Lion Brand« Homespun® Thick & Quick®
5 1/2 sts + 4 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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
BPDC (back post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st in front of the BPDC.
FPDC (front post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip st behind the FPDC.
V-dc (double crochet V-stitch) Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.
V-hdc (half double crochet V-stitch) Work (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in indicated st.
V-sc (single crochet V-stitch) Work (sc, ch 1, sc) in indicated st.
Stole is worked back and forth in rows beg at center front.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 22 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, BPDC around each of next 6 sc, FPDC around each of next 14 sc, hdc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, sk first st, V-dc in next st, (sk next st, V-dc in next st) 4 times, sk next st, V-hdc in next st, (sk next st, V-sc in next st) twice, sk next st, V-hdc in next st, sk next st, V-dc in next st, sk next st, dc in top of turning ch - 10 V-sts, 1 dc at beg of row, and 1 dc at end of row.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, V-dc in next ch-1 sp, V-hdc in next ch-1 sp, V-sc in each of next 2 ch-1 sps, V-hdc in next ch-1 sp, V-dc in each of next 5 ch-1 sps, dc in top of turning ch.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, sc in next st (first st of first V-st), *sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, sk last ch-1 sp, sc in next st, sc in top of turning ch.
Rep Rows 2-5 until piece measures about 45 in. (114.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2 as your last row. Fasten off.
Fold top 5 in. (12.5 cm) of the Stole over.