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Tulip Throw

The Tulip Throw is a simple and elegant crochet blanket made with the tulip stitch. Let your creativity flourish as you mix and match colors to make a statement piece. The pattern contains instructions for three sizes: lapghan, small throw, and larger throw. Scroll down for my free pattern + video tutorial.

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About the pattern

The Tulip Throw crochet blanket pattern is available in three sizes: lapghan (40×27″ / 101.5 x 68.5 cm), small throw (51 x 37″ / 129.5 x 94 cm), and larger throw (62 x 47″ / 157.5 x 119 cm). You’ll need a total of 35 (63, 99) squares.

Use as many colors as you want or stick to 4 colors like my sample blanket. I decided to use colors that are typical for tulips and opted for an autumn tulip color palette.

About the yarn

For this blanket, I used Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling™, a worsted weight yarn that is perfect for creating long-lasting projects. This anti-pilling yarn will still look great after washing, making it a great choice for blankets.

lionbrand basic stitch yarn
Crochet Tulip Throw Blanket Afghan - free crochet pattern

Tulip Throw

Free crochet pattern


What you’ll need

  • Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling™ Yarn (Skein Tones)
    Weight 4/Medium/Worsted
    185yds/170m
    3.55oz/100g
  • 1 (1, 2) skein in color Olive [202-132] or 50 (90, 140) grams
  • 1 skein in color Honey [202-134] or 30 (55, 85) grams
  • 1 skein in color Adobe [202-135] or 30 (55, 85) grams
  • 1 skein in color Mustard [202-158I] or 30 (55, 85) grams
  • 4 (7, 10) skeins in color Beige Heather [202-410F] or 350 (630, 990) grams
  • Crochet hook 6mm (US J/10)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Blocking mat + pins (optional)

Measurements

Blanket on photo is size ‘small throw’

LapghanSmall ThrowLarger Throw
Measurements
after blocking
40 x 27”
101.5 x 68.5 cm
51 x 37”
129.5 x 94 cm
62 x 47”
157.5 x 119 cm
Number of squares7 x 59 x 711 x 9
Total number of squares356399

Gauge

With a 6mm hook:
13 dc x 7 rows =
4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm


Stitches & Abbreviations

  • st: stitch
  • ch: chain
  • ch-sp: chain space (the space formed by a chain)
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • sc blo: single crochet worked in the back loop only
  • dc: double crochet
  • tr: treble crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops (1 loop on hook).
  • v-st: v-stitch: (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in one st
  • picot: ch 3, sl st in first ch
  • puff st: puff stitch: yarn over, pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (7 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure stitch.
  • **: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
  • [ ]: repeat what is between the brackets as many times as directed
  • ( ): Stitches in between parentheses are to be worked into the same stitch
  • < >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row

Notes

  • This pattern is written in US terminology.
  • Throw is made out of squares joined together.
  • Pattern contains instructions for size lapghan with sizes (small throw, larger throw) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
  • The photo shows the ‘Small Throw’ size.

Video

Written pattern

This pattern is also available as a PDF on Etsy and Ravelry.
It’s designed for printing and this way you can support me.

Squares


Square notes:
– Squares are worked in rounds with the right side facing you.
– Beginnings and ends of rounds will take place within same corner.
– Sl st does not count as a stitch.
– Puff stitches are created by pulling up loops three times.
– Video tutorial of this square can be found here soon.

With a 6mm hook and color Olive:
ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic ring.

Round 1:
ch 4, [dc, ch 1] 11 times, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st in ch-sp <12 ch-sp>

Change to color Honey, Adobe or Mustard
Round 2:
(1 puff, ch 1) in each ch-sp, sl st in 1st puff, sl st in ch-sp <12 puff, 12 ch-sp>

Change to color Beige Heather
Round 3:
ch 6 (counts as a tr and ch 2), 2 tr in same ch-sp,
*3 dc in next 2 ch-sp, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next ch-sp* repeat around,
end with a tr in beginning ch-sp, sl st in 4th ch, sl st in corner <40 st, 10 st per side>

Round 4:
ch 4 (counts as a dc and ch 1), 2 dc in same corner,
1 dc in each st across, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner* repeat around,
end with a dc in beginning corner, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st in corner <48 st, 12 st per side>


Fasten off. The square should now have a measurement of 5 x 5″ / 12.5 x 12.5 cm.

Lapghan: Make a total of 35 squares – 12 in Honey, 12 in Adobe, and 11 in Mustard.
Small Throw: Make a total of 63 squares – 11 squares in each color.
Larger Throw: Make a total of 99 squares – 33 squares in each color.

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Assembly


Arrange all granny squares as indicated by the photos below, with the wrong sides facing upwards.

Slip stitch everything together using a loose tension.

Tip for slip stitching: insert your hook in the front loop of the square on top and the back loop of the square below. You can find a tutorial here.

To achieve a smoother finish, you can (steam) block the granny squares.

Picot border


Attach yarn in the top right corner and work a (sc blo, ch 3, sl st in 1st ch),
*[1 sc blo in next 2 st, (1 sc blo in next st, ch 3, sl st in 1st ch)] repeat to next ch-sp, work 2 sc evenly across the seam, (1 sc blo, ch 3, sl st in 1st ch) in the ch-sp of the next square* repeat across the entire throw.

End with 1 sc blo in last 2 st, sl st in 1st st.

Fasten off, weave ends.

Tip: When working the border, try to crochet over the loose ends. It will save you from weaving in many ends.

Tulip Square Throw Afghan Blanket with lionbrand basic stitch yarn

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