afghans

Mystery Afghan Check-In: Week 1

Week 1 of the Mystery Afghan Knit-Along (KAL) and Crochet-Along (CAL) is almost up, and what a ride! Hundreds of knitters and crocheters have been logging into the Bernat Forums, checking out the clues, looking for advice, and sharing photos of their progress.

New to the event? Check out the first KAL clue or

Waverly for Bernat Color Tutorial

Mystery knit- and crochet-alongs are a lot of fun–you get to meet new people, learn new techniques, and make an afghan–but they can seem daunting when you’re tasked with finding the perfect shades of yarn for a big project you haven’t seen yet. Don’t worry: we’re here to help! Today on the Bernat Blog we’ve asked some very special guests

Ready for Something Different

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my vest is just about done.  Hurray!  It may not appear as if much time has elapsed, but for me this project dragged on way too long (didn't help that I wasn't feeling well AND lost my

All Squared Away

Project –  Bear Puppet Blankie (Grownup Version)
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Mosaic in Ambrosia
Blogger – Teresaknits


My granny square blanket is complete! If you're looking for a super quick and easy blanket to crochet, this is

Hip to Be Square

Project –  Bear Puppet Blankie (Grownup Version)
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Mosaic in Ambrosia
Blogger – Teresaknits

I am loving this granny square afghan with the new Bernat Mosaic yarn. It seems like every time I start a

Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along - Clue #6

Clue #6

Here’s how the completed Clue 5 square looks. Don’t worry if you didn’t finish all 16 squares before today – you’ll have time to catch up this week and next week. For any of you who had trouble keeping your mitered squares square, several great ideas

Announcing the Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along!

You're officially invited to join the fans, employees and bloggers as we crochet our way, clue by clue, to a fantastic new afghan out of Bernat Softee Chunky.

How it works
The Bernat Crochet-Along is a sampler afghan crocheted in five colors of Bernat Softee Chunky. What the final afghan will

No Ripping Out These Ripples

Project –  Ripple Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Softee Baby
Blogger – Teresaknits

I'm still amazed at how fast this ripple afghan is going. It seems like every time I grab a new color I'm ready for the next one -- which also means that it is

Sensing a Trend!

Project – Textured Crochet Blocks Afghan (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Stretch in Purple Ping Pong, Jungle Jump, Blue Boing
Blogger – KristinR

The past 2 weeks have been spent sipping hot tea and resting under warm woolen afghans, as I have been feeling under the weather. 

Coming Right Along!

Project – Textured Crochet Blocks Afghan (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Stretch in Purple Ping Pong, Jungle Jump, Blue Boing
Blogger – KristinR

The Sensory Afghan that I am making for my beautiful little girl is coming right along!  The latest block that I have been working

Sensory Afghan!

Project – Textured Crochet Blocks Afghan (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Stretch in Purple Ping Pong, Jungle Jump, Blue Boing
Blogger – KristinR

I am so excited about this next project that I can hardly contain myself!   (I'll try, I promise!)

I have mentioned in previous

Mystery Afghan Knit-Along - Contest Updates and Finished Projects!

Greetings Knit-Alongers,

We've been receiving lots of amazing photos of your finished mystery afghans. Keep them coming! A big REMINDER - the contest deadline is March 12, 2010. Email all entries to knitalong@bernat.com by March 12th. We can't wait to see what you've done!

And now, let's begin our parade of finished objects. We'll be posting a few images

Free Pattern Friday - Flexible Home Decor (to knit)

Every Friday, we’ll be bringing you highlights from the Bernat Free Pattern Library. To get these great patterns you just need to log in to the site.

This week we're showing you some home decor patterns that will work with any setup. Just tailor the shades to compliment your decor and you've got just the accents you need

Free Pattern Friday - Granny Afghans

Every Friday, we’ll be bringing you highlights from the Bernat Free Pattern Library. To get these great patterns you just need to log in to the site.

This week is all about the granny square. We're reviewing some of our favorite granny afghans from the library. Enjoy!

A Star is BORN!

Yes, believe it or not.....I have actually FINISHED my Bernat Star Afghan!

YIPPEE!!!!!   :)

This is the largest project I've ever knit by myself, so I am very proud.

It sure did take a lot of persistence and patience, but it DID come to a beautiful end.  I

My Star is Starting to SHINE!

I am beginning to see the end of this glorious project - such a beautiful star afghan!  It will be difficult sending it off with my step-son, but I know he will appreciate it.  He'll probably use it on his lap when he's playing computer games, or snuggle under it when watching television.  I'm so glad I'm using long-wearing

Free Pattern Friday - Knit Baby Blankets

Every Friday, we’ll be bringing you highlights from the Bernat Free Pattern Library. To get these great patterns you just need to log in to the site.

This week we're reviewing just some of the great baby blanket patterns you can knit using Bernat yarns. Stay tuned, crochet is coming soon!

A Star is Taking Over My Craft Room!

Can you see me?  Or have I been sucked into the gravitational pull of my Bernat Star?  It really is big....VERY big.

To show you the current size of the afghan, I have placed all the stitches on four circular needles.  Take a look....it's about the size of a baby afghan now:

A Star Needs LOTS of Stitches!

I know one thing....my stepson had better LOVE this afghan!  I am working my little hands to the bone to knit this huge star blanket for him.  If he doesn't like it, he'd better PRETEND to like it.

So far, I'm about a third of the way through the pattern, and I already have over 400 stitches on the needles. 

Getting Started with the Bernat Star Afghan

Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off than you are?
....You could be swingin' on a star!  :)

I'm singin' and swingin' on a star right now....the Bernat Star Afghan!  I'm SO excited about making this gorgeous afghan.

I'm knitting the afghan with black,

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