Tunisian Crochet Elephant Baby Blanket

The Tunisian Crochet Elephant Baby Blanket is a precious blanket pattern that is just right for a newborn, boy or girl! So, just perfect when the parents decided not to know the sex of the baby.

Even if you are not an experienced Tunisian crocheter, I can guarantee you that you will not have any problems following this pattern. The entire blanket is worked up alternating two basic Tunisian crochet stitches, the Tunisian Knit Stitch and the Tunisian Reverse Stitch.

The use of the Tunisian reverse stitch over the knit stitch creates in a tridimensional texture and creates our cute little elephant here and his hearts!

Helpful Resources for Tunisian Crochet

If you want to find helpful tutorials to learn Tunisian crochet, I suggest you check out Kim Guzman website, the absolute Guru of Tunisian crochet!
I also recommend to you her book Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide, which I found so useful for learning new Tunisian crochet stitches!

What Yarn Should you Use for this Blanket?

For my Tunisian Crochet Elephant Baby Blanket, I chose a variegated Baby Print yarn from Ice Yarns, which is a DK (11 wpi) yarn. However, you can use any baby blanket yarn that you have at hand. Just make sure to check your gauge first!

Pattern Options

In this blog post, you can find the free Tunisian Crochet Elephant Baby Blanket pattern. The free version of the pattern only includes written instructions.

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Materials

– 5.5-mm (9/I USA, 5 UK) Tunisian Crochet Hook with a wire of 105 cm (41“). I purchased mine on Amazon
– 6 skeins (600 g) of DK (11 wpi) yarn. I used Baby Print in Mint Green, White from Ice Yarns

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
Tks – Tunisian Knit Stitch
Trs – Tunisian Reverse Stitch
Return – Standard Tunisian Return
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

If you like to crochet elephants, you may be interested in other projects from the Elephant Baby Collection! Take a look!

Special Stitches

Tunisian Knit Stitch (Tks)
Insert your hook from right to left and from front to back in the space between the front and the back vertical bars of the designated st, yo, pull up a loop.

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 in the back vertical bar, yo, pull up a loop.

The Trs is essentially the same as a Tunisian simple stitch with the only difference that it is worked on the back of your work.

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. At the end of the return round, you will only have one loop on your hook.

Pattern Notes

  • The total stitch count is 151 sts for all of the rows and it includes the very first vertical bar.
  • Always remember to skip the very first st, i.e. the very first vertical bar.
  • If the pattern states to make for example 10 trs at the beginning of a row, the very first vertical bar is NOT included in the indicated number of stitches.
  • The instructions below only describe the forward pass. The return pass is always a Standard Tunisian Return.

Size

The finished Tunisian Crochet Elephant Baby Blanket measures approximately 83 cm (32”) by 86 cm (34″).

Gauge

18 tks for 10 rows should measure approximately 10 cm by 5 cm (4” by 2”).

Here is the completed Tunisian Crochet Elephant Baby Blanket!

Pattern

Ch 151.

1. Working in the back bumps, go into the second st from your hook, yo, pull up a loop. Pull up a loop in every ch. (151 sts)

2-11. Trs in each st (remember to sk the first st!).

12-22. Trs in the first 10 sts (you will have 11 loops on your hook). Crochet 130 tks in each st and 10 trs.

Initial rows.

Baby Elephant and First Heart

23. 10 trs, 59 tks, 9 trs, 8 tks, 10 trs, 44 tks, 10 trs.

24-25. 10 trs, 58 tks, 11 trs, 6 tks, 12 trs, 43 tks, 10 trs.

26. 10 trs, 58 tks, 12 trs, 4 tks, 14 trs, 42 tks, 10 trs.

27. 10 trs, 57 tks, 14 trs, 2 tks, 15 trs, 42 tks, 10 trs.

28-31. 10 trs, 57 tks, 32 trs, 41 tks, 10 trs.

32-33. 10 trs, 56 tks, 34 trs, 40 tks, 10 trs.

34-35. 10 trs, 55 tks, 35 trs, 40 tks, 10 trs.

36. 10 trs, 54 tks, 36 trs, 40 tks, 10 trs.

37. 10 trs, 52 tks, 39 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

38. 10 trs, 40 tks, 51 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

39. 10 trs, 35 tks, 56 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

40. 10 trs, 34 tks, 57 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

41. 10 trs, 32 tks, 38 trs, 5 tks, 16 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

42. 10 trs, 32 tks, 35 trs, 10 tks, 14 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

43. 10 trs, 31 tks, 35 trs, 12 tks, 13 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

44. 10 trs, 31 tks, 34 trs, 14 tks, 12 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

45. 10 trs, 30 tks, 7 trs, 5 tks, 22 trs, 15 tks, 12 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

46. 10 trs, 29 tks, 6 trs, 9 tks, 19 trs, 17 tks, 11 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

47. 10 trs, 29 tks, 6 trs, 10 tks, 17 trs, 19 tks, 10 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

48. 10 trs, 29 tks, 6 trs, 10 tks, 17 trs, 20 tks, 8 trs, 40 tks, 10 trs.

49. 10 trs, 29 tks, 5 trs, 12 tks, 15 trs, 21 tks, 8 trs, 40 tks, 10 trs.

50. 10 trs, 29 tks, 6 trs, 11 tks, 15 trs, 21 tks, 8 trs, 40 tks, 10 trs.

Alternating the tks and the trs creates beautiful tridimensional effects!

Baby Elephant and First Heart – Continued

51. 10 trs, 30 tks, 5 trs, 12 tks, 5 trs, 2 tks, 8 trs, 20 tks, 8 trs, 40 tks, 10 trs.

52. 10 trs, 30 tks, 6 trs, 11 tks, 5 trs, 2 tks, 8 trs, 20 tks, 10 trs, 38 tks, 10 trs.

53. 10 trs, 31 tks, 5 trs, 11 tks, 16 trs, 19 tks, 11 trs, 37 tks, 10 trs.

54. 10 trs, 31 tks, 6 trs, 11 tks, 16 trs, 18 tks, 12 trs, 36 tks, 10 trs.

55. 10 trs, 32 tks, 6 trs, 10 tks, 17 trs, 16 tks, 7 trs, 3 tks, 4 trs, 35 tks, 10 trs.

56. 10 trs, 33 tks, 6 trs, 9 tks, 19 trs, 13 tks, 8 trs, 4 tks, 3 trs, 35 tks, 10 trs.

57. Crochet 10 trs, 34 tks, 4 trs, 11 tks, 20 trs, 11 tks, 7 trs, 6 tks, 2 trs, 35 tks, 10 trs.

58. 10 trs, 36 tks, 2 trs, 11 tks, 22 trs, 8 tks, 8 trs, 6 tks, 2 trs, 35 tks, 10 trs.

59. 10 trs, 50 tks, 36 trs, 7 tks, 2 trs, 35 tks, 10 trs.

60. 10 trs, 51 tks, 34 trs, 7 tks, 2 trs, 36 tks, 10 trs.

61. 10 trs, 52 tks, 32 trs, 6 tks, 3 trs, 37 tks, 10 trs.

62. 10 trs, 53 tks, 30 trs, 6 tks, 3 trs, 38 tks, 10 trs.

63. 10 trs, 54 tks, 28 trs, 5 tks, 4 trs, 39 tks, 10 trs.

64. 10 trs, 40 tks, 6 trs, 10 tks, 24 trs, 6 tks, 3 trs, 41 tks, 10 trs.

65. 10 trs, 40 tks, 7 trs, 11 tks, 21 trs, 5 tks, 2 trs, 44 tks, 10 trs.

66. 10 trs, 40 tks, 7 trs, 13 tks, 17 trs, 6 tks, 3 trs, 44 tks, 10 trs.

67. 10 trs, 40 tks, 7 trs, 17 tks, 9 trs, 9 tks, 4 trs, 44 tks, 10 trs.

68. 10 trs, 40 tks, 6 trs, 36 tks, 4 trs, 44 tks, 10 trs.

69. 10 trs, 40 tks, 4 trs, 38 tks, 3 trs, 45 tks, 10 trs.

70. 10 trs, 41 tks, 3 trs, 39 tks, 1 trs, 46 tks, 10 trs.

71-74. 10 trs, 130 tks in each st, 10 trs.

Second Heart

75. 10 trs, 47 tks, 8 trs, 75 tks, 10 trs.

76-79. 10 trs, 47 tks, 9 trs, 74 tks, 10 trs.

80. 10 trs, 47 tks, 8 trs, 75 tks, 10 trs.

81-82. 10 trs, 47 tks, 5 trs, 78 tks, 10 trs.

83. 10 trs, 48 tks, 3 trs, 79 tks, 10 trs.

84. 10 trs, 49 tks, 1 trs, 80 tks, 10 trs.

85-87. 10 trs, 130 tks in each st, 10 trs.

Third Heart

88. 10 trs, 55 tks, 1 trs, 74 tks, 10 trs.

89. 10 trs, 54 tks, 3 trs, 73 tks, 10 trs.

90. 10 trs, 53 tks, 5 trs, 72 tks, 10 trs.

91. 10 trs, 52 tks, 7 trs, 71 tks, 10 trs.

92-94. 10 trs, 51 tks, 9 trs, 70 tks, 10 trs.

95. 10 trs, 51 tks, 4 trs, 1 tks, 4 trs, 70 tks, 10 trs.

96. 10 trs, 52 tks, 2 trs, 3 tks, 2 trs, 71 tks, 10 trs.

97-100. 10 trs, 130 tks in each st, 10 trs.

Here is a closeup of one of the hearts.

Fourth Heart

101. 10 trs, 50 tks, 1 trs, 79 tks, 10 trs.

102. 10 trs, 49 tks, 3 trs, 78 tks, 10 trs.

103. 10 trs, 48 tks, 5 trs, 77 tks, 10 trs.

104. 10 trs, 47 tks, 7 trs, 76 tks, 10 trs.

105. 10 trs, 46 tks, 9 trs, 75 tks, 10 trs.

106. 10 trs, 45 tks, 11 trs, 74 tks, 10 trs.

107. 10 trs, 44 tks, 13 trs, 73 tks, 10 trs.

108. 10 trs, 43 tks, 15 trs, 72 tks, 10 trs.

109-112. 10 trs, 42 tks, 17 trs, 71 tks, 10 trs.

113. 10 trs, 42 tks, 8 trs, 1 tks, 8 trs, 71 tks, 10 trs.

114. 10 trs, 43 tks, 6 trs, 3 tks, 6 trs, 72 tks, 10 trs.

115. 10 trs, 44 tks, 4 trs, 5 tks, 4 trs, 73 tks, 10 trs.

116. 10 trs, 45 tks, 2 trs, 7 tks, 2 trs, 74 tks, 10 trs.

117-120. 10 trs, 130 tks in each st, 10 trs.

Fifth Heart

121. 10 trs, 44 tks, 2 trs, 84 tks, 10 trs.

122. 10 trs, 43 tks, 4 trs, 83 tks, 10 trs.

123. 10 trs, 42 tks, 6 trs, 82 tks, 10 trs.

124. 10 trs, 41 tks, 8 trs, 81 tks, 10 trs.

125-127. 10 trs, 41 tks, 9 trs, 80 tks, 10 trs.

128. 10 trs, 41 tks, 4 trs, 1 tks, 4 trs, 80 tks, 10 trs.

129. 10 trs, 42 tks, 2 trs, 3 tks, 2 trs, 81 tks, 10 trs.

130-133. 10 trs, 130 tks in each st, 10 trs.

Sixth Heart

134. 10 trs, 40 tks, 2 trs, 88 tks, 10 trs.

135. 10 trs, 39 tks, 4 trs, 87 tks, 10 trs.

136. 10 trs, 37 tks, 6 trs, 87 tks, 10 trs.

137. 10 trs, 36 tks, 8 trs, 86 tks, 10 trs.

138-139. 10 trs, 35 tks, 9 trs, 86 tks, 10 trs.

140. 10 trs, 35 tks, 3 trs, 1 tks, 5 trs, 86 tks, 10 trs.

141. 10 trs, 36 tks, 1 trs, 2 tks, 4 trs, 87 tks, 10 trs.

142. 10 trs, 40 tks, 2 trs, 88 tks, 10 trs.

Final Rows

143-163. 10 trs, 130 tks in each st, 10 trs.

164-172. Trs in each st.

Tie off. Weave in ends.

Your Tunisian Crochet Elephant Baby Blanket is ready!

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