Sunday, March 24

The Crazy Quilt Sampler Afghan to knit

Introducing my Crazy Quilt Sampler Afghan. This 54 block afghan was a featured monthly project on the Holiday Mystery Group in 2012. My full size afghan measured 63" x 48" with each block about 8" x 7". I used Hobby Lobby's I Love The Yarn acrylic for the project.

Each block uses a different stitch -- simple cables, lace, texture, and a couple that use two colors. It's a great way to learn how to knit different stitches. Each block uses about 1 oz of yarn and takes an hour or two to knit. You'll need about 49 oz of worsted weight yarn and size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles.

All blocks have the same number of stitches and rows. This makes it easy to knit one block on top of the next into a strip, and as you knit the next strip, to join them to the first strip. I'll show you how to do this in the pattern. When you are done, tuck in all the ends (if you didn't do it as you knit each block), and you are finished!

I have taken all 54 blocks and put them together into a 30 page pattern that contains instructions on how to knit all the blocks.

The 30 page pattern features written instructions and a photo for each block, and a join-as-you-go tutorial.

The pattern is available in my Ravelry pattern store.

All profits from pattern sales will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

For more information, visit my Ravelry pattern store to see all my available designs, current pricing information, and purchase pattern downloads.

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