Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
One 3-dc group = 1 in. (2.5 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 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 st of old color to last yarn over; yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook. Fasten off old color.
Work 2 rows each of A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.
With A, ch 183.
Row 1: Work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc here and throughout), *sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, dc in each of next 3 ch (3-dc group made); rep from * to last 4 ch, sk 3 ch, sc in last ch — 26 (3-dc groups) at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, work 2 dc in first sc, *sk 3 dc, sc in first ch of ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next sc; rep from * to last 3-dc group, end sk 2 dc, sc in top of turning ch.
Next Rows: Continuing in Color Sequence, rep Row 2 until Afghan measures about 46 in. (116.5) from beg. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.