Learn how to crochet afghan with Bernat Velvet yarn. This yarn is really soft and has a lovely sheen to it, pure luxury!
I have had this velvet yarn in my collection for quite a few months but didn’t know what to design with it. The first thought that came to mind was slippers. So you can expect some velvety soft slippers soon.
Designing with this yarn was tricky as the stitches would just blend in and not show a pattern. I experimented with different stitches and finally settled for this stitch which was a V-stitch variation, but I didn’t like the big gaps.
I modified the stitch pattern to make it less lacy but still show some texture, and I added a picot border to complete the look. I feel the border looks great on this yarn. What do you think?
Crochet Blanket Pattern
1. Size 5 super bulky yarn. I used 1 skein each of Bernat Velvet yarn in colors White, Burgundy Plum and Quiet Pink.
2. A size K (6.5mm) hook.
33 inches wide and 43 inches long
270 yards of Quiet Pink, 300 yards of Burgundy, and 200 yards of White.
The pattern is written in US terms.
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc)worked into the same st or ch.
Crochet Velvet Afghan Pattern
How to Crochet an Afghan with Velvet yarn- Tips
1. The stitches can be hard to see if you use a dark or white color yarn. So start your blanket with a light color stripe. Once you are past the first row, it will be easy to work the stitch pattern.
2. Since the yarn is slippery in nature, I tied a knot with the 2 tails before working over the tails to hide them in the border.
Note: Every time you join a new color, fasten off the previous color.
With the light Pink color yarn, ch 98. You can ch any multiple of 6+2 to make your blanket wider.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *(ch 1, sk 2 chs, V-st in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in next), repeat from * to end, turn.—-16 V-sts
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 1 dc in the same st, ch 1, 1 sc in the ch-1 space of next V-st, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in the ch-1 space of next V-st ), repeat from * and after your work a sc in the ch-1 space of the last V-st, ch 1, 2 dc in last sc, turn. ——15 dc clusters
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as ch 1, ch 1, V-st in next sc, *(ch 1, 1 sc in the middle dc of the next dc cluster, ch 1, V-st in next sc), repeat from * and after V-st in the last sc, ch 1, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3, turn.——16 V-sts
Row 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3, ch 1, 1 sc in the ch-1 space of next V-st, *(ch 1, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in ch-1 space of next V-st), repeat from * and after sc in ch-1 space of last V-st, ch 1, 2 dc in last sc, turn.——15 dc clusters
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 alternately until you have a total of 10 Rows in the light pink color and join the Burgundy color.
The rows will be hard to count in this stitch pattern. If you can count 5 dc clusters stacked on top of each other, that means you have completed your 10 rows. See pic above.
Row 11-20: With burgundy color yarn, repeat Rows 3 and 4. At the end of your 20th row, join the white color yarn.
Row 21- 30: With white color yarn, repeat Rows 3 and 4. At the end of your 30th row, join the light pink color yarn.
Row 31- 40: With light pink color yarn, repeat Rows 3 and 4. At the end of your 40th row, join the burgundy color yarn.
Row 41-50: With burgundy color yarn, repeat Rows 3 and 4. At the end of your 50th row, join the white color yarn.
Row 51-60: With white color yarn, repeat Rows 3 and 4. At the end of your 60th row, join the light pink color yarn.
Row 61-70: With light pink color yarn, repeat Rows 3 and 4. At the end of your 70th row, join the burgundy color yarn.
Border for Crochet Afghan
Round 1: Ch 1, work a round of sc sts around the blanket taking care to work 3 sc in each corner to help you turn, sl st to first sc. You should work over yarn tails while you work this round.
Round 2: Ch 1, *1 sc in each sc st across to the next corner, 3 sc in the corner st), repeat from * until you complete the round, sl st to the first sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in next st 2 sts, *(ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 5 sts), repeat from * to next corner, 1 sc in corner st, ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * until you reach back where you started, sl st to the first sc, fasten off.