Introducing the Drew Throw – a luxurious Tunisian crochet throw pattern featuring unbelievably soft yarn and beautiful unique stitches.
There’s nothing like the feeling as a crochet designer than sitting down with a new skein of yarn, different crochet hook sizes, and the idea of a new design in your head.
I love browsing throws and blankets online and in stores. There was one blanket style I kept seeing over and over again and that was blankets with ribbing throughout.
Not only is this style absolutely gorgeous, but it just screams luxury and style.
So, with a blanket idea in my head and a new skein of this gorgeous Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Bryce Canyon, it was time to start experimenting.
The Drew Tunisian Crochet Throw Pattern
If you know much about Tunisian crochet, you know there is a basic ribbed stitch that’s perfect for borders. I used it for the beginning of the Nordic Blanket (an I Can Crochet That bestseller).
To get the Tunisian ribbed stitch look, you do a combination of the Tunisian Knit Stitch and the Tunisian Purl Stitch.
Now, while I love this stitch, I do have a hard time getting it to look really clean and I knew it wasn’t the right stitch for an entire blanket.
I needed something else.
A couple of months ago I was browsing through Reddit and found another ribbed stitch someone had posted. I saved it and knew I’d be coming back to it one day.
And sure enough…
As soon as I started crocheting this stitch with the Heartland yarn, I knew I had a winner.
- ch - chain
- rep - repeat
- Tss - Tunisian simple stitch
- Tps - Tunisian purl stitch
- Tfs - Tunisian full stitch
- yo - yarn over
- FwP - Forward Pass
- RetP - Return Pass
- Lts - Last Tunisian stitch
- sk - skip
- sl st - slip stitch
- st(s) - stitch(es)
- Special Stitches:
- With yarn in back, insert hook under front vertical bar from side to side, yo, draw up loop.
- Bring the working yarn to the front of your work and insert your hook through the next vertical bar. Wrap yarn behind and over the hook.
- Insert hook through space between the two vertical bars, pull up a loop. Pull up a loop.
- 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*, repeat between * and * until only one loop remains on the hook
- RetP for ribbed stitch
- Ch 1, *yo pull through 2 loops, yo pull through 3 loops* repeat between * and * until you have 3 loops on the hook. Then *yo pull through 2 loops* twice
Foundation row Ch 121
Pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, (121 loops on hook), RetP
Row 1 Tps in second vertical bar, Tps across all stitches to last stitch , working the last st as for Lts, RetP
Rows 2 & 3 Repeat row 1
Row 4 Tss in second vertical bar, Tfs before and after next vertical bar, *Tss in next vertical bar, Tfs before and after next vertical bar*, repeat from * to * until one vertical bar is remaining, Tss in last vertical bar, working the last st as for Lts, RetP as for ribbed stitch (check special stitches section)
Pictures A - C
Row 5 Tss in second vertical bar, Tfs before and after next st (it looks like an upside down v), *Tss in next vertical bar, Tfs before and after next st (it looks like an upside down v)*, repeat from * to * until one vertical bar is remaining, Tss in last vertical bar, working last st as for Lts, RetP as for ribbed stitch
Pictures D - F
Rows 5 - 151
Repeat Row 5
Row 152 Tps in second vertical bar from hook, Tps in next 2 sts (meaning, insert hook through next two stitches that form the upside down v and bring up a loop), *Tps in next vertical bar, Tps in next two sts*, repeat from * to * across until one vertical bar is remaining, Tps in last vertical bar, working last st as for Lts
You should have 121 loops on your hook
Pictures H & I
Rows 153 & 154
Tps in first vertical bar, Tps across to last stitch, working the last st as for Lts, RetP
Last row sl st in each vertical bar across row to bind off, inserting hook as for Lts on the last st. Fasten off.
Make 4 tassels and attach to all four corners. (See picture instructions.)
- GAUGE (4 x 4") - 11 stitches x 14 rows
- Finished size measures 42 1/2 " wide x 48″ long
- To change the width, chain any odd number
- To change the length, simply add more rows
- Video tutorial for pattern HERE
- For this pattern, you will do the Tunisian full stitch before and after the vertical bar. This results in more loops on your hoop than chains you started with, which makes the Return Pass different (read below)
- For this pattern, the Return Pass for the ribbed stitch is different than normal Tunisian crochet. Instructions are under "Special Stitches"
- The Return Pass on the purl stitches is your typical ReturnPass.
- For the Ribbed Stitch, the Return Pass will be stated as RetP as for ribbed stitch
- Pay special attention to the instructions for the first Purl Stitch row after you've completed all of the ribbed stitch rows
- I recommend practicing this stitch on a small swatch before starting the blanket
More Tunisian Crochet Blanket Patterns
We have a nice selection of Tunisian crochet blanket patterns available here on I Can Crochet That. Here are a few for you to check out:
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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.