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Home : Patterns : Multidirectional Afghan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Multidirectional Afghan

Lion Brand« Homespun®
Pattern #: L32270
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

42 x 50 in. (106.5 x 127 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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This striped patchwork knit afghan will bring a fresh, new look  to a familiar couch or bed.

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Color (A)
Homespun®

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Color (B)
Homespun®

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Color (C)
Homespun®

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Color (D)
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Color (E)
Homespun®

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Color (F)
Homespun®

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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
Homespun®
Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia 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 Bourbon Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Marble
Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Tumbleweed Vintage Purple Haze
Wisteria Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo
Abalone Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
*Homespun (Article #790) is a uniquely-textured bulky weight yarn that works up quickly and easily. 98% acrylic, 2% polyester; packaged in 6 oz/170g (185 yd/167m) pull skeins.

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  790-312 Homespun® Yarn: Edwardian
   balls
 
Note: (A)
•  790-301 Homespun® Yarn: Shaker
   ball
 
Note: (B)
•  790-393 Homespun® Yarn: Cream
   ball
 
Note: (C)
•  790-601 Homespun® Yarn: Desert Mountain
   ball
 
Note: (D)
•  790-605 Homespun® Yarn: Sand Dune
   ball
 
Note: (E)
•  790-381 Homespun® Yarn: Barley
   ball
 
Note: (F)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $  
 

Multidirectional Afghan

Lion Brand« Homespun®

GAUGE:

12 sts + 18 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.

NOTES:

1. Afghan is made from 30 Squares worked by following a Diagram. Sts for new Squares are picked up across one edge of a previous Square. This reduces the number of edges to be seamed later.
2. Each Square has 3 stripes with a sl st pattern between stripes.
3. With yarn in front (wyif) refers to the side of the work facing you as you work the row; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work that is away from you as you work the row. To move yarn from front to back or back to front, bring yarn between needles. Take care not to wrap yarn over a needle, this could create an additional st.



SQUARE 1
With C, cast on 24 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Rows 2 and 3: Purl.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit.
Row 6: K12, p12.
Row 7: Purl.
Rows 8-10: Knit.
Row 11: Purl.
Change to B.
Row 12: With B, *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 13: K1, *k3, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 14: *P3, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Row 15: Purl.
Rows 16 and 17: Knit.
Row 18: P12, k12.
Row 19: Purl.
Rows 20-22: Knit.
Row 23: Purl.
Change to A.
Row 24: With A, k1, *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 25: *K3, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 26: P1, *p3, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Rows 27-35: With A, rep Rows 3-11.
Bind off.

SQUARE 2
From RS, with bound-off edge of Square 1 at top, and with F, pick up and k24 sts evenly spaced across right edge of Square 1.
Rows 1-35: Work same as Rows 1-35 of Square 1 using F for Rows 1-11, E for Rows 12-23, and D for Rows 25-35.
Bind off.

SQUARES 3-30
From RS, pick up and k24 sts evenly spaced across edge of previous Square indicated on Diagram.
Work Rows 1-35 of Square 1, but using the stripe colors indicated on Diagram.

FINISHING
Sew remaining seams between Squares.
Side Borders
From RS, with A, pick up and k144 sts evenly spaced across one long edge of Afghan.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (Increase): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 – 146 sts.
Row 3: Knit.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep last 2 rows – 148 sts.
Bind off as if to knit. Rep across other long edge.
Top and Lower Borders
From RS, with A, pick up and k120 sts evenly spaced across one short edge of Afghan.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (Increase): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 – 122 sts.
Row 3: Knit.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep last 2 rows – 124 sts.
Bind off as if to knit. Rep across other short edge.
Sew edges of borders together at corners. Weave in ends.

 


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front  


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