Lion Brand® Homespun®
10 1/2 sts + 6 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over 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
|dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops) 3 times. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
With A, ch 159.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch – 156 dc and turning ch (forming 13 ripples) at the end of this row.
Row 2: With A, ch 3, turn, dc in first st, *dc in next 4 sts, dc3tog, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 4 sts, dc3tog, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in top of turning ch. Change to B.
Row 3: With B, rep Row 2.
Row 4: With B, rep Row 2. Change to C.
Row 5: With C, rep Row 2.
Row 6: With C, rep Row 2. Change to A.
Row 7: With A, rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 2-7 until Afghan measures 48 in. (122 cm), from beginning.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.