Wow! Aprildavis, I am so appreciative of your help!! I can't say it enough! :hug: 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! :mrgreen:
Again, thank you! Crocheters and knitters are the best people!