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Knit Stripes and Waves Afghan

Perfect for the knitter is new to the craft but eager to start making afghans, this Knit Stripes and Waves Afghan from Premier Yarns will help add a touch of color to your living room.  To make this knit blanket pattern more girl friendly, feel free to substitute pink yarn instead.

Finished Measurements:
Approximately 47" wide x 59" long


  • Knitting Needles: US 10 (6 mm) needles or size to obtain
  • Yarn: Dream (100% Acrylic; 210 yards/195 meters; 3½ ounces/100grams per ball)
    • 3 balls 24-232 Brown (A)
    • 3 balls 24-214 Leaf Green (B)
    • 3 balls 24-202 Cream (C)
  • Gauge Crochet Hook: US J-10 (6 mm)

21 sts and 24 rows = 4" in patt st. Use any size needles to obtain specified gauge.

beg – beginning
k – knit
mm – millimeter
p – purl
p2tog – purl 2 stitches together (1 st decreased)
patt – pattern
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitches
yo – yarn over
* – repeat instructions after asterisk as specified
[ ] – rep instructions inside brackets the number
of times specified


With A, cast on 241 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K5, purl to the last 5 sts, k5.
Row 2: K5, * [yo, k1] 5 times, yo, [p2tog] 10 times,
[yo, k1] 4 times; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 3: K5, purl to the last 5 sts, k5.
Row 4: Knit all sts.
Rep Rows 1-4 twice. Change to B and rep Rows 1-4
three times. Change to C and Rep Rows 1-4 three
times. Continue in established stripe patt, changing
colors every 12 rows until Afghan measures
approximately 58½" from beg, ending with a
complete A stripe.

With RS facing, join A with a sl st in any st and work
1 row of single crochet around entire afghan, working
3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st in first sc; fasten off.
Weave in ends.

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I've restarted this project now twice due to stitch number issues. I am currently just finishing row 2 and have ended up with 8 too few stitches. Additionally, I was only able to knit 3 instead of 4 at the end. Before, I had dropped a stitch (and had 240) and was able to finish the row fine. What's going on I want to move forward?!

@kamccully 9672218 I am sorry you are experiencing issues. I suggest reaching out to the designer of this project, in this case Premier Yarns, for some clarification. Hope that helps! -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

Each yo in the pattern is replacing a stitch lost to the p2tog, so if you are losing or gaining stitches, look to the yo. the other thing I do and suggest to my students frequently is to use stitch markers, until you can see the established pattern.

HELP!!!! With row two and the yo k4 or yo k5 by the end of the row I have too many stitches. What to do?? Joy

No I did not think the reply was helpful, it still leaves me with the conundrum of how to continue. The pattern is lovely and it would be nice to figure out how to master this piece.

I believe it should be yo K2tog 4 or 5 times which ever you are on. When you yo you are increasing by 1 so you would have to do a K2tog so that you are not increasing your stiches.

the p2tog is in brackets indicating that this is to be repeated on its own-no corresponding yo, therefore that will account for the yo's else where in the pattern. K5, * [yo, k1] 5 times, yo, [p2tog] 10 times, [yo, k1] 4 times; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4. the p2tog 10X will reduce 10 stitches per row, which is exactly how many yo's there are in the pattern section. I suspect that you are working a yo before each p2tog-there is just the yo at the start of this section, then it is p2tog 10X to reduce this section of pattern by 10 stitches.

I've restarted twice also....when adding up the stitches - 24 per "set", ends up 240 altogether - should we be casting on that many instead of 241? or what am I missing?? Row 2 of course..

Hi, no the stitch count is correct, 241-5=236, 236-4=232, 232 divided by the stitch count of 29 is 8, so the stitch count is correct.


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