Lion Brand® Homespun®Thick & Quick®
8 sts + 6 rows = 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
1. Cowl is crocheted back and forth in rows, then ends are joined together to make a tube.
2. Color is changed once. 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. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.
With A, ch 15.
Row 1: Sc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs count as ch-sp), *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across - 7 sc and 7 ch-sps at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as ch-sp), turn, sc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last sc, ch 1, sk last sc, sc in beg ch-sp.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 33 in. (84 cm) from beg.
Change to B.
With B, rep Row 2 until piece measures about 66 in. (167.5 cm) from beg.
Fasten off. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.
Hold ends of piece together and join by working sl st through both layers. Weave in ends.