Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Newest Bernat Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern Its Not Just for Babies!


Ever since I started making baby blankets with Bernat Baby Blanket yarn my adult children (and friends) have been begging me for a full size afghan. I kept telling them an adult sized afghan with this yarn would weight about 100 pounds. But they kept begging. So for my adult nieces birthday I whipped up this afghan using Bernat Baby Blanket yarn.



I posted a picture of it on my Facebook page and one of my fans commented that it looked like a field of pansies. So I named it the Pansy Blanket. This is another quick and easy crochet pattern that can be made in a weekend. I started it on a Friday evening and finished it Sunday morning. Easy peasy. Unfortunately I cannot find this green color anymore that I made the edge in so that will have to substituted unless you can find it.

Its still a heavy blanket but not as heavy as it would have been with a solid pattern.

Here is a close up picture of the pattern




This pattern is available as an instant download on my new website or my Etsy store!

6 comments:

  1. How many skeins did you use to make this blanket?

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    1. I used 4 large skeins for the blanket and 1 large skein for the border. thanks!

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  2. Thank you so much for this post. I have been dying to see what this yarn would look like made into something. I call it Mardi Gras because it reminds me of King Cake. So sad to hear you cannot find the green yarn anymore, it is the icing on the cake. Now I know I want one for myself from the Summer Day yarn. I'm working on one right now for my granddaughter using little petunias and found this while searching for a trim color myself. White gets dingy so easily I don't want to use it. Please post if you ever find another green to match the yarn used here.

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    1. Hi Heidi! A couple months ago they had about 10 skeins of the green pop up again and I bought them and listed them and they sold in about an hour. I keep looking!! Also the new Bernat colors are coming out April 1st so I will have all of those in my Etsy shop. They are beautiful!! You can see samples of the new colors on my more recent post

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  3. Hey, Kay. I hope you are still checking this post. I can only find the 3.5 oz skeins of this, which I think are only about 85 yards. I think Bernat has 10 oz skeins and maybe when you say large skeins this is what you mean, so I think I'll need 12 skeins of the 3.5 oz. Just wanted your thoughts. Thanks.

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  4. Yes I meant the big 300 gram skeins. I just like them better so you don't have to keep tying new skeins on. I think your right on the count of little skeins. But keep in mind if you crochet tight; you may need a little more. Please post a picture of your blanket on my facebook wall when you are done!! I love seeing them

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