Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
1 pattern repeat (2 shells) = 4 in. (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
|dc2tog This decrease is worked in 3 steps as follows:
Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook into next st or ch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops (first half of dc2tog complete);
Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook into st or ch indicated in pattern (you will be skipping chs or sts) and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops (second half of dc2tog complete);
Step 3: Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook – dc2tog complete and 1 st has been decreased.
shell (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated st or ch-sp.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch (shell made), dc2tog working first half in next ch, sk 3 ch, work second half of dc2tog in next ch, shell in next ch, dc2tog working first half in next ch, sk 1 ch, work second half of dc2tog in last ch – 2 pattern repeats have been worked at the end of Row 1.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, sk first 2 sts, dc in next dc, shell in next ch-2 sp, dc2tog working first half in next dc, sk next 3 dc, work second half of dc2tog in next dc, shell in next ch-2 sp, dc2tog working first half in next dc and second half of dc2tog in top of turning ch.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 140 in. (355.5 cm) from beginning. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.