The Liza Throw – Crochet Pattern

I posted a preview of this throw on social media yesterday and mentioned that I wasn’t sure what to name it.  This is a common dilemma for me.  I come up with a pattern and can’t wait to share it – but then I get stuck on what heck I should call it!  I received some great suggestions, and then my Aunt Liza kiddingly said that I should name it after her – and I thought great idea!  And that is my story of how this cozy braided throw was named the Liza Throw.

I have to say, this throw is my favourite blanket creation to date!  I seriously cannot get over how snuggly it turned out!  It makes me want to grab a good book,  wrap myself up, and hide from the rest of the world and the cold winter weather outside.


I have written out and posted the free pattern for this throw below on this page.  

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  • Materials

    Here is what you will need to make this cozy braided throw:

    • A size K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook.
    • Yarn: 10 Skeins of James C. Brett Chunky With Merino – Colour: 04 (Beige/Oatmeal Colour)
    • Scissors.
    • Tapestry/Yarn needle to weave in ends.

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    Measurements:

    Throw Measures 36” wide X 48” long.

    Abbreviations:

    CH: Chain

    SC: Single Crochet

    DC: Double Crochet

    FPTR: Front Post Triple (Treble) Crochet

    Special Stitches:

    FPTR (Front Post Triple Crochet):

    Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through two loops on hook] 3 times.

    Video Tutorial:

    Pattern:

    Note: This is a complicated stitch, so I recommend working on a small swatch first (15 stitches is a good number) to practice.




    Chain 123 (multiple of 6 plus 3).

    Row 1: SC in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch; CH3, turn.

    Row 2: DC in each sc; CH1, turn.

    Row 3: SC in each dc; CH3, turn.

    Row 4: DC in first two sc; *skip next stitch;  FPtr around next two dc from the row below;  working in front of last two fptr made, FPtr around skipped dc (braid made). DC in next sc, FPtr around next dc from row below, DC in next sc.  Repeat from * to last 6 stitches; make one more braid and then DC in last 3 sc; CH1, turn.

    Row 5: SC in each stitch; CH3, turn.




    Row 6: DC in first two sc; *skip next stitch;  FPtr around next two fptr from the row below;  working in front of last two fptr made, FPtr around skipped fptr (braid made). DC in next sc, FPtr around next fptr from row below, DC in next sc.  Repeat from * to last 6 stitches; make one more braid and then DC in last 3 sc; CH1, turn.

    Repeat rows 5 and 6 until work measures 47 inches.

    Second last row: SC in each stitch; CH3, turn.

    Last row: DC in each sc.

    Fasten off and weave in ends.


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    37 thoughts on “The Liza Throw – Crochet Pattern

    1. I really like this pattern! I am new to crochet and I was wondering what your stitch Abbreviations (terms) means! Thanks -H

    2. Beautiful Throw! Love ❤️ the stitches! I started crocheting in 1967 and it’s just in the last couple of years I have found so many new stitches!
      I love the pattern! Thanks so much!!

    3. Thanx SO MUCH for this gorgeous pattern!! Your tutorial was fantastic—so simple and easy to understand!! You do BEAUTIFUL work—I hope mine looks as nice!! I LOVE your site and look for your emails daily!! I’m a 67 yr. old grandma who has retired some years ago and am anxiously starting to get into ALL the projects I’ve “saved” for years. I taught my grand-daughter how to crochet when she was 2—and she loves it!! It’s a rewarding and relaxing hobby and I simply ?LOVE? it!! God Bless you for sharing your talent and time with all of us!!
      I’m from the USA, in Michigan, by Lake Michigan and we have **SNOW** right now!! This is a PERFECT time for crocheting!! Thank, again!!!!
      Love from MI, USA
      Chris Scholten

      P.S. I was wondering HOW I could make this blanket in “2” colors?? Like which rows I would make a different color?? I thot it would look neat if between the cables were a different color than the rest?!?! What do YOU think?? Any ideas OR advice??

      1. Hi Chris! Thank you for your kind words! I’m so happy to head that you enjoy this site. And I also love how you taught your grand daughter! My mom taught me and I’m so grateful. Crochet and knitting are my way of relaxing and its so rewarding to make something beautiful for my loved ones.
        Great idea to make the blanket in two colours! I would do a colour block pattern! Maybe a few rows at the top and bottom of one colour and then the middle could be the other colour.

    4. I love this pattern and I’m half way through it. I making mine in a dove grey to accompany my sofa. The instructions are easy to follow and I did do a swatch first to familiarize myself the stitches.

    5. This has to be the most amazing pattern I have seen in awhile! So beautiful yet so simple. You are a very talented artist and should be extremely proud of your accomplishment!! Thank you so much for sharing.

    6. HI,
      This is a beautiful pattern and everyone is saying how easy it is. Can you tell me what you would categorize what the “difficulty” is in your expert opinion since you created the pattern? I just ordered some Bernat blanket yarn to make my son in law a throw and then came across this in my emails. Do you think that size yarn will be ok for this pattern and what size hook would you suggest?
      Thank you
      Julie
      Georgia

      1. Hi Georiga, yes I think it should be fine. Go with the same hook size… if anything the stitches will be a little looser but that will provide a nice drape to the fabric.

    7. Hello,in all the tutorials available,this one was the best I have ever seen,it was user friendly,loaded with many helpful tips and thoroughly explained the entire pattern.you did a great job,congrats!
      My question is…did you find gentle blocking necessary?
      Again,thank you so much,your patterns are beautiful.
      Jen j

    8. This is a very beautiful blanket and can’t wait to make it for a gift, i would like to make it bigger is that possible?
      Thank you.

    9. I love your work. I am 72 years young and have crocheted since I was 18. It is nice to have some different patterns and not just the same patterns in different colors with a different name. Your patterns are quite lovely. My only thing is that since I live in America, would like to know what ply yarn you are using since these names are unfamiliar to me. Hope to see that in the future.

    10. Hi-
      I am desperately trying to make this blanket because it is so beautiful but my swatch doesn’t look nice and tight like your final blanket. I do not have the same yarn, but have tried several and nothing looks close to your work.

      1. Hi Elle, you could try going down a hook size? Its difficult to get the exact same result if the yarn is not the same too.

    11. This is such terrific stitch pattern! Didn’t really need another afghan, but started a practice swatch just for the heck of it. It quickly turned into a headband. Using your simple calculation for the starting chain (multiples of six, plus three), I’ve since made a cowl, and a hat and a scarf! Thanks!

    12. Hey! Lovely work you do! I got the materials for this throw, but I bought a yarn for size 3-4 needles. What do you suggest? Do I use the smaller needle, or continue with the needle size you suggested? Thanks!

      1. Hi Livia, Yes, you should use the smaller hook. I would recommend increasing the length of your foundation chain too to maintain the width.

    13. Hey, I just looked at this video and I love the pattern. But do you know how many chains it would be for a full-size bed? Much appreciated!

      1. Hi Leydy, For a full sized balnket, I recommend chaining until the width of the blanket is slightly longer than the width of the bed and then make sure the chain is a multiple of 6 plus 3 (you may have to add a chain or two).

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