Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton
4 1/2 V-sts + 6 1/2 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in V-st pattern. 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
|V-st (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.|
Row 1: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook (V-st made), *sk next 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, dc in top of turning ch – 32 V-sts and 1 dc at each edge.
Rows 3–50: Rep Row 2.
Do not fasten off.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, 3 sc in top of turning ch; pivot to work in ends of rows along side, work sc evenly spaced along side; pivot to work along opposite side of foundation ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in each ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch; pivot to work in ends of rows along opposite side, work sc evenly spaced along side, 2 sc in same st as first sc; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2 (picot edging): *Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), sk next sc, sl st in next 2 sc; rep from * around sl st in more or fewer sts at each corner to ensure that a picot is centered at each corner. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.