Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
6 hdc + 5 rows = about 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.
Making a Gauge Swatch
hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
hdc3tog (hdc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.
1. Afghan is made from 2 triangular sections. In the first triangle, stitches are increased on one edge in the first half, then decreased in the second half. The second triangle is worked across the edge of the first triangle. Stitches are decreased on both edges of the second triangle.
2. 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 the st.
With A, ch 2.
Row 1 (RS): Work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in last 2 sts – 4 hdc at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st – 5 hdc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to end of row – 6 hdc.
Rows 5-48: Rep Rows 3 and 4 changing color as follows: work 10 more rows with A, 1 row with B, 24 rows with A, 9 rows with B – 50 hdc at the end of Row 48.
Change to A.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 49 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end of row – 48 hdc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 47 hdc.
Rows 4-47: Rep Rows 2 and 3 changing color as follows: work 18 more rows with A, 4 rows with B, 22 rows with A – 3 hdc at the end of Row 47.
Row 48: With A, ch 1, turn, hdc3tog.
From RS and working in ends of rows across long straight edge of first section, join B with sl st in last row of right hand corner.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, 2 hdc in end of same row as joining, hdc in end of each row across to last row, 2 hdc in end of last row – 98 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 96 hdc.
Rows 3-49: Rep Row 2 changing color as follows: work 2 more rows with B, 2 rows with A, 13 rows with B, 7 rows with A, 9 rows with B, 1 row with A, 13 rows with B – 2 hdc at the end of Row 49.
Row 50: With B, ch 1, turn, hdc2tog.
Weave in ends.