across to last horizontal bar, sk bar, ch 1, Tss. Rep return row.
  • Row 3: Forward: Sk first horizontal bar, *ch 1, Tcs; rep from * across to last st, ch 1, Tss. Rep return row.
  • Row 4: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tcs, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across to last horizontal bar, sk bar, insert hook as for Tss, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops. Do not fasten off.
  • Row 5: Forward: Turn and pick up 40 sts across. Rep return row.
  • Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 2-3 forward and return once.
  • Row 16: Sc bind off: *Insert hook as for Tcs, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops; rep from * across to last horizontal bar, sk bar, insert hook as for Tss, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops. Fasten off CF.

Assembly

  • Weave in ends. Spray block squares to shape. Join squares together with mattress stitch to form rows and then join rows together, following placement diagram. (A tutorial for the mattress stitch is available here.)

Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter assembly diagramBorder

  • Rnd 1: With smaller hook, join CF with sl st in any corner, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in same st, *dcBL in ea st across row to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join with sc to top of first ch 3 (counts as ch 1, here and throughout).
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in ea dc around to ch-2 sp,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 2, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off CF.
  • Rnd 3: With smaller hook, join CE with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, *cdc around to ch-2 sp,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, join with sc to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same sp, *cdc around to ch-2 sp,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first st, ch 2, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. Fasten off CE.
  • Rnd 5: With smaller hook, join CF with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, *dc in next st, ch 1,** sk 1 st; rep from * around, ending at ** before corner, +dc in st before corner,++ (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from *, ending last rep at ++, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in corner ch-2 sp, *scBL in ea st around to corner,** 3 sc in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off CF.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block if desired.
© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/05/14/crochet-pattern-tunisian-crochet-log-cabin-sampler-blanket. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Free crochet pattern: Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket in HiKoo SimpliWorsted in 5 sizes from baby blanket through queen by Underground Crafter | The Tunisian Crochet Log Cabin Sampler Blanket guides you through all the basic Tunisian crochet stitches while you make a cozy blanket in the classic log cabin pattern. I've included links to video tutorials to guide you through all the special stitches, so though the pattern is listed as intermediate, a focused beginner can definitely make it. And, if you've already made the Mitered Square Pillow, you'll notice this is designed to coordinate with it. Best of all, this pattern is available in five sizes from baby blanket to queen blanket.
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