Looking to make a super-soft, luxurious, and snuggly project? In this post, I’ve collected 27 easy patterns to crochet with Bernat blanket yarn. From toys to wearables to pet items, I think you’ll love the endless options that are available with this soft and beautiful yarn.
What is Bernat Blanket Yarn?
Bernat Blanket yarn is a collection of soft, thick, squishy, and ultra-cozy yarn. It’s a perfect choice for crocheting cozy blankets and for dozens of other crochet projects as well!
Bernat Blanket yarn is available in a variety of styles in super-bulky and jumbo yarn weights. These chenille-style yarns are made of polyester and are easy to machine wash and dry.
In the collection of projects below, you’ll find patterns featuring a variety of Bernat Blanket yarns, including:
For your convenience, I’ve added the recommended yarn for each project right here within this article. Feel free to swap them out if you choose; just be sure to check your gauge.
What can you make with blanket yarn?
Blanket yarn is incredibly soft and cozy – but it isn’t just for blankets! In fact, there are numerous crochet projects for which blanket yarn is just perfect. Some patterns you’ll find in this list include:
Poufs and pet beds
Blankets and throws
Substitutes for Bernat Blanket Yarn
If you can’t find the right Bernat Blanket yarn near you, don’t worry! You can always order it online at amazon.com, yarnspirations.com, or lovecrafts.com.
Or, you can simply swap it out for a substitute. Some reliable options include:
Of course, different varieties of Bernat Blanket yarn also make excellent substitutes for your project. As always, take the time to check your gauge before getting started.
Reasons We Love Blanket Yarn
There are so many reasons to love blanket yarn!
First, blanket yarn is so incredibly soft! It’s perfect for curling up next to the fire and crocheting a cozy project. Whether you’re making a blanket, hat, or lovable, squishy toy, your project will be a comfort to anyone who gets to enjoy it.
Large color range
The options are numerous when it comes to picking out a color for your project. Choose from a wide variety of solids, or select an ombre or variegated design (such as Bernat Blanket Twist yarns).
You’ll find blanket yarns to fall into a medium price range at your local craft stores. Blanket yarns are priced fairly, making them a great choice even for larger projects such as full-size blankets. Their jumbo and super bulky weights also allow them to work up quickly.
Most blanket yarns are made of polyester, which gives them durability to hold up through plenty of usage and machine washing and drying. They don’t shed and will allow your project to be used and loved for many months and years to come.
27 Bernat Blanket Yarn Patterns
I hope you enjoy these Bernat blanket crochet patterns as much as I do! Happy crocheting!
This giant, vintage throw blanket is so very cozy and soft! It’s made with jumbo yarn and a 25mm crochet hook. When finished, it measures approximately 44”x 36”. It’s made using mainly the half-double crochet, making it easy for beginners to complete (though it will take some time investment!).
This useful basket is great for holding almost anything! From yarn to toys to craft supplies and more, this basket will definitely come in handy. Super bulky Bernat Blanket yarn is perfect for this tight and sturdy basket.
Put your feet up - on your own, handmade footrest! This project would be excellent for adding comfort to your own home or for giving as a gift. This relaxing footrest is crocheted in the round and then stuffed with polyfill. Using bulky yarn, it measures approximately 16” in diameter.
You can crochet your own reusable Swiffer sweeper with this easy pattern. It thoroughly mops up dust and grime and is easy to throw in the wash. Once you know the loop stitch, you can make this sweeper cover in under an hour.
The only thing better than curling up with a soft, cushy blanket is actually wearing one! This blanket hoodie is perfect for lounging even on the chilliest days. It’s worked flat and then seamed together.
This super soft, textured blanket adds warmth and style to any room. It’s easy to make as large or small as you like. Crochet one for a baby gift or choose a sophisticated color to add to your own living room.
These chunky and squishy slippers can be made in just 1.5 hours and are available in 8 different sizes. Plus, it takes only 1 skein of 220-yard Bernat Blanket Yarn to make a pair (be sure to check your gauge)!
This baby bear hat comes in three different sizes and is sure to keep little heads warm. Made with Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, it’s so soft and eliminates itchiness and irritation. It’s worked from the top down using a magic circle.
This squishy octopus is so cute and cuddly! It can be filled with a microbead pillow ball or with simple fiberfill. Remember to embroider the face instead of using buttons if you’re crocheting this project for a little one.
Using the entrelac technique, this baby blanket features a unique, blocked pattern that’s best for more experienced crocheters. If you’re looking to try the entrelac technique for the first time, this super bulky baby blanket is an excellent project to get you started.
This squishy blanket can be made in just 3 hours! Because it works up so quickly, it’s perfect for gift-giving or for squeezing in one more holiday project. This easy project uses only single crochets and double crochets. It measures approximately 37” x 36”, but simple instructions are included for adjusting the size.
Because blanket yarn is generally either jumbo or super bulky, you’ll need a large hook in order to crochet effectively and keep your yarn on the hook.
Most of the patterns in this list suggest anywhere from size 6.5mm / K to 11.5mm / P, and some even larger.
Blanket yarn can be inelastic and somewhat tiring to work with, especially if you’re creating a large project. Using a larger hook can help with this problem, but taking breaks is important, too! Step away every once in a while and give your fingers and arms time to relax before picking up your work again. You’ll come back feeling much more refreshed!
Crochet a practice swatch
Sometimes bulkier yarn can make it more difficult to crochet with a consistent tension/gauge. For this reason, it’s very helpful to crochet a practice swatch before getting started on your project, especially if the exact size matters.
Choose a lighter color and/or crochet in a well-lit room.
Thick, cozy blanket yarns can also be fuzzy, which can make it more difficult to see and count stitches sometimes. To remedy this problem, try choosing a lighter color, or at least ensure that you have adequate lighting to see your work.
Crochet Techniques to Know When Working With Blanket Yarn
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