I made this frog for my nieces birthday. It is to hold her pajamas (even though she turned 24.) 🙂 The mouth opens up for the pajamas. It is very soft – made out of Bernat Blanket yarn. I was surprised that this pattern was A LOT of work. It involved sewing a lot of pieces together (I won’t be making another). When I looked at the picture, I didn’t think there was as much sewing as there was. For example: you made two feet and sewed them together before attaching to the leg. The pattern is a paid pattern from Snappy Tots. You can find it here. I do think there is an error in the requirements for the supplies. She lists 500 yards for the Bernat Blanket yarn. That is 2.5 skeins of the 10.5 oz skeins. That is WAY too much. I didn’t even come close to using that much. I used more like 300 yards of the main color (a little over one big skein). I won’t be making another one of these guys.
I saw a heart pillow made out of Bernat Blanket Yarn. I love finding things to make out of this yarn. The pattern cost $5. That is a pretty steep price for one pattern. I found a free pattern to try instead. The heart does look different than the paid pattern but I still like how they turned out. The free pattern is here. They took about an hour each to make.
This is the second year I have participated in the Bernat Blanket Mystery CAL put on by JoAnn Fabrics and The Crochet Crowd. It was kind of a boring, simple pattern last year. but this year it was fun. There was a lot of variety in the stitches. There was surface crochet, basket weave, Jacob’s Ladder. . . My favorite is Jacob’s Ladder. For those unfamiliar with it, it is the braid in the gray stripe. It is fun to make and adds so much to the blanket. I still need to block this blanket. You started in the center with a circle and then you crochet to make it a square. I ended up making the square a little tight so it is buckling. The blocking will help it to lay flat. Since it is made out of blanket yarn and tight stitches, the blanket is very heavy and warm despite not being a huge blanket. It was a lot of fun to do.
I love Bernat Blanket Yarn. I was searching for patterns online one day and found an image of a snowman made out of Blanket Yarn. The pattern wasn’t written that way though. The pattern is here.
I didn’t change the pattern at all. I used an L hook. One 10 oz skein of white was more than enough to make a snowman. 2 – 10 oz skeins is enough for 3 snowmen. One 3.5 oz skein is enough for the hat and scarf. It took me about 3 hours to make one.
I will have a hard time selling these guys. I will have to make one that I can keep!
I love owls. When I first saw the pattern for this owl, I couldn’t wait to make it. The pattern is by Repeat Crafter Me and you can get it here.
When the pattern came out, it used Bernat Blanket yarn which was new at the time. I fell in love with the yarn and have become slightly obsessed with it. Most of the patterns out there are for blankets but I prefer to make soft animals and toys out of it. I am always on the lookout for patterns that this yarn would work well with.
It takes me about 3 1/2 hours to make the owl. This owl (and the interest in it) is what started me selling my crocheting. In 2016 I sold quit a few of the owls. The only way I was able to make so many is I LOVE the yarn. It is so soft.
If you have not used the Bernat Blanket Yarn yet, this is an easy pattern to try it out on. It uses one big skein (10.5 oz) for the body.