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We are now onto “clue #3“. Bernat releases one clue a week and it’s the perfect pace! It’s been great because these first few clues i.e. block patterns have been back-to-basics for me which makes the process to creating my mystery blanket, so far, quite painless. I unfortunately have had to tweak the patterns as I go only because our local craft store does not carry the Bernat Softee Chunky. I’ve decided to use Lion Brand Wool Ease, a gauge smaller that what the Bernat yarn. I’m also buying yarn as I go , not following the Bernat buying guide. I’ve shared my color palette below; I plan on mixing and mingling the colors through out the the squares as I make them. When I run out of one particular yarn color, even if I’m in the middle of a square, I’m going to just add on the new color. The color palette will make it cohesive. OR that’s my thought anyway. I have a 50 / 50 chance of giving this to my mom for Christmas. I’ll share more progress when I get clue #4.

I know this may look like an odd palette but the actual yarn looks different and it’s woodsy, rich and gorgeous: Seaspray, Pumpkin, Lemongrass, Violet and Clove

If you are not participating in this CAL, it’s not too late. Find the details here.


xoxo – Brandy

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Calling all crocheters! Calling all crocheters! Brandy here, telling you about this super exciting Crochet Along brought to you by Bernat. Why is it so exciting you ask? Well I’ll tell you! It’s a mystery blanket project!! Starting Sept. 22nd the Bernat Blog will start posting weekly clues (and I assume patterns). Each clue will guide you as you begin to create a blanket, the design revealing itself as you go. I love this idea especially since it will be complete by Christmas making it the perfect paced DIY holiday gift. If you are a quick crocheter you could create a few blanket simultaneously thus crossing off your Christmas gift list even faster! AND It get’s better!! How you ask?? At the end of the project Bernat is having a contest for best “designed” blanket. So not only will you have a cozy, surprise design blanket or two, you could win enough yarn to make another. So fun, count me in! I’ll be working on this project through out the weeks and posting the progress as I go. For those who can not tackle this project because you are already up to your eyeballs in projects, you can live vicariously through this blog. Happy crocheting (and knitting…)!

If you want to participate get all your FAQ info here.

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