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Bernat Blanket: Have you tried this yarn?

By on March 7, 2016

Bernat Blanket and DW Blanket I needed to make a baby blanket for a dear friend who just had a new baby and, right away, I knew the exact yarn and pattern I should choose! I went straight to Bernat Blanket yarn and the Diagonal Weave Blanket by Crochet by Jennifer. I’ve felt the squishiness and softness of this yarn at my local Joann’s craft store but I’ve been waiting for a chance to use it.

Bernat Blanket is a super bulky chenille-style yarn that is ultra cozy. It comes in two sizes, the big ball, which is 10.5 oz and 258 yards and the smaller size is 3.5 oz. It is 100% polyester for easy care and comes in a wide variety of solid colors and variegated colors. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn is the same weight and fiber, just available in more muted, pastel tones. It is great for baby blankets, but as I was working on my project, my husband said, “You need to crochet us a blanket with this yarn for OUR bed!” It is a perfect, cozy yarn for all ages. I used 3 big balls for the blanket that I made and my only complaint was that it was a little hard on my wrists when I was working with it. I usually crochet with sport, DK and worsted weight yarn because any bulky or super bulky gives me some hand cramps, but since this works up really fast, it didn’t bother me too much.

Bernat Blanket Yarn

The Diagonal Weave Blanket by Crochet by Jennifer uses a stitch pattern that emphasizes all of the great qualities of Bernat Baby Blanket. I love the weaved look and it feels like a double layer of softness! Click the photo below for the pattern link. This pattern gives instructions to make any size ranging from a small prop size blanket to a king size blanket.Diagonal Weave Blanket by Crochet by Jennifer I used 3 skeins of Country Blue for my baby blanket and I love how it came out!20160302-DSC_0339 20160302-DSC_0338
I’m positive you will fall in love with this yarn and don’t forget to stop by Crochet by Jennifer’s shop for this and other patterns that are perfect for Bernat Blanket yarn.

Happy Crocheting!


About Emily Truman

Emily is the Assistant Editor at Happily Hooked Magazine and the owner at Em's Corner. She is a WAHM with 4 kids. She has a passion for crochet and sharing the art with others.


  1. Beth

    April 13, 2016 at 12:39 am

    I cannot find the instructions on the link provided. Pics are there!

  2. Michaela

    June 14, 2016 at 1:59 am

    What dimensions did you end with? Just for reference with the amount of skeins used.

    • Emily Truman

      June 14, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      3 skeins of yarn gave me a 36″ x 36″ blanket. But in the pattern, the instructions show you how to adjust to create any size blanket that you’d like. Precise instructions are given to use 1 skein or 4 skeins (and several more skeins for a large blanket)

  3. Elizabeth Goodpaster

    June 20, 2016 at 12:29 am

    I’m using the Bernat baby blend (a Joann fabrics exclusive) and I am obsessed with it!!!

  4. Laura

    July 14, 2016 at 12:26 am

    I love the looks of this blanket. I’m not a beginner, but am still fairly new to crochet. Can you tell me what stitches are used so that I can determine if I think I’m able to do it before I buy?

    • Emily Truman

      July 14, 2016 at 3:08 am

      You need to be very comfortable with front and back post stitches.

  5. Gini

    September 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I find crocheting with the blanket yarn difficult. It doesn’t dlip like regular yarn and I find it is difficult to keep the correct tension and get the stitches uniform. What do you suggest I do to correct this? I am experienced in crocheting.

    • Emily Truman

      September 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Crocheting with super bulky yarn does take some getting used to. I would just recommend trying a couple different hook sizes to see if that helps and a little practice. It isn’t the best answer but it really is just a matter of trial and error.

  6. Charlene Horn

    September 18, 2016 at 2:57 am

    I have used the yarn and love it. I made a blanket for my new great nephew. Love the colors and feel.

  7. Joan

    November 20, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    How do you join this yarn ? I love this pattern, but can’t figure out how to join a new ball without it looking lumpy.

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