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Rustic Blocks Afghan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 1309 This afghan couldn’t be easier to knit-worked in separate garter stitch strips, it’s great for a first afghan or for that carry-along project that can be done while waiting in the car. The spectrum of colors combine to create a rustic look.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
44 inches x 64 inches without border

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

630-180 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Evergreen

Dark, piney blue green


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630-187 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Foliage (discontinued) Mixed autumn tones of green, brown and orange
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630-152 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Charcoal Dark gray
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630-147 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Boysenberry (discontinued) Dark, reddish purple -- almost black
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630-139 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Huckleberry (discontinued) Dark, purplish red
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630-149 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Greystone (Discontinued) Medium, misty gray
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630-127 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Walnut Dark, cool brown
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630-141 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Appleton (Discontinued) Dark purple heather
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630-107 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Bluebell Medium blue
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630-109 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Royal Blue (discontinued) Deep medium blue
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630-178 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Nantucket Green blue of a stormy sea
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630-115 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Bay Harbor

Medium blue black - almost denim


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630-173 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Willow Green with hints of earthy brown
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630-145 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Concord (discontinued) Intense, purplish blue
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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GAUGE:
12 sts + 24 ridges (48 rows) = 4" (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Afghan is worked in 11 vertical strips.


INSTRUCTIONS
AFGHAN Referring to assembly chart below and beg at lower right hand corner with A, cast on 12 sts and work in Garter st for 24 ridges (48 rows.) Continue as per chart, change colors and work 24 rows of each color.

Bind off when last color block on each strip is complete.

Complete the 11 strips and sew together invisibly.


BORDER

Each side is worked separately.

With RS facing and C, pick up and k 123 sts evenly spaced along top edge of afghan.

Working in Garter st, inc 1 st each end every other row in the following color sequence: 1 more row C 2 rows K 2 rows H.

Bind off.Work bottom edge to correspond.

Side edges are worked as above, picking up 186 sts.

Sew corners invisibly.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
t-ch = turning chain
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)


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