The Graph can also be used for many other projects including plastic canvas and cross stitch. GAUGE GAUGE= 5 STS = 1" 4 ROWS = 1" I USED SIZE "H" AFGHAN HOOK,USE WHATEVER SIZE GIVES YOU THE CORRECT GAUGE. CAN BE DONE IN AFGHAN STITCH OR SINGLE CROCHET. EACH SQUARE ON THE GRAPH REPRESENTS 1 STITCH. FOR SINGLE CROCHET READ THE CHART FROM RIGHT TO LEFT, AND THEN LEFT TO RIGHT. IF USING AFGHAN STITCH ALWAYS READ FROM THE RIGHT. TO START: CHAIN ONE MORE STITCH THAN GRAPH. IF YOU NEED TO MAKE THE PIECE WIDER ADD AN EVEN NUMBER OF STITCHES TO BOTH SIDES, AND ADD ROWS TO MAKE IT LONGER. THE DESIGN IS CENTERED, SO ADD STITCHES EVENLY TO BOTH SIDES.