Saturday, August 17, 2013

How to Crochet with Homespun and Similar Yarns.

I have all This "Homespun" type yarn, 
and I don't know what to do with it!
I actually really love these yarns, but, many people do not.
FREE Crochet pattern  for the Throw, at the bottom of this post.

A few things I have learned about Crocheting 
with this style yarn is :

1. Choose a large project. Most of the variegation can not be seen with a small project.

2. Choose a project with very little detail. Most detail is lost because of the bumpy and fuzziness of the yarn.

3. Crochet loosely - It is better to be too lose then too tight with this type of yarn. It is hard to find the stitches with you crochet too tightly, and just hard to work with if you are a tight stitcher.

4. Lastly, don't let the yarn frustrate you. 
If you are struggling with it, set it down and come back later.

Thick and Quick Throw
Measures approximately - 42 X 56 inches
Skill : Easy
Materials :
 Hook - P
Yarn - 4 to 4.5 skeins of Homespun ( 5-6 wt) Colors of your choice.
Chain ( ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)

R : 1 - Ch 57, LOOSELY, turn, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook 
and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (56 sc)
R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn (56 sc)
R : 3 -68  -Repeat R : 2  (56 sc)

Striping pattern is up to you.

R : 69 - At the end  of R : 68, turn working down the end of the throw, 
1 sc in the end of each row, ch 1 turn ( 77 sc)
R : 70 -77 - 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn, tie off at the end of R : 77 ( 77sc)

Attach yarn to the right corner of the opposite end of the throw, and Repeat R : 69 - 77.

Sl st around all four sides of the throw, this will help the throw keep its shape. 

Note: I tried to block this throw, but it didn't work well.

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