## Tapestry Crochet Blanket

I’ve never liked crocheting blankets. They always seemed like such long projects and I was always afraid if I started one that I’d never finish it. If I couldn’t finish a crochet project in a few hours I didn’t want anything to do with it.

However, that has all changed for me. Now I absolutely love crocheting blankets! I find them to be such relaxing projects to make.

This tapestry crochet blanket is not hard to make. With repetitive stitches and the colors in blocks, it’s not a daunting project to take on at all. Keeping the colors blocked helps make it easier to keep your yarn from getting tangled.

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### “But I don’t know how to do tapestry crochet!”

I got you 🙂 I’ve got a video that goes into detail about how to read a color graph and how to change color. The video also contains all the other necessary crochet techniques you will need to make this tapestry crochet blanket pattern.

### Free Tapestry Crochet Blanket Pattern

### MATERIALS:

**Hue + Me**yarn from Lion Brand in these colors:- Agave
*(this is the main color)*, 6 skeins (822 yards/750 grams) - Terra, 3 skeins *411 yards/375 grams)
- Mustard, 2 skeins (274 yards/250 grams)
- Spicy, 2 skeins (274 yards/250 grams)
- Salt, 2 skeins (274 yards/250 grams)

- Agave
- M-13 (9 mm)
**crochet hook** - Scissors
- Tapestry needle
- Rotary cutter (for trimming the fringe)

**Skill level:**

Intermediate. In this pattern, you will learn how to change color while crocheting. At the most, you will be using 6 colors at once. The maker should already have knowledge of basic stitches and terminology to make this blanket.

**Pattern notes:**

- This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
- The chain 1 at the beginning of each row does
*not*count as a stitch. - Worsted weight yarn is fine for this pattern too, however, keep in mind that your blanket will be on the smaller side – think ‘lap blanket’ size.
- Gauge is not important since this is a blanket. Use whatever hook is proportionate to the weight yarn you are using.
- You can use whatever colors you’d like! However, in this pattern, I will be referring to the specific colors I used.
- The first row uses foundation double crochet stitches while rows 2-97 use the herringbone double crochet stitch.
- The video tutorial is time stamped so you can easily jump to the section that you need.
- You will be changing color on the very first row, so make sure you have your second color ready! (In my case, it was Terra)

**Stitches used and abbreviations:**

**ch**= chain**st/sts**= stitch/stitches**sl st**= slip stitch**yo**= back loop only**fdc**= foundation double crochet**hbdc**= herringbone double crochet**RS**= right side**WS**= wrong side

### What colors to use for the tapestry crochet blanket?

You do not have to use the same colors as me! Just pick ONE main color and 4 other colors that compliment it. In my case, my main color is Agave. You could also pick just two colors and switch back and forth between the two. Up to you!

Don’t want to use the Hue + Me yarn? Or do you have yarn at home to use up? No worries. You can use worsted weight yarn if you prefer. I just really love how gorgeous and soft Hue + Me is and love that their color palette works so well for this project. But you do you! Get what works for you.

That’s it for now my friends! Now, go pick your favorite colors and get your yarn ordered and I’ll see back here next week when we start this mystery crochet along!

### Video Tutorial for the Tapestry Crochet Blanket

Watch this video tutorial for all of the main techniques you will need to know to make this tapestry crochet blanket pattern. Everything is time-stamped so you can click to the specific section you need.

### Foundation Double Crochet Tutorial:

To make a fdc: ch 3, yo and insert your hook in the first ch and pull up a loop, yo and pull through one loop, yo pull through two loops, yo and pull through two remaining loops. First fdc is made.

- ch 3
- yo, insert hook into the back bump of the 1st ch
- yo, pull up a loop
- yo, pull through one loop (3 loops remain on hook)
- yo, pull through two loops (2 loops remain on hook)
- yo, pull through two remaining loops. First fdc is now made.

### Herringbone Double Crochet Tutorial:

This BLOG POST gives you an in-depth written tutorial complete with photos and a video tutorial.

**How to read this pattern:**

*Each row has either RS or WS at the beginning to differentiate between the right side and the wrong side. Use this to coordinate with the color graph. All even numbered rows are the WS are worked from left to right on the graph. All odd numbered rows are the RS and are worked from right to left on the graph.*

To keep the wording to a minimum and not so redundant, I have only stated how many stitches per color you will be making in each row. For example, this is how you will read Row 3:

“(agave) x 85, (terra) x 19“ means to start with the agave, work 84 stitches with agave, start the 85th stitch with agave and on the last pull through before completing the stitch, drop the agave, pick up the terra and finish the stitch with that. You are now ready to work the remaining 19 stitches with the terra.

### Where/how to drop your yarn:

The first row is the ‘right’ side and once you turn to make the second row, you are now on the ‘wrong’ side. Make sure you always drop you yarn on the wrong side. Because of the nature of this pattern, you do not need to carry your yarn. You can simply drop it, pick up the new color and carry on with the row. Once you turn and work your way back, you’ll do the same.

*(photo1)* When working on the right side (RS), you can simply drop your yarn to the back of your work.

*(photo 2) *When working on the wrong side (WS), you want to drop the yarn in front of you, however, I like to pull it all the way to the right to keep it out of my way and to keep it from getting tangled, all while keeping it in front of me.

## How to change color:

**Step 1.** *on the stitch before the color change, *start as normal, but on the very last pull through, drop the color you’re using, pick up the next color, and complete the very last pull through with that. You are now ready to work the next stitch with the new color.

**Step 2. **there will be a small ‘line’ of yarn. You are going to work that into the next stitch by inserting your hook under that line of yarn plus the next stitch.

**Step 3. **voila! No visible lines across the back of your work.

### To keep your yarn from getting tangled:

I keep all my skeins of yarn in the order they appear in my project in front of me like this:

I pick up one skein at a time as I use that color and move it to ‘the front of the line’. This keeps my yarn from getting tangled.

## Instructions for the Mystery Tapestry Crochet Blanket:

**The rows do not state this, but you will chain one and turn at the end of every row.*

*The stitch count at the end of every row will be 104.*

**Row 1 RS:** *using the main color* (in my case it’s agave) make 83 fdc, 21 fdc in terra

**Row 2 WS: ***now working the hbdc in each stitch now and throughout the pattern:* (terra) x 20, (agave) x 84

**Row 3 RS: **(agave) x 85, (terra) x 19

**Row 4 WS:** (terra) x 18, (agave) x 86

**Row 5 RS:** (agave) x 87, (terra) x 17

**Row 6 WS: **(terra) x 16, (agave) x 88

*On this row (and some others moving forward) you will have a rather long ‘line’ of yarn when you pick yup the next color. Simply lay it across the stitches (making sure it’s not too tight) and crochet over it. This will happen every so often throughout this pattern so make sure you are using this technique each time it happens.*

**Row 7 RS:** (agave) x 78, (terra) x 16, (salt) x 10

**Row 8 WS:** (salt) x 9, (terra) x 16, (agave) x 79

**Row 9 RS:** (agave) x 80, (terra) x 16, (salt) x 8

**Row 10 WS:** (salt) x 7, (terra) x 16, (agave) x 81

## Color graph for rows 1-10:

### How to read the color graph:

Each square on the graph represents one stitch.

- All rows worked from the
**RS**are odd rows.*You will read the graph from right to left on these rows.* - All rows worked from the
**WS**are even rows.*You will read the graph from left to right on these rows.*

**Row 11 RS:** (agave) x 82, (terra) x 16, (salt) x 6

**Row 12 WS:** (salt) x 5, (terra) x 16, (agave) x 83

**Row 13 RS:** (agave) x 69, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 9

**Row 14 WS:** (spicy) x 8, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 70

**Row 15 RS:** (agave) x 71, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 7

**Row 16 WS:** (spicy) x 6, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 72

**Row 17 RS:** (agave) x 73 , (terra) x 14, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 5

**Row 18 WS: **(spicy) 4, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 74

**Row 19 RS: **(agave) x 66, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 11

**Row 20 WS:** (spicy) x 10, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 67

**Row 21 RS:** (agave) x 68, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 9

**Row 21 RS:** (agave) x 68, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 9

**Row 22 WS:** (spicy) x 8, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 69

**Row 23 RS:** (agave) x 70, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 7

**Row 24 WS:** (spicy) x 6, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 71

**Row 25 RS:** (agave) x 57, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 6

**Row 26 WS:** (mustard) x 5, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 58

**Row 27 RS:** (agave) x 59, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 4

**Row 28 WS:** (mustard) x 3, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 60

**Row 29 RS:** (agave) x 61, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 2

**Row 30 WS:** (mustard) x 1, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 62

**Row 31 RS**: (agave) x 52, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 15, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 9

**Row 32 WS:** (mustard) x 8, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 15, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 53

**Row 33 RS**: (agave) x 54, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 15, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 7

**Row 34 WS:** (mustard) x 6, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 15, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 55

**Row 35 RS:** (agave) x 56, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 15, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 5

**Row 36 WS:** (mustard) x 4, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 15, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 57

**Row 37 RS: **(agave) x 44, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 15, (mustard) x 13, (terra) x 7

**Row 38 WS:** (terra) x 6, (mustard) x 13, (spicy) x 15, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 45

**Row 39 RS:** (agave) x 46, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 15, (mustard) x 13, (terra) x 5

**Row 40 WS:** (terra) x 4, (mustard) x 13, (spicy) x 15, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 47

**Row 41 RS:** (agave) x 48, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 15, (mustard) x 13, (terra) x 3

**Row 42 WS:** (terra) x 2, (mustard) x 13, (spicy) x 15, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 49

**Row 43 RS:** (agave) x 42, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 14, (terra) x 9

**Row 44 WS:** (terra) x 8, (mustard) x 14, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 43

**Row 45 RS: **(agave) x 44, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 14, (terra) x 7

**Row 46 WS:** (terra) x 6, (mustard) x 14, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 45

**Row 47 RS:** (agave) x 46, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 14, (terra) x 5

**Row 48 WS:** (terra) x 4, (mustard) x 14, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 47

**Row 49 RS:** (agave) x 39, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 13, (terra) x 13

**Row 50 WS:** (terra) x 4, (mustard) x 14, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 47

**Row 51 RS**: (agave) x 46, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 14, (terra) x 5

**Row 52 WS**: (terra) x 6, (mustard) x 14, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 45

**Row 53 RS**: (agave) x 44, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 14, (terra) x 7

**Row 54 WS: **(terra) x 8, (mustard) x 14, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 43

**Row 55 RS:** (agave) x 42, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 14, (terra) x 9

**Row 56 WS:** (terra) x 2, (mustard) x 13, (spicy) x 15, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 49

**Row 57 RS:** (agave) x 48, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 15, (mustard) x 13, (terra) x 3

**Row 58 WS:** (terra) x 4, (mustard) x 13, (spicy) x 15, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 47

**Row 59 RS:** (agave) x 46, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 15, (mustard) x 13, (terra) x 5

**Row 60 WS:** (terra) x 6, (mustard) x 13, (spicy) x 15, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 13, (agave) x 45

**Row 61 RS:** (agave) x 44, (terra) x 13, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 15, (mustard) x 13, (terra) x 7

**Row 62 WS:** (mustard) x 4, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 15, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 57

**Row 63 RS:** (agave) x 56, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 15, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 5

**Row 64 WS:** (mustard) x 6, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 15, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 55

**Row 65 RS**: (agave) x 54, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 15, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 7

**Row 66 WS:** (mustard) x 8, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 15, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 53

**Row 67 RS**: (agave) x 52, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 15, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 9

**Row 68 WS:** (mustard) x 1, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 62

**Row 69 RS:** (agave) x 61, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 2

**Row 70 WS:** (mustard) x 3, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 60

**Row 71 RS:** (agave) x 59, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 4

**Row 72 WS:** (mustard) x 5, (spicy) x 13, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 15, (agave) x 58

**Row 73 RS:** (agave) x 57, (terra) x 15, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 13, (mustard) x 6

**Row 74 WS:** (spicy) x 6, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 71

**Row 75 RS:** (agave) x 70, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 7

**Row 76 WS:** (spicy) x 8, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 69

**Row 77 RS:** (agave) x 68, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 9

**Row 78 WS:** (spicy) x 10, (salt) x 13, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 67

**Row 79 RS:** (agave) x 66, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 13, (spicy) x 11

**Row 80 WS: **(spicy) 4, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 74

**Row 81 RS:** (agave) x 73 , (terra) x 14, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 5

**Row 82 WS:** (spicy) x 6, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 72

**Row 83 RS:** (agave) x 71, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 7

**Row 84 WS:** (spicy) x 8, (salt) x 12, (terra) x 14, (agave) x 70

**Row 85 RS:** (agave) x 69, (terra) x 14, (salt) x 12, (spicy) x 9

**Row 86 WS:** (salt) x 5, (terra) x 16, (agave) x 83

**Row 87 RS:** (agave) x 82, (terra) x 16, (salt) x 6

**Row 88 WS:** (salt) x 7, (terra) x 16, (agave) x 81

**Row 89 RS:** (agave) x 80, (terra) x 16, (salt) x 8

**Row 90 WS:** (salt) x 9, (terra) x 16, (agave) x 79

**Row 91 RS:** (agave) x 78, (terra) x 16, (salt) x 10

**Row 92 WS: **(terra) x 16, (agave) x 88

**Row 93 RS:** (agave) x 87, (terra) x 17

**Row 94 WS:** (terra) x 18, (agave) x 86

**Row 95 RS: **(agave) x 85, (terra) x 19

**Row 96 WS:** (terra) x 20, (agave) x 84

**Row 97 RS: **(agave) x 83, (terra) x 21

Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.

**Attaching the fringe to the tapestry crochet blanket:**

Each ‘piece’ of fringe consists of 2 strands of yarn.

**Step 1: **For each ‘piece’ of fringe, you will cut two strands of yarn about 12″ long. Treat the two strands as if they were one.

**Step 2:** Fold them in half making a loop at the top

**Step 3:** With your crochet hook, pull the loop through the first stitch at the bottom of your blanket

**Step 4:** Pull the fringe ends through the loop tightly to secure it. Trim the fringe to your desired length.

And that’s it! Your tapestry crochet blanket is now ready to enjoy 🙂 I truly hope you enjoy your new blanket as much as I do. I am looking forward to snuggling up in mine all winter long.

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