Easy Knitting Pattern using Bernat Blanket Yarn
April 23, 2020
This is a free knitting pattern using Bernat Blanket Yarn. I recently designed this pattern after buying the yarn back in January when it was on sale at Joann’s. The yarn is the Color Pooling version but any Bernat Blanket yarn that recommends a size US 11 needle will work. It is an easy to knit pattern using only knit and purl stitches.
I really like the way the blanket turned out although I do not really see the “color pooling” as the yarn showed on the package the yarn came with. I chose this color because the blanket was a gift for my oldest son and his favorite football team is the Atlanta Falcons. The yarn is super soft and easy to knit with. It is hard to photograph though, in my opinion, so sorry if it is hard to see the actual whole blanket or the stitch pattern. It has knit and purl rows and a garter stitch border around the edges – below is a closer photo but again it is hard to see the actual pattern – it looks better in person than a photo.
You can click above to download the written pattern if you want to save it or print it. I will also include the pattern below:
Supplies needed: 4 skeins of Bernat Blanket Yarn
Size US 11 circular knitting needles with a 36 or 40 inch long cable
Cast on 92 stitches (approximately 2 sts per inch gauge)
Knit the first 4 rows then pattern as follows:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4
Row 5: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4
Row 6: Knit
Repeat the 6 row pattern until you have used up most of all 4 skeins of yarn – leave enough yarn to Knit 4 more rows then bind off.
The finished blanket will have a right side and a wrong side for the stitch pattern but it looks nice from either side. It measures approximately 58 inches wide and 54 inches long. If you want it a little longer you can either get another skein of yarn and knit it longer or you can have it less wide by subtracting 4 to 6 stitches and then you can knit it longer.
I hope you enjoy the pattern.
Free Knit Scarf and Crochet Cowl Pattern
December 8, 2015
Christmas is going to be here before we know it. Are you ready? Do you have all your shopping done and all your handmade gifts completed? I wish I could say that I do but I don’t – I am not even close. I have been so busy designing new patterns for my shops that I have not taken the time to shop at all.
I have a couple of designs to share today on my blog that are both pretty quick and easy to knit or crochet – so if you are still looking for something to complete for someone for a gift maybe one of these patterns will work. They are both Free pdf download files.
The above photo is of a Chunky Knit Drop Stitch Scarf. It is super quick and easy to knit on size US 15 knitting needles. If you can do a knit stitch and a yarn over and drop a yarn over you can complete this pattern. Any chunky weight yarn will work. The yarn I used was from Hobby Lobby – not sure if it is still available – it is called Yarn Bee Finale. It goes from thick to thin and is a variegated yarn. Drop Stitch Knit Scarf You can click on the highlighted name of the pattern to access the pdf pattern and print.
The other pattern I am sharing today is for a crocheted ripple cowl – I call it Candy Cane Ripple since it is done in red and white sparkle yarn. You can choose any two colors you want with or without the sparkle, glitter, yarn. This cowl is crocheted with a size US J hook. It is a one row repeat so pretty simple to do once you master the pattern. The cowl is crocheted in rows and then sewn together. You need to know how to double crochet and chain and skip chains to crochet this. Yarn I used was Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn in the sparkle – any #4 worsted weight yarn can be used. Candy Cane Ripple Cowl Crochet Pattern Clicking on the highlighted text will take you to the pdf pattern for you to download or print.
I hope you enjoy the patterns and are able to get some handmade gifts completed for those on your list.
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