As soon as I discovered Bernat Blanket yarn, I knew I had to make a blanket. I wanted to try something different, not just plain stripes or granny squares. After looking on Pinterest for hours, I found some chevron throws that were really catching my eye. I looked high and low for a pattern for thicker yarn and couldn’t find one that I liked. Most of them were too loose, with too many holes. I wanted a thick, warm blanket for hanging out on the couch in colder months! So, I got out a piece of paper and started the process of writing my first ever blanket pattern.
I had never used a stitch chart before, but decided it was the best way to go about counting stitches to make sure my starting chain was the right length. It took several failed attempts before I came up with the right number.
I have made 2 of these blankets in different sizes, and I LOVE them! Bernat Blanket Yarn is so soft and cuddly! And now it comes in so many amazing colors.
My first blanket was 45″ x 60″ with a starting chain of 97 and 53 rows. My 2nd was 64″ x 72″ with a starting chain of 129 and 65 rows. You can change the size of the blanket by increasing or decreasing by 16 chains.
For the smaller blanket I used 5 of the big balls of yarn. For the larger size I used 9. I did a random order of colors, but tried to even it out so each color had the same amount of rows at the end.
Here is the pattern I came up with:
Hook: 10.00mm (Boye Aluminum 10mm Crochet Hook)
9 big balls Bernat Blanket Yarn (Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn – Lilac)
Ch 129 ( + or – 16)
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc 4, *dc2tog, dc2tog, dc 5, inc, inc, dc 5* across, inc in last chain, ch 3, turn
Row 2: in front loops only – dc in 1st st (the starting chain and this dc will give you an inc in the 1st st) dc 4, *dc2tog, dc2tog, dc 5, inc, inc, dc 5* across, inc in last st, ch 3, turn
Repeat row 2 to desired length. I did a total of 65 rows.
Weave in your ends, and you’re ready to snuggle in your new blanket!