Country Pathways Afghan
Center granny square flows into captivating stripes and textures. Indulge your love of color choices with this striking design.
Mary Maxim Maximum Value worsted weight yarn is available in 40 shades. You choose any four colors to make this your own individual creation. It is shown in Natural, Dark Teal, Medium Teal and Light Teal. You can choose your favorite color family (such as the Violets, Denims, Greens, etc) in the Maximum Value for the same shaded look, or choose any four contrasting colors that appeal to you. If you are making this for a gift for a friend or family member, you will be sure to find their favorite color combination available with so many shades from which to choose. Use some Greys or Browns for a classic neutral look, or even Christmas colors to make a beloved afghan that will come out every year to remind them of your love. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness in using machine wash and dry Maximum Value yarn.
Your friends and family will admire your artistry in making this memorable design, but you don't have to tell them it isn't difficult! Front post and back post stitches are clearly explained in the instructions. By working around the post of stitches in a previous row, instead of into the top of the stitch, sharply defined textures stand out as you work the rounds.
The pattern begins with a classic granny square with the difference of cluster stitches on either side of corners and chain spaces making a modern granny that stands out from the crowd. As you continue working more rounds, colors are added that make the design show up even more. The row of diamond shapes looks like separate squares that are sewn together, but are worked in rounds as you continue the pattern. Bands of stripes, shown in the model in the two lightest colors, are added at opposite ends to increase the length and change the design from a square to a rectangle. More rounds are added, repeating design elements from earlier in the pattern, to complete the generous 48.5 x 60.5" afghan. Requires crochet hook I-9.
Kit includes Mary Maxim Starlette Natural, Dark Teal, Medium Teal, Light Teal yarn and pattern.
Fashion: Home Decor
Hook Size: I-9 (5.5 mm)
Size: hook-I-9 (5.5 mm)
Length: 60" (152.4 cm)
Project Type: Crochet
Width: 48.5" (123.19 cm)
Yarn Range Number: Y201