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Winter Berries CAL: October-November 2021

Welcome to the Winter Berries Blanket Crochet Along!

Sharna Moore, the crochet maven behind Sweet_Sharna, created the Winter Berries Blanket as an easy seasonal crochet along designed for makers of all abilities. Your Winter Berries Blanket would make a gorgeous gift for someone special or an easy sofa makeover for the festive season!

Using seven colors of Hayfield Soft Twist, the Winter Berries Blanket has been divided into five manageable sections. For the CAL, the sections will be released weekly with multiple stitch patterns to keep the crocheting fun and engaging! Add more stitches or repeat your favorite stitch patterns to make your blanket unique - just be sure to purchase more yarn if you intend on making it larger. The finished blanket is approximately 37.5" by 63".

We have kits available with the original color combination, as well as the second "Frosted Berries" option! If you'd like to choose your own colors, we have a wide selection of Hayfield Soft Twist to pick from.

Shade cards for the Winter Berries and Frosted Berries colorways.

In addition to your yarn, you will need a size F (4mm) crochet hooka size H (5mm) crochet hook (optional), and a tapestry needle.

This is a great blanket project for beginners or anyone looking to add new stitch patterns to their knitting toolbox!

Here are the available instructions for the blanket so far! To have these delivered directly to your email inbox, head over to the Sirdar website and sign up for their newsletter.

Introduction: Brief introduction and shade card.

Week 1: Foundation chain and Rows 1-42. Foundation chain and five stitch patterns.

Week 2: Rows 43-83. Five new stitch patterns in addition to four used in the previous section.

Week 3: Rows 84-121. Eight stitch patterns that have all been previously used in the pattern.

Week 4: Rows 122-161. Ten stitch patterns that have been used throughout the blanket. This section completes the blanket and sets up the border.

Week 5: Border. Three stitch patterns, two of which are new to this pattern.

Week 6: BONUS PATTERN! Make a Winter Berries Cowl with your leftover yarn and stitches used in the blanket.

Tutorials: Designer Sharna Moore and Sirdar have created tutorials with tips and tricks to help you work through each section of the pattern. Below are the links to the YouTube videos!

As you work on your project, we would love if you share your progress by tagging us on Instagram and/or Facebook @michiganfineyarns and using our project hashtags #michiganfineyarns #MFYcal. You can also join us on Ravelry or during open table times at the shop and crochet with fellow makers!

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