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Announcing the Bernat Blanket Stitch Along

Bernat Stitch Along

The Bernat Blanket stitch along is starting soon.  (Begins Oct 3, 2016)  If you enjoy a good mystery this Stitch along is for you.   This Mystery Stitch-Along is sponsored by Joann Fabric and Craft stores.  This stitch along is a great way to be introduced to the Bernat Blanket yarn if you haven’t tried it yet.  I have become a fan of this yarn.  I love the softness and how fluffy it feels.  My projects just seem to work up so quickly.   This is a mystery stitch along so you won’t know what the blankets will look like until they are complete.  Trust me they are both gorgeous.

Bernat Blanket Stitch Along hosts Yolanda and Mikey

Bernat Blanket Stitch Along

The Stitch Along will include both a Knit and Crochet version of this mystery blanket.  Both versions are completely different so you can choose to Knit, Crochet or stitch both blankets.  I will be serving as your host for the Knit blanket and Mikey of The Crochet Crowd will be your crochet host.  I’m super excited to finally be collaborating on a project with Mikey.  He is a dynamo and makes crocheting so much fun.  He has built a truly awesome community of fellow crocheters.  The full details of the Stitch can be found here:  Stitch Along Details   This page will give you the details of the timeline, shopping list and much more.   You can even view the video intros from both Mikey and myself.

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Learn to Sew Fabric Lining to your Crochet and Knit Blankets

Fabric Lining on Crochet Items

fabric Lining on Crochet Items

Learn To Sew Fabric Lining to your Crochet and Knit Blankets

In this post I will share how to Sew a fabric lining to  your crochet and knit items.    Today I uploaded a video tutorial on my youtube channel that many people have requested.  I have gotten this question so many times.  How do you sew a lining to a crochet or knitted blanket without ruining it?   Well, in today’s video I show you how I do it.

There is no need to be afraid of your sewing machine.  Using a few little tricks you can sew a fabric lining to your work easily and quickly.   I recommend blocking your blanket first to get a true size.  This is important since you will need to know what size to cut your fabric lining.  In the video I demonstrated on a 12 inch granny square (for filming purposes).  The concept is the same with all sizes.

First you will need to work at least 2 rows of single crochet all the way around your piece.   (for knitted pieces I work 2 knitted stitched on each edge, right and left of each row.   I also work the first two rows and last two row in the knitted stitch. This gives me a new edge to sew).  There are several ways you can sew a lining to crochet and knit blankets.  I demonstrate how to do this using a sewing machine.  However, it is still possible to do the same thing by sewing the lining on by hand.   Not having a sewing machine doesn’t mean you can’t sew linings to your projects.  You can also use this same technique to sew linings to bags or other items.

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