Flower Afghan

Flower Afghan
Flower Afghan

Step 1: Getting Started

Knitted afghans are warm, cozy and delightful homemade treasures to add to your home's decor; in a living room, bedroom or nursery. Family and friends will love receiving a hand-made knitted afghan as a gift for all kinds of occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and weddings. Use our free knitting pattern to create this pretty flower afghan for your next special gift or just to enjoy for yourself!

Size: 53" x 65'

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Materials: Brunswick Fore-N-Aft, 11- 2-oz. skeins; 36" circular needle No. 9; 26 yards 1/4" wide satin ribbon; 12 yards 3/8" wide satin ribbon; Matching sewing thread.

Gauge: 5 sts = 1"; 6 rows = 1"

Pattern 1: (worked on 21 sts):

Row 1 (right side): K 5, k 2 tog, yo, k 1, yo, k 2 tog, k 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, k 1, yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 5.

Row 2 and All Even Rows: Purl.

Row 3: K 4, k 2 tog, yo, k 2, yo, k 2 tog, k l, sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, k 2, yo, sl, k 1, psso, k 4.

Row 5: K 3, k 2 tog, yo, k 3, yo, k 2 tog, k 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, k 3, yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 3.

Row 7: K 2, k 2 tog, yo, k 4, yo, k 2 tog, k 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, k 4, yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2.

Row 9: K 1 ,k 2 tog, yo, k 5, yo, k 2 tog, k l, sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, k 5, yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1.

Row 11: K 2, yo, k 2 tog, k 2, (k 2 tog, yo) twice, k 1, (yo, sl 1, k 1, psso) twice, k 2,sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, k 2.

Row 13: K 2, yo, k 2 tog, k 1, (k 2 tog, yo) twice, k 3, (yo, sl 1, k 1, psso) twice, k 1,sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, k 2.

Row 15: K 2, yo, (k 2 tog) twice, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 5, yo, sl l, k 1, psso, yo, (sl 1, k 1, psso) twice, yo, k 2.

Rowl7: K 2, yo, sl 2, k l, pass the 2 sl sts over the k st, yo, k 2 tog, yo, k 7, yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, sl 2, k 1, pass the 2 sl sts over the k st, yo, k2.

Row 19: K 2, k 2 tog, yo, k 2, yo, k 2 tog, k 5, sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, k 2, yo, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 2.

Row 21: K 6, yo, k 2 tog, k 5,sl 1, k 1, psso, yo, k 6.

Row 23: K 6, yo, (k 2 tog) twice, yo, k 1, yo, (sl 1, k 1, psso) twice, yo, k 6.

Row 25: K 6, yo, sl 2, k 1, pass the 2 sl sts over the k st, yo, k 3, yo, sl 2, k 1, pass the 2 sl sts over the k st, yo, k 6.

Row 27: Knit.

Row 29: Knit.

Row 30: Purl. Repeat rows 1-30 for pat 1.

Step 2: Next Step

PATTERN 2: (worked on 13 sts):

Row 1: (right side): K 1, yo, k 1, p l, sl 1, k 1, psso, (yo, k 1)3 times, yo, k 2 tog, p 1, k 1, yo, k 1.

Row 2: P 1, p 2 tog, k 1, p 9, k 1, p 1, p 2 tog.

Row 3: K 1, yo, k 1, p 1,sl 1, k 1, psso, k 5, k 2 tog, p1, k 1, yo, k 1.

Row 4: P 1, p 2 tog, k 1, p 7, k 1, p 1, p 2 tog.

Repeat rows 1-4 for pat 2.

Afghan: Lower Border: Cast on 225 sts; do not join. Work back and forth as follows: work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 2 rows.

Row 3: K 1, inc 1 st in next st, k to within last 2 sts, end inc 1 st in next st, k l-2 sts inc.

Row 4: Purl.

Rows 5-10: Repeat last 2 rows 3 times.

Row 11: (picot row): K 1, * k 2 tog yo, repeat from * across, end k 233sts.

Row 12: Purl.

Row 13: K 1, k 2 tog, k to within last 3 sts, end k 2 tog, k 1-2 sts dec.

Row 14: Purl.

Rows 15-20: Repeat last 2 rows 3 times- 225 sts.

Row 21 (beading row): Repeat row 11. P1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row.

Step 3: Almost Done!

Pattern 3: Row 1 (right side): * Work first 21 sts in pat 1, put a marker on work, work next 13 sts in pat 2, put a marker on work, repeat from * across, end work last 2l sts in pat 1.

Row 2: Slipping markers, purl. Work in pat as established until pat 1 is worked 13 times, end pat 1, row 28. Remove markers.

Upper Border: K 1 row, p 1 row. Work picot row for beading. P 1 row. Repeat rows 3 and 4 of lower border 4 times -233 sts. Work picot row. Repeat rows 12 and 13, 4 times-225 sts. P 1 row Bind off same tension as sts.

Side Borders: From wrong side, beg 1 st below beading row and having an odd number of sts, pick up and k 1 st in every other row along side edge. Work picot row for beading, then continue same as for top border. Work other side of afghan in same manner.

Finishing: Block pieces. Sew mitered corners tog. Fold borders in half along outer picot row to wrong side; hem in place. Place afghan on a flat surface and weave 1/4" wide ribbing through eyelets on each side of pat 1, tack ends to wrong side. Weave 3/8" ribbing through beading row of border, tying a bow at each corner.

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