Lion Brand® Holiday Homespun®
13 sc = about 4 in. (10 cm). 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
Runner consists of 5 rectangle blocks, seamed together. Outer border is crocheted, then embroidered accents are added.
Note: Instructions are for one rectangle block. You will need to make 4 more Blocks to make a 10 x 35 in. (25.5 x 89 cm) runner. Yarn amounts are sufficient to make more Blocks should you wish to make a larger Runner.
With A, ch 20.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 7 in. (18 cm). Fasten off.
From right side, join B with sl st in one corner, ready to work along one side (either ends of rows or beginning of rows).
Row 1: With B, ch 3, work dc evenly spaced along side, change to A in last st.
Row 2: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, change to B in last st.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until Block measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) wide. Fasten off.
Work 4 more Blocks as follows:
Work First and Second Sections to same measurements as First Block, using solid A or B, or stripes of A and B. Work rows in dc or sc, or alternate rows of dc and sc. If desired, you can simply work 4 more of First Block.
Sew Blocks together to make Runner.
From right side, join B with sl st anywhere along outside edge of Runner. Work sc evenly spaced around edge, join with sl st in beg st. Fasten off.
With C, embroider straight st ‘X’s’ as desired. For snowflake, embroider a straight st ‘X’, then embroider a vertical line through center of X for a total of 3 crossed lines. Embroider a small ‘V’ at ends of each line. Weave in ends.