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Easy Knit Chevron Weekender Afghan

from Ashley Fox
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Easy Knit Chevron Weekender Afghan
Easy Knit Chevron Weekender Afghan
Easy Knit Chevron Weekender Afghan
Easy Knit Chevron Weekender Afghan
Easy Knit Chevron Weekender Afghan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit Stitch
  • Purl Stitch
  • Yarn Over
  • Knit 2 Together
  • Cast off

Pattern Description:

Confession: I have never been able to master the basic crocheted ripple pattern that everyone else seems to fly through with such ease and that has always bothered me. This afghan is the lemonade made from the lemons of so many failed crochet ripple afghan attempts.

The reason it is called a Weekender Afghan, is because it can be made in a weekend. With lofty, super bulky yarn and large needles, it does work up quickly which is a good thing when you need an impressive hand-made gift and you are short on time.

The pattern is very easy to follow with a simple 4-row repeat. In fact, 3 of the 4 rows are either knit across or purl across.

I made the sample in the pictures as a gift, but I'm so happy with it that I'm thinking of making one for each of my 3 children, keeping the marble, but using a different second color for each. I think the coordinating afghans would look very nice on a ladder-style quilt rack in our living room.


36 stitches and 16 rows = 18" x 6" swatch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4' x 5'


  • Size 15 Knitting Needles (Straight or Circular)
  • Large crochet hook or Yarn needle to weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

1166 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick


Marble & Light Blue