Months ago, Lee asked me to crochet her a warm fuzzy blanket she could snuggle her arms under while reading before bed. I happily agreed. Lee wanted a thick yarn that was very soft with colors that would fit nicely into our bedroom color scheme without it needing to match perfectly since it would be tucked away out of sight when not in use.
We found the perfect yarn at Wal-Mart, and I got to work. 4 whole skeins later, we had the perfect size blanket for Lee’s needs and called this project done. I made up the pattern as I went until I got the size we felt was perfect for us. I must admit the bigger yarn took a little bit of getting used to in the beginning but it was fun to experiment with a different kind of yarn.
The finished blanket measures 40″ x 56″ and is so very warm and snugly. The blanket holds is shape perfectly and is thicker than any other I’ve made so far.
- 4 skeins of Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in “Little Sandcastles” (300g each)
- Size P crochet hook (10 mm)
- Tapestry needle (to weave ends in)
If you are a beginner crocheter:
Foundation row: starting from the second chain from hook, make 1 single crochet in each chain across (73 stitches)
If you are a more experienced crocheter:
Make a foundation single crochet of 73 stitches
* Chain 1, turn and Sc in each stitch across (73 stitches).
Repeat from *until you have used up all 4 skeins (I ended up with 102 rows).
Weave in your ends.
Ta-da! A beautiful, snugly and fuzzy blanket.
P.S. If you are looking for a good way to attach your yarn from a skein to another, I recently stumbled upon the Weaver’s knot through Pinterest and I love how easy and sturdy this knot is.
Have you used Bernat’s Baby Blanket Yarn for a project recently? Which method do you use to join yarn from two skeins of the same color?
If you make a blanket from our pattern, please share, we would love to see!