All Purpose Knitted Afghan by Project Linus

All Purpose Knitted Afghan

October 2006
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
875 - 1450 yards (800 - 1326 m)
36 (48)" square
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This pattern is available for free.

Pattern Description from Knitting for Peace: “A soft, ever-present blanket lends peace to kids of all ages in stressful situations. The smaller security blanket … is perfect for a young child or baby; the larger size will comfort a teen.”

“Knit in a modified feather-and-fan stitch, this blanket is pretty and extremely easy to complete--the entire pattern consists of three rows, two of which involve straight knitting or purling. These blankets are sure to be well-loved and well-used by kids, so be sure to choose a machine-washable yarn. If you’re unsure about a yarn’s washability, knit a swatch, then run it through the washer and dryer to see if it will work.”

Yarn: Approximately 875 (1450) yards washable worsted-weight yarn. Sample in book shown in Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fleece (80% cotton/20% merino wool).


  • One 24” circular (circ) needle size US 9 (5.5 mm) for light worsted-weight yarn or
  • One 24” circular (circ) needle size US 10 (6 mm) for medium to heavy worsted-weight yarn
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle.

Pattern Notes: Use size 9 needles with light worsted-weight yarn, and size 10 needles with heavy worsted-weight yarn.