Plush Baby Afghan

This afghan is perfect for that last minute baby shower. It knits up in just 4 hours! All thanks to 4 strands of bulky yarn and size 50 knitting needles. Because 4 bulky strands are used together, this blanket is very warm and feels luxurious. It is knit on the diagonal.

4 6 oz. skeins of bulky weight variegated yarn.
Size US 50 (25mm) knitting needles

A= Turquoise
B= Peacock
C= Sea Foam
D= Lime Green

Cast On: With one strand of each color held together (4 strands), cast on 3 sts.
Rows 1 and 2 Inc in first st, k to end of row – 5 sts after row 2.
Row 3 (RS) K1, yo, k to last st, yo, k1.
Row 4 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 3-4 until diagonal edge measures about 30” [76 cm] – 43 sts.
Row 5 (RS) K1, yo, sk2p, k to last st, yo, k1.
Row 6 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 5-6 until longer diagonal edge measures about 36” [91.5 cm].
Row 7 (RS) K1, yo, sk2p, k to last 4 sts, k3tog, yo, k1.
Row 8 K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 7-8 until 7 sts remain.
Next row Sk2p, k1, k3tog – 3 sts.
Next row Purl.
Bind off. Weave in ends. Apply tassels to each corner

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