Faux Knit Rib Camel Stitch Throw Blanket

April 10, 2016
In: Crochet
Faux Knit Rib Camel Stitch Throw Blanket | Oomanoot #blanket #crcohet #camelstitch #free #tutorial

Look! more camel stitch! I just love the faux knit rib effect, it works so beautifully on a large scale piece such as this.

This blanket took me ages to finish because I started out making it super-super bulky, crocheting 3 strands of bulky weight yarn together – but I ended up not liking how it felt. It was just too heavy. So I unraveled it and re-crocheted it all over again with a single strand. Now it’s nice and warm and it’s almost summer here so I won’t have much to do with it for a while, but it’s really pretty to look at!

Personally, I think this pattern works best with a single color. I made it in white with a rather bulky. I found it made the knit pattern stand out just enough, without making the blanket too heavy.Faux Knit Rib Camel Stitch Throw Blanket | Oomanoot #blanket #crcohet #camelstitch #free #tutorial


  • 10mm hook
  • At some point I lost count of how many balls of yarn I bought, but I think it was about 20 balls, 100 gr each, of bulky weight white yarn. Sorry! Take a look at the notes what you should do about this… Update: after a bit of trouble I managed to weigh the blanket and it was 17 skeins total.
  • blunt needle for weaving in loose ends


  • The blanket is crocheted lengthwise, so that the rows run from top to bottom. With the yarn I chose, the blanket is 175 stitches long and 82 rows wide and the final measurements are 44” wide by 75” long. I am considering buying some more of the same yarn and making it just slightly wider, but it’s really fine as it is. I recommend making a 4” by 4” swatch, and then use that to calculate how many stitches/rows you’ll need to get the size of blanket you want, then from that – calculate how much yarn you’ll need to buy.

Terms & Abbreviations

  • instructions for camel stitch can be found here.
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet


1: ch 178. hdc in 3rd st from the hook. Continue hdc until the end of the chain (175 stitches at the end of this row).

2: Work a camel stitch in the back of each hdc across. hdc in the top of the starting chain. ch 2, turn.

3-82: Repeat row 2.

Bind off. Weave in loose ends.



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  2. Linda

    What weight yarn did you use?

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  6. Nicole

    The link for the camel stitch does not lead to anything that has to do with crochet.

  7. karen friese

    not able to distinguish the difference between camel stitch and h dc stitch.

  8. karen friese

    not able to distinguish the differnece between camel stitch and hdc stitch

  9. Sharon A Thomas

    I love this pattern, it is very easy and and makes a beautiful throw.

  10. Cyndi Glover

    Can I make it smaller.

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  13. Alberta Hunt

    This is beautiful, I am relatively good with the basic crochet stitches, but I but I do not know how to do the camel stitch. Please clarify how to do the camel stitch. Thank you in advance.

  14. Patricia Jensen

    I can’t figure out how much yarn I need. It looks like 17 skein but that’s an awful lot. It that right?

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  18. Ruth

    I have the same question but see you haven’t answered the person who asked originally. Your instructions show the camel loop in the front but in this pattern as well as the cactus pattern you say to do the stitch in the BACK of the hdc. Were you showing the camel loop on the front before turning????I hope you see this becausse I’d really like to do this stitch.

  19. LaRonn Stacy

    I like this pattern. And it seems to be fairly easy to make. I guess my one question is I’m not sure how you could make this wider if it’s worked length wise

  20. Deborah Bremberger

    Did you figure out this pattern? I’m baffled. After row 1 do you chain and turn? After row 2 do you go back to hdc??? Such a pretty afghan. Want to figure this out….

  21. Ann

    How do you crochet the Camel Stitch?

  22. Linda Barr

    Hi Rina. Love this blanket and want to make this with some yarn I have been saving for special project. I don’t understand step 2. Do I do a row of camel stitch and then turn and do a row of hdc regular in the top of the stitches? Thank you for your help

  23. Megan Swanston

    Can you tell me what yarn you used?? I am looking to make a blanket like this and want a yarn that is super soft. I’m hoping this blanket is similar to the “threshold” brand throw blanket that target sells. Can anyone tell me what yarn has a similar softness?? Or if this pattern would be close to the same?
    Here is a link to the blanket I am talking about. I’m very new to crocheting so any info or tips would help!!

    • Brenda Coats

      I would use Lion Brand yarn in Lion’s Pride. They have a beautiful color called Paprika or even the Tomato would be pretty. If you check around the internet you can find it cheaper than the Lion Brand website and http://www.Michaels.com will have it on sale or a coupon. I have made several blankets with it and it is soft and thick without being to heavy.

  24. Manon Dufour

    I would like to do this for a double bed, how many stitches should I use?

  25. Suzanne

    I love, love, love this stitch too! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  26. Susie

    You can weigh the finished Afghan to see how many skeins you used too.

    • oomanoot

      I tried that actually, but it was too heavy for my kitchen scale and not heavy enough for my people scale, however – after this comment I realized I could weigh myself holding the blanket and subtract my actual weight from that number, so thanks! and the answer is 17 100g skeins, and I will update the post accordingly.

    • Lori Whalen

      You can always take it to the self service scale at the post office to weigh those in between kitchen and bathroom scale items.

  27. Rhonda Beckwith

    I can’t wait to try this , looks natural and so cozy. Thanks for sharing