Lion Brand« Homespun® Thick & Quick®
6 hdc + 5 rows = 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.
One Square = about 26 x 26 in. (66 x 66 cm).
Making a Gauge Swatch
hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
hdc3tog (hdc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.
1. Four squares are crocheted separately, then sewn together following Assembly Diagram.
2. Each Square is worked in 2 triangular sections. Stitches are increased on one edge in the first half of the first section then decreased on the same edge in the second half to make the first triangle. The second section is worked beginning across the long straight edge of the first triangle. Stitches are decreased on both edges of the second triangle.
SQUARE (make 4)
First Triangular Section
Row 1 (RS): Work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st) – 3 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts – 4 hdc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st – 5 hdc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to end of row – 6 hdc.
Rows 5-24: Rep last 2 rows 10 more times – 26 hdc at the end of Row 24.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 25 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end of row – 24 hdc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 23 hdc.
Rows 4-23: Rep last 2 rows 10 more times – 3 hdc.
Row 24: Ch 1, turn, hdc3tog.
Second Triangular Section
From RS and working into ends of rows across long straight edge of first section, join yarn with sl st in end of first row.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as joining, hdc in end of each row across to last row, 2 hdc in end of last row – 50 hdc.
Rows 2-25: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 2 hdc at the end of Row 25.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog.
Sew Squares together following Assembly Diagram.
Weave in ends.