Bernat Handicrafter Cotton

Community Update #29

My yarns are winning in Bernat Yarn Madness!  Woo Hoo!  I'm gonna keep cheering for Handicrafter Cotton, Mosaic, and Softee Baby - so PUMPED to see which ones are gonna compete in the final four showdown.  Can you predict which Bernat yarns will be in that arena?

Our 2013 CAL/KAL Temperature Scarves

Bernat Yarn Madness Round 2.4!

It’s time for Round 2 of Bernat Yarn Madness! Your votes have helped us narrow the field down to 8 contenders that will duke it out for the title of Ultimate Bernat Yarn! Check out the Round 2 intro post to download an updated bracket

Bernat Yarn Madness Round 1.5, 1.6 & 1.7 Winners!

Bernat Yarn Madness is in full swing, and today we're excited to bring you the results for Round 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7! For more information on Yarn Madness, check out the intro post and download a bracket to play along!

In the first battle of the

Bernat Yarn Madness Round 1.6

It's that time of day: Yarn Madness! If you missed the full lineup, check out the intro post and download a bracket to play along!

Today we enter the Wild Card portion of the competition. Wildly different yarns, both Bernat Handicrafter Cotton and Bernat

Community Update #27

Are you ready for Bernat Yarn Madness?  I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store for us.  I'm gonna be cheering for Bernat Mosaic, Softee Baby, and Handicrafter Cotton.  They are my favorites from the competing yarns on the grid.  Which ones do

Thankful Thursday Dishcloths

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

It's time for this week's Thankful Thursday pattern! Designed by Vickie Howell and crocheted in warm, earthy shades of  Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, these dishcloths are pretty and practical gifts for the stylish hosts and hostesses in your life.

Free Pattern Friday - Patio Time

Get outside and soak up the summer sun with these bright and colorful cotton patterns.

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton - Patio Pillows (crochet)

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton - Patio Pillows (crochet)

 

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A New, Colorful Set for My Old, Boring Kitchen

Project - Kitchen Set
Bernat Pattern Book #530160 Kitchen Kolors
Yarn - Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Mod Blue, Mod Twists, In Motion Twists, Tangerine
Blogger - Shandeh

Yippee!!  Just finished making everything for my kitchen.  Using Bernat Mosaic and Bernat Handicrafter Cotton

A Kitchen Full of Color

Project - Kitchen dishcloths and towel
Bernat Pattern Book #530160 Kitchen Kolors
Yarn - Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Mod Blue, Mod Twists, In Motion Twists
Blogger - Shandeh

My cool set of kitchen stuff for my 70's kitchen is growing!  So far, I've made three dishcloths, one towel, and a tea cozy.

70's Kitchen Retrograde

Project - Kitchen dishcloths and towel
Bernat Pattern Book #530160 Kitchen Kolors
Yarn - Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Mod Blue, Mod Twists, In Motion Twists
Blogger - Shandeh

How's it going, Bernat fans?

For the past week, I've been knitting with Bernat's new

Mod Look for My 70's Kitchen

Fifteen years ago, when I bought my house, the 1970's kitchen was ugly.  Today, it is STILL ugly, because we can't afford to get it updated.

Dark brown panelling on the walls?  check
Old brown cabinets?  check
Vintage beige oven & vent?  check
Ugly linoleum countertop and backsplash?  check

This One Is "In the Bag"

Project – Shopping Tote Bag (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Indigo, Stonewash, Hot Green, Hot Orange
Blogger – DinaPurls

The bag  is done!  And isn't it lovely?

I stuffed it with two beach towels and they

Pinning the Pieces

So I finally got 'round to working the gusset.  And I must confess I was initially a little stymied about how it was going to be sewn to the front and back pieces (and in case you were wonderin', I chose the wrong side as my right side).

The only way

The Wrong Side of Serendipity?

Project – Shopping Tote Bag (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Indigo, Stonewash, Hot Green, Hot Orange
Blogger – DinaPurls

So I started working on one side (front and back are worked in the same way).  And truthfully I didn't work a swatch 'cuz I figured

Something Different

Project – Shopping Tote Bag (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Indigo, Stonewash, Hot Green, Hot Orange
Blogger – DinaPurls

At least for me.  I have never knitted or crocheted  a tote or bag of any sort.  I think the last time I made a bag,

My New Crocheted Bathroom Set - YAY!

Project – Bathroom Set
Bernat Pattern Book #542029 – Spa
Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in 27505 Pilgrim Peach and 27105 Country Blue
Blogger – Shandeh

Woo Hoo!  I finished my very first crochet project. :D  I can't believe it!

Getting Comfortable with Basic Crochet

Project – Bathroom Set
Bernat Pattern Book #542029 – Spa
Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in 27505 Pilgrim Peach and 27105 Country Blue
Blogger – Shandeh

Okay...I'm starting to get into this craft a little more.  Crochet isn't bad at all.  The only real problem I'm having is some soreness

Single Crochet - SIMPLE Crochet!

Project – Bathroom Set
Bernat Pattern Book #542029 – Spa
Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in 27505 Pilgrim Peach and 27105 Country Blue
Blogger – Shandeh

Learning to crochet is a lot like learning to knit.  I feel a little unsure of myself, and am double-checking EVERYTHING.  I keep thinking, "Is

Learning to Crochet!

I've been knitting for about seven years, and I'm confident with my stitches.  I'm actually making things I used to dream of making.  Since I've accomplished my knitting dream, it's time to try something else - Crochet!   This is definitely going to be interesting.....FUNNY even!  Try not to laugh too hard, though.  Remember that I'm a beginner.  The last time I tried crochet

Basket Knitting

Project – Round Baskets
Bernat Pattern Book #530185 – Eco Kitchen
Yarn – Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Twists in 41420 Rose Twists
Blogger – Teresaknits

Ah, the baskets. My house is being consumed by baskets. There are pink baskets:

And my latest

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