Come and learn which stitches work the best for Bernat Blanket Yarn Patterns and find some inspiration for your next crochet project.
It used to take me months (or years) to complete a crochet blanket, but once I started using this extra bulky blanket yarn, I could make a blanket in days!
If you’re anything like me, sweating bullets because I’ve either procrastinated or decided to make a handmade item at the very last minute, then you’ve likely felt the sheer panic and desperation as you crochet a blanket or other gift right up until the deadline.
Stop the stress! One of the biggest benefits of choosing a blanket yarn crochet pattern is how fast you can complete your project.
You can relax in front of your favorite show and crochet a beautiful blanket within a weekend. The only hard part now is choosing which pattern to make!
It was love at first sight.
I stood and stared at the deep red yarn for what had to have been an awkward amount of time. I’d never seen yarn like it before and I couldn’t help but stab my fingers into it and squish it over and over again.
I was instantly hooked and loaded my cart with several skeins of the red and a couple of the white.
What would I make?
I had no idea yet but I knew it would be Santa themed. Based on my skills, I wondered if I could make:
- A scarf? (Sure.)
- A blanket? (Maaaybe?)
- A whole Santa suit? (That’s crazy talk!)
I quickly decided I’d try for a Santa blanket, even though it had been well over two decades since I had crocheted an entire blanket.
Let me explain.
I still knew how to crochet and had whipped up several scarves in previous years. I knew all the basic stitches and figured it would just be like crocheting a giant scarf, lol.
I had one problem, though, how do I make it? I didn’t have a pattern to follow and even if I did, I didn’t know how to read them. (Shhh…)
And that little secret is how I came to create all of the original crochet patterns you’ll find below. All designed specifically for blanket yarn and all created to be quick and easy for you to make, too.
So does all that make you excited to try out Bernat Blanket Yarn!? Awesome, because I’m sharing have so many projects to inspire you!
- 1. Santa Hat Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 2. Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 3. Teal Waves Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 4. Modern Geometric Diamonds Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 5. Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
- 6. Self-Striping Blanket Yarn Trial and Pattern
- 7. Linen Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 8. Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 9. Constellation Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 10. Easy Football Field Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 11. Sporty Color Block Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 12. One Weekend Half Double Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 13. Crochet & Cross Stitch Snowman Pillow Pattern
Full-sized Bernat Blanket Yarn Crochet Afghan Patterns
These Bernat Blanket Yarn crochet blanket patterns 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. The wave stitch used for 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.
Crochet Blankets can have a modern look, too! This Modern Geometric Diamonds Crochet Blanket Pattern uses Bernat Blanket Tweeds yarn with a visually pleasing diamond motif to create the coziest blanket. Using just a couple of basic crochet stitches, you’ll be able to whip this afghan up in no time.
Child-sized Bernat Blanket Yarn Crochet Afghan Patterns
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 tutorial 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.
This One Weekend Half Double Crochet Blanket is the perfect project to make when you want to crochet something special but you’re short on time. Just put on a TV show to binge-watch over the weekend and you can have this soft and squishy blanket completed by the time you’re done. Using only half double crochet stitches throughout makes this throw blanket easily customizable and works especially great with variegated yarn.
Other Bernat 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.
Bernat Blanket Yarn Information
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.
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!