First Baby Afghan!

I know it’s been forever since I updated this blog, but I’ve got a good excuse. A good excuse in the form of a huge project.

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Ta-Da!

I’ve made a couch-sized afghan before, but never a crib-sized one. Here’s the pattern. It’s a fairly simple one.

Nature’s Nursery Baby Afghan (Only because it reminds me of ivy. Maybe I should’ve called it the Hundred Acre Woods Afghan, because it’s going into a Winnie the Pooh nursery? Anyway):

Materials:

Caron yarn in two colors. (You will need about 16 oz. of each color)

Size 10 needles.

Order of Work:

With color A, Cast on 20 stitches

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Knit 7, purl 6, knit 7

Row 3 – 6 Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more

Row 7:

  • Knit 7.
  • Slip next three stitches on a cable needle and hold in back of work.
  • Knit three.
  • Bring three stitches on the cable needle forward.
  • Knit these three stitches off the cable needle.
  • Knit 7.

Row 8: Repeat row 2

Repeat these 8 rows until the piece measures 52 inches

Work 3 more strips in this manner with color A

With color B, Cast on 16 stitches

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Knit 5, purl 6, knit 5

Row 3 – 6 Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more

Row 7:

  • Knit 5.
  • Slip next three stitches on a cable needle and hold in back of work.
  • Knit three.
  • Bring three stitches on the cable needle forward.
  • Knit these three stitches off the cable needle.
  • Knit 5.

Row 8: Repeat row 2

Work 2 more strips in this manner with color B.

Nature's Nursery Afghan 2

 

Sew the strips together using a tapestry needle and color A

With a size 7 hook, single crochet along the top and bottom of the afghan with color A to give it a more polished and unified look.

The finished afghan measures 48” by 33”

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