The Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along is a hit across the web, but it has also grabbed the attention of many members of the Bernat Design Studio. We'll check in weekly and let you know our progress as we Crochet-Along.
Dina - Bernat Blogger
After hearing about the crochet-along, I decided to jump in. I've never participated in any KAL or CAL (and Bernat's last KAL looked like fun). Besides, it would be a great opportunity to advance my crochet skills and learn some new stitches.
The hard part was choosing colors: picking five coordinating colors was a challenge. I decided to use my couch for inspiration and picked green and blue as my main colors with red, taupe and cream as accents. I hope the finished afghan will look lovely draped over my couch. Can't wait to get started.
Suzanne - Graphic Designer
Hi! I’m Suzanne, a Graphic Designer at Bernat® and a knitter. I recently learned to crochet and when I found out about the Mystery Afghan I thought; what a great way to improve my crochet skills and learn about all the different stitches.
Choosing colours was pretty easy. I decided that I would make this afghan as a wedding gift. The couple who I am giving it to wanted purple- their wedding colour. So I choose two purple shades and 3 grey shades to accent the purples. Now the pressure is on, time to start crocheting!
Sandy - Bernat Blogger
Sometimes, when looking through craft magazines & websites, I’ll see beautiful designs for lacy crochet cardigans and shawls. Hopefully after this Mystery Blanket CAL, I’ll have the skills I need to give some of them a try. Since I have arthritis, I will only make one or two squares each week, using Bernat Baby Coordinates Chunky, to make a smaller baby blanket. I hope I’ll be able to finish my squares on time each week! - Shandeh
Sara - Marketing Team
I learned to crochet 5 years ago, well actually I learned the single crochet stitch 5 years ago. I fell in love with the sc, the simplicty of it, the rhythm of it, the texture of it - everything about the sc I loved!! I saw no reason to move on with other crochet stitches, I was in sc nirvana. Until we started discussing the CAL in the office, then I was tempted to spread my crochet wings gently to other stitches. I knew the day had to come, not abandoning my beloved sc, but broadening my crochet skills. Why do I feel like I am commiting sc adultery?
My colours were based on my finished afghan being given to a charity for a child that needs to be wrapped in a whole bunch of love. I wanted my colours to be bright & cheerful and a bit unexpected.
Tune in Wednesday for Clue #2!