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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bernat Afghans to Knit Crochet, Book 160

This pattern booklet, A bouquet of Bernat Afghans to Knit and Crochet is a real beauty.     The Bernat, as do most other, adopt a theme to set an overall mood for their book.   The mood here is apparently relaxation (good theme for afghans) with an emphasis of the outdoors.  And, as you would expect, the afghans are perfectly modeled in the pictures.   There are a couple classics in here, along with some more obsolete patterns.    The book was issued in 1968.    Here, let me show you.

Knit Pattern for Cable afghan with fringe
A Bouquet of Bernat Afghans - 1968
2127-160 - A knitted afghan.    And yes, it would be perfect for a nap on the couch - anytime.  

Vintage Domino Crocheted Afghan Pattern
2135-160 - Starting off with a bit of whimsy; it is a crocheted domino afghan.   What better to accompany an afternoon snooze in the lawn chair !

Herringbone Lace Afghan Knitting Pattern
 2135-160 - Here's a lacy knitted beauty.   It's perfect for those days you might want to stay tucked into bed admiring yourself in the mirror.   Or, truthfully, any other time, almost anywhere else in the house. 

Fringed Aran Afghan Knitting Pattern from Bernat
2129-160 - Here's a cabled afghan, knitted with crocheted edges and fringe.   Perfect for an afternoon nap in tall grass. 

Color Blocked Crocheted Afghan Pattern
2134-160 - An afghan of crocheted squares.  Also a great standby for an afternoon nap.
2125-160 - WOW ... This piece is completed in an afghan stitch and then embroidered.    The amount of work required in this makes it a guaranteed heirloom.  

Masculine Plaid Crochet Afghan Pattern
2128-160 - Two Color Plaid Crochet Afghan ... so tartan ... so masculine.  

Tri Color Crochet Afghan Granny Pattern
2138-160 This is a classic afghan - Granny Squares in autumn colors -- Perfect to fight off the backyard chill. 

Vintage Rippled Afghan Knitting Pattern
2137-160  No pattern book could every be complete without a knitted ripple.  

Nautical Knit Afghan Pattern
2131-160 - A sailing themed afghan with the star compass motif in the center.   It is knitted with crochet edges.    This picture is also the back page.   

Easy Knitted Block Afghan Pattern from Bernat
2126-160 :  Bright and colorful, this knitted afghan will brighten even the most serene of places. 

Crocheted Ripped Afghan Pattern in four colors
2130-160 :  Here's a 5 color ripple wave.   It is crocheted and extra-large as you may have noticed ... a big 58 x 100 inches.

Crocheted Hexagon Granny Afghan Pattern
2133-160 - One last Granny Square (Can there every be too many Grannies?).   Again, crocheted and measuring 44 x 70 inches.   Dramatic in blue, equally great in any other color combination.

And that is it ... 13 patterns - A Bouquet of Bernat Afghans to knit and crochet in beautiful Berella.    Nicely done Bernat !

I've listed the patterns individually in my shop; the links are under the pictures, should you be interested.   Either way, I hope you enjoyed the Afghan Show.  

Thanks for dropping by,  


  1. I have this book and actually knit the 2137-160 ripple many years ago. However, just looking at it again today and see there is no count for casting on stitches. Can you help me with this please?

    1. The first step of the directions indicate 'In color A cast on 300 sts. Hope this helps you get started; it's a great afghan.