The Lightweight Tunisian Crochet Blanket Pattern for The Ava Throw is a modern crochet design ideal for spring with its open weave and stylish rope tassels. This easy-to-learn pattern offers a cozy yet breathable blanket, perfect for adding a touch of handmade elegance to your home.
The Ava Throw Tunisian Crochet Pattern
The Ava throw crochet pattern is whipped up in an easy-to-learn Tunisian crochet stitch.
The unique stitch makes this a great throw for spring when the temps are just a bit cool, and a blanket with an open weave is just enough to keep you warm.
This pattern features a simple border and a one-row repeat finished off with beautiful rope tassels that give it that modern edge.
At the beginning of this year, Lion Brand announced their color of the year -Terracotta – and released several yarns featuring this beautiful color.
As soon as I saw they released this color in their popular Pound of Love line, I knew I needed to snatch a few up and make something with it.
You can see all of the Pound of Love colors available here.
I can also see this blanket whipped up in the colors Maize, Charcoal, Taupe or Oxford Grey. There are so many options!
You can also purchase this yarn on Amazon.com here.
Update: I ended up making The Ava Throw in Lion Brand’s Pound of Love in Vanilla, and I love how it turned out! It makes the perfect addition to my home.
The Lightweight Tunisian Crochet Blanket Pattern
One of the biggest complaints about Tunisian crochet is the fact that many of the stitches curl.
If you’ve made the Let’s Go Camping blanket yet, then you know how bad the knit stitch curls. But in my opinion, it’s so worth dealing with the curl when the end result is a gorgeous striped blanket!
I knew there were Tunisian stitches that did not curl, and I found one I loved. Plus, it’s so fun to work up projects in this stitch!
This pattern features a simple border, followed by a simple stitch that doesn’t curl and ends with these gorgeous rope tassels. This is the first time I’ve ever made rope tassels, and let me tell you, I am a fan!
Make Your Own Ava Throw
Are you ready to make your own?
Here’s what you need:
- You can purchase the ad-free printable pattern on the I Can Crochet That shop here or Etsy here. The printable version also has photo tutorials for the Tunisian crochet mesh stitch.
- Order Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn on Amazon here or on LionBrand.com here. You’ll need two skeins
- You’ll need a 6 mm Tunisian crochet hook with at least a 12-inch cord or purchase a set like this one
If you’d like to learn more about these hooks, check out our in-depth post titled The Best Tunisian Crochet Hooks. I cover my favorite sets and all the different types of Tunisian crochet hooks there are.
Pattern for This Lightweight Tunisian Crochet Throw
- Finished size measures 38 1/2 x 54 w/o tassels and 38 1/2 x 61 1/2 with tassels
- To change the width, chain an odd number
- To change the length, simply add more rows
- Watch the Tunisian mesh stitch tutorial here
- Watch our rope tassels tutorial here
6 mm Tunisian hook with cord
Weight 4 • approx. 1,530 yds
Colors: Vanilla (I also used Terracotta & it turned out beautifully)
GAUGE (4 x 4″)
14 sts x 9 rows in pattern
Tss Tunisian simple stitch
Tps Tunisian purl stitch
yo yarn over
FwP forward pass
RetP return pass
Lts last Tunisian stitch
sl st slip stitch
With the index finger of your yarn hand, bring the working yarn to the front of your work; insert your hook under the next vertical stitch. Keep your hook behind the strand of working yarn. Yarn over (yo) and draw the yarn through the stitch.
insert hook under both vertical bars of the last stitch and complete as for Tunisian simple stitch
ch 1, (yo, pull through the next 2 loops) until only one loop remains on the hook
Tunisian Crochet Mesh Stitch Tutorial
The Ava Throw
The Ava throw crochet pattern is whipped up in an easy-to-learn Tunisian crochet stitch. The mesh stitch makes this a great throw for spring when the temps are just a bit cool and a blanket with an open weave is just enough to keep you warm. This pattern features a simple border and a one-row repeat finished off with beautiful rope tassels that give it that modern edge.
Foundation row Ch 135
Pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, RetP.
Row 1 sk first vertical bar, tps across to last stitch, working the last st as for Lts, RetP
Rows 2 – 4 repeat row 1
Row 5 sk first vertical bar,*yo, sk next st, tss next st; repeat from * across, working the last st as for Lts, RetP
Rows 6 – 121 repeat row 5
Rows 122 – 125 repeat row 1 (for row 122, don’t forget you’re doing a tps stitch in each tss and each yarn over stitch – you should have 135 loops on hook for return pass)
Last row sl st in each vertical bar across row to bind off, inserting hook as for Lts on the last st. Fasten off.
Cut 360 13 inch pieces of yarn, with 5 mm hook and 4 pieces of yarn held together, attach tassels on the ends every 3 sts
You should have 90 tassels total
For how to make twisted rope fringe, watch our YouTube video tutorial here or down below.
Hi! I’m Julie. I design modern crochet patterns and tutorials to help you learn to crochet. I’ve been crocheting for over two decades and with the gentle nudging of my husband, decided to turn this passion into a career. Although we travel a lot in our campervan, you’ll never find me without a bag of yarn and projects.