Week two of the Bernat Blanket Mystery Stitch Along is drawing to a close and I’m even more intrigued by this mystery design. At the end of week one, we had a circle and now at the end of week two, a square. I wonder what week three will bring?!
The second clue was released first thing Monday morning and I couldn’t wait to dive in again. As our blankets get bigger, we will use more of the week to finish up the clue but for now, I’m working through them fairly quick. I was finished with clue two by Tuesday evening. Here’s my thoughts on week two of the Bernat Blanket Mystery Stitch Along.
I had a hard time in week one choosing which two colors to start with. I went back and forth between starting with vintage white or lilac leaf. I finally came to the decision after going slightly against my instinct to start with lilac leaf. I’m really glad that I did after seeing how it ties in with clue 2!
Since I used both of my bright colors in clue one, it was a no brainer assigning my vintage white skein as contrast color B. I really love how the neutral white makes the center circle pop and the blue border ties it all together.
So far, I’m really loving this design!
I have one more color yet to use and I’m hoping I’ll get to incorporate it in the next clue. Pale gray is the last on my list to use and is given the contrast color C by default. Here’s my full color line up:
- Contrast Color A : Lilac Leaf
- Contrast Color B : Vintage White
- Contrast Color C : Pale Gray
- Contrast Color D : Country Blue
I found that this section of the pattern was much easier to follow than clue one, mainly because counting wasn’t quite so critical. I was able to follow the diagram for the entire clue and referred to the written instructions very little.
Joann’s released a new version of the diagram a few days into the week, as there were a few small errors in the first release. In three different places on round three the symbols of a single crochet were used instead of a half double crochet. This would not have effected your stitch count in any way but could have made these areas slightly out of proportion.
They were quick to address the mistake, so hopefully this didn’t affect any of your blankets.
No Wet Blocking This Time
I was quite impressed with how the rounds came together to make a perfect square. I was a little concerned by the time I reached row three and saw how wonky my edges were. Good thing I pressed through because by round five, it was clear how the selection of stitches used by the designer were going to create straight edges.
Here it is just stretched out. No wet blocking required.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but the decision to use lilac leaf for clue one would really hide my joins. See how on the left side you can see them on the vintage white section but not the lilac leaf circle?
I’ll definitely keep this in my crochet trick hat.
The trend continued with clue two, this pattern is a lot of fun, but the fact that it is a mystery makes it even more exciting. I’ll definitely participate in future mystery stitch alongs by Joann Fabrics and Crafts.
- Clue #2 – 7 rounds
- Used Color B and Color D
- Measures approximately 31″ x 31″
- Used nearly an entire skein of Color B
Here’s a shot of my yarn usage this far
As you can see, we went through almost an entire skein of Color B (vintage white) in this clue. We also used just a tad of Color D.
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IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE BERNAT BLANKET MYSTERY STITCH ALONG, IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
- Purchase 7 skeins of Bernat Blanket Yarn, 2 for color A/B/C and 1 for color D
- Head over to the Bernat Blanket Mystery Stitch Along webpage to get the pattern for clue #1 and clue #2
- Visit the Bernat Blanket Mystery Stitch Along Facebook Page to share your photos and experience
Clue #3 will be available on the Bernat Blanket Mystery Stitch Along page from Joann’s on Monday, October 17th. I’ll be waiting patiently until then and will update you with my experience next week!
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