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Country Quilt Afghan

Bold geometric shapes and graphic squares collide with a subtle stitch texture in the Country Quilt Afghan. This rustic, patchwork quilt-inspired knit blanket pattern is an ode to simpler times. Because it is split into several different squares, this is a fantastic knit throw pattern to work on over time and in between projects, though, of course, you can whip them up all at once. Perfect for a any room in the house, this charming blanket would look lovely in a variety of solid-color shades. Try pastels for a sweet nursery addition or bold primary colors for a fun kid's blanket.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
    • Main Color (MC) Aran (87602) - 8 balls
    • Contrast A - 3 balls
  • Size 4 1/2 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long for edging or size needed to obtain tension.

 

 

GAUGE
19 sts and 38 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in garter st.

 

 

Stitch Glossary

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet on wrong side, to avoid a hole.

 

Square A (make 12)
With MC, cast on 35 sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) for 69 rows.
Cast off knitways.



Square B (make 2)
(With A, cast on 7 sts. With MC, cast on 7 sts) twice. With A, cast on 7 sts. 35 sts.
1st row: (Wrong side). (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K7.
2nd row:With A, K6. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. Join MC, K1.
3rd row:With MC, K1. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K6.
4th row:With A, K5. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K2.
5th row:With MC, K2. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K5.
6th row:With A, K4. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K3.
7th row:With MC, K3. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K4.
8th row:With A, K3. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K4.
9th row:With MC, K4. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K3.
10th row:With A, K2. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K5.
11th row:With MC, K5. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K2.
12th row:With A, K1. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K6.
13th row:With MC, K6. (With A, K7, With MC, K7) twice. With A, K1.
14th row: (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K7.
15th row: As 14th row.
16th row:With MC, K6. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. Join A, K1.
17th row:With A, K1. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K6.
18th row:With MC, K5. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K2.
19th row:With A, K2. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K5.
20th row:With MC, K4. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K3.
21st row:With A, K3. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K4.
22nd row:With MC, K3. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K4.
23rd row:With A, K4. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K3.
24th row:With MC, K2. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K5.
25th row:With A, K5. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K2.
26th row:With MC, K1. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K6.
27th row:With A, K6. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K1.
28th row: As 1st row.
These 28 rows form pat.
Rep these 28 rows once more, then 1st to 13th rows once more. Cast off.



Square C (make 2)
(With A, cast on 7 sts. With MC, cast on 7 sts) twice. With A, cast on 7 sts. 35 sts.
1st row: (Wrong side). (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K7.
2nd row: Join MC, K1. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K6.
3rd row:With A, K6. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. Join MC, K1.
4th row:With MC, K2. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K5.
5th row:With A, K5. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K2.
6th row: With MC, K3. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K4.
7th row:With A, K4. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K3.
8th row:With MC, K4. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K3.
9th row:With A, K3. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K4.
10th row:With MC, K5. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K2.
11th row:With A, K2. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K5.
12th row:With MC, K6. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K1.
13th row:With A, K1. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K6.
14th row: (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K7.
15th row: As 14th row.
16th row: Join A, K1. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K6.
17th row:With MC, K6. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K1.
18th row:With A, K2. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K5.
19th row:With MC, K5. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K2.
20th row:With A, K3. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K4.
21st row:With MC, K4. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K3.
22nd row:With A, K4. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K3.
23rd row:With MC, K3. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K4.
24th row:With A, K5. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K2.
25th row:With MC, K2. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K5.
26th row:With A, K6. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice. With MC, K1.
27th row:With MC, K1. (With A, K7. With MC, K7) twice. With A, K6.
28th row:With A, K7. (With MC, K7. With A, K7) twice.
These 28 rows form pat.
Rep these 28 rows once more, then 1st to 13th rows once more. Cast off.



Square D (make 5)
With A, cast on 35 sts.
1st row: (Wrong side). With A, K17. Join MC, K1. With A, K17.
2nd row: With A, K16. With MC, K3. With A, K16.
3rd row: As 2nd row.
4th row:With A, K15. With MC, K5. With A, K15.
5th row: As 4th row.
6th row:With A, K14. With MC, K7. With A, K14.
7th row: As 6th row.
8th row:With A, K13. With MC, K9. With A, K13.
9th row: As 8th row.
10th row:With A, K12. With MC, K11. With A, K12.
11th row: As 10th row.
12th to 34th rows: Cont in this manner, taking 1 st more in MC on either side each alt row, until all sts are worked in MC.
36th row:With A, K1. With MC, K33. With A, K1.
37th row: As 36th row.
38th row:With A, K2. With MC, K31. With A, K2.
39th row: As 38th row.
40th row:With A, K3. With MC, K29. With A, K3.
41st row: As 40th row.
42nd row:With A, K4. With MC, K27. With A, K4.
43rd row: As 42nd row.
44th to 68th rows: Cont in this manner, having 1 st less in MC on either side each alt row, until 1 st in MC remains in centre. With A, cast off.



Square E (make 4)
With MC, cast on 35 sts.
1st row: (Wrong side). Join A, K1. With MC, K33. Join A, K1.
2nd row:With A, K2. With MC, K31. With A, K2.
3rd row: As 2nd row.
4th row:With A, K3. With MC, K29. With A, K3.
5th row: As 4th row.
6th row:With A, K4. With MC, K27. With A, K4.
7th row: As 6th row.
8th to 32nd rows: Cont in this manner, having 1 st more in A on either side each alt row, until 1 st in MC remains in centre.
33rd row:With A, K17. With MC, K1. With A, K17.
34th row:With A, K16. With MC, K3. With A K16.
35th row: As 34th row.
36th row:With A, K15. With MC, K5. With A, K15.
37th row: As 36th row.
38th row:With A, K14. With MC, K7. With A, K14.
39th row: As 38th row.
40th row:With A, K13. With MC, K9. With A, K13.
41st row: As 40th row.
42nd to 66th rows: Cont in this manner, taking 1 st more in A on either side each alt row, until all sts are worked in A. Cast off.


Bottom and Top Band:
With MC and circular needle, cast on 180 sts. Do not join.
Work 15 rows in garter st.
With A, work 10 rows in garter st.
With MC, work 10 rows in garter st.
Rep last 20 rows once more.
With A, work 10 rows in garter st. Break A.
With MC, work 16 rows in garter st. Cast off.



FINISHING
Sew squares tog as shown in Diagram.
Side edging:With MC, circular needle and right side of work facing pick up and knit 164 sts along side of squares. Work 3 rows in garter st. Cast off.
Sew cast off edges of Bottom and Top Bands in position as shown in Diagram.

 

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I am trying to make this but I see to be having trouble on on Square B when you get to row 2 With A, K6 do I decrease a stitch because I'm joining at the end with MC, the directions don't indicate. Love the pattern and I'm excited about making this

No, you are not decreasing, you are using multiple colours in a row to complete a flat square.

Thank you for this free pattern - it is GORGEOUS! I have never knitted an afghan before, although I have crocheted many, so this is going to be a first for me and I am really looking forward to getting started. I know exactly the right person to make it for so all I now have to do is decide on the colors and I will be all good to go!

On Square D it states Row 12-34 cont in this manner taking 1 st more in MC on either side each alt row, until all sts are worked in MC. The next Row is 36. Where is Row 35?

I am an experienced knitter, but I can not figure out how to knit the two color blocks in garter stitch. Is this intarsia knitting or fair isle? I have tried so many times and I am about to pull my hair out. I have even searched the internet and can not find the answer. Help Please. Thank you

This is intarsia knitting. If you provided more detail on where you are having difficulty, I'm certain there are many people here who could help.

I have a question. When making square B the directions say "With A, cast on 7 sts. With MC, cast on 7 sts twice. With A, cast on 7sts. 35 sts. There are only 28 sts. What am I missing?

you are missing the "twice"-With A cast on 7 sts. With MC cast on 7 stitches-twice, so you cast on another 2 sets of stitches with A and Mc before you cast on the last 7 stitches with A. So, it is 7 stitches done 5 x 7 = 35. 7 A, 7 MC, 7 A, 7 MC. 7 A will give you 35 stitches.

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