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Pentominoes are shapes made from five squares (just as dominoes are made from two squares). There are 12 of them and they can be fitted together in many interesting ways.

The afghan shows the twelve pentominoes and their reflections.

Each shape has the same area.

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Bunch of Fives


The afghan needs 12 different shades plus a border colour. The yarns in one half are mixed with a pale grey yarn; those in the other half are mixed with medium grey, to create the shadow effect.

This is good stashbuster if you happen to have lots of yarn in the same weight. The yarns used for the afghan in the p