I know, I know. It’s not March, but we had a lot going on the last few months. The good news is the April square will be out by the end of the week. In the meantime you can have fun knitting this square!
The New Stitch a Day Afghan Knit-and-Crochet-a-Long is a year long project that will challenge you to try out some of the patterns we have here on the site. Each month we will alternate between a knitted and a crochet pattern and turn it into a 12″x12″ square. At the end of the year you will have 12 (or more) unique afghan squares you can use to make a beautiful blanket.
The March New Stitch Afghan Knit-a-long square consists of a raise diamond pattern, which uses simple knits and purls to create a nicely textured fabric.
1 skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
(100% Acrylic | 3.5 oz /100 g, 170 yards /156 m)
color shown: Olive
or any worsted weight yarn
1 set of size US8/ 5mm knitting needles
tapestry or darning needle
18 stitches x 22 rows = 4″x4″ in pattern
Cast on 60sts
K 5 rows
Row 1: (RS) k7, *p1, k8, rep from * to last 8sts, p 1, k7
Row 2: k3, p3, *k3, p6, rep from * to last 9 sts, k3, p3, k3
Row 3: k 5, *p 5, k 4, rep from * to last 10 sts, p 5, k 5
Row 4: k 3, p1, *k 7, p 2, rep from * to last 11 sts, k7, p1, k 3
Row 5: k3, purl to last 3st, k3
Row 6: as 4th row
Row 7: as 3rd row
Row 8: as 2nd row
Repeat rows 1-8 until piece measures 11 1/4″ from CO edge.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 once more
K 5 rows
Bind off all sts
Lightly steam block to size