Bernat (Not Just for) Baby Blanket

The last time I visited the Bernat offices the Baby Blanket Puffy Baby Blanket was being passed around the design table. It was so ridiculously soft and comfy that I really wanted to make one for my youngest son. The challenge? Well, at 11-years-old, he’s not a baby. Thankfully though, even though the word “baby” is in the yarn’s name, there are a few colors in the collection that will work for any age. I chose Baby Sand and Little Sand Castles (currently available on end caps at Jo-ann stores) — see below for results!
I love the way that color and size can completely change the age specs and look of a project — you’d never know this pattern was originally designed with infants in mind! For this version I chained 67 (64 + 3 which counts as the first DC)then followed the pattern as-is for the rest of the blanket. For the edging, I opted for half-double crochet.
I’m happy to report, that my kiddo digs his Puffy Pre-Teen Blanket. Oh, and even though he’s not a baby anymore, he’ll always be mine. 🙂

27 Responses to “Bernat (Not Just for) Baby Blanket”

  1. Brenda Steffen

    That is so awesome! I’ve adapted giant afghan patterns into baby blankets, but I love the idea of doing the opposite. I’m in the middle of a bunch of projects, but I want to drop everything and make myself a cozy blanket. Right NOW. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Mary Altman

    Hi, I was wondering id the baby sand color is a grey color or a beown. I am looking for grey, and am hoping it is. tyvm for sharing. I love your blankets

  3. Karina


    I love this blanket, however, when I click on the link for the pattern, it says that the link is no longer available. Do you have a video making it or the pattern available to post on this thread or email?

    Thank you in advance,


  4. Story Perry

    You all will be glad to know that now Bernat has a new line just called Bernat Blanket. It is the same type of yarn the the Baby Blanket but with more all age colors.

  5. Ursula

    I can’t find the pattern- it is not available on yarnspirations- can you post the pattern?

  6. charlotte bernat dickey

    I am looking for bernat soft yarn in black and red. Does someone know what store would have those two colors.

    • Vickie Howell

      If you mean Bernat Blanket (or Baby Blanket) yarn as used in this project, unfortunately it doesn’t come in either of those two colors. Sorry!

  7. stephanie

    Hi there, I am just wondering what your measurments for the finished size of the blanket are? I just ordered 6 big balls (300g) of the bernat baby blanket and i want to make my daughter a pretty substantially sized blanket for her bed, how many balls did you end up using? thanks!

  8. Debra Murdock

    Well it should be available in every color there is. This stuff is so easy to work with and I love it. I have made blankets for all of my grandkids but, I have a new one coming soon and Mom & Dad want Charcoal, Black and Dark Red. Yikes!! I can’t find those colors.

  9. linda

    i was wondering if you could send me the pattern for the not so baby blanket went to the pattern sight said they could not find it. thankyou just love the blanket.

  10. Randa

    I really wanted to look at the pattern to decide if I wanted to make it but the link is broken can you email it to me.

  11. Kim

    I would love to make this but the links do not work 🙁 do you have the rest of the pattern??

  12. mario4508@yahoo.co

    I cannot find the patern for the puffy baby blanlet… ould you please help?

  13. Jody Hervey

    The link for the puffy baby blanket is no longer available. Do you know where I can find? Thanks!!

  14. Amy

    I absolutely love this. I’ve been looking for pattern with this yarn for my 14 year old. Yours is beautiful! Do you have info where I can find the pattern? The link above goes to an error page.

  15. Amy

    Oh! Should went google digging first I found it :). May I ask how many balls of Bernat yours used? The amount has always deterred me from making even a baby blanket in the past.

    • Vickie Howell

      I think I used about a dozen balls. Now, though they sell the ginormous balls at JoAnn, so you could probably get away with 4 or so of those, I’d guess.

  16. Soni

    This link does not work. Is there another place to find the pattern?

  17. Haley

    Hi I really like this blanket… GREAT job! I was wondering what the pattern was for the color switching…. How many rows brown, how many rows mulit, how many rows brown etc… Thanks in advance!

  18. Melissa

    I was wondering the multiples of the chain if we were wanting to make a bigger size blanket? My mom wanted me to make her one but I’m not sure how to do a bigger size.