Beehive Baby Blanket – Stunning Honeycomb Tunisian Crochet Pattern

This Beehive Baby Blanket is the sweetest and most textured Tunisian crochet blanket ever! And that honeycomb texture does not come from the honeycomb stitch…

I really loved designing this blanket at every stage of the designing process. Yes, including those couple of times that I had to frog a day’s worth of crocheting!

Bees and beehives have been a recurring theme in my crochet life recently, and so have Tunisian crochet puffs. With the Tunisian Beehive Baby Blanket, I brought together my passion for bees and puffs to create this beautifully textured baby blanket.

Tunisian crochet Beehive Baby Blanket - Honeycomb Texture - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Let’s Talk Stitches

In order to crochet the Tunisian Beehive Baby Blanket, you will need to use three different Tunisian crochet stitches:

Just before we jump into the pattern, I would like to spend a few words about the open Tunisian puff stitch. Let’s say that I kind of made up the name for this stitch to distinguish it from a regular Tunisian puff stitch.

I recently published an in-depth tutorial about the open puff and the regular Tunisian puff stitch, and you can see it here.

What is important to keep in mind is that:

  1. the open Tunisian puff stitch is worked in the corresponding vertical bar two rows below
  2. it is an open puff, so there is no need to close it by chaining one at the end.

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Materials

– Light Worsted (3, Light) Yarn. I used Gründl Lisa Premium Uni (color 10).
– 7.0-mm (2 UK) Tunisian Crochet Hook with a wire of 105 cm (41“)

Yardage

1309 yds / 1197 m

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
Puff – Open Tunisian Puff Stitch
Return – Standard Tunisian Return
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Trs – Tunisian Reverse Stitch
Tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Foundation Row
This pattern assumes that you know how to start a Tunisian crochet foundation row. If you need any help with that, please, check this step-by-step tutorial.

Open Tunisian Puff Stitch (Puff)
Identify the next vertical bar two rows below. This is the vertical bar just below the next stitch. *Yo. As for a tss, insert your hook from right to left under the next vertical bar from two rows below, yo, and pull up a loop. Repeat from * other two times inserting your hook always into the same vertical bar. Yo, draw yarn through all 6 loops on your hook.

Crochet the next tss normally into the vertical bars of the last row.

You can find more detailed instructions on how to crochet Tunisian puff stitch in this photo tutorial.

Standard Tunisian Return (Return)
Yo, pull through the first loop on your hook, *yo, pull through two loops*. Repeat in between * for all the loops on your hook until you will only have one loop on your hook.

Tunisian Reverse Stitch (Trs)
Bring your crochet hook to the back of the work. Identify the back vertical bar of the next st. Insert your hook from right to left (if you are right-handed, or from left to right if you are left-handed) in the back vertical bar, yo, pull up a loop.
You can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the Tunisian reverse stitch here.

Pattern Notes

  • Always skip the very first st.
  • If the pattern states to make tot number of tss at the beginning of a row, the very first vertical bar is included in the indicated number of stitches.
  • The first stitch is included in the stitch count.
  • The last stitch is worked under both loops of the final ch from the previous row.
  • Throughout the pattern, the stitch count is 113 sts.
  • The instructions below only describe the forward pass. The return pass is always a Standard Tunisian Return.

Size

The Tunisian Beehive Baby Blanket measures 81 cm (32”) by 88 cm (35”).

Gauge

14 tss for 14 rows in 10 cm (4”).

Tunisian Beehive Baby Blanket – Pattern

Row 1 (Foundation Row). Start a foundation row with 113 sts.
Row 2. Tss in each st. (113 sts)
Row 3. Tss 3, *1 puff worked in the corresponding vertical two rows below (row 1 in this case), 3 tss. Repeat from * other 26 times, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 4. Tss 1, *1 puff worked in the corresponding vertical two rows below, 3 tss. Repeat from * other 26 times, 1 puff, 2 tss, last stitch.

Row 5. Repeat row 3.
Row 6. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 7. Three tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last st.
Row 8. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, *4 tss, (1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 3 tss, 9 trs. Repeat from * other 3 times. 4 tss, (1 puff, 1 tss) three times, 5 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.

Row 9. Three tss, 1 puff, 1 tss, *15 tss, 7 trs. Repeat from * other 3 times. 14 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 10. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *(1 puff, 1 tss) 4 times, 3 tss, 7 trs, 4 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. (1 puff, 1 tss) 4 times, 4 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 11. Three tss, 1 puff, *17 tss, 5 trs. Repeat from * other 3 times. 15 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 12. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, *(1 puff, 1 tss) 5 times, 12 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. (1 puff, 1 tss) 5 times, 3 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.

Row 13. Three tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 14. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *(1 puff, 1 tss) 4 times, 4 tss, (1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 4 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. (1 puff, 1 tss) 4 times, 4 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 15. Three tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 16. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 4 tss, *(1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 4 tss, 1 puff, 5 tss, 1 puff, 5 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. (1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 5 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.

Row 17. Three tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 18. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, *13 tss, 1 puff, 7 tss, 1 puff. Repeat from * other 3 times. 15 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 19. Three tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 20. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 4 tss, *5 trs, 5 tss, 1 puff, 5 tss, 1 puff, 5 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 5 trs, 6tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.

Row 21. Three tss, 1 puff, 5 tss, *7 trs, 15 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 7 trs, 3 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 22. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *7 trs, 5 tss, (1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 4 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 7 trs, 5 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 23. Three tss, 1 puff, 4 tss, *9 trs, 13 tss, Repeat from * other 3 times. 9 trs, 2 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 24. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 1 tss, *11 trs, 11 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 11 trs, 3 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.

Row 25. Three tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *11 trs, 11 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 11 trs, 1 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 26. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, *9 trs, 4 tss, (1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 3 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 9 trs, 4 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 27. Three tss, 1 puff, 5 tss, *7 trs, 13 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 7 trs, 3 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 28. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *7 trs, 4 tss, (1 puff, 1 tss) 4 times, 3 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 7 trs, 5 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.

Row 29. Three tss, 1 puff, 6 tss, *5 trs, 17 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 5 trs, 4 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 30. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 1 tss, *12 tss, (1 puff, 1 tss) 5 times. Repeat from * other 3 times. 14 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 31. Three tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 32. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 4 tss, *(1 puff, 1 tss,) 3 times, 4 tss, (1 puff, 1 tss) 4 times, 4 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. (1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 5 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 33. Three tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.

Working on the Tunisian Beehive Baby Blanket

Row 34. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *1 puff, 5 tss, 1 puff, 5 tss, (1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 4 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 1 puff, 5 tss, 1 puff, 5 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 35. Three tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 36. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, *1 puff, 7 tss, 1 puff, 13 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 1 puff, 7 tss, 1 puff, 4 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 37. Three tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.

Row 38. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *1 puff, 5 tss, 1 puff, 5 tss, 5 trs, 5 tss, Repeat from * other 3 times. 1 puff, 5 tss, 1 puff, 5 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 39. Three tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *13 tss, 7 trs, 2 tss, Repeat from * other 3 times. 12 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 40. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 4 tss, *(1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 4 tss, 7 trs, 5 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. (1 puff, 1 tss) 3 times, 5 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.

Row 41. Three tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *12 tss, 9 trs, 1 tss. Repeat from * other 3 times. 12 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 42. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 1 tss, *11 tss, 11 trs. Repeat from * other 3 times. 14 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 43. Three tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, *11 tss, 11 trs. Repeat from * other 3 times. 12 tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, last stitch.

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Row 44-79. Repeat rows 8-43.
Row 80-113. Repeat rows 8-41 once more.
Row 114. One tss, 1 puff, 3 tss, 1 puff, 103 tss, 1 puff, 2 tss, last st.
Row 115. Three tss, *1 puff, 3 tss. Repeat from * other 26 times, 1 puff, last stitch.
Row 116. One tss, *1 puff, 3 tss. Repeat from * other 26 times, 1 puff, 2 tss, last stitch.
Row 117. Repeat row 115.
Row 118. Fasten off by sl st into each st across.

Your Tunisian crochet Honeycomb Baby Blanket is ready!

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4 thoughts on “Beehive Baby Blanket – Stunning Honeycomb Tunisian Crochet Pattern”

  1. Quanto è bello !
    I’m an ancient Aussie living in an unremarkable ‘city’ in Victoria; and I simply love coming across people like you, Raffaella: my favourite blog of all belongs to an amazing woman in The Netherlands, and I am an appassionata of everything Italian. You will guess, therefore, at my delight when finding your blog. 🙂
    Love tunisian ! – love this blanket !
    Complimenti, bella; spero che saremo amiche.

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    • Hey ciao, Margaret! So nice to see you here on my little blog 🙂 Thank you so much for your nice words.
      I am still very new at this and have so much to learn. I sneaked at your blog and loved it! I will definitely learn a lot from you, love your style! For now, I just took inspiration from your profile pic and also added one. Little steps in the blogging world XD
      A big Italian hug from the Netherlands.

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