Free vintage knitting pattern to make a Harlequin pattern afghan from worsted weight yarn. This warm and cosy blanket, perfect for cuddling up on the sofa, is worked over 10 strips following a raised Harlequin chart. A border of six rows of single crochet completes the design.
Chadwick’s Red Heart Knitting Worsted, 4 Ply, Art. E. 232, 19 skeins (1 oz. “Tangle-Proof” Pull-Out Skeins) of No. 789 Bittersweet; 31 skeins of No. 647 Surf Green.
Milwards “Phantom” Aluminum Knitting Pins or Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 5 (3-3/4 mm. size).
Clark’s O.N.T. Plastic Crochet Hook No. 5.
Original materials date from 1952. Substitute modern knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, in colors of your choice, to produce the following gauge.
5½ sts make 1 inch; 7 rows make 1 inch.
When changing from one color to another, always twist the unused color around the other to prevent making holes. When carrying unused color across, do not pull tightly.
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Original vintage design, Harlequin c.125, published by The Spool Cotton Company, New York in J. & P. Coats Clark’s O.N.T. Afghan Book No. 289, First Edition, 1952.
STRIP (Make 10):
Starting at one short end with Surf Green, cast on 33 sts. Work in stockinette st. (k 1 row, p 1 row) as follows:
K 16 Surf Green, attach Bittersweet, k1 Bittersweet, k 16 Surf Green. Starting with 2nd row of chart, follow chart for pattern until 13th row has been completed.
P 3 Surf Green, p 9 Bittersweet, p 4 Surf Green, with Bittersweet, yarn over needle 4 times; p in next st on row below, draw the last p st through each of the 4 yarn overs, p next st, slip the previous st over the last st worked (puff st made), p 4 surf Green, p 9 Bittersweet, p 3 Surf Green. Continue to follow chart for pattern until 31st row has been completed.
With Surf Green p across. Follow chart from “A” to “B” until 15 patterns have been completed. Bind off with Surf Green.
Block strips and sew long sides together. With crochet hoof and Surf Green, work 6 rows of sc all around afghan, making 3 sc in each corner. Join and break off.