Lion Brand® Homespun®
12 sts + 4 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in ripple 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 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
|dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. (Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.|
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 to complete st. Fasten off old color.
*Work 2 rows each with A, B, C and D; rep from * for Color Sequence.
With A, ch 147.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in each of next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in each of next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 11 more times, dc in each of next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in each of next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch – 11 ripples.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, *dc in each of next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in each of next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * 11 more times, dc in each of next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch. Continuing in Color Sequence, rep Row 2 until Afghan measures about 60 in. (152.5 cm) from beginning, end with 2 rows of D.
Weave in ends.