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Home : Patterns : Radiant Squares Afghan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Radiant Squares Afghan

Lion Brand« Amazing® - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L10749
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 48 in. (122 x 122 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 19, 2012)


SQUARE I (make 12)
Rnds 6 and 7:
With B D rep Rnds 4 and 5.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Bold and beautiful, this afghan combines self-striping shades of Amazing with solid colors of Vanna's Choice for a truly stunning project that will brighten up any room of the house.
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Color (A)
Amazing®

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Color (B)
Amazing®

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Color (C)
Amazing®

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Color (D)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (E)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (F)
Vanna's Choice®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Vanna's Choice®
Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose Wild Berry
Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey
Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive
Radiant Lime Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print Charcoal Print
Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal
Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam
Oceania Cambridge
Amazing®
Aurora Ruby Rainforest Wildflowers Mesa Olympia Arcadia Pink Sands
Glacier Bay Vineyard Joshua Tree Strawberry Fields Mauna Loa Regatta Constellation Roses
Cobblestone Olive Medley Violets Cactus Flower Carnival
*Amazing® (Article #825). 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (147yds/135m) pull skeins
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
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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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  825-212 Amazing Yarn: Mauna Loa
   balls
$ 16.58  
Note: (A)
•  825-215 Amazing Yarn: Roses
   balls
$ 16.58  
Note: (B)
•  825-214 Amazing Yarn: Constellation
   balls
$ 16.58  
Note: (C)
•  860-144 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Magenta
   balls
$ 6.58  
Note: (D)
•  860-148 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Burgundy
   balls
$ 6.58  
Note: (E)
•  860-143 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Antique Rose
   balls
$ 6.58  
Note: (F)
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 9   $ 5.75  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9   $ 8.25  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Radiant Squares Afghan

Lion Brand« Amazing® - Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

14 sts + 23 rounds = About 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

NOTES:

1. Afghan is made of 36 Squares, 12 each of Squares I, II, and III.
2. All Squares are made exactly the same, only the yarn colors change.
3. Each Square begins with a crochet chain, then is worked in rounds from the center out. If you have a preferred way to begin working a piece from the center out, feel free to omit the chain!
4. Each Square is worked with 2 colors; do not cut yarns between colors changes, carry unused color up WS of work.
5. Squares are assembled with visible seams on the right side of the Afghan.


SQUARE I (make 12)
With crochet hook and A, and leaving a long yarn tail, chain 8. Join with sl st to form a ring.
With double pointed needles (dpns), pick up 2 sts with each of 4 needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist the sts.
Next Rnd: Kfb in each st around - 16 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 1: On each needle: k1, kfb, kfb, k1. You have increased 2 sts on each of the 4 needles, you will now have a total of 24 sts.
Rnd 2: Knit each st on each needle around.
Rnd 3: On each needle: k1, kfb, k to last 2 sts on that needle, kfb, k1.
You have increased 2 sts on each of the 4 needles - 32 sts.
Rnd 4: Purl each st on each needle around.
Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnds 6 and 7: With D, rep Rnds 4 and 5.
Rnds 8 and 9: With A, rep Rnds 4 and 5.
Note: As you continue in the following section of the Square, change to the circular needle when sts have been sufficiently increased.
When you change to the circular needle, you will need to place st markers onto the needle to divide your sts into the 4 groups that you had on the dpns. (For example, if you change to the circular needle when you have increased to a total of 80 sts, you will need to place a marker between each group of 20 sts.) You may want to use markers that are a different color from the beg of rnd marker.

Rep Rnds 6-9 until you have 112 sts (Square should measure about 8 in. (20.5 cm).
Bind off.
Thread beg yarn tail into blunt needle and sew the hole at the center of the Square closed.

SQUARE II (make 12)
Work same as Square I, using B in place of A and E in place of D.

SQUARE III (make 12)
Work same as Square I, using C in place of A and F in place of D.

FINISHING
Assembly

Following diagram, arrange Squares into 6 strips of 6 Squares each. The outside edge of each Square will roll slightly. Seam Squares together into strips as follows:
With RS facing, butt 2 adjoining Squares tog. From RS, sew Squares tog with straight sts, just inside the rolled edge.
Using the same seaming technique, and following diagram, sew the strips tog to make the Afghan.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Radiant Squares Afghan Reviewed by Linda Dossett on 2012-09-15 *****
Made this in the specified colors. Turned out great. I did find that two of my amazing skeins were short and had to purchase an extra skein of yarn, but I love the Amazing yarn. Great pattern worked up quickly.


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