1. Yarn: Super Bulky, size 6 yarn. I used Hometown USA from Lion Brand. The
UK/Australian equivalent is 14 ply.
2. Hook: Hook K (6.5 mm) and a hook H (5mm) to weave in the tails.
3. Sewing Needle
4. Three large wooden buttons. I used one-inchones.
Finished measurements: 21 inches in circumference and 4 ½ inches wide after it is buttoned up.
6 hdc st = 3 inches
I used about 100 yards of yarn. I could work it up in just one skein of Lion Brand Hometown USA with a few yards left.
The pattern is in standard American terms.
Hdc- half double crochet
sc- single crochet
sl st- slip st
When making a regular stitch, the hook is inserted under both loops, but you insert your hook only under one of the loops in case you are working into the back or front loops.
With K (6.5mm) hook chain 44
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.———-43 sc
Row 2: Ch 2 ( counts as 1st hdc), *(1 hdc in back loop of next st, 1 hdc in front loop of next st), repeat from * until 2 sts are left, 1 hdc in back loop of next st, 1 regular hdc in last st. Turn. ——43 st
Row 3: Ch 2 ( counts as 1st hdc), *(1 hdc in back loop of next st, 1 hdc in front loop of next st), repeat from * until 2 sts are left, 1 hdc in back loop of next st, 1 hdc on top of beginning ch-2. Turn. ——–43 st
Your piece should measure 21 inches in length.
Repeat Row 3, 3 more times.
Last Row: Ch 1 ( counts as first sc), 1 sc in each st across. Do not turn and do not fasten off.
Note: Keep your sl stitches loose.
Row 1: Ch 1 at corner ( not counted as a st), loosely work 12 sl st across the shorter side of the band as shown above. Turn. ——–12 sl st
Row 2-4: Ch 1( not counted as a st here and throughout), 1 sl st in same sl st as ch 1, 1 sl st in next 11 sl st. Turn. ——-12 sl st
Row 5 ( Buttonhole Row): Ch 1, 1 sl st in same st as ch 1, *(ch 2, skip 2 st, 1 sl st in next 2 st ), repeat from * one more time, ch 2, skip 2 st, 1 sl st in last sl st. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1( not counted as a st here and throughout), 1 sl st in same sl st as ch 1, 1 sl st in each chain and sl st across. Turn. ——–12 sl st
Row 7-8: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off at the end of Row 8. Weave in all the ends using the smaller hook and sew on the wooden buttons corresponding to the buttonholes. You are ready for Fall!