Barn Raising Quilt (& gallery from the “Square-Along”)

An afghan is the barn-raising of all knitting projects. This one uses intensely colored sock yarns to make a bold and warm blanket. The pattern can be used by a huge group or by one ambitious knitter. The quilt in the book was the product of our “Square-Along” knitalong. See their names and where they came from here.

The Barn Raising Quilt can be knit by anywhere from 1 to 100 knitters.

The squares that compose this kind of quilt have their own fascination, and making them can be rather addictive. Here are some of our current faves:

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by krixwilxby Taunia Mannextra large square (for use as baby blanket) by Angela Tongby Amanda Jenkinsby Betsy Hartby Aimee Noelstarting a square - photo by Larissa Brownby Jessica Rosesteaming squares before (??) assembly - photo by Larissa Brownsewing together squares - photo by Larissa Brown

Can’t get enough squares? Want to post your own?

Tips & errata

  • Click here for a close-up view of the sewing-up method described in the pattern.
  • Alternative method: make your increases at the end of each needle, so you can always see how big your square is getting.