Bernat Blanket Stitch Along with JOANN
Crocheters have been demanding, in a nice way, another mystery crochet along project. Last one back in the spring was a complete see the afghan and then get the clues over 3 weeks. However, more crocheters wrote in and they wanted a complete, in the dark, crochet as you go mystery.
Crocheters also requested something to be ready for Christmas and gift worthy. So the designer, really pushed the envelope on the afghan. From skills, even for me, I didn’t know about. So not only is it a mystery but it has skill building techniques.
Last year, if you remember, we did a complete mystery. The goal with that particular afghan was to give beginners a chance to learn crochet from the beginning to have their project as the first afghan ever.
You can still get the patterns and the tutorials are still available if you would like to try this afghan pattern. Get access to the patterns and tutorial here.
What does a complete, in the dark mystery mean?
Starting September 18, 2017, the first clue will be revealed. For 6 weeks, a new clue will appear on Mondays through the JOANN Website.
We have given you the clue colours suggested. As a special treat, I am going to tell you right now what Contrast A, B, C and D are.
In the pattern, the instructions call for using specific colours.
- Bernat Blanket Country Blue 2 Balls – Contrast A (bottom left)
- Vintage White 2 Balls – Contrast B (bottom right)
- Cloudy Sky Variegated 2 Balls – Contrast C (top left)
- Cloudy Sky Twist 3 Balls – Contrast D (upper right)
As a personal observation, when you see the Cloudy Sky Twist in person, you may think… Hmmm… what will this look like when it’s done. Due to the twist, it gives the finish project a pop of unexpected surprise. Even for me, I was pre-judging this yarn but once I seen a few rows worked up, I totally can see why it was used. It’s part of the final charm of the blanket.
You will use all balls stated in the pattern.
The afghan is not made up of granny squares.
How To Participate
JOANN is hosting this Crochet Along with myself helping out with the video tutorials. Find out more information here.
There is also a Facebook Event Page for this Stitch Along. Both Knitters and Crocheters will be using this page to communicate and share ideas. Join this page to part of the mix.
Click GET PATTERN above in the Pink Button to access the free patterns offered.
This is about getting started. We will do a pattern review so you can follow along in pattern format if you want to. There is also crochet diagrams that will be referred to throughout the series. This is learning opportunity to follow patterns. We will also do a gauge swatch to test your tension. I give tips on adjusting. This pattern matters for gauge, so spend the few minutes it takes to make a gauge and test it. We will then cover the beginning of the afghan and get you started.
Week 2 will build from this Week 1 Clue.
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