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Recycling with more time than money
I had a lot of small balls of acrylic worsted weight yarn from other projects and I hate to waste it because its too small for a regular project and too big for the granny square bag of scrap yarn. So I knitted strips with a 32 stitch base in various patterns. The color blocks are 10 inches long and there are 6 1/2 blocks to the strip. The 1/2 block is five inches long. Sew together with the 1/2 block end matched to a full block end. Hope you enjoy!! The six in the time box is weeks not hours LOL.

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Country Mouse · Valentine, Nebraska, US · 22 projects
The pattern was in the vintage book Good Housekeeping: New Complete Book of Needlecraft from 1971. I picked up a copy off of Ebay for about $7 USD and absolutely love the variety of patterns that don't need special yarns to complete. This afghan used mainly scraps of Red Heart acrylic worsted (I like this yarn because it holds up to multiple dogs, kids and my loving redneck husband.)
Debbie L.
Debbie L.
Can I print this pattern? I made this years ago and now my granddaughter wants to make one.

Country Mouse
Country Mouse · Valentine, Nebraska, US · 22 projects
Hi the pattern was from the vintage 1971 book Good Housekeeping: New Complete Book of Needlecraft. You could probably make your own patterns from an encyclopedia of knit patterns or a website that lists many different patterns with a lot of color or texture. The only important component is to make sure the stitch count is the same (narrow part) all the way up the panel and that the panels match in length. This is really important if you use different yarns. Also if your a beginner, make sure to use yarn with similar care instructions. If you use regular wool with acrylic the wool will likely shrink or felt when you wash the afghan but a superwash or wool blend that is washable may hold up very well. Happy knitting.

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