How to Knit a Simple Dutch-Style Throw

This DIY throw blanket can be knit up over a short weekend if you’re determined or in a few months if you work at a leisurely pace. Remodelista editor Alexa chose to use black wool for her blanket, but any color will do. Here’s how to make your own throw:

Above: Alexa‘s finished throw, which she completed over the last couple of months.

Above: The finished throw shows the lightly curled edges and the three-stitch border.

Above: Wool and the Gang’s Peruvian Space Black Wool is comprised of midnight blue, forest green, and gray tweed to add a little dimension to the black color; $22 each.

Above: Large wooden knitting needles and the black knit throw blanket. Image via Mo by Maurice.

Materials:

6 skeins of thick black yarn.

12mm-sized circular knitting needles.

1 medium-sized crochet hook for weaving in the edges.

Instructions:

To make a 45-inch-square throw cast 80 stitches on to your 12mm knitting needles and work three rows of knitted stitches across.

You’ll be knitting in the basic stockinette stitch, so following the three rows of selvedge, alternate knit rows with purl rows.

Knit the first 3 and last 3 stitches of each row for a selvedge to keep the edges from curling in (the danger of the stockinette stitch).

When you’ve reached a stopping point in the work or at about 43 inches, loosely bind off the final row ending in with a knitted stitch and not a purled one.

Explore more DIY projects on Remodelista here;  for knitted throw inspiration, see Remodelista‘s product pages.

 

29 comments

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago

Interesting, but I prefer my Pashminahs!

Lynn D.
Lynn D.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing the wonderful Knitting World with us! And, such an easy one! Bright colors would be pretty but.....again, thanks!

Vicky P.
Vicky P.3 years ago

Don't have the patience for it :)

MarilynBusy FORCHARITIES
3 years ago

So far this season, I've made a large throw, 48 hats, 3 knitted washcloths and about 2 dozen scarves. I've also made several beadwoven bracelets and anklets.
Last year I made 20 lapghans for the elderly assisted care home.
Busy busy fingers!

Knitting and crocheting are very meditative activities.

Bruno Moreira
Bruno Moreira3 years ago

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

rene davis
rene davis3 years ago

Thank you!

River Grace D.
Kathryn D.3 years ago

Nobody teaches lefties to knit...or crochet...or even hold pen and paper properly to decrease strain on hand and arm and make writing more legible. I think I will stick with my fleece blankets and quilts to stay warm

Cindy Rhodes
Cindy Rhodes3 years ago

thank you

aj E.
aj E.3 years ago

will keep in mind if i ever learn to knit.