ION NECK WARMER

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Brenda Bourg

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

10 inches high x 18 inches in cir­cum­fer­ence

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• King Cole Merino Blend DK light ( DK) weight su­per­wash wool yarn ( 13/4 oz/ 123 yds/ 50g per skein):

2 skeins # 23 cho­co­late • Size J/ 10/ 6mm ca­bled Tu­nisian cro­chet hook

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

6 TSC = 4 inches; 12 TSC rows = 4 inches

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Work loops off hook (work lps off hook): Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see A of il­lus­tra­tion), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (see B of il­lus­tra­tion)] across un­til 1 lp rem on hook. Last lp on hook counts as first st of next row.

The best fea­tures of wool come to­gether with the dura­bil­ity and style of Tu­nisian cro­chet to form the most prac­ti­cal man’s fa­vorite ac­ces­sory this win­ter!

Tu­nisian Knit Stitch ( TKS): In­sert hook through work from front to back be­tween strands of next ver­ti­cal bar (see il­lus­tra­tion), yo, pull lp through. Tu­nisian Purl Stitch ( TPS): With yarn in front, in­sert hook un­der front strand of next ver­ti­cal bar from right to left, bring yarn across front of ver­ti­cal bar and to back (see il­lus­tra­tion), yo, pull lp through. Tu­nisian Sim­ple Stitch ( TSS): In­sert hook from right to left un­der next ver­ti­cal bar (see il­lus­tra­tion), yo, pull lp through. For last st of row, in­sert hook un­der both strands of st, yo, pull lp through. Tu­nisian Sim­ple Ca­ble ( TSC): In­sert hook from right to left un­der each of next 3 ver­ti­cal bars, yo, pull lp through all bars, TSS (see Spe­cial Stitches) in cen­ter of 3- bar group, TSS in first bar of 3- bar group.

NECK WARMER

Row 1 (RS): Loosely ch 74;

A. Work­ing in back bar of ch (see il­lus­tra­tion), hold­ing all lps on hook, pull up lp in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across (74 lps on hook);

B. work lps off hook (see Spe­cial Stitches).

Row 2:

A. Sk first st, [ TKS (see Spe­cial Stitches), TPS (see Spe­cial Stitches)] across to last st, in­sert hook through both lps of last st, yo, pull lp through;

B. work lps off hook.

Row 3: Rep row 2.

Rows 4–26:

A. Sk first st, [ TSC (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next 3 sts] across to last st, TSS in last st;

B. work lps off hook. Rows 27–29: Rep row 2. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Align side edges and sew seam. Weave in ends. Block lightly if de­sired.

C!

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