Lion Brand® Homespun®
10 sts = 4" [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
Step 1 Using the index finger on the left hand to control the lp size (which should be approximately 1½"), hold yarn over finger 1½" behind work; insert the hook in st, hook both strands of lp just made, draw these strands through st.
Wrap the supply yarn over the hook (yo).
Draw through all lps on hook-1 lp st made.
Loop Stitch (lp st) is a variation of single crochet (sc) and is worked on the wrong-side rows because the lps form at the back of the fabric.
Editor’s Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.
Row 1 (Right side)
Dc in 4th ch from hook (starting ch 3 counts as 1 dc), dc in next ch and in each to end (96 dc).
Ch 1; turn; sc in first 2 sts, 1 lp st in each of next 4 sts, * 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 1 lp st in each of next 4 sts, repeat from * across, end sc in last 2 sts including top of turning ch.
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), turn, skip first sc (below ch-3), dc in next st and in each st, and lp st to end.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern until throw measures approximately 50". Fasten off.
Join yarn with sl st in any corner, *sc evenly across to next corner, 3 sc in corner; repeat from * around, sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
LOOP FRINGE EDGING (make 2)
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across (96 sc). * Brace a 5" x 5" strip of cardboard (strip) behind the work with left hand, insert hook in next st, transfer strip to right hand and take yarn around strip front to back, draw up a lp, yo, draw yarn through 2 lps; repeat from * to end of row, sliding lps off and moving strip forward as it becomes filled. Sew a loop fringe edging to top and bottom of throw.