Originally Posted by aprildavis99
Ok. I have checked out the book and have been trying to get gauge. I used a worsted weight (what the pattern calls for). I tried using hook sizes H (what the pattern calls for), I and J and it's still not working. I might be able to get it with a size K, but the fabric using J already seems too open and doesn't look at all like the photo.
I also tried Lion Brand Jiffy (bulky weight) using the size J hook and was finally able to get gauge. Again, this looks too open and now too heavy.
I have emailed the publisher asking about any errata. Hopefully they will get back to me soon.
Wow! Aprildavis, I am so appreciative of your help!! I can't say it enough!
I was planning to email the publisher as well, but wanted to wait to see what you said, since I wasn't at all sure exactly what to say--if it was a misprint in the gauge, or the hook size, or what.
I'm supposed to call my mother tonight and will confirm for her that yes, there does appear to be a problem with this pattern. I read on another crochet forum that two other books by Jane Davis also have pattern errors, but no errata sheets were ever released.
This is exactly what my mother did, swatched it trying several hook sizes and different yarns, and even had my grandmother do it, too. She says she is an extremely loose crocheter and couldn't decide if it was her or not.
She is going out of town tomorrow for several days, but I'll talk to her tonight and let her know that it isn't her and she can stop worrying about it! You know how yarn problems get on our minds!
Again, thank you! Crocheters and knitters are the best people!