Honey Peaks Throw

Honey Peaks Throw is the perfect blanket for those cold winter days, when all you need is a cup of tea with some honey, book or a crochet project and a great view of snowy mountains out of your window. This throw is worked up quick thanks to the bulky yarn while it is far from ordinary thanks to the combination of Tunisian crochet stitches.

This pattern was featured in Pattern Pack Pro by Happily Hooked Magazine February 2020 Big and Bulky.

You can purchase the add free PDF version of the pattern at LoveCraft here.

Skills required

Chain, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and backward passes), Tunisian simple stitch (tss), Tunisian purl stitch (tps), Tunisian honeycomb stitch (ths), Tunisian knit stitch (tks), end row changing colours, binding off in Tunisian crochet, blocking

Skill level

Finished measurements

The final throw measurements (blocked):

132 cm x 153 cm (approx. 52 x 60 in)

Materials and tools

Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (100% Acrylic | bulky | 100 g (3.5 oz) = 136 m (149 yds), Mustard Yellow (A) #323 10 skeins, Misty Gray (B) #303 8 skeins

Tunisian crochet hook size 7 mm with cable (at least 100 cm (40 in)) or size to obtain the gauge

Tapestry needle

Scissors

The yarn used for this project can be substituted by:

Red Heart Comfort Chunky

Yarn Bee Tender Touch

Gauge

Blocked Gauge: 13 sts x 11 rows= 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over stitch pattern

Stitch guide

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of stitches (loops) increasing on the hook during forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.

Return pass (RP) is worked in the same way for all stitches used in this project as follows:  1 ch, *yrh, draw through 2 loops on hook, rep from * until 1 loop on hook.

Edge stitches:

Right edge stitch- This is the first stitch and is not usually worked into because there is one loop on the hook left after completing the return pass of the previous row. This one loop corresponds to the first stitch of the new row.

Left edge stitch- This stitch is referred to in the pattern as the End Stitch and is crocheted as follows: Rotate the end of the fabric towards yourself, insert the hook under both bars (left and right) of the last st, yrh and pul.

  • First row of Tunisian crochet: Insert the hook in the back bump of second ch from hook, yrh and pul across. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian simple stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian purl stitch: Bring yarn to the front on the work and hook, insert the hook from right to left under the front vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.
  • Tunisian honeycomb stitch: This stitch is worked over an even number of stitches and 2 rows as follows:
  1. Row 1: *Tss, tps; rep from * to last st, ES. Standard return pass.
  2. Row 2: *Tps, tss; rep from * to last st, ES. Standard return pass.

Tunisian knit stitch: Insert the hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bar, yrh and pul. Standard return pass.

Bind off: Insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh, pul and pull through the loop that is on the hook. One loop remains on the hook.

End row changing colours in Tunisian crochet: The new colour is added when finishing the return pass of the previous row and 2 loops are remaining on the hook. Yrh with the new colour and draw through 2 loops.

Stitch chart

Honey Peaks Throw stitch chart and legend

Notes

Number of loops on hook equals number of sts for row counting.

The throw is worked flat with RS always facing; the pattern consists of two alternating sections: 12 rows of honeycomb section worked in Mustard Yellow and 12 rows of peaks section worked in Misty Grey. The two sections are separated by 1 row of Tunisian simple stitch worked in the colour of the consecutive stitch section.  

Instructions

Throw

With A, ch 171.

Row 1 FP: Insert hook in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, yrh, pull up lp in each across. 171 loops on hook.

Row 1 RP and all RPs except where changing colours: Standard RP.

Row 2: *Tss, tps; rep from * to last 2 sts, tss in next st, ES.

Row 3: *Tps, tss; rep from * to last 2 sts, tps in next st, ES.

Rows 4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3.

Row 12: Repeat Row 2.

Row 13 FP: Repeat Row 3.

Row 13 RP: Ch 1, *yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 2 lps rem on hook, yrh with B and pull up lp.

Row 14: Tss across to last st, ES.

Row 15: Tks, *tps in next 11 sts, tks in next st; rep from * to last st, ES.

Row 16: Tks in next 2 sts, tps in next 9 sts, *tks in next 3 sts, tps in next 9 sts rep from * to last 3 sts, tks in next 2 sts, ES.

Row 17: Tks in next 3 sts, tps in next 7 sts, * tks in next 5 sts, tps in next 7 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, tks in next 3 sts, ES.

Row 18: Tks in next 4 sts, tps in next 5 sts, * tks in next 7 sts, tps in next 5 sts; rep from * to last 5 sts, tks in next 4 sts, ES.

Row 19: Tks in next 5 sts, tps in next 3 sts, *tks in next 9 sts, tps in next 3 sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, tks in next 5 sts, ES.

Row 20: Tks in next 6 sts, tps in next st, *tks in next 11 sts, tps in next st; rep from * to last 7 sts, tks in next 6 sts, ES.

Rows 21-25: Repeat rows 15-19.

Row 26 FP: Repeat Row 20.

Row 26 RP: Ch 1, *yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook, rep from * until 2 lps rem on hook, yrh with A and pull up lp.

Row 27: Repeat Row 14.

Rows 28- 52: Repeat rows 2-26.

Rows 53-156: Repeat rows 27-52 four more times.

Row 157-168: Repeat rows 27-38.

Row 169: Repeat Row 3.

Row 170: Bind off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements.

Abbreviations: ch- chain
st(s)- stitch(es)sl st- slip stitch
ES- end stitchtss- Tunisian simple stitch
tps- Tunisian purl stitchtks- Tunisian knit stitch
tcs- Tunisian crossed stitchths- Tunisian honeycomb stitch
yrh- yarn round the hooklp(s)- loop(s)
pul- pull up a loopRS- right side
WS- wrong sideFP- forward pass
RP- return passapprox.- approximately
rep- repeatt2tog- Tunisian 2 together
tls- Tunisian crossed lattice stitch 

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