Lion Brand® Homespun®
3 V-sts + 4 rows = 8 in. (20.3 cm) with 4 strands of yarn held together. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Throw is worked with 1 strand of each color yarn (4 strands total) held together.
Editor’s Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends,
crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.
With 1 strand each of A, B, C, and D held together, ch 47.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in same ch (V-st made), *sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-st made); repeat from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch.
Rows 2–25: Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 space across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Weave in ends.
From right side, join 1 strand of each yarn with slip stitch at one end of long side. Work 1 row of single crochet evenly spaced along (long) side edge of Throw. Repeat on opposite side edge.
Cut 15 in. (38 cm) lengths of each color yarn. For each fringe, hold 2 strands of each color yarn (8 strands total) together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of piece, forming a loop. Pull ends of fringe through this loop and tighten. Make fringe in bottom of each V-st at bottom edge; make fringe in center of each V-st at top edge. Make fringe at corners on both ends of Throw. Trim fringe ends evenly, knotting ends to keep yarn from fraying.