Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
14 sts + 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern stitch. 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
Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, *2 sc in next ch, sk next ch; rep from * to last ch, sc in last ch - 65 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. *2 sc in first st, sk next st; rep to last st, sc in last st - 65 sc.
Rep Row 2 until blankie measures 24 in. (61 cm) from beg. Do not fasten off.
Rnd 1: Turn fabric to long side edge, work 2 sc in same st as last sc, work 89 sc evenly across to next corner, work 3 sc in corner, turn to work along opposite edge of beg ch, work 62 sc evenly across to next corner, turn to work along opposite long edge, work 3 sc in corner, work 89 sc evenly across to next corner. work 3 sc in corner, work 63 sc evenly to beg sc; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), do not turn, sk next sc, *dc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * around working (dc, ch 1, dc) in center corner sts; join with sl st to top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Sc in same st, work 5 dc in ch-1 space of corner, sl st in next dc, *5 dc in next dc (shell made), sl st in next dc; rep from * around, working shell in each corner ch-1 space; join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.