I bought all the yarn to start the Color-Bar blanket today. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the gauge. Using the yarn (Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted) and hook size (I - 5.5mm) as in the book my first square came out as 3 inches X 3 inches; I was supposed to have 4.5 X 4.5. I tried going up one hook size to a J and only got 4 X 4. I don't crochet tightly so I can't see why my gauge is so completely off.
Has anyone else had this problem?