September 2012

Community Update

I hope you got the latest Bernat Newsletter!  Lots of new things going on, and I KNOW you don't want to miss out!

Check it out:  There's a yarn sale, an awesome new pattern book called "Autumn Knits", and new free patterns on the Bernat Facebook

Get to Know: Red Scarf Project

A few years ago an author and fellow Austinite contacted me about contributing a knitted project to her upcoming craft book, which would focus on hand making items for worldwide causes. I immediately started researching charities that accepted yarn-y items, and came across The

Technique Tuesday: Cuppa to Baby Blanket

Technique Tuesday

Learn the simple secret to turning the gorgeous stitch pattern in the crocheted Cuppa cozy into a baby blanket!


  • Six balls of Bernat Softee Chunky (two each in three shades of your choice)
  • 8 mm (U.S. L or 11) crochet hook

Kickstart Monday: Cuppa

Start your week off with a bang with another Kickstart Monday pattern. This brand new pattern designed by Vickie Howell is perfect for your morning cuppa coffee or tea.


Free Hat Friday and a Softee Chunky Giveaway!

It's time for another Free Hat Friday! To celebrate the new and improved Bernat Softee Chunky, we're bringing you a brand new pattern  to perk up your cold-weather style. Celebrate the launch of the new Bernat Softee Chunky with this month's deal! Buy 4, Get 1 free using the promo code SOFTEECHUNKY until September 30th, 2012, and get

Guest Blogger: Designer Ellen Gormley!

Guest Blogger

I met Ellen Gormley through my friend Cari Clement at The Chain Link Conference (presented by the Crochet Guild of America.) Since then Ellen's designed for my yarn line, Sheep(ish), and we've kept in touch through social networking and various industry

Technique Tuesday: Changing from Rounds to Rows in Crochet

Technique Tuesday

Welcome to Technique Tuesday! Every week this month we'll be bringing you a great new technique to make your knitting or crocheting easier.

Learn how to change from rounds (crocheting in the round) to rows (crocheting flat) with the Quickie Slippers. It's a

Kickstart Monday - Quickie Slippers!

Another Kickstart Monday already! Are you or your family members having trouble getting the chill out on these early fall mornings? No problem, we've got an easy and quick project crocheted in Bernat Softee Chunky that will fly off your hook and keep your toes toasty warm.

Community Update

How many of you are Pinterest fans?  I, for one, have spent HOURS looking at other people's pins, and even MORE hours pinning things myself!  So many fun ideas in that place.  Did you know that Bernat is on Pinterest as well?

I enjoy looking through Bernat's

Free Hat Friday + A Softee Chunky Giveaway!

It's time for another Free Hat Friday! We're celebrating the launch of the new & improved Bernat Softee Chunky and getting you ready for cold-weather dressing by bringing you a new, exclusive free hat pattern every Friday this month!

This week, we're featuring this cute and cozy kids' Spiral Hat! Crocheted in Bernat Softee Chunky Ombres and