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Knitter’s Spotlight: Cabana Blanket by Dori Kershner

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Dori Kershner knits, crochets, designs and runs the Wooly Monmouth yarn shop in New Jersey. Spending all that time with yarn has proven to be very inspirational for Dori. She designed the Cabana Blanket with Berroco Weekend in mind! “I wanted a simple design to showcase its summery colors.”

The look and feel make this crocheted baby blanket perfect for a day at the beach. And you don’t have to worry about getting it dirty because Berroco Weekend is a machine washable yarn! The pattern alternates between a few basic stitches, so it’s interesting, but still easy enough for a beginner crochet project.

Cabana Blanket by Dori Kershner

Cabana Blanket by Dori Kershner

Did you design this for anyone in particular?  

I designed it as a shop sample. We have noticed that crochet has gained popularity in the shop. Many of our knitters have learned to crochet. I wanted to create something that had more than one stitch pattern in it but was easy enough for a beginner. We always strive to inspire our customers with fresh designs, and this is one of them.

Any funny knitting stories?  

I’ve been known to get my yarn caught up in the occasional flight attendant and make its way down the aisle of an airplane. I also got stuck in an elevator once and was thrilled to have my knitting with me. It goes with me everywhere.  I’ve been caught knitting at traffic lights, on the beach, even on ski lifts!

If you could knit something for anyone in the world it would be?  

I WOULD LOVE to have Adam Levine (lead singer in Maroon 5 and judge on “The Voice”) commission me to knit him a custom-fit sweater! He seems to love wearing cardigans on the show.

What’s your favorite thing about knitting?  

I love having a portable hobby that I can do anywhere, at any time. Also, I LOVE finishing a project and having the tangible result of my efforts that requires nothing but my enjoyment!

Win a Cabana Blanket Kit!

Dori is giving away three digital copies of her Cabana Blanket pattern and Berroco will provide the yarn!

Cabana Blanket Giveaway

Enter to Win: Tell us what you like best about Dori’s design in the comments below.

Rules: Comments will be accepted through Thursday, June 13. Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to win. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 14 in our next Knitter’s Spotlight post. They will have one week to claim their prize.

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  1. needles54 #

    i love how it combines multiple stitches (something I am still experimenting with) and has a refreshing look!

    June 7, 2013
  2. janaspage #

    Love the openness & freshness of the stripes! What a fun blanket.

    June 7, 2013
  3. The colors and stitch pattern look fresh and inviting. I think anyone would love to crochet that blanket and the recipient would be thrilled with how easy it would be to wash/care for.

    June 7, 2013
  4. prodata04 #

    I love the open weave for summer enough to keep the chill off but not enough to be to hot! The multiple stitches and the combination of colors will keep it interesting.

    June 7, 2013
  5. Love the mid-century modern look….updated! I would love to make it– the vibe perfectly matched out the mid century modern colonial rambler we now call home!

    June 7, 2013
  6. Jackie Watson #

    I love the design – looks like summer!

    June 7, 2013
  7. BarbaraR #

    I love the simplicity and the great color combination.

    June 7, 2013
  8. Leslie Hay #

    Looks like “SUMMER”! Love the colors and the open-weave design. Reminds me of the beach.

    June 7, 2013
  9. Calli #

    I love the symmetry of the pattern without having the striping all identical! Fabulous pattern!

    June 7, 2013
  10. Jane Seaman #

    I adore the beachy colors! There’s something really nice about curling up on a breezy summer afternoon in a soft cotton blanket with texture. I find that I play with the stitches while dozing off.

    June 7, 2013
  11. Leda #

    I like the color combinations – cool and refreshing for the summer

    June 7, 2013
  12. Jen #

    I love the colours – crisp against the white stripes. It looks interesting as well, with different stitches.

    June 7, 2013
  13. Tina #

    The combination of colors, weight of the yarn she used, and the beautiful clean lines of the stitches make give it a light and summery look.

    June 7, 2013
  14. Susan #

    I love that it is light summery and not too big!

    June 7, 2013
  15. Gillian Goldrich #

    I love the colors and how light and airy it looks. Looks like a fun project!

    June 7, 2013
  16. Fredette Kopola #

    I like the colours – looks like a nice summer blanket.

    June 7, 2013
  17. judy #

    Love the colors love the design .Looks like summer!

    June 7, 2013
  18. Alicia #

    The design and colors are simple, but not boring. Great choices :)

    June 7, 2013
  19. Judy Keckler #

    Would be nice for a baby afghan.

    June 7, 2013
  20. Eunice #

    I love the colors and the yarn.

    June 7, 2013
  21. Laura Vogl #

    Awesome!!!!!

    June 7, 2013
  22. I like the simplicity of it. Not too fancy, not too many large lacy wholes. Simple stripes. Very nice.

    June 7, 2013
  23. savannagal #

    I like the simplicity of it. No large and lacy holes, no uncomfy cables. Very pretty.

    June 7, 2013
  24. Rebecca Boukikaz #

    I like that this design is simple enough for beginners but so pretty. I also like the mention of crafters who both knit and crochet.

    June 7, 2013
  25. delitealex #

    the stitch pattern looks nice and airy great for a summer pattern.

    June 7, 2013
  26. yarngurl #

    I love the open work in the color strips. It really gives it a “cool” summery feel.

    June 7, 2013
  27. Priscilla #

    I love the simplicity of it and the splashes of color. Very beachy and very comfortable looking. Fun!

    June 7, 2013
  28. april zvan #

    I like the color combinations she used. It also looks like a fairly quick and easy design. I like something I can stitch anywhere.

    June 7, 2013
  29. Natalie #

    With the varied stitches it doesn’t look like a beginner project, yet it is simple enough for a beginner to make. The colors are fabulous for a great summertime item.

    June 7, 2013
  30. Jackie Murton #

    I love the alternating pattern and how the color repeats catch your eyes. Beautiful!
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    June 7, 2013
  31. Theresa #

    I love the colors, and that it would be a perfect blanket for the summer weather. It also looks to be easy and quick to make up. That is always a plus.

    June 7, 2013
  32. Sue Severson Bray #

    It looks so summery! I like that it has a variety of stitches, My favorite part – she used Berroco yarn! :)

    June 7, 2013
  33. The color combination is beautiful! :)

    June 7, 2013
  34. Rebecca #

    It looks cool and comfortable

    June 7, 2013
  35. Ellen #

    Love the lite and brite colors.

    June 7, 2013
  36. Paula A. #

    It looks cool; the colors have personality but are close to neutrals and the stitch pattern looks interesting to try.

    June 7, 2013
  37. Mary #

    I love the colors – very light and summery. I love the design; it has a very polished look to it!

    June 7, 2013
  38. Dari #

    Love the airy feeling of the pattern! The colors are so cheerful, too!

    June 7, 2013
  39. It looks like summer…fresh and light. Pretty!

    June 7, 2013
  40. Justin Ridgers #

    I like the colorwork and the openness of the pattern. The perfect baby blanket. I love crochet and especially Berroco yarn!

    June 7, 2013
  41. Susan Whiteacre #

    Looks like summer! I really like the open texture of the tarn and stitches.

    June 7, 2013
  42. Heather Hansen #

    There’s a lot to love about this design — I especially love the fresh, almost edible summery colors. As someone who loves to curl up in a blanket even on a hot, Midwestern summer evening, I find the open, breeze-friendly pattern absolutely perfect!

    June 7, 2013
  43. Mary Pat Morris #

    The design and the colors invite you to the lounge chair on the beach!

    June 7, 2013
  44. Sue J #

    Love the pattern, like how the colors and the pattern changes………would be nice to wrap a baby in!

    June 7, 2013
  45. Mary Reed #

    Cheery and refreshing color selection combined with a nice stitch pattern combination makes this something I would love to make and that’s saying something because I’m a die hard knitter! Well done!

    June 7, 2013
  46. I just love the way the colors make me feel. I immediately thought of a summer beach cottage when I saw the blanket. It would be perfect as a baby gift for my soon to be great nephew who will reside in Texas.

    June 7, 2013
  47. Very crisp looking!

    June 7, 2013
  48. I like the color and stripes design

    June 7, 2013
  49. The colors and the pattern just scream ‘summer!’ I love this blanket!

    June 7, 2013
  50. Pat #

    Love the colors!!

    June 7, 2013
  51. I love the striping, and I love the alternating stitch pattern. I need a reason to pick up my crochet hooks that have been in hiding for too long! And let’s face it; I LOVE Berroco yarns. I’m knitting with Weekend DK now!

    June 7, 2013
  52. Darci #

    Oooooh! I love the tropical colors and the comfortable, casual, airy look of the pattern! Perfect for the front porch swing or the back yard hammock!

    June 7, 2013
  53. Angela Reese #

    I like the alternating bands of color, but primarily the visual texture of the blanket. I think it has a lovely feel.

    June 7, 2013
  54. Marsha Lavoie #

    I like the texture, with some bands of solid stitches and some with a more open look. The stripes give it visual interest.

    June 7, 2013
  55. Geraldine Scott #

    It looks like the perfect summer blanket…light and airy with just the right colors! Love it!

    June 7, 2013
  56. T K #

    I love the contrast between the relatively solid white stripes with the open holes within the colored stripes. This is a very nice looking piece. :)

    June 7, 2013
  57. Kathleen K #

    I like the colors and the stitches

    June 7, 2013
  58. Janalee Kelly #

    Love the colors, and I might slip a coral yarn in there also. I love crochet and like the combination of stitches.

    June 7, 2013
  59. Marcy Eberbach #

    Love the stitches, the change in colors and the color combination. Would love to crochet this right now!!!!

    June 8, 2013
  60. Sometimes, simple and clean is the best choice. This is particularly so during summer. A fantastic pattern for all skill levels. Something a beginner can do without difficulty, and something an experienced crocheter crocheter can do for a breath of fresh air, just as the colors give that impression.

    June 8, 2013
  61. Blanket looks so nice, light and airy – perfect for the beach and how the color combination says summertime ;-)

    June 8, 2013
  62. Jamie #

    The colors are fresh and lively and the stitch pattern is lacy without having such big holes that little fingers will get caught.

    Perfect choice of colors and yarn for this design!

    June 8, 2013
  63. Sheri Goldheimer #

    I love that Dori designed it herself. The bands of color actually remind me of her…very bubbly and fun. Also the idea that a beginning crocheter can make it is awesome.

    June 8, 2013
  64. Bonnie #

    Love The fresh bright colours. I can imagine myself sitting in a Muskoka chair by the lake drinking my coffee, watching the sunrise curled up under the blanket.

    June 8, 2013
  65. alice nelson #

    The simple stripes of color and white is very classy.

    June 8, 2013
  66. Anne #

    I love the colors and summery feel of this blanket. I’m one of those knitters mentioned in the article, i.e., who’s now learning to crochet. I would like to make a blanket for my neighbor’s Florida room to thank her for her open invitation to use their pool and I think this would be just the thing.

    June 8, 2013
  67. I love the colors and the stripes. It looks so light and airy.

    June 8, 2013
  68. Ann #

    I love the openess of the stitches. Perfect for summer!!!

    June 8, 2013
  69. Jen #

    I like the fresh summery colours!

    June 8, 2013
  70. Debbie in Montana #

    When I first saw this blanket, I thought “Jersey Shore.” The colors are beautiful and remind me of the beach glass we used to find.

    June 8, 2013
  71. Jani #

    I like the colors and the texture – thanks for the chance to win!

    June 8, 2013
  72. Alison Routley #

    I love the stitch and color combinations – easy yet interesting to work on.

    June 8, 2013
  73. MelodyJ #

    I like how she alternated stitches and used color to highlight it.

    June 8, 2013
  74. Cathy K. #

    I like the combination of stitches and how they give the blanket a little visual interest without being overl fussy.

    June 8, 2013
  75. Anne Ormsby #

    It is light, open and airy. The colors are so pretty…..and I looooove Berrocco!

    June 8, 2013
  76. bluecat #

    Love the variation in texture between the white and colored stripes!

    June 8, 2013
  77. Ilse Moore #

    I love the “airiness” of the blanket and the color combination she used.

    June 8, 2013
  78. Cathy W #

    The stitch patterns and stripes look amazing together – it just screams “summer on the beach”.

    June 8, 2013
  79. I like the colors. They really pop against the white background.

    June 8, 2013
  80. I love the airy, summery look, combined with the gorgeous tropical colors. Looks like just the thing to sit on under a shady tree on a hot day with a cool drink in your hand.

    June 8, 2013
  81. Linda pIerce #

    What a pretty blanket! You could use that for babies too. ALthough…those ar MY colors! lol

    June 8, 2013
  82. I like it because it looks like you put a lot of work & time in it buy it looks like it was a FUN pattern

    June 8, 2013
  83. Julia Burnside #

    Love the cool yet comforting feel of the blanket. Something with which to wrap myself on a breezy summer evening near the coast.

    June 8, 2013
  84. Love the fun summer colors! Makes you want to head outside but still have something to cover up with.

    June 8, 2013
  85. Sandra Bennetch #

    This blanket has a happy, summery look with bright stripes of color. Beautiful!

    June 8, 2013
  86. I love the beachy colors and the stripes.

    June 8, 2013
  87. I love the colours and simplicity. It will bring sunshine when ever it is used. It looks practical, too.

    June 8, 2013
  88. Stephanie Steenkamer #

    I love the summery, citrusy colors. Sometimes it gets a little chilly at the beach and this would be perfect to wrap up in.

    June 8, 2013
  89. Christine H #

    It reminds me of the beach. The sound of the waves, nautical colors. Nothing better than sitting on the beach and crocheting/knitting. Just the thought of it drops my blood pressure :)

    June 8, 2013
  90. Erin #

    I love the fresh colors!

    June 8, 2013
  91. I love that is beautiful in it’s simplicity.

    June 8, 2013
  92. Patricia K. Marshall #

    I like the airyness and stripping and summer colors that remind you of the sky and beach! Lovely.

    June 8, 2013
  93. darlene krystal #

    That is a cool blanket…very simple in style and pattern by the looks of…..the color combo is gentle and not too bright…..that’s way cool…..

    June 8, 2013
  94. Adrienne Melnyk #

    After a long hard recovery from “Sandy” this blanket with it’s tranquil colors and pleasing stitch design immediately said to me….”Welcome home to the beach, I’ve been waiting for you”

    June 8, 2013
  95. so modern – not my mother’s knitting

    June 9, 2013
  96. Sandra Wurman #

    Simple – the freshness of the clean crisp white interspersed with the bright color stripes makes this a winner for a baby blanket regardless of boy or girl. looks like a joy to crochet and give to some lucky new mom.

    June 9, 2013
  97. Ellen #

    Love the colors and that it’s machine washable, and that it comes from New Jersey…

    June 9, 2013
  98. judi mindock #

    It is a beautiful Afghan – love the colors and the stitch.

    June 9, 2013
  99. Lisa M #

    I like everything, the colors, the assortment of stitches, the airiness, machine washable and the fact that it’s a baby blanket (not too big).

    June 9, 2013
  100. Pam #

    Weekend yarn is actually one of my favorites to knit or crochet with all year long. In addition, the colors of weekend yarn blend beautifully. The openness of the stitches and the white as a continuum between colors just showcases the shades beautifully. This blanket seems quick and its’ beauty can serve many purposes; including a beautiful gift. I love it! Nice work.

    June 9, 2013
  101. tracy_a #

    The stripes/their size and proportion – perfect. The orange border is perfect.

    June 10, 2013
  102. Christine #

    I love the texture of crochet! It always adds another dimension to the piece.

    June 10, 2013
  103. theresa dean #

    I love the summer colors, I love that it could be made into a full size blanket easily. I super love it can be washed so easily.

    June 10, 2013
  104. Pam D'Esopo #

    Love the clean, simple graphics and bright summer colors. Pretty!

    June 10, 2013
  105. I love that this is so summery, but you know that on a chill night the blanket will be perfect for a little bit of warmth. Like when there’s a bit of a breeze off the water when you’re on a Cape Cod vacation.

    June 10, 2013
  106. Laura from beautiful West Michigan #

    The colors are so summery and it’s a fun, non-concentrating pattern. Very pretty!

    June 10, 2013
  107. Robyn #

    cool porch sitting blanket for ocean front star gazing.

    June 11, 2013
  108. Emily Schnabl #

    I like the fresh colors. Really updates the crochet

    June 11, 2013
  109. Regina Seeger #

    It is the perfect colors of the Jersey shore as we continue to dig out from Hurricane Sandy. It will be a wonderful reminder to enjoy our summers at the shore.

    June 11, 2013
  110. Carolyn #

    Two things caught my eye: I love the openness of the fabric and the fact that the colors are as good for an adult as for a baby.

    June 11, 2013
  111. Rhonda Bumbaugh #

    It was 111 degrees here in Redding, CA. on Saturday. I love the fact that this looks light and cool, both from the colorway and the stitch pattern! It’s hard to find something I can knit in summer here without looking like the crazy lady you tell your children to avoid!

    June 11, 2013
  112. Elizabeth Durand #

    I like the modern design and the way it’s a doable challenge for someone, like me, without a wole lot of crochet experience.

    June 12, 2013
  113. I love the sorbet colors and simple striping.

    June 12, 2013
  114. Penny Martin #

    simple but elegant spring colors of the new plants and leaves bright light green and marigolds blooming and lilies
    blooming.

    June 12, 2013
  115. Veronica Deveau #

    I love this design because it’s smooth and, indeed, elegant.

    June 12, 2013
  116. Lori M #

    I love the fresh summer colors and the open look of the stitches used in the color striped sections.

    June 12, 2013
  117. Karin Blue #

    Love the alternating colors with alternating stitches. Seems like the perfect weight/design for summer. Keeps the chill off but not too warm.

    June 12, 2013
  118. Sue #

    I love the open weave. It will be great for the air conditioning chill!

    June 12, 2013
  119. pamela bishop #

    It looks so fresh and summery. Looks lightweight, perfect for this weather

    June 12, 2013
  120. MaryAnn #

    I like the that the pattern can be adapted to make other items…I would consider making it into a sweater….love the colors for summer.

    June 12, 2013
  121. Love the colors and the pattern …..

    June 12, 2013
  122. HIllary #

    Such fun colors and a sweet pattern! This looks like the perfect summer take-along project: pretty colors, excellent yarn, and an easy pattern with lots of color changes to keep it interesting!

    June 12, 2013
  123. The colors and design combine to make a project that would be fun to crochet! Just the thing for leisurely summer crocheting.

    June 12, 2013
  124. Renita Harvey #

    Love the stripes with different stitches to make them pop.

    June 12, 2013
  125. Sarah #

    Love the colors and stripes! Refreshing look to it.

    June 12, 2013
  126. Brenda Koup #

    The colors are lite and airy and it just makes you think of summer!

    June 12, 2013
  127. I love the way the work make it look light and airy. Perfect for a cool summer day or evening.

    June 12, 2013
  128. Jody H #

    I can’t resist anything with stripes! But I also love the open lacy look of it — a perfect summer blanket. : )

    June 12, 2013
  129. Love the colors – color blocked tripes are always stylish

    June 12, 2013
  130. crochetartinmotion #

    Love imaging a baby snuggled in it’s stitches.

    June 12, 2013
  131. I am a very experienced knitter who is learning to crochet (again–learned when I was 8 but hated it! LOL!). I like that she says the pattern is simple enough for someone like me. It looks beautiful!

    June 12, 2013
  132. Paula #

    This afghan is totally summer! Great color choices. (*knitting on the ski lift?* -hahaha!)

    June 12, 2013
  133. Susan #

    I like the variety of stitch patterns combined with colors. It looks like it would be fun to make, because you’d be changing things up every few rows and not getting bored. Also, the lighter, open stitches are perfect for spring into fall. Lovely.

    June 12, 2013
  134. Gorgeous colors! This pattern would make a great baby gift, for a boy or girl. I love working with Berroco weekend, its such a great washable yarn.

    June 12, 2013
  135. Elaine Pavlik #

    I love the stripes and the openness of the pattern and the summery colors, would love to make it!

    June 12, 2013
  136. Tena Pomeroy #

    I love the colors and the simple lines. It is the perfect summer blanket

    June 12, 2013
  137. Susan Miller #

    The colors are fresh, happy, and so great for spring/summer. Baby blanket, cabana blanket – double duty! Very nice….

    June 12, 2013
  138. I think this would be a fabulous pattern to make, and the ideas to make from it would be wonderful!!!

    June 12, 2013
  139. Tiffany L #

    Love the colors that were chosen. The pattern is airy and very lively. Cant go wrong with Weekend. Ive knitted with it several times.

    June 12, 2013
  140. Dannika Valenzuela #

    Such a lovely light summer blanket. I love the unique textures provided by the use of different crochet stitches, and the bright summer colors.

    June 12, 2013
  141. latashaboyd #

    agree that this is gorgeous! also a knitter who has dabbled in crochet.

    June 12, 2013
  142. Alison Schirone #

    I love Berroco’s Weekend for all the reasons Dori mentioned, but especially because it’s machine washable. I make baby sacks with it and lots of other kids where, handbags, etc. But I am really looking forward to the cabana blanket so I can practice my crocheting skills.

    June 12, 2013
  143. It looks so summery and light. Love the colors too. Showcases the yarn beautifully.

    June 12, 2013
  144. amy #

    I love this simple, summery blanket with its light and airy stitch pattern and beach ball colors.

    June 12, 2013
  145. Robin Ten Eyck #

    The color combo and the pattern take me to the beach in my mind. I am a new knitter and can’t wait to make something with Berroco Weekend yarn!

    June 12, 2013
  146. Luann Blair #

    It’s so summery. great for the beach or a picnic,, or to throw over your lap on a a cool summer day.

    June 12, 2013
  147. Beautiful colors.I would love to make one..

    June 12, 2013
  148. Pat #

    I like the color combo, very fresh looking. One of those patterns that requres very little attention and can be done while doing other things.

    June 12, 2013
  149. Jeannie Zeller #

    I like the open, airy pattern.

    June 12, 2013
  150. Laurie Zamarripa #

    This will be perfect for my three season room with a beach theme.

    June 12, 2013
  151. I’d love to cuddle up with this blanket. It looks so cheerful and bright for summer. Gorgeous! Thank you for the chance. ^_^

    June 12, 2013
  152. I love how classic, yet fresh this design is and Berroco Weekend is one of my favorite yarns for baby blankets

    June 12, 2013
  153. Love it , Nice Colors Nice pattern I Will like to win

    June 12, 2013
  154. What a lovely summery blanket!

    June 12, 2013
  155. Kathy #

    love this yarn

    June 12, 2013
  156. LuAnn Dawson #

    It looks so cool and fresh! I would love to make this but I can’t get Berroco yarn in my area.

    June 12, 2013
  157. The color combo and the open stitches are my favorite!

    June 12, 2013
  158. Sommer Schacher #

    I LOVE the summer vibe that it has!

    June 12, 2013
  159. Kristin Rodriguez #

    I love the look of the different textures in the patter. I can see this as a baby blanket with pastel stripes. Thanks for the pattern.

    June 12, 2013
  160. Stephanie R #

    The color combination is appealing :) Makes me think of sand and sun and cool ocean breezes. I love the cotton and a crocheted afghan always has good body…..a necessity for a blanket!

    June 12, 2013
  161. I think I love the eyelets the most, it makes it such a fun, airy blanket and the crochet stitches would be a fun challenge from the knitting I always do :)

    June 12, 2013
  162. Nice simplicity and pale pastel spring colors and airiness between stitches

    June 12, 2013
  163. Nice simplicity and pale spring colors and airiness between stitches

    June 12, 2013
  164. I love the light, summer look. The pattern looks deceptively fragile.

    June 12, 2013
  165. I love that the stripes keep it from getting too monotonous.

    June 12, 2013
  166. i like the complication of it, how it looks difficult but easy at the same time, and the delicacy of it! it is surely a show stopper, and certainly worthy of being the best gift to a mommy to be.

    June 12, 2013
  167. Laura #

    I LOVE that it’s crocheted. So many kit giveaways and contests and patterns online are for knitted items- I love seeing crochet receive some recognition! :)

    June 12, 2013
  168. i love the colors, the pattern itself, how it looks complicated, BUT easy at the same time. worthy of being a show stopper, and great for a mommy to be. the yarn is simply fabulous too@

    June 12, 2013
  169. For me, it’s all about the colors :)

    June 12, 2013
  170. Phyllis A. Dalton #

    This looks like such a nice and really uncomplicated blanket to make for summer use. Not too heavy to cover up with for that little summer nap!!!

    June 12, 2013
  171. charon coonfield #

    i’m primarily a knitter, but this crochet blanket really entices me!!! i’d definitely give it a shot – love the colors and the design!

    June 12, 2013
  172. I love the colors on this and with just a few patterns, it would whip up quickly!

    June 12, 2013
  173. reminds me of a beach

    June 12, 2013
  174. Lynne #

    Such a sweet pattern, and it looks like a good way to get back into crochet.

    June 12, 2013
  175. Barbara #

    Love the fresh cool colors.

    June 12, 2013
  176. Jennifer Wollesen #

    I like the east of making the blanket.

    June 12, 2013
  177. Emily #

    I love the different stitch patterns— so often I lose interest in a crochet project because it’s miles & miles of one stitch. This blanket looks like it would keep my interest.

    June 12, 2013
  178. Lisa Daly #

    Love the Colors and the open stitching!

    June 12, 2013
  179. Linda McNair-Felton #

    This is so pretty it might make me put down my knitting needles and pick up my crochet hooks!

    June 12, 2013
  180. Susan P #

    Seems very light and would be great to use in the summer.

    June 12, 2013
  181. Andrea Gallagher #

    I learned some basic crochet a couple years ago and have been meaning to do more crochet. This looks like the perfect pattern for me to practice up on. Love the summery colors.

    June 12, 2013
  182. Elaine Zirkle #

    I want it!

    June 12, 2013
  183. Pat Livingston #

    Love the colors and the pattern

    June 12, 2013
  184. ThistleKnitter #

    I’m not a crochet person but I do see knitting potential. Love the colors!!

    June 12, 2013
  185. Chris Chambers #

    Great summer blanket. Thanks for the giveaway!

    June 12, 2013
  186. Denise Waugh #

    Absolutely love the Berroco colors. This is perfect for a cool evening on the water or even if you need a light blanket at home with the ac on!

    June 12, 2013
  187. This is so much nicer than most baby things. I’d like a nap under a larger version.

    June 12, 2013
  188. Pamela Kirschman #

    I would love to win! it’s beautiful!!

    June 12, 2013
  189. Maggie #

    Love the summery colors of the cabana blanket and loss easy to crochet..I’m a knitter that first learned to crochet at 9 yrs old by my Gram :)

    June 12, 2013
  190. Roberta Manna #

    The colors are very springlike. The pattern looks like fun to do.

    June 12, 2013
  191. Jane Seaman #

    This reminds me of my home, here on Cape Cod! Bright, refreshing and playful!

    June 12, 2013
  192. I love the colors!

    June 12, 2013
  193. Barbara #

    Looks so summery! looks like my first crochet project, After 50+ years of knitting, perhaps it is time to spread my craft wings..

    June 12, 2013
  194. Diana K #

    I love the lacy airy look and the beautiful color combinations!

    June 12, 2013
  195. Stephanie Gordon #

    I like the lacey, summery design. Love the colors!

    June 12, 2013
  196. Judy Soslowsky #

    What a beautiful combination of summer colors and open pattern! I love working with Weekend yarn and would enjoy making this project.

    June 12, 2013
  197. Cathy #

    Beautiful and summery!

    June 12, 2013
  198. Sweet! Looks like a fabulous way for this knitter to practice her crochet skills! :)

    June 12, 2013
  199. Sue Naegels #

    So simple but very fresh looking. I like her colour choice, soft yet enough to stand out. Very nice! It looks just right for summer!

    June 12, 2013
  200. Theresa Comer #

    I love the basic simplicity – something fun to work on while watching a ball game, or chatting with a friend. The colors are great and it would make a perfect throw for in my family room!

    June 12, 2013
  201. Gillian #

    It looks very summer-y from design to the colors!

    June 12, 2013
  202. Janet Chutro #

    Love the colors!

    June 12, 2013
  203. Betti Mace #

    That is just beautiful and looks like it would be such fun to make. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    June 12, 2013
  204. Love the combination of stitches.

    June 12, 2013
  205. I like the simple lace pattern, nice and fresh looking…

    June 12, 2013
  206. Leigh Anne staton #

    Love this

    June 12, 2013
  207. Darlene #

    Crochet is my favorite needle craft. Looks like an opportunity to try a new-to-me yarn!

    June 12, 2013
  208. Jeani Schwenk #

    Make a cabana blanket and go to the beach…life does not get better. I love the colors and the pattern! It makes me want to go out and get the cabana to go with it

    June 12, 2013
  209. Nice basic stitches that go well together! Looks like it’ll work up fast too.

    June 12, 2013
  210. I love the easy work in this blanket. It should be a fast project and the colors scream sunshine and beach days to me.

    June 12, 2013
  211. kristen butman #

    Looks simple and vintage , 2 things I love! Great design

    June 12, 2013
  212. Deb #

    The pattern and colors have a beach cottage appeal for me. Just beautiful.

    June 12, 2013
  213. Helen Ralston #

    Ooh, makes me want to hang out at the beach inside a cabana, listen to some Barry Manilow and drink a pina colada! Love it!

    June 12, 2013
  214. Joan #

    Looks like this would be lots of fun to make

    June 12, 2013
  215. Connie Prescott #

    I love the soft colors and the easy pattern. It’s not to busy. I can see making this to take to the pool to lay out on the chairs and read or work on a favorite craft.

    June 12, 2013
  216. MB #

    It looks so light and airy but also soft and snuggley. It has enough variety in stitches and color to keep my interest long enough to finish it!

    June 12, 2013
  217. It’s lovely and light, reminds me of sorbet, or deckchair stripes. All we need is some sun…..

    June 12, 2013
  218. Johanna #

    Light and Airy

    June 12, 2013
  219. it’s so nice! love it!

    June 12, 2013
  220. Robyn Marshall #

    I love the pattern and colors.

    June 12, 2013
  221. Bernice #

    I love the summer colors! Perfect for a summer baby.

    June 12, 2013
  222. I like the stripes!

    June 12, 2013
  223. Donna #

    It’s gorgeous, and I would love to make it!

    June 12, 2013
  224. I like the summery colors and size!

    June 12, 2013
  225. Pam #

    I love the texture and clean lines.

    June 12, 2013
  226. Bernice #

    I really like the colours and the beautiful simplicity of the pattern…timeless :)

    June 12, 2013
  227. Janice DeCoster #

    I love the idea of a summer weight blanket.

    June 12, 2013
  228. Michelle Carter #

    I love the beautiful colors! My favorite thing about this is that it’s a beginners project. I am an expert knitter but am JUST learning to crochet and would love something simple but challenging. What a fabulous pattern. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and generosity!!!

    June 12, 2013
  229. Kathy #

    I like that the pattern looks simple and doable. I have not crocheted anything real seriously in years, knitting has called my interest more lately, but I think this would be something right up my alley. It also helps that we have new babies in the family with more on the way.

    June 12, 2013
  230. Brenda Blankenship #

    Love the open work and the color lay out.

    June 12, 2013
  231. Janet #

    I love the colours in the blanket. I have a friend who just had a baby and this would be perfect.

    June 12, 2013
  232. Linda Peterson #

    I love all the colors used in this blanket.

    June 12, 2013
  233. Sue Jackson #

    Love the multiple stitches and the colors. I’m a knitter who used to crochet and so this looks like something I’d like to try. I also love the striping – very festive and summer-like.

    June 12, 2013
  234. Holly Abreu #

    What a lovely colorway, and the blanket looks light and cool for summertime crochet!

    June 12, 2013
  235. Ariane #

    A pattern just perfect for chilly summer evenings! Light and fresh colors and lacy stitch design that won’t make the blanket too heavy or warm. I love it!

    June 12, 2013
  236. in2soap #

    Dori….your little blanket is both sophisticated and classic. I am into crochet lately(much quicker than knitting!) and your pattern is simple enough to whip it up for this summer! Berroco yarns are super, your pattern is summer-perfect, the colors are fresh, so what more could we want?
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    June 12, 2013
  237. cindy #

    I love the color combination.

    June 12, 2013
  238. I love the clean, simple structure & pale popsicle colors of summer…

    June 12, 2013
  239. Cathy Baum #

    I love everything about it because she would like to knit Adam Levine a custom cardigan. She’d just have to be sure it highlighted his tatoos!

    June 12, 2013
  240. TerryLee Diemert #

    I love the beautiful colors and the simple pattern, it will look beautiful on my new grandson Corbin. I love the stories that she told about her ball of knitting yarn going down the aisle of the plan. Awesome, i don’t have any stories like that, but i was trying to knit the other night and my puppy won’t leave my yarn alone. I had to wrestle her for it. I truely want to win this blanket pattern and wool , i love it so much. Thanks for the opportunity. TerryLee Diemert

    June 12, 2013
  241. Carolyn Crandall #

    Oh my gosh…love the colors. It’s always fun to knit a pattern with a great pattern and color change-up !!

    June 12, 2013
  242. Cecile Cherry #

    Love the look and colors – would be a perfect gift for a spring/summer baby!

    June 12, 2013
  243. Love the colors. I just introduced all these same colors into my house. You read me. Just lovely.

    June 12, 2013
  244. Julie #

    Great summertime blanket! Plus, I loved your funny knitting stories, I think we all can relate!

    Julie Ford
    Charles Town, WV

    fordclan on Ravelry

    June 12, 2013
  245. Lesley Rougeau #

    Wow, beautiul colours in this blanket. I’d love to win the yarn and the pattern. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    June 12, 2013
  246. I love the simplicity and the stripes!

    June 12, 2013
  247. I love the light, airy design and the colors are scrumptious, thanks!

    June 12, 2013
  248. Ann #

    Great soft colors. I have a kitten named Rio and he just loves my yarn, I plan my time of knitting and crocheting when he is sleeping, I try to get him to play hard and then it is my time!
    Oh Yes!

    June 12, 2013
  249. Jenifer Miller #

    It looks light & summery. Nice!

    June 13, 2013
  250. Beautiful! I love the different stitch patterns used that open and close up the mesh. Really lovely for a summer blanket and much more interesting to work with than the same stitch row after row…

    June 13, 2013
  251. Renee Zinck #

    I love the summer colors, and what a nice vacation project it could be!

    June 13, 2013
  252. As a new crocheter this would be a great project to tackle. The colors and design — very nice.
    Wish me luck!

    June 13, 2013
  253. I really love the versatility of her design; many different colors and types of yarn could be used to create a seriously unique yet FUNCTIONAL Piece! :-)

    June 13, 2013
  254. Kat #

    I am definitely loving the colours! Would look great in my living room!

    June 13, 2013
  255. Emmie taylor #

    Love the airy openness of the design, the colors just say summer & you know it’s gonna feel great because it’s Weekend!

    June 13, 2013
  256. What’s not to love about this?! The colours are fresh and delicious and remind me of summer fruits, days at the beach and long, sunny days :) As a beginner to crochet, the pattern looks perfect for someone like me!

    June 13, 2013
  257. June #

    What a refreshing change from the shells, etc, that are so ho-hum in crochet patterns. Both the pattern, but also the surprising colors contribute to the appeal.

    June 13, 2013
  258. Appelaing color combination. Perfect to cover lounge chair or beach chair. It could also be used to warm up on cool nights. I think I am ready to knit a big item like this.

    June 13, 2013
  259. Debbie #

    I LOVE the colors!

    June 13, 2013
  260. Darci #

    I’m still lovin’ the colors!

    June 13, 2013
  261. Amy Bessen #

    I love the colors! I’d love to make this!

    June 14, 2013
  262. Love the colors together and it looks to be a nice lighter airy blanket.

    June 14, 2013

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