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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.
Blanket on photo is size ‘small throw’
|Lapghan||Small Throw||Larger Throw|
|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 squares||7 x 5||9 x 7||11 x 9|
|Total number of squares||35||63||99|
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
- 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.
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.
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.