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Autumn Leaves Afghan

By: Red Heart Yarn

This unique afghan knitting pattern from Red Heart Yarn features 170 knit leaves in assorted autumn colors. This knit afghan looks beautiful when all leaves are assembled, creating a natural scalloped edge. Knit this afghan for fall or anytime.


Knit Autumn Leaves Afghan


Materials:

  • Yarn: Red Heart "Soft Yarn" Art. E728, 5 oz/256 yard balls: 2 balls each No. 1882 Toast CA, 4608 Wine CB, 4422 Tangerine CC, 9114 Honey CD, 9522 Leaf CE, 9344 Chocolate CF.
  • Knitting Needles: 5.5 mm [US 9]
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9].
  • Yarn needle
  • stitch marker


Time to Make: 40 Hours

Finished Size: 54" x 60"

Gauge: 16 sts= 4"; 24 rows= 4"

Special Abbreviation: SKP = Sl 1, K1, psso
 

Instructions:

Whole Leaf (Make 170)- 28 each of 4 colors and 29 each of 2 colors OR mix colors as desired.
Cast on 30 sts. Row 1 (Right Side): K 13, SKP, place marker on needle, K to end -- 29 sts.
Row 2: K 1, P to 2 sts before marker, P2tog, sl marker, P to last st, K – 28 sts. RK to 2 sts before marker, SKP, sl marker, K to end – 27 sts.
Rep Rows 2 and 3, dec 1 st each row, until 4 sts remain;drop m
Next Row: K 1, SKP, K 1. Next Row: P3tog. Fasten off, leaving 12” tail

Half Leaf for Right Side (Make 10 in colors of choice)
Cast on 15 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): K to last 3 sts, SKP, K 1.
Row 2: K 1, P to last st., K
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 2 sts rem. Next Row: P2
Fasten off.

Half Leaf for Left Side (Make 10 in colors of choice)
Cast on 15 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): K across. Row 2: K 1, P to last 3 sts, P2tog, K1.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 3 sts rem.
Next Row: P3tog. Fastern off.

FINISHING: Position leaves in 10 strips of 17, with a leaf pointing up and the next leaf pointing down, alternating across with various colors. Sew strips together. Sew half leaves into spaces at sides. Weave in ends.

Edging (Optional): With I hook and color of choice, sc across each end.
 

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