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Monday, November 22, 2010

Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along ~ All Blocks Complete!

It's not all the way finished yet, but all the blocks for the Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet-along are complete and the clue for how to lay them out was posted last week. Here's what it looks like on my family room floor...

Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along ~ All Blocks
What do you think about that? I think it's interesting. My husband even commented on it by saying that it didn't look like anything I would have come up with, but he still liked it.

As you can see, there's a whole lot of stuff to do before school starts this fall...oops, sorry! I kind of slipped into a little theme song moment there! What I meant to say was that there are a lot of ends to weave in before I can move on to the next step which will be either to block my squares or start sewing them together. I usually do not block my crochet, but with all these squares being so different, they did not turn out to be exactly the same size. So it might be a good idea to block them to the same size before sewing them together. But then again, maybe if I just sew them all together, and then throw the whole thing in to the wash and lay it out to dry, it might accomplish the same thing with less time and effort.

Hmmmm...quite the dilemma I have here. What do you suggest?

Happy Stitching!

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  • I LOVE it!! I don't really know anything about blocking or sewing it together, but I do know it is beautiful! I love your color choices and all together - it's beautiful!! Great job!

    By Blogger ~Laurie~, At November 22, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

  • Hmmmm, I am not an experienced crochet blocker, but I might start with the foursies, sew them together, then block, sew the larger blocks together, then block again, and so on. But then, what do I know? You might be better off sewing it all together and throwing it into the wash. I really like the way it's turned out.

    By Blogger Cynthia Gilbreth, At November 22, 2010 at 11:13 PM  

  • So very pretty. I especially love the squares with the flowers in the center. What a cozy thing this will be to snuggle under!!!

    By Blogger Abby and Stephanie, At November 23, 2010 at 7:04 AM  

  • Oh I like it and just in time for Christmas.

    By Blogger Brenda, At November 23, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

  • Hi Mary Grace!
    WOW! I love that! It's so beautiful, the colors are very wintery! Hmm.... I have blocked a few times, and what I do is cover the entire peice with a thin towel (or in your case, just a section at a time) and iron it, on low heat, with alot of steam. Then let it dry out (it may be a bit damp because of all the steam) and it should be good! I have just used this on small items, so I'm not sure if it will work for you, but I hope this helps!
    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

    By Blogger Grace Ann, At November 23, 2010 at 4:30 PM  

  • I really love this - the colors are my colors - you did a wonderful job. I usually block each piece individually using just the steam from the iron. I pin first - then steam - then let dry - works for me.

    By Blogger annemarie, At November 23, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

  • it s very nice beautifull the color it s so pretty

    By Blogger marylaine, At November 24, 2010 at 3:40 AM  

  • I love those colors - that looks nice a cozy. I've never blocked anything before so I have no adivice! I'm usually one to throw caution to the wind and cross my fingers (throw it in the wash!).

    By Blogger Adrienne, At November 25, 2010 at 6:50 AM  

  • The afghan is looking marvelous!

    By Blogger Sweet P, At November 25, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

  • It looks like it'll turn out beautiful! I'm blocking my squares. (I just finished them...I'm behind because I'm working on another project too). Some of mine really needed blocking.

    I bought a paper-covered foam board like kids use for science-fair projects. I marked it with 1-inch grid lines & covered it with plastic wrap taped on. I pin the sqares on, spritz them with water, & let them dry. It's working fine for me. I used 100% acrylic yarn, though. Good luck!

    By Anonymous Kathy, At November 25, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

  • I LOVE the red in there. IT's really pretty! That's a really nice twist.

    By Blogger JoAnna, At November 26, 2010 at 12:03 AM  

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