Shortcut to Apps Drawer on Home Screen?

On Android devices there used to always (as far as I remember) be a 6-dot icon on the home screen that you pressed to get to the apps drawer. It seems that at some point this was done away with and now you just swipe up instead. Is there a widget or anything that could bring this icon back? I can’t believe that such a thing doesn’t exist, but I have not found anything at all.