Springtime Cotton Throw

Materials:

Caron Cotton Cakes (I used 3)
Size J Hook (6.00mm)
Tapestry needle (for weaving ends)
Scissors


Terms to Know:

ch - Chain
sts - stitches
sc - Single Crochet
dc - Double Crochet

Pattern (written in US terms):

Chain 167;
Row 1: sc in second chain from the hook, *chain 2 sts, skip 2 sts on starting chain, sc in next two sts*, repeat instructions between *...* until end of row; sc in last stitch; ch 2, turn.
Row 2: DC in first stitch, *chain 2, skip 2 sts, DC in next two sc*, repeat *...* until end of row; DC in last stitch; ch 1, turn.

Continue alternating row 1 and 2 until desired length. When desired length is reached, bind off and weave in ends.

The Wordy Bit

This super easy two row repeat works up so fast! If you prefer a bit more "stable" ends on your work, you can insert a row of sc on the starting chain and end--before and after the pattern. This gives a stronger edge to the work. Here's the difference between a thicker edge and the edge the pattern gives as written.



Cotton yarn is a bit heavier than acrylic, so the open stitch is used to bring some airiness to it. I didn't realize just how hefty cotton was until I started working with it a lot. I made a cardigan out of a cotton blend, and that's warmer than most of my sweaters! I made this throw last year to take on a beach trip. I knew we'd be out on the beach before sun-up and after sun-down, so I wanted something not too light, but not too heavy to keep the chill away. This worked perfectly!


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