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Tumbling Blocks Afghan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 80263AD Nobody ever said blankets had to be boring! This gorgeous intarsia afghan is both warm and decorative.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
44 x 64 in. (112 x 162.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown


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860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


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860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


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860-107 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Sapphire

Brilliant blue


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860-173 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Green Light muted green


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860-142 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rose

Vibrant purple-pink


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860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green Vibrant medium green
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860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive

Warm medium green


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860-170 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pea Green

Bright yellow-green


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860-141 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Wild Berry

Deep orchid purple


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860-145 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Eggplant Dark purple
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860-135 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rust

Deep burnt orange


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860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue


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860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee

Warm medium brown


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860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray


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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:
1.

When changing colors, twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.
2.

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.

Work back and forth as if working on straight needles.
3.

Work Chart from right to left on RS rows, from left to right on WS rows.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN
With A, cast on 160 sts.


Chart Row 1 (RS): Working back and forth on circular needle, knit, following Chart Row 1 from right to left and repeating 80 sts of Chart twice.
Chart Row 2 (WS): Purl, following Chart Row 2 from left to right and repeating 80 sts of Chart twice.



Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) continue chart as established to Row 92.

Rep Rows 1-92 twice more, then rep Rows 1-46 once more.

Do not bind off.



BORDER
Color Sequence for Border
1 row A, 4 rows D, 2 rows A, 4 rows F, 2 rows D, 4 rows A.


Top Border
With A, k 1 row.


*Work in Garter st (k every row), following Color Sequence and increasing 1 st at beg of every row.

When Color Sequence has been completed, bind off.**
Lower Border
With RS facing and A, pick up and k 160 sts across lower edge of Afghan.

Rep from * to ** of Top Border.
Side Borders
With RS facing and A, pick up and k 242 sts along one side edge.

Rep from * to ** of Top Border.

Rep across opposite edge.



FINISHING
Seam mitered corners of Borders.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
lp(s) = loop(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
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
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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