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Autumn Leaves Afghan

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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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