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Countryside Charm Afghan

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Learning how to knit a blanket can often seem like such an impossible task, but it's not as bad as it seems. You don't have to be a professional knitter to take on the Countryside Charm Afghan. With the use of three basic stitches, this knit blanket pattern is a perfect for the beginner knitter looking for their first long-term knitting project. Wrap yourself in the warmth of this knit afghan or drape this beauty over your couch or bed to complement off the colors in the room. Whichever you choose, this lovely Countryside Charm Afghan is sure to be a great addition to your home.

Countryside Charm Afghan
Countryside Charm Afghan
This image courtesy of caron.com

Easy

Knitting Needle Size: 9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Materials:

  • Caron® United™ (4 oz/113 g; 235 yds/215 m) Contrast A Soft Grey Heather (06004) - 2 skeins; Contrast B Fresh Green (06012) - 5 skeins; Contrast C Aran (06002) - 5 skeins
  • Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles. Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) circular knitting needle 40” [100 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Measurements: Approx 46½" x 64½" [118 x 164 cm].

Abbreviations:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
K = Knit
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
P = Purl
P2(3)tog = Purl next 2 (3) stitches together
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Sl1pwyb = Slip next stitch purlwise with yarn in back of work
Sl1pwyf = Slip next stitch purlwise with yarn in front of work
To g = Together
WS = Wrong side
 

Instructions:
Garter Slip Stitch Pattern
1st row: (RS). With Color 1, knit.
2nd row: With Color 1, knit.
3rd row: With Color 2, K1. *Sl1pwyb. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: With Color 2, K1. *yf. Sl1pwyf. yb. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
These 4 rows form Garter Slip Stitch Pat.

Moss Rib Pattern
1st row: (RS). P4. *K1. P1. K2. P3. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: K3. *P2. K1. P1. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1.
3rd row: P4. *K2. P1. K1. P3. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: K3. *P1. K1. P2. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1.
These 4 rows form Moss Rib Pat.

Trinity Stitch Pattern
1st row: (RS). Purl.
2nd row: K1. *(K1. P1. K1) all in same st. P3tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
3rd row: Purl.
4th row: K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1. K1) all in same st. Rep from * to last st. K1.
These 4 rows form Trinity Stitch Pat.

PANEL 1 (make 2):
With A, cast on 42 sts.
Proceed in Trinity Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 9” [23 cm], ending on a RS row. Break A.
Next row: (WS). With B, (P9. P2tog) 3 times. P9. 39 sts.

With B, proceed in Moss Rib Pat until work from beg measures 18” [45.5 cm], ending on a WS row.

With C as Color 1 and B as Color 2, proceed in Garter Slip Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 27” [68.5 cm], ending on a 1st row.
Next row: (WS). With C, P6. M1. (P13. M1) twice. P7. 42 sts.


With C, proceed in Trinity Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 36” [91.5 cm], ending on a RS row.
Next row: (WS). (P9. P2tog) 3 times. P9. 39 sts.

With C as Color 1 and B as Color 2, proceed in Garter Slip Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 45” [114.5 cm], ending on a 1st row. Break C.
Next row: (WS). With B, purl.

With B, proceed in Moss Rib Pat until work from beg measures 54” [137 cm], ending on a RS row. Break B.
Next row: (WS). With A, P6. M1. (P13. M1) twice. P7. 42 sts.

With A, proceed in Trinity Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 63” [160 cm], ending on a RS row.
Cast off (WS).

PANEL 2 (make 2)
With B, cast on 39 sts.
Proceed in Moss Rib Pat until work from beg measures 9” [23 cm], ending on a WS row.

With C as Color 1 and B as Color 2, proceed in Garter Slip Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 18” [45.5 cm], ending on a 1st row.
Next row: (WS). With C, P6. M1. (P13. M1) twice. P7. 42 sts.

With C, proceed in Trinity Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 27” [68.5 cm], ending on a RS row.
Next row: (WS). (P9. P2tog) 3 times. P9. 39 sts.

With B as Color 1 and A as Color 2, proceed in Garter Slip Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 36” [91.5 cm], ending on a 1st row. Break A and B.
Next row: (WS). With C, P6. M1. (P13. M1) twice. P7. 42 sts.

With C, proceed in Trinity Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 45” [114.5 cm], ending on a RS row.
Next row: (WS). (P9. P2tog) 3 times. P9. 39 sts.

With C as Color 1 and B as Color 2, proceed in Garter Slip Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 54” [137 cm], ending on a 1st row.
Next row: (WS). With B, purl.

With B, proceed in Moss Rib Pat until work from beg measures 63” [160 cm], ending on a RS row.
Cast off (WS).

PANEL 3 (make 1)
With C, cast on 39 sts.
With C as Color 1 and B as Color 2, proceed in Garter Slip Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 9” [23 cm], ending on a 1st row. Break B.
Next row: (WS). With C, P6. M1. (P13. M1) twice. P7. 42 sts.

With C, proceed in Trinity Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 18” [45.5 cm], ending on a RS row.
Next row: (WS). (P9. P2tog) 3 times. P9. 39 sts.

With B as Color 1 and C as Color 2, proceed in Garter Slip Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 27” [68.5 cm], ending on a 1st row. Break B and C.
Next row: (WS). With A, P6. M1. (P13. M1) twice. P7. 42 sts.

With A, proceed in Trinity Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 36” [91.5 cm], ending on a RS row. Break A.
Next row: (WS). With B, (P9. P2tog) 3 times. P9. 39 sts.

With B as Color 1 and C as Color 2, proceed in Garter Slip Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 45” [114.5 cm], ending on a 1st row. Break B.
Next row: (WS). With C, P6. M1. (P13. M1) twice. P7. 42 sts.

With C, proceed in Trinity Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 54” [137 cm], ending on a RS row.
Next row: (WS). (P9. P2tog) 3 times. P9. 39 sts.

With C as Color 1 and B as Color 2, proceed in Garter Slip Stitch Pat until work from beg measures 63” [160 cm], ending on a 1st row.
Cast off (WS).


Finishing
Sew Panels tog in the following sequence:
1, 2, 3, 2, 1.

Border
Side Borders: With RS facing, circular needle and B, pick up and knit 250 sts evenly across left side edge of Afghan. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle, knit 4 rows (garter st).
Cast off (WS).
Rep for opposite side.
Top and Bottom Borders: With RS facing, circular needle and B, pick up and knit 186 sts evenly across top edge of Afghan. Working back and forth across needle, knit 4 rows (garter st).
Cast off (WS).
Rep for bottom edge.

Countryside Charm Afghan
 

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I have just ordered the tarns on-line. Can't wait to start this project. I am fairly new to knitting and would really appreciate if anyone can advise of any changes to be made in terms of the pattern update. I will be gifting this to my daughter on her 25th birthday. Thanks

While it may seem counter intuitive to start an afghan just as we approach warmer weather the small blocks used to create this afghan can be held in your hands without draping your lap in extra layers of warmth. The blocks can be assembled later in the year in time to gift that special person for Christmas. I love the color choices in your afghan haskinner100 55766 82, you did a great job.

As a novice Ienjoyed making this blanket, even managed to make matching cushion covers!

like the previous comment--what mistakes did you find? I'm fairly new and probably will not discover it until it is to late and won't know how to fix it. Can't rate until I finish, but giving it a 4 on looks

Have you tried this craft? What did you think?

I am making now and there are some mistakes in the pattern.

Was just going to start this pattern, what mistakes have you found

What are the mistakes in countryside afgan

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