Knitted Essential Effortless Afghan Blanket

The Knitted Essential Effortless Afghan Blanket is a cozy and comforting masterpiece! With its soft, chunky yarn and effortless, effortless design, this blanket is perfect for snuggling up on the couch or adding a touch of warmth to any room. The essential design ensures that it will complement any home decor, while the effortless construction makes it easy to create and enjoy.

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART Super Saver [7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m)]
    • Color A: 313 Aran, 2 skeins
    • Color B: 382 Country Blue, 2 skeins
    • Color C: 380 Windsor Blue, 2 skeins
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles: 5 mm [US 8]
  • Yarn needle

Gauge:

17 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 24 rows = 4” [10 cm]. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Measurements:

Afghan measures 37½” [95 cm] square

Abbreviations:

A, B, C, etc = Colors A, B, C, etc
K = knit;
mm = millimeter
P = purl
st(s) = stitch(es);
( ) = work directions in parentheses as indicated

Instructions:

Strips 1 and 4:

With A, cast on 33 sts.
Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.
Row 2: P1, (K1, P1) across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 7½” [19 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop A.

With B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 15” [38 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop B.

With C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 22½” [57 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop C.

With A, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 30” [76 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop A.

With B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 37½” [95 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2.
Bind off all stitches in pattern.


Strips 2 and 5:

With B, cast on 33 sts.
Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.
Row 2: P1, (K1, P1) across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 7½” [19 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop B.

With C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 15” [38 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop C.

With A, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 22½” [57 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop A.

With B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 30” [76 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop B.

With C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 37½” [95 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2.
Bind off all stitches in pattern.


Strip 3

With C, cast on 33 sts.
Row 1 (Right side): Knit across.
Row 2: P1, (K1, P1) across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 7½” [19 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop C.

With A, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 15” [38 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop A.

With B, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 22½” [57 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop B.

With C, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 30” [76 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2. Drop C.

With A, repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern until piece measures 37½” [95 cm] from cast on edge, ending by working Row 2.
Bind off all stitches in pattern.


Finishing:

Thread yarn needle with desired color. With right sides together, using the photo as a guide and matching rows, sew strips together in numerical order.

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