Gator Logo Afghan Block

This is the second block in the afghan I made for my brother and his wife… HUGE gator fans does not quite describe them! Anyhow, I set out to just make a block with a simple gator’s head design. I ended up with more of the offical Gator logo. (Especially since I can’t draw, tracing has been my biggest assest!) So here’s a picture of the block, with the pattern below.

Note: This is a stockinette block, the beginning of each row will be denoted by K or P, and the stitches by color. Since O for orange can get confusing orange is denoted with an R.

Cast on 54 with blue yarn.

St st 18 rows in blue.

Row 19: K – 17 B, 20 R, 17 B

Row 20: P – 15 B, 24 R, 15 B

Row 21: K – 13 B, 28 R, 13 B

Row 22: P – 11 B, 4 R, 24 B, 4 R, 11 B

Row 23: K – 10 B, 3 R, 28 B, 3 R, 10 B

Row 24: P – 9 B, 3 R, 30 B, 3 R, 9 B

Row 25: K – 8 B, 3 R, 32 B, 3 R, 8 B

Row 26: P – 7 B, 2 R, 3 G, 17 B, 2 G, 5 B, 1 G, 7 B, 3 R, 7 B

Row 27: K – 6 B, 3 R, 6 B, 4 G, 3 B, 3 G, 14 B, 8 G, 1 R, 6 B

Row 28: P – 5 B, 1 R, 11 G, 10 B, 13 G, 6 B, 3 R, 5 B

Row 29: K – 4 B, 3 R, 6 B, 13 G, 10 B, 11 G, 1 R, 5 B

Row 30: P – 3 B, 3 R, 29 G, 2 W, 3 G, 7 B, 4 R, 3 B

Row 31: K – 3 B, 3 R, 8 B, 4 G, 1 W, 28 G, 4 R, 3 B

Row 32: P – 3 B, 3 R, (1 B, 1 W) 3 times, 21 G, 3 W, 5 G, 7 B, 3 R, 3 B

Row 33: K – 3 B, 2 R, 8 B, 28 G, 2 W, (1 B, 1 W) 2 times, 2 B, 2 R, 3 B

Row 34: P – 2 B, 3 R, 4 B, 1 W, 1 B, 3 W, 1 B, 1 W, 6 G, 2 W, 17 G, 8 B, 3 R, 2 B

Row 35: K – 2 B, 2 R, 8 B, 17 G, (1 B, 2 W, 2 B, 2 W) 2 times 7 B, 2 R, 2 B

Row 36: P – 2 B, 2 R, 7 B, 1 W, 3 B, 1 W, 2 B, 2 W, 2 B, 1 W, 1 B, 2 W, 16 G, 7 B, 2 R, 2 B

Row 37: K – 2 B, 3 R, 6 B, 6 G, 2 W, 1 R, 5 G, 2 R, 2 W, 1 R, 1 W, 1 R, 17 B, 3 R, 2 B

Row 38: P – 3 B, 2 R, 12 B, 7 R, (1 W, 1 R) 2 times 2, W, 1 R, 2 W, 2 R, 2 W, 1 R, 6 G, 5 B, 2 R, 3 B

Row 39: K – 3 B, 3 R, 4 B, 5 G, 2 R, 1 W, 3 R, 1 W, 2 R, 1 W, 4 R, 1 W, 9 R, 9 B, 3 R, 3 B

Row 40: P – 3 B, 3 R, 4 B, 1 W, 1 B, 1 W, 3 R, 1 W, (2 R, 2 W) 2 times, 3 R, 1 W, 5 R, 1 W, 2 R, 1 W, 1 R, 5 G, 4 B, 3 R, 3 B

Row 41: K – 3 B, 4 R, 3 B, 5 G, 1 R, 2 W, 1 R, (1 W, 2 R) 2 times, 2 W, 5 G, 3 W, 2 R, 2 W, 2 R, (1 W, 1 B) 2 times, 2 G, 4 R, 3 B

Row 42: P – 4 B, 3 R, 5 G, 2 W, 1 R, 3 W, 10 G, (2 W, 1 R) 2 times, 10 G, 3 B, 3 R, 4 B

Row 43: K – 5 B, 3 R, 2 B, 11 G, 2 W, 1 R, 22 G, 3 R, 5 B

Row 44: P- 6 B, 2 R, 36 G, 1 B, 3 R, 6 B

Row 45: K – 7 B, 3 R, 1 B, 30 G, 3 B, 3 R, 6 B

Row 46: P – 8 B, 3 R, 18 B, 13 G, 1 B, 3 R, 8 B

Row 47: K – 9 B, 3 R, 1 B, 10 G, 19 B, 3 R, 9 B

Row 48: P – 10 B, 3 R, 20 B, 6 G, 2 B, 3 R, 10 B

Row 49: K – 11 B, 4 R, 24 B, 4 R, 11 B

Row 50: P – 13 B, 28 R, 13 B

Row 51: K – 15 B, 24 R, 15 B

Row 52: P – 17 B, 20 R, 17 B

18 more rows of st st in blue.

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  1. Do you have a pictture, I would like to make a washcloth and wondered what this would work up to in size,

    • Here’s a link to the picture
      Gator Logo Afghan block
      Looks like it was taken before it was blocked.

      It was made for an afghan using size 9 needles I believe, so it was 12×12. I know most cotton yarn calls for size 5 or 6 needles so it might end up a more appropriate size for a washcloth.

      • There is no photo, where can I see a photo of the block?

      • Betty, it looks like I had the flickr setting as “friends and family” only on the photo. I changed it and you should be able to see it through the link above.

        If not, try clicking here.

  2. Love this! Am a huge Gator Fan and Grad….am getting married soon and I am going to make a sampler quilt for my fiance that includes different parts of our lives, of course now joined together….Needed a gator square for me! This is perfect….Thanks for posting it.

    • I am new at this and want to make the UF logo (and possibly eventually the gator) for my son who is graduating this May from UF. I completely understand the pattern for the UF logo, but don’t get how you are doing this. I am new to blending colors in this way and don’t understand how to keep strands from the back from being on both sides of your work. Please help! Is this in the round? Or are you switching back and forth each row.

      • Hi Patty! I’m sorry I can’t be much help, I did these patterns years ago, and haven’t been knitting for at least 3 years. I can tell you, that I did not do this, or the UF pattern, in the round. I did switch back and forth and the pattern should reflect that, ie knit vs. pearl and having it all show up as the same type of stitch on the same side. As far as switching colors, I never felt 100% comfortable with it. I also do remember that I learned a lot from the Knit Witch on Youtube.
        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm9HEDnlAxxRcU90ATR0JvQ

        I’m sorry I can’t be more help! I hope you’re able to get it figured out!


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