Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
18 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in 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
Sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
1. Scarf is worked in wedge shaped sections changing color following the Color Sequence. The wedges are shaped by scs, hdcs and dcs.
2. The Scarf is not difficult to make, but it is very important that you read the instructions for each row carefully and that you keep track of which row you are on!
3. The color is changed on every other row. 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 with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with D; rep from * for Color Sequence.
With A, ch 34.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 10 ch, hdc in next 11 ch, dc in last 11 ch - 33 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in next 10 dc, hdc in next 11 hdc, sc in last 11 sc. Leaving long beg and ending yarn tails, change to B.
Row 3: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 11 sts, hdc in next 11 sts, dc in last 11 sts.
Row 4: With B, ch 3, turn, dc in next 10 sts, hdc in next 11 sts, sc in last 11 sts.
Leaving 8 in. (20.5 cm) long beg and ending yarn tails, change to C.
Rows 5-24: Rep Rows 3 and 4 ten times, continuing to change color following Color Sequence. At end of Row 24, fasten off.
Note: On the next row, Row 25, take care to join in the first double crochet (dc) of Row 24, NOT in the last single crochet (sc).
Row 25: Join A with a sl st in top of first dc of last row. With A, rep Row 3.
Row 26: With A, rep Row 4.
Rows 27-48: Rep Rows 3 and 4 eleven times continuing to change color following Color Sequence.
Rows 49-120: Rep Rows 25-48 three times continuing to change color following Color Sequence.
Rows 121-168: Rep Rows 25-48 twice, continuing to change color following Color Sequence. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.