Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

caron® chunky cakes™ pickup lines knit afghan

Do you love jewel tones and ultra-soft yarn that works up like a dream? Then give this berry-colored beauty a try. It’s knitted all in one piece. We’re sure it’ll make a beautiful addition to your home!
Step 1
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 52"  square

GAUGE: 10 sts and 16 rows = 4" in garter st
 
 

Project Notes:
   -  For this project, you’ll use five skeins of Caron® Chunky Cakes™ yarn in Elderberry Jelly and circular 36” knitting needles in size 11.
   -  Although you’ll used circular knitting needles to make this afghan, it’s actually worked back and forth across the needles in rows. The circular needles will help to accommodate the large number of stitches.
   -  Click here to download the template. 
 
Block 1: Cast on 30 sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) noting 1st row is WS, until piece from beg measures 12" long, ending on a RS row. Cast off knitwise (WS).
 
Block 2: (RS). Pick up and knit 30 sts along left edge of Block 1.
**Work 4"  in garter st from picked-up edge, ending on a RS row. Cast off knitwise (WS).**
 
Block 3: (RS). Pick up and knit 40 sts along lower edge of Blocks 1 and 2.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 4: (RS). Pick up and knit 40 sts along right edge of Blocks 1 and 3.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2. 
Step 2
Block 5: (RS). Pick up and knit 50 sts along top edge of Blocks 1, 2 and 4.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 6: (RS). Pick up and knit 50 sts along left edge of Blocks 2, 3 and 5.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 7: (RS). Pick up and knit 60 sts along bottom edge of Blocks 3, 4 and 6.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 8: (RS). Pick up and knit 60 sts along right edge of Blocks 4, 5 and 7.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 9: (RS). Pick up and knit 70 sts along top edge of Blocks 5, 6 and 8.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 10: (RS). Pick up and knit 70 sts along left edge of Blocks 6, 7 and 9.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 11: (RS). Pick up and knit 80 sts along bottom edge of Blocks 7, 8 and 10.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 12: (RS). Pick up and knit 80 sts along right edge of Blocks 8, 9 and 11.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 13: (RS). Pick up and knit 90 sts along top edge of Blocks 9, 10 and 12.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 14: (RS). Pick up and knit 90 sts along left edge of Blocks 10, 11 and 13.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 15: (RS). Pick up and knit 100 sts along bottom edge of Blocks 11, 12, and 14.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2. 
Step 3
Block 16: (RS). Pick up and knit 100 sts along right edge of Blocks 12, 13 and 15.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 17: (RS). Pick up and knit 110 sts along top edge of Blocks 13, 14 and 16.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 18: (RS). Pick up and knit 110 sts along left edge of Blocks 14, 15 and 17.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 19: (RS). Pick up and knit 120 sts along bottom edge of Blocks 15, 16 and 18.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 20: (RS). Pick up and knit 120 sts along right edge of Blocks 16, 17 and 19.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
Block 21: (RS). Pick up and knit 130 sts along top edge of Blocks 17, 18 and 20.
Work from ** to ** as given for Block 2.
 
 
ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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  • 946471112
    Item # 10532748 
    $7
    ea.
    $9.99
    • Color: Elderberry Jelly
    • Size: 9.8 oz
    • Color: Elderberry Jelly
    • Size: 9.8 oz
    • Color: Elderberry Jelly
    • Size: 9.8 oz
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  • 809187849
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10397023 
    $16.49
    • Size: 11
    • Size: 11
    • Size: 11
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