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!
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.
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!
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!