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Brightest Stars

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Bright bold shapes and colors dance together in this whimsical blanket and pillow pattern. Shown in Patons Decor.

Single Size
Approx. 58 x 78" [147.5 x 198 cm]
18" [45.5 cm] square
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The materials for this project cost $17.53

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Single Size
Afghan
Approx. 58 x 78" [147.5 x 198 cm]
Pillow
18" [45.5 cm] square

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A

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B

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C

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D

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E

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F

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G

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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

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Materials not included in this kit:

18" [45.5 cm] square pillow form

The materials for this project cost $17.53

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Afghan
Approx. 58 x 78" [147.5 x 198 cm]
Pillow
18" [45.5 cm] square

MATERIALS

Afghan
Patons Decor
Main Color (MC) () 3
A () 3
B () 3
C () 3
D () 3
Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
E Black (87603) 2
F () 2
G () 3
Pillow
Patons Decor
Main Color (MC) () 1
A () 1
B () 1
C () 1
D () 1
Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
E Black (87603) 1
F () 1
G () 1

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Note:When working from chart, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. Start new colors at appropriate points.To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet, on wrong side, to avoid a hole.

Afghan
Strip A
With A, cast on 45 sts.Work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change toMC and work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, using B for star.
Change to G and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change toMC and work Chart I to end of chart, using C for star.
Change to B and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to G and work Chart I to end of chart, using E for star.
Change to F and 60 rows in stocking st.
Change toMC and work Chart I to end of chart, using A for star. Cast off.

Strip B
With D, cast on 45 sts.Work Chart I to end of chart, using F for star.
Change to F and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to D and work Chart I to end of chart, using E for star.
Change to C and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to A and work Chart I to end of chart, using D for star.
Change toMC and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to G and work Chart I to end of chart, using D for star.
Change to C and work 60 rows in stocking st. Cast off.

Strip C
With C, cast on 45 sts.Work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to D and work Chart I to end of chart, using G for star.
Change toMC and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to D and work Chart I to end of chart, using MC for star.
Change to B and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to C and work Chart I to end of chart, using A for star.
Change to A and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to D and work Chart I to end of chart, using F for star. Cast off.

Strip D
With F, cast on 45 sts.Work Chart I to end of chart, usingMC for star.
Change to B and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to C and work Chart I to end of chart, using A for star.
Change to A and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to C and work Chart I to end of chart, using F for star.
Change to D and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to C and work Chart I to end of chart, using B for star.
Change to G and work 60 rows in stocking st. Cast off.

Strip E
With A, cast on 45 sts.Work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to D and work Chart I to end of chart, using B for star.
Change to F and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to D and work Chart I to end of chart, using G for star.
Change toMC and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to G and work Chart I to end of chart, using A for star.
Change toMC and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to A and work Chart I to end of chart, using D for star. Cast off.

Strip F
With G, cast on 45 sts.Work Chart I to end of chart, using E for star.
Change toMC and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to C and work Chart I to end of chart, using D for star.
Change to B and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to C and work Chart I to end of chart, using B for star.
Change to A and work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change to E and work Chart I to end of chart, using A for star.
Change to B and work 60 rows in stocking st. Cast off.

Sew strips tog in the following sequence from left to right: A, B, C, D, E and F.
Side Edging: (make 2)
With F, cast on 3 sts.
**1st row: (WS).With F, K1. yfwd. K2. 4 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Knit.
3rd row: K1. yfwd. K3. 5 sts.
5th row: K1. yfwd. K4. 6 sts.
7th row: K1. yfwd. K5. 7 sts.
9th row: K1. yfwd. K6. 8 sts.
11th row: K1. yfwd. K7. 9 sts.
13th row: K1. yfwd. K8. 10 sts.
15th row: K1. yfwd. K9. 11 sts.
17th row: K1. yfwd. K10. 12 sts.
19th row: K1. yfwd. K11. 13 sts.
21st row: K1. yfwd. K12. 14 sts.
22nd row: Cast off 11 sts. K3 (including st on needle after cast off). 3 sts.
These 22 rows form pat.
With G, rep 22 rows once.
With D, rep 22 rows once.
With C, rep 22 rows once.
With A, rep 22 rows once.
With E, rep 22 rows once.
WithMC, rep 22 rows once.
With B, rep 22 rows once.**
Rep from ** to ** until edging measures approx 74 ins [188 cm] ending on a 21st row of pat.
Cast off all sts.
Top and Bottom Edging: (make 2).
With F, cast on 3 sts.
Work as given for Side Edging until edging measures approx 54 ins [137 cm] ending on a 21st row of pat.
Cast off all sts.
Sew Edgings to Afghan.

Pillow (make Front and Back alike)

Strip A (make 2)
With G, cast on 45 sts.Work Chart I to end of chart, using D for star.
Change to C and work 60 rows in stocking st. Cast off.

Strip B (make 2)
With F, cast on 45 sts.Work 60 rows in stocking st.
Change toMC and work Chart I to end of chart, using A for star.
Sew one strip of A and B tog for Front.
Rep for Back.

Edging:
With F, cast on 3 sts.Work as given for Side Edging of Afghan until edging measures approx 18 ins [45.5 cm] ending on a 21st row of pat. Cast off all sts. Rep for other 3 sides.
Pin edging to Pillow Front placing RS tog. Sew Front and Back tog leaving one side open to insert pillow form. Insert form. Sew opening closed.