Welcome to the May Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Flower Garden 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. These pictures show you how to make the adjustable ring that starts each hexagon motif. An adjustable ring lets you make the opening in the middle of a motif nearly invisible, compared with starting with a chain 2 or a chain ring. A shorter version of these instructions without pictures is found under Special Techniques in the PDF pattern.
To start, wrap yarn in a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. (Working yarn is the yarn that is attached to the ball or skein.) Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb. In this picture you can see the yarn ring, with the thumb lifted so you can see how it crosses.
Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop.
Work stitches of first round in the ring, working over both strands (the tail and the ring). For this project, the first round is Round 1 of the Hexagon. You will start with a chain 1.
And then work 6 single crochets into the ring, making sure you’re working over the tail and the ring.
After the first round of stitches is worked, you’ll tighten up the loops. Looking at the picture above, you’ll see there are two strands between the two ends of the single crochets. If you pull the tail, one of the strands will tighten (let’s call this strand A), but the other will remain loose (strand B). You’ll want both of them to tighten up.
Figure out which strand is strand A. Gently pull strand A so that strand B tightens up.
Finally, pull the tail to tighten strand A.
From here, for this pattern you will place a marker and then start Round 2. In other patterns you may slip stitch to join the round, place markers, work in unjoined rounds…anything that you would normally do at the end of a Round 1, following the pattern.
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 June.