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Effortless Cherry Wine Afghan

By: Bernat Design Team

Effortless Cherry Wine Afghan

If you're looking for a relaxing knit, cast the Effortless Cherry Wine Afghan onto your needles. Knit with only one pattern repeated, this knit blanket pattern is perfect for knitters who simply want to get lost in a knitting project without having to worry about the complexities of cables and other such techniques. This year, learn how to knit a blanket that will keep you warm during the chillier nights to come. After all, there's nothing better than snuggling up under a cozy knit you made yourself. All you need to complete this beautiful knit afghan is time and patience. The rest is a breeze. Soon, you'll have a cozy knitted blanket keeping you warm for many years to come.


Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Finished Measurement: Approx 52" x 59" [137 x 150 cm]



  • Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m) Purple Plum (10430) - 4 balls
  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge


GAUGE: 8 sts and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch


Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Yo = Yarn over


Cast on 104 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle, knit 3 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K7. *K2tog. yo. K9. Rep from * 7 times more. K2tog. yo. K7.
2nd and alt rows: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
3rd row: K6. *(K2tog. yo) twice. K7. Rep from * 7 times more. (K2tog. yo) twice. K6.
5th row: K5. *(K2tog. yo) 3 times. K5. Rep from * 7 times more. (K2tog. yo) 3 times. K5.
7th row: K4. *(K2tog. yo) 4 times. K3. Rep from * 7 times more. (K2tog. yo) 4 times. K4.
9th row: K3. *(K2tog. yo) 5 times. K1. Rep from * 7 times more. (K2tog. yo) 5 times. K3.
11th row: As 7th row.
13th row: As 5th row.
15th row: As 3rd row.
16th row: As 2nd row.
These 16 rows form Crystal Lace Pat.

Cont in pat until Blanket from beg measures approx 57" [144.5 cm], ending on a 16th row of pat.
Knit 3 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise (WS).

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