30 Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn Patterns

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If you’ve ever met a baby (guys, I know for a fact that you’ve met a baby. Sometime, somewhere, perhaps when you were a baby yourself, I promise that you’ve met a baby!), you probably know that babies are super into soft textures.

I mean, who’s not into soft textures, right? But babies? Dude, babies are SUPER into soft textures!

That’s basically why this particular yarn was invented. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn is super soft. The texture isn’t exactly like chenille, but it is exactly as soft as chenille is. Babies like soft stuff, so the manufacturers called the yarn “baby blanket” yarn so that everyone would know what it’s for.

So yes, you can make tons of awesome baby blankets from this yarn. But remember when I reminded you that everyone likes soft textures?

Yep, you can also make tons of other stuff from baby blanket yarn, too! You can’t make everything in the world, because Bernat Baby Blanket yarn is quite a bulky yarn, but honestly, that makes it even better in my eyes because everything knits or crochets up really fast.

Here, then, are my favorite super soft, super bulky, super fun projects to make using baby blanket yarn. Some of these projects are even baby blankets!

Note: Bernat Blanket Yarn isn’t a natural fiber, but it IS vegan. You can substitute any super bulky (size 6) yarn for any of these patterns.

1. 4-Hour Crocheted Blanket


This blanket should take four hours, MAX! What else can you crochet in less than four hours? The answer: not a lot.

2. 6-Hour Crocheted Blanket


Got another couple of hours to kill? Add fake-out bobbles to your baby blanket.

3. Baby Bear Hat

Want to win your next baby shower? Gift the happy parents-to-be with your choice of blanket and this sweet hat to match! And then don’t make them write you a thank-you note, because they’ll be busy enough when the baby arrives.

4. Baby Doll


This incredibly soft baby makes a perfect first doll for a young kiddo.

5. Basket-Weave Blanket

Here’s an unusual look for a blanket: basket weave!

6. Big Blanket

Soft blankets aren’t just for babies! Here’s a nice, big, soft blanket just for YOU.

7. Easy-To-Resize Blanket

This blanket is super easy to resize to your preferred dimensions, and you can click through for instructions to add a scalloped border. This one is your go-to blanket for supersizing!

8. Cable Knit Blanket

The chunky cables on this blanket make it look somehow even softer!

9. Elephant Stuffie

This crocheted stuffed elephant is as soft as a baby blanket!

10. Flamingo

You want a giant flamingo, right? I mean, you’d be crazy not to want a giant flamingo!

11. Floor Blanket

Here’s a blanket so thick and soft that you won’t be afraid to put it between your baby and the bare ground.

12. Fluffy Cloud Applique


Crochet fluffy clouds to applique to other projects.

13. Huggy Bunny

You guys, stuffies made from Bernat Baby Blanket yarn are ridiculously soft and cuddly. Make them all right now!

14. Knit Penguin Baby Sack

Snuggle your baby up inside a snuggly soft penguin.

15. Mock Granny Stitch Baby Blanket


A real granny stitch leaves lots of holes for little ones to get their little fingers through. If you don’t want that, use this mock granny stitch, instead.

16. Lacy Baby Blanket

Most patterns using super bulky yarn aren’t lacy, so this blanket is a novelty!

17. Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket

It’s called that because it’s as soft as a marshmallow, y’all!

18. Moss-Stitch Blanket


Use the moss-stitch to create this blanket, then learn how to crochet pom poms for the corners.

19. Once Upon A Time Blanket

This is THE blanket used in the TV show Once Upon a Time!

20. Plush Owl


My favorite thing about this owl is how awesome it looks in pretty much any color.

21. Quick And Easy Multi-Color Blanket

Just because you’re crocheting something quickly in super bulky yarn doesn’t mean that it can’t also be super colorful!

22. Simple Baby Blanket


Master two simple stitches to make this baby blanket!

23. Single Crochet Blanket

The single crochet makes this blanket perfect for beginners!

24. Single Crochet Stitch With A Twist Blanket

Here’s how to use the single crochet stitch to make a ribbed blanket.

25. Slippers

Slippers and slipper boots are easy to make and comfy to wear.

26. Sunshine Crochet Pillow


Who wouldn’t want to hug a ball of sunshine?

27. Two-Color Afghan


This blanket apparently takes only three hours to make!

28. Unicorn


This crocheted unicorn is ridiculously adorable!

29. Vintage White Bernat Blanket Pattern

Definitely consider using this exact color on your own blanket for an antique look.

30. Waterfall Throw


Crochet this blanket to whatever size you like. You’ll also learn how to make tassels!

What’s your favorite thing to knit or crochet out of super chunky baby blanket yarn? Let me know in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “30 Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn Patterns”

  1. Lisa Gossman-Steeves

    I enjoy your Crafting a Green World posts, but I am wondering what Bernat Baby Blanket yarn has to do with crafting a green world The yarn is 100 percent polyester. Synthetic yarns are known to shed plastic particles in the wash, which ends up going into our water system eventually. As a crocheter, weaver and spinner, I actively try to avoid synthetic yarns, although my stash is imperfect because of past priorities.

    With our world overfilled with cast off plastic and waste from the textile industry, it would be more green to craft with organic cotton, hemp, wool and silk. Cotton makes nice blankets for babies and it is washable in cool water. Also, making blankets from second-hand fabrics would be more desirable.

    I also tried to respond to this via email but your email address on the contact us page doesn’t work.

  2. You’re totally right! The yarn’s OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification means that it’s a solid choice from a product safety and human health standpoint, but it’s still got all the environmental problems that any synthetic yarn would have when it eventually makes its way into the waste stream. The fiber market REALLY needs a natural yarn choice that has that super bulky fluff factor that makes chenille blanket yarns so popular, although manufacturing the snot out of something like cotton to make it as floofy as blanket yarn would probably take away the benefits of using a natural fiber in the first place, sigh…

  3. I am thankful to read the conversation above. I am so new to crochet and a friend asked if I would make a blanket. I didn’t realize that I could make a baby blanket from cotton. That fits my budget and I Love This Cotton yarn at hobby lobby is so soft. I was tempted to buy almost anything that said baby on the label and felt soft. Thank you for educating me.

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