Substitution for Bernat Blanket Yarn

What is The Substitution of Bernat Blanket Yarn?

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as ‘Mikey’, I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I’m a ‘hooker’ at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

15 thoughts on “What is The Substitution of Bernat Blanket Yarn?

  • October 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm
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    The article was definitely bang on! But I have a different issue with blanket yarn. I really want to make the mermaid snuggle sack for my granddaughter, but she is a “Finding Nemo” fanatic and I wanted to make it in Nemo colors. The blanket yarn doesn’t come in orange. So I ordered a one pound skein of Caron yarn in bright orange. When the yarn arrives, I’ll be trying some swatches to see if I can adapt the pattern from the blanket yarn to the standard 4 ply yarn. Wish me luck!

  • September 29, 2016 at 10:56 am
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    I did like the article . I happen to love tips & research. I’ll tell you one thing. This whole magazine is JAM PACKED with great info. Kudo’s to you all involved. I know you must all work very hard & I’m sure many of you wear a multitude of hats. Good thing you can crochet them!!! lol Hope you got that last line, that was a joke. Seriously, thank you for all you do. Karen Cole

  • September 26, 2016 at 5:10 pm
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    Love this pattern. I live in Australia and we can’t buy this yarn. Is it possible to have the measurements so I can try to adapt the pattern to the thinner yarn that I can buy? Thanks

  • September 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm
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    Just one little thing/Can you use the multi color yarn from Bernet blanket yarn?
    I cannot find the teal I want. There is just two colors light and dark. Thank you for your time. Hope to hear from you soon.

  • September 9, 2016 at 10:22 pm
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    Mostly “Bang On”. There is a fourth reason some don’t use the blanket yarn. A few of my friends say it hurts there hands to use it. I have been using it & have not really been having a problem. I have notice that I do get tired sooner, but have not had any pain.

  • August 24, 2016 at 1:33 am
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    Bang on! I hesitated to buy Bernat Blanket, but found it on sale and have almost completed the shark snuggle sack — just the fin and tail to go. Next up — the rocket. Need to find one more. I like the dinosaur tail, but I wish it included a dinosaur head. It doesn’t quite have the detail of the others.

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      August 24, 2016 at 7:14 am
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      You could always improvise. REmember, patterns are like recipes… If you don’t see something you like, you can be creative and add the details you wish it had.

  • August 17, 2016 at 3:04 am
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    I think your article was “BANG ON”. I generally try to use the yarn listed or at least the same category yarn. So even if it’s a “light weight cardigan” with basically no sleeves and it seems strange to use a wool free lace in a 1, I’m going to go for it. The only times I have changed the yarn weight has been on a shirt pattern and it worked so well I’m going to do another in another color. But keep making articles like this. People like me who stopped crocheting for 30 years (yes go ahead and slap my knuckled with a wooden Tunisian hook) really need all this great knowledge without fumbling through it ourselves if you don’t mind.
    P.S. Enjoy Alaska, my dad just came back for a week cruise from Seattle and then stayed with an old friend for almost a month to get away from the humidity of good old Florida summer, so Enjoy and have a drink for me and place something on both 8 and 28 on roulette if you get the chance.

  • August 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm
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    Thank you Mikey. I do love Bernat Blanket yarn. My grandson sees the yarn in the house and asks me ” Are you making me something Nana?”

  • August 15, 2016 at 1:38 pm
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    Works for me have made several blankets that way but one or two of my threast is a super soft thread gives the blanket a little softie to it.

  • August 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm
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    I actually did two Shark sacks. The first I used Bernat Blanket yarn (it was on sale) and made the toddler size. The second Shark sack was made using Stitch Studio by Nicole Chateau, this was on Clearance. The yarns are very similar and both sharks came out wonderfully. I almost wanted to switch to a lighter yarn, because I am making them for grand-nephews who live in Hawaii, and these are very plush. However, after reading your explanation, Mikey, I think I will stick with a blanket yarn type. Instead of laying inside, it is still so plush they can lay on top of it, if it gets to warm. I have 3 more to make, depending upon the yarn colors that go on clearance or sale, I may make the rocket next! Thank you so much for your tutorials, I am a stroke survivor and now need the visuals to follow, as written patterns can be confusing to me. Also, wanted to SHOUT OUT a big thank you to my Mother-in-law, Mable, for introducing me to Crochet Crowd! What a fabulous ‘group’ of people you have working behind the scenes and your fans!

  • August 15, 2016 at 5:34 am
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    I live in NZ and can’t easily get Bernat blanket, is there a ply that i could substitute?

  • August 14, 2016 at 8:34 pm
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    You have explained it very well

  • August 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm
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    I’ve hesitated to buy the blanket yarn because of the cost, but this article has convinced me to give it a try!

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