Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Gauge is not important in this project and will vary, particularly in the first rows, depending on the width of the towel.
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
|dc2tog (dc decrease) Yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop. Yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through all loops on hook.
Embroidered Chain Stitch Thread embroidery needle with embroidery floss and make a small knot at the end. With the right side of the towel facing up, bring the needle up from underneath the towel to the top; make a small loop and hold it in place against fabric with thumb. Bring needle back down to underside, in same space where it came up. *Bring needle up inside loop just made, toward the top, and make a new loop which will lay outside the stitch made, by bringing needle back down in space where it came up. Repeat from * for required number of chains. End by bringing needle up inside loop and then bringing it down outside the loop to anchor final stitch.
Unfold towel and lay flat – do not press open. Measure and cut a length of embroidery floss 3 times the width of the towel. Thread embroidery needle with 3 strands of embroidery floss (most embroidery floss has 6 strands, so you will need to split off what you need) and, working along center width fold line, make 64 Embroidered Chain Stitches, evenly spaced. Fasten off embroidery floss and secure ends.
Row 1 With right side facing, join yarn in first Embroidered Chain st, ch 1, sc in each Embroidered Chain st across; turn – 64 sc.
Row 2 Ch 3, dc in each sc across; turn.
Row 3 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across – 32 dc.
Row 4 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across – 16 dc.
Row 5 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across – 8 dc.
Row 6 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, *dc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across – 4 dc.
Rows 7-11 Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each dc across; turn.
Row 12 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 sts – 2 sts. Fasten off.
Sew button to center of Row 4. The buttonhole is the space between the 2nd and 3rd dc in Row 10.