With is soft and bulky texture, Bernat Blanket Yarn is a crowd favorite! More and more frequently I find myself using this yarn because it works up quick and it’s so incredibly soft to the touch. I was excited to see that there was a new version to this yarn: Bernat Blanket Stripes! Self-striping and in a dozen color combos, it is perfect for afghans.
You can purchase Bernat Blanket Stripes directly from Yarnspirations.com! I actually have a few colorways in my stash right now so keep your eye out for more projects with this yarn!
– Bernat Blanket Stripes Yarn (5 balls). I am using color “In the Pink” which I found at JOANNs but feel free to use any of the colors in the Bernat Blanket Stripes line HERE
– Size I (5.5mm) Hook
– Large Tapestry Needle
Finished Size = 38 inches wide x 40 inches tall
I used about 4.5 balls.
Cluster Stitch = Yarn over, insert the hook into stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through 2 loops on the hook, repeat 2 more times and then pull through remaining 4 loops on hook.
You can see a quick video of how I do the cluster stitch HERE.
Chain 104, SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC + chain 1 in next chain, skip a chain, SC + chain 1 in next, skip a chain, SC + chain 1 in next, repeat all the way down chain, make a SC in last two chains, chain 4, turn
Row 2: Cluster stitch + chain 1 in first chain space, and in all chain spaces, DC in last stitch, Chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC in first stitch, SC + chain 1 in chain space, SC + chain 1 in rest of the chain spaces from previous row, SC in last two, chain 4, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until blanket is desired length!
I didn’t make a border because I didn’t think it needed one. I did added a tassel to each corner with the left over yarn from my 5th ball of Bernat Blanket Stripes.
I let the colors change naturally and I actually love the look! You get about 1.25 cluster rows from each color. It’s really pretty! And I’m not sure if I like the front or back of the cluster stitches better. The back of the cluster stitches are shown on the piece flipped on top with the tassel.
When I added in a new skein, I made sure to start with the same color (and in the same color sequence as I had been working). So that means that sometimes you will pull from the center and sometimes you will have to pull from the outer edge.
If you make this blanket using Bernat Blanket Stripes yarn please be sure to use the hashtags #RepeatCrafterMe #Yarnspirations and #BernatBlanketStripes on social media! Can’t wait to see your creations!