Yesterday, I came across the Toot Sweet Newborn Bonnet found on Moogly. It is made with Super Bulky blanket yarn.
I haven't used the blanket yarn before, but every time I go to JoAnn's, I stop and look at the Bernat Baby Blanket yarn.
I bookmarked the pattern and added Super Bulky blanket yarn to my shopping list...
Today, I attempted to crochet this bonnet using Yarn Bee Chinchilla Super Bulky yarn (no link available - not found online!) in White Invite that I found at Hobby Lobby on Clearance. NO LUCK!
Quick Yarn Review:
This yarn is difficult to work with as it is very bulky with no stretch. Even making the starting slip stitch was difficult!
Try to be sure about your stitches beforehand, this yarn is very difficult to pull out and once you have pulled it out, it makes a mess!
(If it wasn't 10pm and dark, I would pull out my phone and take a photo of the fluffy pieces all over my crocheting chair!)
Anywho... I decided to use this yarn to make a mini blanket and attempt the beautiful newborn bonnet at a later time with a different type of Super Bulky yarn. Find my mini blanket pattern below!
This mini blanket is thick, sturdy and has a subtle sparkle. It makes a great basket filler, and would be perfect to use in photos during the holiday season.
- Small Hook (such as a D3/3.25mm) to weave in your ends
- P15/11.50 Hook
- Super Bulky Blanket Yarn - I used Yarn Bee Chinchilla Yarn in White Invite
* This particular yarn comes in 25 yards but I would recommend at least 30.
** Side note, this yarn would probably work well for Arm Knit scarves!
I was able to complete the blanket and edge finishings in 45 minutes.
9" x 10"
Each row adds 1.25".
CH - Chain
HDC - Half Double Crochet
ST - Stitch
Sl St - Slip Stitch
SC - Single Crochet
Notes for Pattern:
Using the Chinchilla yarn, I did not quite have enough to finish my edging all the way around the mini blanket. I ended up only working down the sides on the blanket where the slight uneven-ness of the sides of the HDC's are. Easy solution: Get at least 30 yards of yarn to work full pattern below, otherwise, try my way.
Weaving in ends will be done with the smallest crochet hook and fingers - since weaving the thick yarn with an embroidery needle is difficult. You will have the same result and it will be easier than trying to fight with the needle and yarn.
|First, you'll want to use the small crochet hook to pull the tail under|
several stitches as if you were weaving it in.
|Once through, use your left index finger and|
thumb to hold the loop of the last stitch
you've just finished weaving your tail under.
If you're more comfortable using a needle for weaving in your ends, feel free to do so instead!
CH 11. HDC in 2nd CH and across. CH 1, turn.
Row 2 - 10: HDC in 1st HDC and ea HDC across. CH 1, turn.
Edging (to give it a finished look): Even SC in each HDC side and each HDC st all the way around. In each corner, make two extra SC's - otherwise, your blanket will pull up on the sides.
Please feel free to make and sell this mini blanket, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.
Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
I do not plan on adding mini blankets with this particular yarn to my shop, but feel free to contact me with your requests should you like one.
I have a couple mini blanket basket fillers and full size baby blankets in my Etsy shop under the Baby/Toddler/Child section. Feel free to send in your custom color requests! Check out color options here: Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Yarn, and Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn.
I use my own patterns for them, so feel free to also send in your custom size requests!
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