Lion Brand® Lion® Suede
9 dc + 6 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Work *1 row B, 1 row C, 1 row D, 2 rows A, 1 row B, 1 row D, 1 row C, 2 rows A; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.
To change color, work last st to the point where there are only 2 loops left on hook, yarn over with new color and draw through both loops to complete last st.
With B, ch 76.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, change to C in last st –
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, working in sps between sts, dc across, in last st change to
next color in Stripe Sequence.
Rep Row 2, continuing to work in Stripe Sequence until piece measures 54 in. (137 cm)
from beg. Fasten off.
From right side, join A in corner with sl st, ready to work along one long side.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, *work 3 sc in corner; sc evenly along long side of Afghan to next
corner, work 3 sc in corner, sc evenly along short end of Afghan, rep from * once more;
join with sl st in beg ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, *dc in each sc to corner, work 4 dc in 2nd sc of corner sts, rep
from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, working in sps between dcs, *dc in each dc to corner st, (2 dc, ch
1, 2 dc) in corner; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rep Rnd 3 until border measures 3 in. (7.5 cm). Fasten off.
Weave in ends.