Lion Brand® Heartland®
14 tr = 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
Broomstick lace stitches are formed in two passes. In the first pass (loop pass) your crochet hook is used to extend the loops, placing them on a large knitting needle. In the second pass (return pass), crochet stitches are worked into the elongated loops.
Row 1: Tr in 5th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first tr) and in each ch across – 15 tr.
Row 2 (Loop Pass): Working from left to right, extend the working loop and place it onto the needle, *insert hook into the back loop of next st, yo, pull through and extend loop to place onto the needle; rep from * to end – 15 loops.
Row 2 (Return Pass): Insert hook (from right to left) through center of first 3 loops and remove them from the needle, yo and pull loop through, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), 2 hdc in same sp (center of loops), *yo, insert hook through center of next 3 loops and remove them from the needle, yo and complete the first hdc, then work 2 more hdc in center of loops; rep from * across – 15 hdc through 5 Broomstick sts.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), turn, tr in next st and in each st across – 15 sts.
Rows 4-45: Rep Rows 2 (loop and return passes) and 3.
Do not fasten off.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, *working in sps between sts across short end of Scarf, 3 sc in first sp, sc in each sp to last sp, 3 sc in last sp, turn to work down side edge of Scarf, 3 sc around first tr, (3 sc around strands of the Broomstick st, 3 sc around next tr) to next corner; rep from *; join with sl st in first sc – 306 sts.
Rnd 2: *Ch 4, sk next 2 sc, sl st in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 4, sk 2 sts, join with sl st in base of beg ch-4.
Rnd 3: Work 7 sc in each ch-4 sp around; join with sl st in first sc.
Weave in ends.