Monday, November 5, 2012

Knitted Block Afghan

I found a pattern that I liked on Knitting Pattern Central quite a while back and changed it a bit to make this afghan. It's a very quick and easy knit, perfect for the beginning knitter. I made the border the crocus bud design from 99 Knit Stitches instead of using the usual fringe.

Materials

  • Around 5 balls variegated worsted weight yarn
  • One set size 8 knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

    Gauge, what gauge? I really just knitted it until it was the size I wanted it to be. If I measure it now it's about 18 sts down by 26 sts across. This is after washing a few times. I also tend to knit somewhat tight. Tight enough to bend my metal needles actually. I really need to work on not doing that!

    Size

    54" L by 40" W

    Afghan

    CO 159 sts
    Crocus bud border
    R1: (RS) k1, *YO, k2; repeat from * to end
    R2: p4, bring 3rd st on right needle over the first 2 sts and off the needle, *p3, bring 3rd st on right needle over the first 2 sts and off the needle, repeat from * to end ,br> R3: (k2, YO) across to last st, k1
    R4: * p3, bring 3rd st over first 2 sts and off the needle, repeat from * to last st, p1 repeat rows 1-4 3 times for both the top of the afghan and the bottom.

Pattern

R1: k33, p30, k33, p 30, k33
R2: k3, p30, k30, p30, k33, p 30, k3
Repeat these two rows 21 times
R38: k3, p30, k30, p30, k33, p30, k3
R39: k33, p30, k33, p30, k33
Repeat these two rows 21 times
Continue in pattern until desired length is achieved. Finish with the crocus bud bottom. Weave in the ends with a tapestry needle. Easy peasy! If I've made a mistake in the pattern or if you have a question, let me know and I'll try to fix it.
I hope you enjoyed  my tutorial!

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