Saturday, January 12, 2013

Free Knit Patchwork Baby Afghan Pattern

Patchwork baby afghan knitting pattern

Patchwork Baby Afghan Designed by John Feddersen Jr. 




Finished Size: 37" x 45"
MATERIALS
Worsted Weight Yarn:
16 ounces, (450 grams, 1,040 yards)
29” Circular knitting needle, size 11 (8.00 mm) 
or size needed for gauge
Markers
Yarn needle
GAUGE: In Stockinette Stitch,
14 sts and 18 rows = 4"
See Yarn Overs and Decreases before beginning.
Cast on 116 sts.
Rows 1-6: Knit across.
Row 7 (Right side): K4, place marker, K 12, place marker,   (YO, K2 tog) 6 times, place marker, K 12, place marker; repeat from  3 times more, K4.
Row 8: K4, P 12,   (YO, P2 tog) 6 times, P 12; repeat from  3 times more, K4.
Rows 9-22: Repeat Rows 7 and 8, 7 times.
Row 23: K4, (YO, K2 tog) 6 times,   K 12, (YO, K2 tog) 6 times; repeat from  3 times more, K4.
Row 24: K4, (YO, P2 tog) 6 times,  P 12, (YO, P2 tog) 6 times; repeat from  3 times more, K4.
Rows 25-38: Repeat Rows  23 and  24, 7 times.
Repeat Rows 7‑38 for pattern until Afghan measures approximately 44" from cast on edge, ending by working Row  38.
Last 6  Rows: Knit across.
Bind off all sts in knit.
FINISHING
Thread yarn needle with two 10" lengths of yarn. With right side of Afghan facing, insert needle around center st of each solid square and draw yarn through. Tie knot and trim ends to desired length.

YARN OVER
After a knit stitch, before a knit stitch Bring the yarn forward between the needles, then back over the top of the right hand needle, so that it is now in position to knit the next stitch (Fig. 1a).
Fig. 1a
After a purl stitch, before a purl stitch Take yarn over the right hand needle to the back, then forward underit, so that it is now in position to purl the  next stitch (Fig. 1b).
Fig. 1b



After a knit stitch, before a purl stitch 
Bring yarn forward between the needles, then back over the top of the right hand needle and forward between the needles again, so that it is now in position to purl the next stitch (Fig. 1c).
Fig. 1c
After a purl stitch, before a knit stitch Take yarn over right hand needle to the back, so that it is now in position to knit the next stitch (Fig. 1d).
Fig. 1d

DECREASES
KNIT 2 TOGETHER (abbreviated K2 tog)
Insert the right needle into the front of the first two stitches on the left needle as if to knit (Fig. 2), then knit them together.
Fig. 2


PURL 2 TOGETHER (abbreviated P2 tog) Insert the right needle into the front of the first two stitches on the left needle as if to purl (Fig. 3), then purl them together.
Fig. 3

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