You Can Do It Afghan by Susan Reckford

You Can Do It Afghan

DK (11 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
7259 yards (6638 m)
50 x 59 in. (127 x 150 cm)
This pattern is available for free.

Modern Baby: Black Quantity: 18 balls (A)
Modern Baby: Yellow Quantity: 7 balls (B)
Modern Baby: Cream Quantity: 3 balls (C)
Modern Baby: Red Quantity: 2 balls (D)
Modern Baby: Orange Quantity: 2 balls (E)
Modern Baby: Blue Quantity: 2 balls (F)

Babysoft Yarn: Bluebell Quantity: 1 ball (G)
Babysoft Yarn: Creamsicle Quantity: 1 ball (H)
Babysoft Yarn: Pastel Yellow Quantity: 1 ball (I)


  1. Front and Back of Afghan are worked separately, then sewn together.
  2. Both Front and Back use the same number of sts – but due to the colorwork, the finished Back will be slightly larger than the Front. When pieces are sewn together, the Back will roll slightly towards the Front, creating the look of a frame around the edges.
  3. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on the circular needle as if working on straight needles.
  4. The Afghan is worked in intarsia colorwork, following Charts. Do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. Twist yarns on WS to prevent gaps between color sections.
  5. For ease in working, print out all charts, then tape charts together following chart assembly diagram to make a single large chart.
  6. When working from Charts, work in St st, reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.