Meet the Designer – Cherie Bernatt

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Meet Cherie Bernatt, our featured designer in the August 2019 issue of Crochet World.

Her Popcorn Valley Throw featured in the August issue is a fun twist on the traditional chevron design adding popcorn stitches and lacy areas, creating this stunning one-color throw.

Popcorn Valley Throw
Crochet World Magazine
August 2019

Although Cherie has been crocheting for over 20 years, her designs have recently been appearing in Crochet World and Crochet! magazines.

Knotted Fringe Pillow
Crochet Home
Crochet! Special Issue
April 2019

Cherie says, “While I was in elementary school my mom taught me to crochet, and by middle school my first full-size afghan was finished. By the time I was in my thirties and had a family of my own, we were settled in Florida, where the heat made traditional afghans, heavy sweaters and winter hats almost useless. And yet I still wanted to crochet— it relaxed me! So, I experimented with thread crochet and loved it! I began designing earrings, necklaces, lace-weight tops, inserts and anything else that could be made with thread and still be enjoyed in a warm climate. Of course, I still played with yarn, but my love of thread just made sense.

Spring In Your Step Topper
Crochet! Magazine
Spring 2019

Through the process I discovered I love designing as much as—if not more than—crocheting itself. So, I started Crochet Mon Cherie, began sharing my patterns online and in print, and started my career as a freelance designer.

Sandy Shells Dishcloth Set
Crochet! Magazine
Summer 2019

Today, my favorite parts of crochet are hosting crochet-alongs (the crochet community is so fun and supportive!) and admiring a finished project—what a feeling of satisfaction! I am currently working on the third volume of my earring collection, and I still get totally excited every time I finish a new design!”

You can find Cherie on Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook and Etsy.

For patterns featured here go to Annie’s and search by magazine title.

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