Even though BERNAT velvet yarn is not the easiest to work with, at the same time it is so soft that it quickly became one of the favorite yarns for crochet aficionados for a cuddly blanket. Therefore, if you’ve found some amazing velvet yarn colors, it is time to create an amazing crochet blanket.
The first thing to consider when you are picking a pattern and a hook to use is to keep in mind the structure of this yarn. First of all, it is similar to a bottle brush in texture: one strong thread in the middle and a myriad of tiny little ‘bristles’ that create the velvet yarn strand.
The second thing to remember, BERNAT velvet yarn is very slippery. For this reason, to achieve consistency in your crochet fabric, I suggest crocheting a little tighter than you would normally do. Accordingly, I’ve used H-8 5 mm crochet hook for this crochet baby blanket.
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How to avoid mistakes
Under those circumstances, one of the common mistakes you’d see when crocheting with BERNAT velvet yarn is to see pulled strands of yarn. For this reason, crochet tighter than you will usually, check your work often and practice with BERNAT velvet yarn on a swatch before starting a project.
Furthermore, if you are looking for pastel colors, check also the line of BERNAT Baby Velvet yarns. As a matter of fact, that’s how I picked Velvet yarn in Misty Green from the clearance bin.
Most importantly, you must pick the right crochet stitch for BERNAT Velvet Yarn. I must emphasize, the textured waffle stitch works great for this velvet yarn blanket.
Some of the great features of WAFFLE CROCHET stitch:
- First, the stitch uses one basic crochet stitch (DC-double crochet) with a simple twist;
- Second, waffle crochet stitch is reversible which makes it great for blankets;
- Third, crochet stitch is so simple that you can crochet this baby blanket very quickly;
- In conclusion, it works great with BERNAT velvet yarn and gives the blanket some texture and interest.
- 2 skeins of BERNAT Velvet Yarn in Misty Green
- 2 skein of BERNAT Velvet Yarn in Blissful Greige
- 2 skein of BERNAT Velvet Yarn in Pale Grey
- H-8 5 mm crochet hook
Finished Size: 36″ x 36″
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- ch – chain
- DC – double crochet
- FPDC – front post double crochet
Ch 139 in Blissful Greige.
DC into each ch (139 DC). Ch 3.
First, DC into the first DC of the underlying row. * FPDC into the next stitch. DC into the next stitch.* Continue between * * (alternating DB & FPDC) to the end of the row. Finally, DC into the last stitch. Ch 3.
* FPDC into the next stitch. DC into the next stitch.* Continue between * * (alternating DB & FPDC) to the end of the row. Finally, DC into the 3rd stitch of the ch3 turning chain. Ch 3.
Rows 4 – 13
Consequently, repeat rows 2 and 3 to use all the yarn in your first skein (Blissful Greige).
Rows 14 – 27
Switch to Pale Grey and repeat rows 2 and 3 to use all the yarn in your second skein.
Rows 28 – 41
In like manner, switch to Misty Green and repeat rows 2 and 3 to use all the yarn in your second skein.
Rows 42 – end
To summarize, keep alternating colors and repeating rows 2 and 3 to use all the yarn. Finally, weave in the tail ends.
In conclusion, this a very easy pattern to use for a quick yet luxurious baby blanket. Most importantly, you can crochet this blanket using BERNAT velvet yarn in a weekend.