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Home : Patterns : 6-Hour Afghan

Free Knitting Pattern: 6-Hour Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 80216AD
The only thing more satisfying than this fast knit is wrapping up in it when you’re done!
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 9 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
34 x 54 in. [86.5 x 137 cm], not including fringe


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Color (A)

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Color (B)

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Color (C)

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Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Celestial Stripes Lakeside Stripes Midnight Stripes
Praline Stripes Tanzanite Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial Deco Rococo Edwardian
Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall Gothic Prairie Barrington
Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft Quartz Montana Sky Black
Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape Cream Golden Meadow
Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire
Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage
Purple Haze Wisteria Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard
Pueblo Abalone Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest
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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-335 Homespun Yarn: Prairie
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 50 [25 mm] ('Speed Stix')   $ 11.99  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

6-Hour Afghan

Lion Brand® Homespun®


4 stitches = 4 in. [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side rows, purl on wrong side rows) with 4 strands of yarn held together.

NOTE Due to the nature of the fabric when working with Speed Stix, gauge may vary throughout the knitting and is not crucial to this project.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Editor’s Note: When creating fringe using Homespun please note that because of the texture of the yarn the fringe will fray when cut. If you prefer a non-frayed look you can knot the ends, knit or crochet a fringe, or use hairspray or fray check.

With 1 strand each of A, B, C, and D held together, cast on 34 stitches.
Row 1 (right side): Knit.
Row 2:Purl.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 54 in. [137 cm] from beginning. Bind off.

Weave in ends.
Cut 68 strands of each color yarn each about 20 in. [52 cm] long. For each Fringe, hold one strand of each color (4 strands total) together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of Afghan, forming a loop. Pull ends of Fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Make one Fringe in each stitch along first and last rows of Throw. Trim Fringe ends evenly.

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 9 reviews)
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6-Hour Afghan Reviewed by Carol Parillo on 2015-01-31 *****
I just finished this afghan and it is so soft and I love the way that the colors (rococo, barley, regency, ocean) look. I also did not include the fringe. (I followed Marilyn's suggestion to knit four rows at the beginning and end and to knit three stitches at the beginning and ending of the row.) This is my first project that I'm giving as a gift and I'm happy with the way that it turned out. The large needles took a bit of getting used to but I'm positive that I will make another one.

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