Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
14 double crochet + 8 rows = 5 in. (12.5 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
To change color work last stitch of old color until 2 loops remain on hook, yarn over with new color and draw yarn through 2 loops on hook to complete the stitch.
*Work 2 rows each with A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, and M; repeat from * for Stripe Sequence.
With A, chain 114.
Row 1: Double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each remaining chain across – 112 double crochet.
Row 2: Chain 3, turn, double crochet in each stitch across; change to B in last stitch of row.
With B, repeat Row 2 twice and change to C in last stitch of last row. Continue to work in Color Sequence, changing colors every 2 rows, until entire Color Sequence has been worked 4 times for a total of 96 rows. Change to D in last stitch of last row.
Round 1: With D, chain 1, turn, work 3 single crochet in the first double crochet (to make a corner), single crochet in each remaining stitch across top edge to last stitch, work 3 single crochet in last stitch (to make a second corner) and change to K; working along side edge, work single crochet evenly spaced along edge to foundation chain edge of Blanket and change to L in last stitch; working along this edge, work 3 single crochet in first chain (corner made), single crochet across edge to last chain, work 3 single crochet in last chain (corner made) and change to M; single crochet evenly along remaining side edge of Blanket; join with slip stitch in first single crochet. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join F in corner, work 3 single crochet in corner, single crochet in each stitch across to the next corner, work 3 single crochet in corner and change to G; single crochet in each stitch to next corner and change to H; work 3 single crochet in corner, single crochet in each stitch to next corner, work 3 single crochet in corner and change to J; single crochet in each stitch across to first stitch; join with slip stitch in first single crochet. Fasten off.
Round 3: Repeat Round 2 working in following color sequence: A, B, C, E. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
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