The past few weeks I made some new Easter decorations. The peeps (pink one and lt blue one) are made out of Bernat Blanket yarn and takes about an hour. The pattern is here and is free. The pattern used worsted weight yarn. There are a couple of mistakes in the pattern and works up a little differently when you use the blanket yarn. Pay attention as you make it as to where the increases and decreases are.
The bunny and duck are magnets. They worked up fast. I had printed the pattern in 2007. and is no longer available. It was by Marlo’s Crochet Corner.
The turquoise bunnies were fun. I used Vanna’s Choice yarn by Lion Brand and the patterns were free. The bunny with the white eye patch is in Spanish. I let google translate it which worked fairly well. The pattern is called Conejito Bipedo and is by Lanukas. You can find it here. I had no problem with the pattern. I did not add a pompom tail. I have been struggling in making my own pompoms. They keep falling apart.
I also like the simplicity of some designs. The other turquoise bunny just has a tail. I didn’t put a face on the other side of the bunny. The pattern worked up easily and is by Yarnplaza.com. You can find it here.
The white bunny is different and cute. It is called Little Easter Bunnies by Magoo. The pattern is free. I did find a mistake in the feet. It was easy to catch if you watch your stitch counts. You can get the pattern here.
The designer of this pillow offered the pattern for free if you would make one and send it to where these kids are fighting cancer. At first I started the one made out of blanket yarn since I love working with that yarn so much. Of course I didn’t look at the gauge. I was so surprised how big it was! I decided it would be too hard and expensive to mail so I made a smaller one our of worsted weight yarn. They were fun to do. I am not sure what I will do with the huge one yet! I am ready to do some patterns that don’t require a lot of sewing. If you are interested, the pattern is here and is by JoAnne Grimm Thompson.
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.