Interweave Crochet Fall 2018: Easygoing Throw
If you’re anything like me, you’ll find that many of the projects you create have one or more things in common. For me, these commonalities are size and yarn weight. My projects almost always are “travel-sized” and almost always use a yarn that hits around the midweight range. When I saw the Easygoing Throw in Interweave Crochet Fall 2018, however, I decided it was time to branch out.
Not only is this a throw, which puts it way outside my normal project size, but it also uses a #5 bulky yarn, which is just slightly out of the normal range. However, it caught my attention enough that I’m really contemplating stitching it. What exactly caught my eye? Let me give you the list:
1. The yarn: Patons Classic Wool Roving is a single-ply merino wool yarn that’s great to stitch with. It’s bulky but not too bulky, and every stitch will allow you to anticipate a finished project you’ll love wrapping up in.
2. The stitch pattern: This is one of the other definite positives for this project. Once you get the 2-row repeated stitch pattern down, you’re set. And the pattern isn’t difficult—it’s a mixture of single crochets, V-stitches, clusters, and puffs that, despite the easy repeat, won’t bore you.
3. The construction: For some patterns, first you chain, then you work the body, then you fasten off, then you work the edging. Not with this pattern. It begins with the bottom edging, transitions into the body and then finishes with the top edging, all without fastening off. How much easier could it get?
DESIGNER Sharon Ballsmith
FINISHED SIZE About 35″ wide and 43″ tall.
YARN Patons Classic Wool Roving (distributed by Spinrite) (100% pure new wool; 120 yd [109 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #77008 aran, 9 balls.
HOOK Size L/11 (8 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE 2 V-sts and 2 puff sts and 6 rows = 4″, blocked.