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Afghans by Columbia Minerva
Volume 742
Columbia Minerva
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Seventeen afghan patterns to knit or crochet designed by Columbia Minerva.


WASHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR NANTUK AND BAN•LON® YARNS:

Use method most convenient for you.
Turn garment inside out.

Machine Washing:
Set at any convenient temperature and cycle using a suitable soap or detergent. A fabric softener is recom-mended in final rinse. Do not use bleach.
Or, Hand Wash in cold or warm water with suitable soap or detergent. Rinse well and roll in towel to remove excess water.
Machine Drying:
Set at any convenient temperature and cycle.
To Hand Dry, lay garment flat, mould into shape. Be sure garment is thoroughly dry before wearing. Never hang or stretch a handknit. Do not dry in sun.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

GAUGE: Each Columbia-Minerva Instruction gives a Gauge or Scale of the number of stitches to the inch when using the yarn and needles called for. If you work tighter than the average, change to larger needles; if you work looser, change to smaller needles, to acquire the same number of stitches to the inch called for in the instructions.

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN KNITTING AND CROCHETING INSTRUCTIONS

K - Knit
sl - slip
P - Purl
yo - yarn over
st - stitch
ch - chain
oz - ounce
sc - single crochet
dec - decrease
dc - double crochet
inc - increase
hdc - half double crochet
tog - together
psso - pass slip stitch over
beg - beginning
rem - remain
pat st - pattern stitch
St St - Stockinette Stitch

ASTERISKS (*-**): Star symbols indicate that work following them is to be repeated. When instructions call for repeating a given number of times, it is understood that this is in addition to the original. Thus, repeat 5 times more means 6 times in all.

STOCKINETTE STITCH: K 1 row, P 1 row alternately. On Circular or Sock Needles knit continuously.

TO INCREASE: K 2 sts in 1 st. (Knitting 1 st in the front and 1 st in the back of same st.)

TO DECREASE: K 2 sts together.

TO WORK EVEN: Work without increasing or decreasing.

FRINGE - Single Knot: Fold strands of yarn in half. Draw the folded end through stitch at edge of Afghan from right to wrong side of work, then draw the loose ends through the loop and tighten.

Double Knot: Make single knot fringe, then starting at side edge, knot half of first group of fringe with half of second group, * divide next group of fringe in half and knot with half of last group, repeat from * across.

Triple Knot: Make double knot fringe, then knot first whole group with half of second group, * divide next group of fringe in half and knot with half of last group, repeat from * across.

TASSELS: Place strands of yarn out straight. With a separate strand of yarn tie around center of group, leaving a few inches for attaching to Afghan. Fold yarn in half. With another strand, wind yarn tightly around group several times about 1 inch below fold, forming "Head." Fasten securely. Tie Tassel to Afghan.

Knitting Patterns

Plaid Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-32 ounces Main Color (MC) and 4 ounces each of Colors 1 and 2

OR

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein) 8 skeins Main Color (MC) and 1 skein each of Colors 1 and 2) (More)


Feather and Fan Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein) 4 skeins of Color 1 and 3 skeins each of Colors 2 and 3 OR Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-16 ounces of Color 1 and 12 ounces each of Colors 2 and 3 (More)


Rosebud Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)-14 skeins of Main Color (MC)-Light Green # 5027

OR

Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-56 ounces of Main Color (MC)-Light Green #5201 (More)


Red and White Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-16 ounces of Light Color and 20 ounces of Dark Color

OR

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)-4 skeins of Light Color and 5 skeins of Dark Color (More)


Blue and White Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-24 ounces of Dark Color and 16 ounces of Light Color

OR

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)-6 skeins of Dark Color and 4 skeins of Light Color (More)


Leaf Pattern Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-16 ounces each of Colors 1, 2 and 3; 8 ounces of Color 4 and 1 oz Contrasting Color for berries

OR

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)-4 skeins each of Colors 1, 2 and 3; 2 skeins of Color 4 and 1 oz Contrasting Color for berries (More)


Garter Stitch Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-24 ounces of Color 2 and 16 ounces each of Colors 1 and 3

OR

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)-6 skeins Color 2 and 4 skeins each of Colors 1 and 3 (More)


Knitted Striped Afghan

ENTIRE AFGHAN IS KNITTED IN ONE PIECE. PATTERN STITCH: Row 1-K 4, *yo, K 3, sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, K 3, yo, K 1, repeat from * across row, ending K 4 instead of K 1. Rows 2 and 4-K 2, P across row, ending K 2. Row 3-K 5, *yo, K 2, sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, K 2, yo, K 3, repeat from * across row, ending K 5 instead of K 3. Row 5-K 3, K 2 tog, *yo, K 1, yo, K 1, sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, K 1, yo, K 1, yo, sl 1, K 2 tog, psso, repeat from * across row to within last 7 sts, K 1, yo, K 1, yo, sl 1, K 1, psso, K 3. Row 6-K 2, P across row, ending K 2. Repeat these 6 rows for pattern. (More)


Crochet Patterns

Rose Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein) - 13 skeins of Main Color (MC) - Winter White #5012 OR Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size - 2 or 4 oz skein) - 32 ounces of Main Color - Winter White #5224 AND 4 ozs in each of the following colors for cross stitch embroidery. (More)


Crocheted Striped Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)-3 skeins each of Colors 2 and 3 and 2 skeins each of Colors 1 and 4 OR Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-12 ounces each of Colors 2 and 3 and 8 ounces each of Colors 1 and 4 (More)


Flower and Fruit Afghan

AFGHAN STITCH: Row 1-Draw up a loop in each ch, leaving all loops on hook, then take off loops as follows: yo hook and through 1 loop, *yo hook and through 2 loops, repeat from * across row, ending with 1 loop on hook. Row 2-Counting loop on hook as 1st st, draw up a loop in each upright st across row to within last st, insert hook through center of last st (to keep work from going on the diagonal). Take off loops as in Row 1. Repeat Row 2 for pat. (More)


Crocheted Ripple Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)- 4 skeins each of Colors 1, 2 and 3 OR Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-16 ounces each of Colors 1, 2 and 3 (More)


Patchwork Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-20 ounces Main Color (MC), 12 ounces each of Colors 1 and 3 and 8 ounces each of Colors 2 and 4 OR Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)-5 skeins Main Color, 3 skeins each of Colors 1 and 3 and 2 skeins each of Colors 2 and 4 (More)


Daisy Afghan

TO MAKE DARK COLOR SQUARE: Starting about 4 inches from end of yarn, ch 10. Row 1-Work 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, then 1 sc in each ch across (8 sts), ch 1, turn. Row 2-1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn. Repeat Row 2 seven times more, break yarn and fasten, leaving about 4 inches for sewing. (More)


Two Tone Block Afghan

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)-5 skeins each of Dark and Light Colors

OR

Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-20 ounces each of Dark and Light Colors (More)


Black Afghan with Roses

Columbia-Minerva Nantuk 4 ply Knitting Yarn (Knitting Worsted size-2 or 4 oz skein)-36 ounces of Main Color (MC), 4 ounces each of Rose and Pink and 8 ounces of Green

OR

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein)-9 skeins of Main Color (MC), 1 skein each of Rose and Pink and 2 skeins of Green (More)


Loop Stitch Motif Afghan

MOTIF: With Color 1 ch 8. Join to first ch with a sl st to form a ring. Row 1-Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with a sl st, turn. Row 2-Insert hook in first sc, yo finger 2 times, insert hook under the 2 loops and draw through sc, dropping loops off finger, yo and through the 3 loops on hook (one double loop st). Make a double loop st in each sc around, join with a sl st, draw Color 2 through loop on hook, break Color 1, turn. (More)