Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket – LINKS

Need help with your Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket? Look no further! This post contains all of the links to patterns and tutorial videos to make your throw!

Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket | FREE Tunisian crochet sampler pattern. Learn 20 techniques and stitch patterns with this free crochet pattern. Includes row by row instructions and tutorial videos for each stitch. |


Purchase a printable PDF version of the Holiday Tunisian Sampler pattern here: PATTERN PDF


Tutorials and written patterns for the free version of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket will be released on a weekly basis as standalone tutorials and blog posts. This is a schedule of when to expect blog posts for each technique.

  • Week 1 (October 5th)
    • Bias Square
    • Smock Stitch
    • Seed Stitch
    • Block Stitch
  • Week 2 (October 12th)
    • Home Square
    • Lacy Shells
    • Mitered Square
    • Lattice Stitch
  • Week 3 (October 19th)
    • Brick Stitch
    • Wave Stitch
    • Knit Stitch
    • Arrowhead Stitch
  • Week 4 (October 26th)
    • Mesh Stitch
    • Bobble Stitch
    • Meandering Cables
    • Full Stitch
  • Week 5 November 2nd)
    • Circle in Square
    • Two-Tone Tunisian Simple Stitch
    • Honeycomb
    • Tree Square
  • Week 6 (November 9th)
    • Blocking
    • Joining
    • Border
    • Finishing


Videos listed in alphabetical order. Stitch patterns and tutorial videos for each week’s square go live Monday afternoons. Click the links to find the tutorials and written patterns.


This video covers all finishing steps including blocking the squares, joining the squares together, adding the border, and blocking the finished blanket.

FINISHING VIDEO [link available November 9, 2020]

Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket | FREE Tunisian crochet sampler pattern. Learn 20 techniques and stitch patterns with this free crochet pattern. Includes row by row instructions and tutorial videos for each stitch. |
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  • Reply Marlene Tapley

    Hi! Love this 😀, can you tell us what the finished size will be?

    September 18, 2020 at 3:37 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Sure thing! The finished blanket will be about 64″ long x 54″ wide.

      September 19, 2020 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Shelley T

    Toni, I’m attempting to get most of the yarn from Joann’s since is out of stock already. Will your videos be available after the Holiday CAL2020 is over, in case I’m still waiting for yarn?

    September 18, 2020 at 6:45 pm
    • Reply Stephanie

      I need something close to elephant grey

      October 5, 2020 at 9:34 pm
      • Reply Toni L.

        That color has been a little tough to find. Lion Brand’s Elephant Gray is back in stock, though.

        October 9, 2020 at 9:11 am
  • Reply MW

    Yep, same here. The Lion brand store on Amazon says the Taupe listed will be back in stock on Oct. 8, and I’m hoping to see if there are good substitutes you’d recommend.

    Cannot wait to get started! This is going to be good.

    September 19, 2020 at 6:01 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      If you’re prefer another yarn, most yarn lines have something similar. I know Red Heart has Red Heart With Love and Super Saver. There’s also Caron One Pound. Yarns like that make great substitutions in this pattern.

      September 19, 2020 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Devi

    Michael’s carries the Pound of Love brand. I purchased all my yarn there and took advantage of their sale – Buy 2 Get 1 Free, sale.

    September 20, 2020 at 6:57 am
  • Reply Gina Bowman

    I love Tunisian crochet. I was going to make a baby blanket one year for the fair and used a nice soft baby yarn. There was no…integrity to the stitches. The yarn was so soft the design was barely there.

    I have a Hobby Lobby and a Walmart that I can buy yarn from. Is there a specific yarn that will hold the designs well but still feel wonderful?

    September 21, 2020 at 1:25 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! For this pattern, I used a smooth worsted weight yarn. So I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby or Red Heart Super Saver from Walmart would work. Both yarns get incredibly soft after you wash them 🙂

      September 23, 2020 at 7:38 am
      • Reply Gina L Bowman

        I got Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek Low Pill Fiber yarn in Dark Gray, Light Gray, Brownie, and Sea Blue.

        September 29, 2020 at 9:27 am
        • Reply Toni L.

          That sounds like a beautiful palette. I can’t wait to see how your blanket works up 🙂

          September 30, 2020 at 8:15 am
          • Lisa

            Can’t wait❤️

            September 30, 2020 at 11:17 am
  • Reply miri

    I ended up buying Herrschners’ brand yard because I was having so much trouble finding yarn in colors my mom and I liked that she could afford. I’m hoping the yardage translates properly and I did the math right. I’m really looking forward to this as I’ve recently discovered and fallen in love with Tunisian crochet.

    September 24, 2020 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Susan

    I’d be interested in doing this in a cotton option as we are heading into summer here in Australia. Does Lion Brand have anything that might work? I’ve not used their yarns before

    September 26, 2020 at 3:51 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi Susan! I haven’t done a blanket this size in cotton, so it’s tough to say. Their Pima Cotton could be a good choice, as could 24/7 Cotton. Again, I haven’t made a blanket with either of these yarns, so these recommendations are just a guess. There may be something you prefer in your local shops. Swapping out to a yarn you’re more familiar with will likely ensure that you’re happy with the end result.

      September 28, 2020 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply Teri Starks

    I’m a new Tunisian crocheter. Is this going to be too challenging?

    September 27, 2020 at 2:32 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! I talked a little about this in the blog post, but the short answer is yes it will be challenging, but NO it will not be *too* challenging. This is a chance for you to try something new and stretch outside your comfort zone. There will be written patterns and tutorial videos for each technique as we go along.

      September 28, 2020 at 3:41 pm
    • Reply Laurie

      I was reading through the comments and was going to ask the same thing. I’ve never tried the Tunisian crochet but this pattern is so beautiful. Not sure about giving it a try if it’s too advanced for me.

      October 6, 2020 at 12:49 am
      • Reply Toni L.

        I have faith in you! With the tutorial videos and the helpful communities on Instagram and Facebook, we’ll all support each other 🙂

        October 9, 2020 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Rhonda Tollenaar-Huffman

    i can’t wait I’m new to tunisian but loving what I have learned

    September 29, 2020 at 11:42 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      It’s going to be a fun ride! I can’t wait to start 🙂

      September 30, 2020 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Shelley T

    When you say, “Videos will go live on Monday” do you mean the tutorial will be a live event or the videos will be posted on your blog for us to access and begin stitching?

    October 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Marialaina N.

    Hi! I only have a 14 inch fixed tunisian crochet hook 🙁 I am trying to find/order a 16inch but everything that isn’t in a set is sold out, and I already asked for a set of interchangables for Christmas. Do you think 14 inch fixed is long enough? Super looking forward to learning TC through this!!

    October 5, 2020 at 9:39 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      A 14″ fixed hook should be just fine for this. The finished squares are 12 inches, so you should have plenty of space on your hook for your loops 🙂

      October 5, 2020 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Lisa

    Will your tutorial videos remain on YouTube after the CAL is officially over? I’m helping my mom learn and it may take her 3 years to complete this but she’s determined. Your videos help so much.

    October 5, 2020 at 2:08 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! They sure will – the tutorial blog posts and videos will stay up forever. Sending all of the encouragement and good vibes to you and mom. She can do it!!

      October 9, 2020 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Gertrude

    Hi! Should all the squares for each week be the same color?

    October 5, 2020 at 5:12 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! The recommended color of each square is listed in the pattern.

      October 9, 2020 at 9:13 am
  • Reply Gwen Saner

    Finished Bias square. Is there a standard border video?

    October 6, 2020 at 9:07 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! There isn’t a video for the standard border, but the instructions are listed with each stitch pattern 🙂

      October 9, 2020 at 9:07 am
  • Reply KC

    I’d like to know if we can buy just one pattern for one of the squares (the tree pattern)? I’m a beginner and know I can’t do this whole project (even though I broke my foot and have nothing else to do besides crochet), so seeing if I can master just one would be really helpful while. I’m grateful youtube can slow down videos–you stitch FAST! Thanks for teaching the Tunisian!

    October 10, 2020 at 7:25 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi KC – thanks for your message. I do not offer the PDF patterns of the individual squares, only the full PDF with each of the squares. But, in the PDF, the patterns are on their own pages.

      October 10, 2020 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Ellen Jung

    First I want to tell you how much I am enjoying this project. I have never tried tunisian crochet and I love it! I got the email with the updated pattern, but can you tell me which pages have updates. I don’t want to print the entire project again. thank you!

    October 11, 2020 at 1:21 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the project 🙂 The only pages you should reprint are the Home Square and the Lacy Shells Square. No other changes were made 🙂

      October 12, 2020 at 8:18 am
      • Reply rhonda huffman

        I never got my email with the update where do I find it

        October 12, 2020 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Rachelle P.

    Hi Toni! If we buy the PDF, will the Intarsia option be included? I haven’t tried it before and it looked interesting. Thanks!

    October 12, 2020 at 12:42 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! The PDF version only lists the stranded colorwork technique, as that’s what I used in the original sample. But you can use the same concept to work your square with intarsia instead of stranded colorwork.

      October 12, 2020 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Gwen Saner

    I love this pattern SO much! I can’t crochet to save my life (I’ve tried to teach myself numerous times), but I can knit the basic handful of stitches and I have made a Tunisian crochet Star Wars blanket (using the stitches used in the HOME square). I was hesitant to buy the pattern for fear of not being able to do it but your patterns are so detailed and consistent. The videos? OMGOSH. You are the best teacher ever! I’m on my 8th square, the lattice stitch. I’m making this one for my mom for Christmas and I already have more yarn purchased to make a 2nd blanket for a dear friend in CA for Christmas as well. I’m pleased as punch and already thinking about what colors I want to use for my blanket. 😃 THANK YOU SO MUCH! Too much fun.

    October 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Murleen L Ray

    Toni, Will you be teaching how to do celtic cables in crochet (regular or tunisian)? Your work is exceptional and it would be so helpful to learn from an expert!

    October 19, 2020 at 1:47 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! I don’t have any plans to teach Celtic cables, but it’s certainly something to keep in mind. Thanks for the idea 🙂

      October 19, 2020 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Jana

    Hi Toni, I am wondering why not every stitch has a tutorial? They are all not linked. Is there a place to find them, ie; the bobble stitch etc?
    Thanks in Advance!

    October 19, 2020 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Jana

    Oh Duh, I figured it out. It’s because that week hasn’t been released yet. I’m so impatient!!

    October 19, 2020 at 2:12 pm
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