Do you love Bernat Blanket Yarn Projects as much as I do?
I swear, every time I try to crochet a project using traditional yarn, it feels like it takes forever and the yarn is so skinny. I’m also not a fan of scratchy yarn and that’s where blanket yarn shines. It is the softest and squishiest yarn out there and as a bonus, it’s super washable, making it perfect for blankets, especially for babies.
If you’ve been on my site before, you probably noticed one of my crochet blanket projects. I ran an after school program for a while and have been making child-sized lap blankets for the kids for a few years now. Between yarn sales and clearances, discount stores, and coupons, I never pay full price for the blanket yarn I use. And what’s great is, unlike tradition yarn, because the blanket yarn is so thick, it doesn’t take as many skeins to make the blankets. I usually average between four and six skeins per blanket.
So does all that make you excited to try out Bernat Blanket Yarn!? Awesome, because I have so many projects I’m sharing to inspire you!
Full-sized Crochet Blankets
These crochet blanket projects are simple, easy, and perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.
This blanket was my first-ever project using blanket yarn. It was fun experimenting to see which crochet stitches worked with such fat yarn and which ones look ridiculous.
Oh my gosh, just looking at this blanket, which is on my couch as I type, makes me flashback to making and unmaking this project SO many times, lol. Truth bomb, I’ve considered frogging it and remaking it again, several times now. Love, love the yarn, not the stitch used. If I do remake it, I’ll use the berry stitch. I’ve discovered variegated yarn just needs a simple stitch pattern.
This cool, 3D-looking blanket was made for a child but ended up being a full-sized throw blanket. Using the wave stitch, which combines triple, double, half-double, and single crochet stitches, this blanket has a definite wow factor. The darker teal yarn, used between the waves, helps give it that 3D pop effect. I used Bernat Blanket Twists yarn which comes in several gorgeous color combos.
Child-sized Crochet Blankets
These crochet blanket projects cover a variety of stitch patterns and colorways for you to try. Of course, each of these blankets can take on a completely different look simply by changing the yarn color choices.
This was my first ever crocheted baby blanket, made in just two days for my best friend’s new baby. !
This was the first blanket I made for one of my students! I tried out the self-striping yarn and was genuinely surprised by my experience. This project is what inspired me to try out so many different colors and patterns using blanket yarn.
I love the way this stitch looks so much, especially with the contrasting colors. The free pattern is easily adaptable to a larger size, too, with just a couple of extra skeins of yarn.
This blanket just looks and feels so very luscious with the bumpy texture and gorgeous colors. I almost hated to give this one away! The berry stitch is one of my favorite’s to use with blanket yarn and looks much better than other bubbly stitches, like the popcorn stitch, with this yarn.
An out-of-this-world blanket pattern for a future astronaut! I made this one for a little girl obsessed with outer space and star constellations. I also experimented with combining two different colors of yarn for a unique color combo.
How cool is this football field blanket? The little boy who I made this for is obsessed with football and all things green, so this seemed like the perfect fit.
This blanket was the second one I made in the series of children’s throw blankets. The little boy I made it for loves college football and the Florida Gators are his favorite team so orange and blue it was! This fun striped blanket can be made in larger sizes and also in your favorite school’s color scheme.
Other Blanket Yarn Crochet Projects
This fun little pillow was a blast to make and the same methods and techniques could be used to make all sorts of designs that use a grid pattern.
I feel confident that this yarn will soon become your favorite, too, when you see how quickly you can complete your projects, especially smaller blankets. It used to be if you wanted to make a handmade crochet blanket for a baby shower gift, you’d have to spend months in advance working on it. With this amazing yarn, you can complete a baby blanket in just a couple of days and a lap blanket for yourself in around a week.
The fact that this yarn is completely machine washable and dryable is also a huge perk to this mom. I once caught my son wiping his Cheetos fingers on that Camo Look blanket and I about lost my mind, but everything washed out in a quick delicate cycle in the washer & dryer. He’s lucky I used this yarn, lol! But seriously, we all want our handmade projects to look and feel lux, but we also need for them to be usable and functional.
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So, where can you find this incredible yarn? Loads of places! If you want fast shipping and virtually every color available: Amazon is your store for Bernat Blanket Yarn. If you want to be able to see and feel the yarn and also use store coupons and sales, Joann Fabric and Craft and Michael’s both carry it, but in limited color availability. If you want great pricing but super limited selection, Walmart and Tuesday Morning (often) sell blanket yarn. And finally, Yarnspirations, the makers of this magical yarn, carry every color available, often have sales, and usually ship within a couple of weeks.
So are you excited to get started on your very first Bernat Blanket Yarn Project!?
I would love to hear in the comments below if you tried any of these projects or any others for that matter, using Bernat Blanket Yarn. After you make a few and get confident in which stitches work best with it, I bet you’ll be able to make up your own patterns and designs, too!