Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Great 2012 Waverly for Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along!

I’m happy to report that today is the first day of the great 2012 Waverly for Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along! Yes, yours truly decided to cave and participate. I’m going to give away the final product, so as not to completely jettison my New Year’s Resolution. For my colors, I have:

Main Color – Tibetan Red
A – Antique
B – Stone Brown
C – Cadet
D – Gypsy Gold

I purposely picked out colors that won’t work in my house, so that I’ll be forced to part with the afghan. Of course, one good paint job could take care of that. NO! Must not be tempted…must not be tempted…must not be tempted…

Anyway, I just completed the gauge swatch and discovered, in fine-honored tradition, that I need a hook WAY bigger than the size 5.00 mm (U.S. H8) indicated. I’m going with a 6.50 mm hook (U.S. K10). I also discovered that while I like the colors, I’m not wild about the splittiness (if that’s a word) of the yarn. Because of this, I’m using my Susan Bates Quicksilver hook. I don’t know what it is about the coating on a Quicksilver hook, but it just works miracles on yarn that splits.

If you’re interested in participating, just go to the Bernat Forums at:

You’ll see the Crochet-Along subject right at the top of the posts. There is also a Knit-Along, if you’d prefer that.

Let the games begin!

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  1. Will be watching to see how it is coming along !

  2. Since we're going to be moving into a new home in August there is no way I would be parting with this no matter what colors I was using. I'll have enough rooms in the new house that I will MAKE one fit the colors if I have too LOL

    I'm also using a K hook for this. I guess we both crochet much tighter than whoever created the gauge for this.

  3. Smart idea about the colour choice! (Of course, I'd be eyeing up the paint swatches too!

  4. I'm glad you caved! I'll see you on the forums! I just finished my week one CAL and have 1 square done for the KAL. Busy busy!