Weekend Stashbuster Afghan
If you've been hoping to clear out some yarn from your collection, consider making a few knitted afghan patterns. Made with ten different types of yarn and broken down into 20 separate squares, this textural afghan will create the perfect showpiece to add to your living room decor. To make the Weekend Stashbuster Afghan, you'll always be knitting with four strands of yarn at the same time. This means not only will you be using up yarn from your stash, but this blanket can be completed in hardly any time at all.
Knitting Needle Size19 or 15 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- A variety of yarns
- knitting needle size 19
Crochet hook or yarn needle
Knitting with a larger size needle is fast and fun! I am sharing a simple idea to make a nice snuggly blanket for your family. This is the perfect craft to keep your fingers busy while watching some TV. I pulled out a bunch of yarn from my collection – some textured bulky yarn and some regular yarn for this blanket.
To make each block, cast 20 stitches on a size 19 needle, combining four different yarns as one.
Work in Stockinette stitch on these stitches. Knit one row than purl the next one. Knit and cast off each block when it reaches eight inches long. Make 20 such blocks.
Once you have knit all 20 blocks, lay them out and arrange them in a pattern that you like.
Sew or crochet the blocks together to form blanket.
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