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.

## 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:

- the open Tunisian puff stitch is worked in the corresponding
**vertical bar two rows below** - 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.

**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.

**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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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

appassionataof everything Italian. You will guess, therefore, at my delight when findingyourblog. 🙂Love tunisian ! – love this blanket !

Complimenti, bella; spero che saremo amiche.

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.