"Girls big and small will love this fabulous crochet afghan," says SWTC. "Make it as big as you want by adding more repeats of heart pattern and more strips. Be sure to increase amounts of yarn also!" We haven't seen a more effective use of a crochet heart motif, and the overall look is just delightful. Gauge is 1 strip width = 7" wide by 36" long, using Saphira on a K/10.5/6.5mm crochet hook; therefore the work goes quickly. This is one of those great patterns where, as they state, "gauge is really not important as your afghan will only be larger or smaller." And as we all know a skimpy afghan is a crime against a household.