It only takes 16 large squares to make this easy, striped lapghan! The self-striping yarn changes color on its own so you won’t have loose ends for each new stripe. If you’re a fan of a different team, there are other color options to choose from. Designed by Julie Hines.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 40 x 40″ (101.5 x 101.5 cm) before edging; 42 x 42″ (106.5 cm x 106.5 cm) with edging
Gauge: 16 sts = 4″ (10 cm); 28 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Garter Stitch; One square measures about 10 x 10″ (25.5 x 25.5 cm)
Yarn: Red Heart Team Spirit (100% acrylic; 244 yards [223 meters]/141 grams): #964 Burgandy/Gold (5 skeins)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) 32″ circular needles
Notions: Yarn needle
Kfb (Knit into front and back): Knit next st but do not remove from needle, knit into back loop of same st and remove from needle.
Lapghan is made from 16 squares.
Squares are arranged as shown in photo and sewn together.
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches needed to work edging. Work back and forth in rows as if working with straight needles.
Edging is worked across each side edge of assembled lapghan and corners of edging are sewn together.
Square (Make 16)
Cast on 38 sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) until piece measures about 10″ (25.5 cm) from beginning.
Arrange squares into 4 rows of 4 squares, alternating vertical and horizontal striping as shown in photo and sew squares together.
With right side facing, pick up and knit 146 sts evenly spaced across one side edge.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (Increase Row): K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. (148 sts)
Rows 4-10: Repeat last 2 rows 4 more times. (156 sts)
Bind off. Repeat across all sides.
Sew mitered corners together. Weave in ends.