Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (original)
16 stitches + 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in single crochet. 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
Changing colors Work last stitch of first color until there are 2 loops left on hook. Drop first color to wrong side, and complete stitch with new color.
Blanket has no border. Leave strands long enough to weave in on wrong side.
Chart is read from right to left on right side rows, and left to right on wrong side rows.
BLANKETWith A, chain 16; with B, chain 4; with A chain 177 – 197 chains.
Row 1 (right side) Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across, changing colors where indicated on chart – 196 single crochets.
Continue following chart, chain 1, turn, single crochet into each single crochet.
When 232 rows of chart are complete, fasten off. Weave in ends.