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Square In The Center Afghan
Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern Number: L10561 The self-striping quality of Amazing makes this throw really beautiful and astounding. You start from a small square knitting your way around to create this work of art.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 52 x 52 in. (132 x 132 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

825-215 Amazing Yarn: Roses

Bright Magenta, deep fuchsia, and dark wine red


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Note: (A)

825-204 Amazing Yarn: Mesa

Burnt orange, gold, brown, red, and violet


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Note: (B)

825-219 Amazing Yarn: Cactus Flower

Bright magenta, mustard, deep orange, and dark brown


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Note: (C)

825-201 Amazing Yarn: Ruby

Ruby red, violet, sky blue, and gray


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Note: (D)

825-200 Amazing Yarn: Aurora

Bright pink, purple, mustard, and blue


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Note: (E)

825-210 Amazing Yarn: Joshua Tree

Dusty shades of blue, red, pink, lavender, and orange


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Note: (F)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
17 sts + 33 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.

NOTES:
1.

The Afghan is worked in one piece, beginning with a Center Square.

2.

Sts are picked up across each of the 4 side edges of Center Square, and triangular corners are worked, creating a larger square.

The process of picking up sts to create a new set of corners is repeated for a total of 4 times.

3.

Sts for the border are picked up across each side of the Afghan.

Border sts are increased at beg of rows to shape the corners.

4.

To make picking up sts evenly a little easier, divide the edge that you will pick up across into equal sections.

For example, to pick up 40 sts evenly across an edge, divide the edge into 4 sections.

Use pins, binder clips, or scraps of contrast color yarn to mark the sections.

Then just pick up and k 10 sts across each of the 4 sections.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN Center Square With A, cast on 40 sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 9 1/2 in.

(24 cm) from beg.Bind off.



First Corner Note: Garter st is a reversible st, just choose one side as the RS.

After you choose which side is the RS, continue to use this side for RS.

You may wish to place a marker to indicate the RS.

With RS facing and B, pick up and k40 sts evenly spaced across one side edge of Center Square.

Decrease Row: With B, K2tog, k to end of row - 39 sts at the end of this row.

With B, rep Decrease Row 5 more times.

Continue to rep Decrease Row, working 6 rows each with B and A alternately, until 1 st rem.

Fasten off.Rep First Corner across each of rem 3 side edges of Center Square to make a Larger Center Square.



Second Corner With RS facing and A, pick up and k60 sts evenly spaced across one side edge of Larger Center Square.

Decrease Row: With A, K2tog, k to end of row - 59 sts at the end of this row.

With A, rep Decrease Row 5 more times.

Continue to rep Decrease Row, working 6 rows each with A and B alternately, until 1 st rem.

Fasten off.Rep Second Corner across each of rem 3 side edges of Larger Center Square to make a Larger Center Square.



Third Corner With RS facing and B, pick up and k86 sts evenly spaced across one side edge of Larger Center Square.

Decrease Row: With B, K2tog, k to end of row - 85 sts at the end of this row.

With B, rep Decrease Row 7 more times.

Continue to rep Decrease Row, working 8 rows each with B and C alternately, until 1 st rem.

Fasten off.Rep Third Corner across each of rem 3 side edges of Larger Center Square to make a Larger Center Square.



Fourth Corner With RS facing and D, pick up and k144 sts evenly spaced across one side edge of Larger Center Square.

Decrease Row: With D, K2tog, k to end of row - 143 sts at the end of this row.

With D, rep Decrease Row 9 more times.

Continue to rep Decrease Row, working 10 rows each with D and E alternately, until 1 st rem.

Fasten off.Rep Fourth Corner across each of rem 3 side edges of Larger Center Square to make a Larger Center Square.



FINISHING Border With RS facing and F, pick up and k200 sts evenly spaced across one side edge of Larger Center Square.

Increase Row: K1, kfb, k to end of row - 201 sts at the end of this row.

Rep Increase Row 21 more times - 222 sts when all increases have been completed.

Bind off.

Rep border across each of rem 3 sides of Larger Center Square.

Sew corner edges of border together.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)


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