Welcome to the April Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the April Showers Throw made in With Love yarn. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.
The throw this month is made in With Love, but the samples are done in Soft. The squares are also smaller, but they have chain spaces just like the real throw.
To make the throw, you will make 20 squares and join them together on the final round. The joins are explained in the special instructions section at the top of the pattern.
The top square in this picture is the completed version of the square we’re using for the sample. The bottom square has started the final round, and has come to the chain-2 space in the side of the square.
We’ll start with the chain-2 join by itself, so you can get the idea of how these joins work. To work the chain-2 join, start by doing a chain 1. Drop the loop from the hook, and put the hook through the chain-2 space on the already-completed square. Then place the loop back on the hook.
Work another chain.
Continue working the round. Here you can see the two squares attached at the chain-2 join.
In the actual square you’ll be working joins along all of the edges, instead of just in the middle as in the above example. For the next example, we’ll work the chain-4 join. In the sample, this will be on the corner.
To do the chain-4 join, chain 2. Then remove the loop from the hook, put the hook through the chain-4 space on the completed square, and put the loop on the hook again.
Chain 2, then continue working the round.
Here are the two squares connected along the edge with a chain-4 join, a chain-2 join, and another chain-4 join.
Find all of the other throws on our Featured Throw of the Month page.
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Use the form below to enter our giveaway! 5 lucky winners will receive the yarn to make this throw. Winners will be announced at the beginning of May.