Welcome to the September Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the One-Piece Stripes Throw made in With Love. 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 is made of sections of narrow vertical stripes, stretching the length of the throw, alternating with stripes made of blocks. It’s all surrounded by a border. The block stripes are made in one piece, so there is no sewing involved. This tip shows you how to work the block stripes directly onto the vertical stripes.
To start, you’ll make a vertical stripe, consisting of long stripes of color for eight rows. Since this tip is not showing how to change colors, we just used Guacamole for this entire section.
Next, you’ll start the block stripe. To make the first block, you’ll join your yarn in the 89th single crochet from the right-hand side. This stitch is the same as the 4th stitch in from the left-hand side.
Next, work 4 single crochets with 3 chain-1 spaces in between, then repeat for 9 rows. This will produce a block on top of a vertical stripe.
To start Block #2, you’ll skip the next 3 single crochet stitches. Join your yarn with a single crochet in the 4th single crochet…
…then work back towards Block #1 in the ch-1 and sc pattern you’ve been using.
Once you have worked the 4 single crochets and 3 chain-1 spaces, you’ll have reached Block #1. Join the yarn with a slip stitch into the side of the first single crochet of Row 1 of Block #1.
Row 2 of Block #2 will be a normal row, as you work away from Block #1. For Row 3, you’ll slip stitch into Block #1 again when you reach it.
If you don’t join the yarn with a slip stitch, the blocks will be separate sections and will not make a solid fabric.
Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 for Rows 4-9.
For the next block, you’ll move over to the right again and repeat Block #2. Continue doing this all the way across, using the colors specified in 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 October.