Knitted Patchwork Recipe


Knitted Patchwork Recipe


Patterns like the Knitted Patchwork Recipe are perfect for knitters who can't bring themselves to throw away yarn, no matter how small the scrap. This knit afghan pattern draws its charm from its use of leftover yarn. Everything is jumbled together, creating a visually interesting look. If your stash is getting out of control, this free afghan pattern is a great way to tame your yarn. How many free knitting patterns this big do you know of that can be made from leftovers in your stash?


Knitting Needle Size2 or 2.75 mm

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

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This looks fab and is much easier to knit than you expect. I have been knitting squares between other projects with my leftover DK yarn and a 3.5mm needle, it works equally well, in order to make the blanket you will just need to ensure that you use the same sized yarn and needles throughout. It is a great way to use up leftover yarn and all the colours look really great together.

I havent ventured into this mitered style of knitting before now but this lovely blanket has inspired me to give it a try. Friends tell me it is not at all difficult to do so I am sure it will be fine. I think it just LOOKS complicated but the free pattern seems very detailed so I am looking forward to getting started. I have lots of leftover yarns too so I wont even have to buy any.yay!

Luscious afghan made up of multiple squares. As the designer explains, while the examples are knit from sock yarn, you can interpret the pattern in other weights of yarn if you use similar yarn for all your squares. The link goes to Ravelry where you can download a free copy of the pattern.

Beautiful afghan )

this item does NOT go directly to the pattern!

I have tried repeatedly to download the Rainbow Stashbuster Afghan without success. Can you help? Thanks. - Cathy

Hi Cathy, The pattern is available through Ravelry as a PDF download. To download any PDF, you will need to have Adobe installed on your computer if you do not already (it is free). For downloading instructions, please see Adobes website here: Happy knitting! - editors of AllFreeKnitting

This is amazing -- so easy and it works with any weight of yarn!

WONDERFUL!!!! Easy to using up all those little leftover balls...and no sewing together at the end!!!

I think it's very nice. I started with the small needle and the fingering yarn but they are very tiny. So I am making them with needle #7, heavier yarn, and I cast on 40 stitches, the squares are around 5x5. Pretty and colorful and you can get rid of all your left over.

I am in the process of making this afghan...however I am having a problem when knitting 2 together thru the back. I am using #2 needles and Carron simply .soft yarn 4 ply. It is almost impossible to do with such small needles and the light yarn. Any help for me? Thanks for your time.

It would seem that you are using a heavier yarn than they suggest. Fingering yarn is very light - according to my chart, it is a size 0 on the label and the 4 ply you are using is a 4 on the label. Maybe try a larger size needle? Try google-ing for a Standard Yarn Weight Chart. :-)

By the way, I LOVE the Caron Simply Soft Yarn.

Caron simply soft is a #4 weight yarn, the original pattern calls for a 4 ply yarn, which is a #1 fingering/sock weight yarn. You can do it with the simply soft but you would need to go up to a size 7 or 8 needle, in order to complete the squares using that yarn.

I was surprised to see this is noted as a "beginner" pattern. Having worked in a project such as this, it most definitely is NOT for a beginner!

I still cannot download this pattern!

I've tried to download the pattern however when I click on the download just stays there with the browser going around and around.......never does anything else. I have never had a problem with downloading from Ravlry before.

Have just downloaded the pdf with no problem at all

The link takes you to Ravelry where you would click on "free Ravelry download" in the first line of text. Then you are able to download the pdf file. I hope that helps. If it doesn't, send me a message and ask for the Sock Yarn Patchwork Afghan and I will email it to you.

could you PLEASE send me the pattern !

I cannot get this pattern-HELP!

I had to save to file and open with adobe reader then print.

I cannot get the pattern to come up either.

Cannot get the pattern to come up

I've been working on one out of left over sock yarn for a couple years now.

Been waiting for this pattern, thank you

i just think it is gorgeous and I will be making this a little at a time, but I will now that I have the pattern thanks so much!


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