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Home : Patterns : Warm Up America Blanket

Free Knitting Pattern: Warm Up America Blanket

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Pattern #: 90061AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 49 x 63 in. (124.5 x 160 cm)


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This easy patchwork afghan looks great in any color combination. This pattern meets the standards for donating to the Warm Up America! Foundation.
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400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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•  860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen
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•  860-133 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Brick
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Warm Up America Blanket

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


1 Square = 7 x 9 in. (18 x 23 cm). 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.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Seed Stitch (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.
Rep Row 1 for Seed st.

Moss Stitch (over an even number of sts)
Rows 1 and 2:
*K1, p1; rep from * across.
Rows 3 and 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Moss st.


SQUARE A (make 17)
With A, cast on 29 sts. Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 9 in. (23 cm) from beg. Bind off.

SQUARE B (make 16)
With B, cast on 29 sts. Work in Seed st until piece measures about 9 in. (23 cm) from beg. Bind off.

SQUARE C (make 16)
With C, cast on 34 sts. Work in Moss st until piece measures about 9 in. (23 cm) from beg. Bind off.

Following Assembly Diagram, sew Squares into 7 strips of 7 Squares each. Sew Strips together. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Warm Up America Blanket Reviewed by Lindsay Horsman on 2010-09-25 *****
This was my first blanket that I made as a wedding gift for my brother. It was really easy. I had issues with the moss stich because I would forget if I just did a row of knit or purl, you can really tell when you made a mistake so it wasn't to bad to go back and redo a line or two if you noticed.

I used different colours. White, teal and green and it turned out great!

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