Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
7 hdc = 4 in. (10 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.
One square = 14 x 14 in. (35.5 x 35. 5 cm).
Making a Gauge Swatch
1. Afghan is made from 9 Squares; 5 of Square 1 and 4 of Square 2. The Squares are sewn together following the Diagram.
2. Yarn color is changed on every other row.
3. Instructions are given to fasten off the old color when changing yarn color. If you prefer, carry unused color along side edge of work. Then, when sewing Squares together, be sure to include the side with the carried yarn strands in a seam.
SQUARE 1 (make 5)
With B, ch 26.
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first hdc) and in each ch across - 24 hdc at the end of this row.
Row 2: With B, ch 2 (counts as first hdc in this row and in all following rows), turn, hdc in each st across.
Fasten off B.
Row 3: With RS facing, join A with sc in first st, sc in each st across.
Row 4: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off A.
Row 5: With RS facing, join B with sl st in first st, ch 2, hdc in each st across.
Row 6: With B, ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Fasten off B.
Rows 7-22: Rep Rows 3-6 four more times.
Note: There should be 6 stripes of B and 5 stripes of A.
SQUARE 2 (make 4)
Rep Rows 1-22 of Square 1 using C instead of B.
Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 3 strips of 3 Squares each. Sew strips together to make Afghan.
Weave in ends.