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Vintage White Bernat Blanket*

 

 

 

 

I made one of these super plush blankets for a friend as a Christmas gift and I loved it so much I had to make one for myself! For this particular blanket, I used Bernat Blanket yarn using a half double crochet stitch and a p/11.5 mm hook. My blanket measures 72″ by 44″, perfect for a large couch throw.
Project info

Name: Vintage White Bernat Blanket*
Pattern: Vintage White Bernat Blanket Pattern by Vicky Brehm
Craft: Crochet
Made for:  cera82v on ravelry
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Hooks & yarn

Hook

11.5 mm (P)
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26 thoughts on “Vintage White Bernat Blanket*

    1. I hate to say, because I’m not exactly sure… I think I started with 8 and had to buy more. So let’s say, 10 for good measure. (For a king size bed) For a throw, I would say 6 skeins would make a good size. Hope this is a little helpful.

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    1. I’m thinking 8? I guessing, though. Buy more than you think you need and return what you don’t use. That would probably be me best advice. At the time I worked at a craft store, so I bought one at a time, with coupons, as I needed them. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

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    1. I’m sorry, I don’t. But it is very simple, actually. What I do is chain what I think is a good estimate for the blanket width I’d like to make. Without cutting the chain yarn, I put a safety pin through the loop, so it doesn’t unravel. Then, I work the other end in the first chain made in desired stitch and pattern. If I need less chains, I unravel it before cutting and securing the base chains length of yarn. If I need more, I keep making the chain until I have enough and cut the yarn and secure it. I hope this helps!

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  1. Genius idea for the starting chain!!!
    Why didn’t I think of that? LOL
    I have also made throws out of this yarn (using a simple wave pattern and different colors). I think i used 8-9 skeins as well (which I bought also one at a time with coupons and discounts, because at $10 apiece, that can get pretty pricey). They were so great and plush. The recipients loved them and my grandmother is wanting one, now.

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  2. I would love a tutorial on your foundation idea 🙂 My simple mind cannot figure out what you are doing, but if it’s an easy thing, I’d love to learn it.

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  3. Thanks so much for the great idea about the first two rows of this beautiful blanket. I am a beginning crocheter and would love more specific directions, though, as to whether I begin in the second chain for the second row, do I chain 1 or 2 at the end of the row, where do I start the third row, etc.? Once I get the first three rows, I’m good to go (as long as it isn’t a complicated pattern), but I would really appreciate your help getting to that fourth row. Thanks.

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      1. Thanks for clarifying. One more question if it’s worked through both loops why does it say in parentheses for Row 2 – 120 (150 hdc blo)? What does the blo stand for? Thank you.

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