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Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along!
A Crochet-Along (or CAL for short) is simply a group of crocheters all working on the same project at the same time. That way you always have lots of support, inspiration and help from a like-minded group of people if you run into any problems. My name is Laura and I’ll be your host. Each week I’ll be introducing a new clue (part of the pattern) and providing tutorials and helpful tips and tricks.
Every week between now and December 1 we’ll post a clue here on the blog. As you work through the clues an afghan square will appear on your hook – it’s almost like magic. Clues will only appear here on the Bernat blog so tune in each Wednesday to get all the clues you need to complete your mystery afghan. Note – you don’t need to register in advance to participate. Just come by and let us know how you’re doing in the comments. If you have trouble, there will be other folks out there happy to help!
When your afghan is finished, send a photo of it to us (either through email or regular mail) to enter our draw. The winner is selected by random draw. The winner will receive the yarn and pattern to make the Bernat afghan of their choice. For details on the contest and rules, visit http://bernat.com/contestrules/
You’ll need the following materials to complete your afghan:
Bernat Softee Chunky (100g / 3.5oz; 164/180 yds)
Contrast A – We used Natural (39008) – 6 balls
Contrast B – We used Forest (39243) – 2 balls
Contrast C – We used Topaz (39514) – 2 balls
Contrast D – We used Lavender (39307) – 2 balls
Contrast E – We used Fern (39222) - 7 balls
You need a 6mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain the pattern gauge of 11 sc and 12 rows.
Of course you don’t have to use the same colors that we do. Choose colors that match/coordinate with your decor or just colours that appeal to you in combination.
And if you don’t have a lot of crochet experience you needn’t worry. The clues range from beginner to easy level and progress in difficulty each week. This will allow you to build on the knowledge you’ve gained in previous weeks. What a great opportunity to expand your skills while creating a useful and beautiful item!
If you have any questions about the afghan, the requirements, the contest, or anything at all, please take a look at our FAQ– it answers lots of those questions. If you still have a question, email Crochetalong@bernat.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
I’ll meet you here next Wednesday with our first clue and first tutorial.