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!
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
– 30 yards of Super Bulky Blanket Yarn – I used Yarn Bee Chinchilla Yarn in White Invite
Yarn Alternatives: Bernat Blanket, Lion Brand’s Hometown USA, 2-3 strands of Worsted Weight Yarn held together
Because this mini blanket is meant to use as a photo prop, and baby will most likely lean against it, I do not recommend wool yarn as many babies are allergic to it.
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!)
I think this yarn would probably work well for Arm Knitting projects.
It is also nice and cushion-y, making it great for photo prop pillows.
I was able to complete the blanket and edge finishings in 45 minutes.
9″ x 10″
Each row adds 1.25″.
HDC – Half Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
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.
If you’re more comfortable using a needle for weaving in your ends, feel free to do so instead!
Chain 11. HDC in the 2nd chain and in each across. Chain 1, turn.
R2 – 10: HDC in the 1st HDC and in each HDC across. Chain 1, turn.
Edging (to give it a finished look): Evenly SC in each HDC side and each HDC stitch 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 your own Super Bulky Mini Blankets using this pattern, 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.
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