Bernat Velvet is the go-to yarn for crocheting cozy but luxurious items. It is soft to the touch and 100% polyester, which makes it an ideal material for wearables for people with wool allergies. Polyester is easy to care for and durable.
This yarn is a great choice for projects that will keep you warm and snuggly, such as scarves, beanies, or blankets! Its lush, velvety texture will enhance the look of luxury in your projects.
As a bulky yarn, Bernat Velvet is fast to work up to. You can crochet larger projects and spend way less time on them than if you were using a lighter weight yarn!
However, bulky yarns also mean heavier projects, so your arms will get tired when crocheting for long periods of time, especially as you near the end of the project.
Velvet yarn very smooth, which is what we love about it, but this also means that they are slippery to work with! Watch out for loops slipping off your hook or stitches wriggling out of position and make sure you have long ends and safely secure them.
The patterns I’ve included today are all accessible for beginners, so if this is your first foray into velvet yarn, you’re at the right place!
1. Valentine Teddy Bear
It’s Valentine season and if you’re looking for a last-minute gift for your loved one, this sweet teddy bear is the perfect choice!
Due to the thickness of Bernat Velvet, this plush is super fast to work up to. The resulting plushie is almost a foot tall!
2. Heart Pillow
This amigurumi heart is another great option for a Valentine’s gift for your girlfriend or boyfriend! What better way to show your love than a giant, plush heart?
The finished heart measures at 8″ x 19″ (45.5 x 48.5 cm).
3. Floral Wreath
This decorative wreath is perfect for sprucing up your home and preparing you to welcome spring!
The center of the flower calls for a tricky stitch called the loop stitch. But don’t worry, because using velvet yarn will make the loop stitch more manageable! Here’s a quick video tutorial to help you out.
4. Fluffy Scrunchies
Scrunchies are awesome, and velvet scrunchies even more so!
These scrunchies will make you look stylish whether you’re just letting it hang around your wrist, or on your ponytail.
What’s also cool is that velvet holds hair very well, so you don’t need to worry about your hair slipping out of these scrunchies!
5. Twist Crochet Headband
A classic twist headband is a staple hair accessory!
In addition to giving your look a luxurious vibe, this Bernat Velvet headband will feel great against your skin and hair!
6. Rabbit Amigurumi
This super adorable rabbit will give you the plushiest, coziest hugs!
The resulting size is 6.5″ (16.5 cm), so you can either turn it into a large keychain for your bag or have it displayed on your desk!
7. Corkscrew Cushion
This corkscrew cushion has a unique pattern and a ribbed texture. It will serve as a lovely addition to your living room!
The pattern is worked in a continuous spiral, alternating rows between ridges and normal rows. The ridges are created by crocheting into the horizontal bar at the back of a half-double crochet.
8. Bobbly Fringe Blanket
This blanket has a bobbly fringe to add to its charm and cuteness!
With the exception of the bobbly fringe, the entire blanket is crocheted using single crochets. Here’s a video tutorial for bobble stitches if you’ve never done them before! I think textured stitches like bobbles are extremely satisfying to do in velvet yarn!
9. Diamond Wave Scarf
This scarf’s jewel tones will do wonders for those of you with a cool-toned complexion! It looks so stylish, too!
This scarf will do well to spice up an otherwise boring outfit when you’re in a rush to get through the door in the morning!
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10. Classic Beanie
Doesn’t this beanie just look super soft and cozy? A beanie made out of Bernat Velvet is guaranteed to keep you warm and comfy!
The main body of the hat is worked with an interesting stitch called the yarn over slip stitch which creates a beautiful ridged texture. If you’ve never heard of this stitch before, here’s a video tutorial for you!
With yarn of a lighter weight, this stitch can be difficult to maintain tension with and because of the tendency to crochet slip stitches too tight, but this is less of a problem in bulky yarn!
11. Twinkle Star Pillow
These star pillows have a playful charm to them! Crocheting a set of these to put on your couch will make your place look friendly and fun.
12. Flower Patch Blanket
This beautiful flower patch blanket consists of a mix of classic granny squares and fancy flower squares. Even though the pattern is very simple, the end result is a charmingly elegant but soft and snuggly blanket!
The 3D effect of the flowers are so much more pronounced in velvet yarn!
13. Pretty Granny Square Pillow
I love how distinctive velvet yarn looks in granny squares! It creates a gapless and seamless impression and the colors on each row look like they are melding into each other.
You can mix and match your own colors for this granny square pillow.
14. Velvet Baby Blanket
Though at a glance the squares in this blanket look like they’re made out of simple horizontal rows, don’t be fooled!
It is actually worked by crocheting the top and left edges in one row, then crocheting shorter and shorter rows as you work towards the bottom right.
The resulting effect is a subtle but alluring diagonal stripe across the whole blanket!
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15. Piglet Bunny Amigurumi
This cute bunny reminds me a lot of Piglet from Winnie the Pooh! The final result is 15″ (38 cm) tall, so it will give you all the snuggles you need!
The entire amigurumi is made out of single crochets, so it will be a breeze for crocheters of all levels!
16. Cozy Ribbed Pillow
This simple color block pillow has a vertical ribbing pattern that makes it look like a waffle!
The patterns call for some special stitches, and I’ve linked the video tutorials for them here: double crochet front post (fpdc) and double crochet back post (bpdc).
17. Loopy Dots Blanket
This loopy blanket will make for a great accent piece in your interior decoration. The pattern provides two color options, but you can have fun and pick your own colors for the dots!
You will need to crochet many double loop stitches, but like the loop stitch, velvet yarn is easier to handle due to its bulkier size! Here’s a video tutorial to help you out with the double loop stitch.
18. Fat Cat Amigurumi
These fat cats come in two color combination options! Its final size is 10″ (25.5 cm) tall and 9″ (23 cm) wide, and it will fit right in your bed or sofa!
19. Zigzag Baby Blanket
This is a very repetitive and simple pattern. Worked entirely in double crochets, it also builds up super fast! The end result is a comfy and cheerful blanket.
While the pattern is meant to be for a baby blanket, you can easily add a few more zigzags lengthwise and sideways to make it fit for yourself!
20. Storage Basket
Cute and also functional!
If you’ve ever tried making storage baskets from a lightweight yarn, you will know how difficulty it is for items like pens to stay up, due to the lack of support from the crocheted work.
But with Bernat Velvet, you won’t have that problem! Due to its bulky size, Bernat Velvet is an ideal yarn for making storage baskets.
These starred storage baskets can hold an assortment of items from skincare products to stationery.
21. Moroccan Tile Afghan
This Moroccan tile afghan surely adds an exotic and luxurious feeling to your decor! I just love how the tassels look in velvet.
The pattern provides charts of the motif in addition to the written instructions.
22. Mitered Square Cushion
Here’s another velvet cushion with a luxurious look!
There are 4 squares on each side, which are then seamed together with single crochets.
23. Seriously Snuggly Blanket
As you’d expect from its name, this blanket is seriously snuggly!
It requires a treble front post (fptr) stitch, and you can find the video tutorial for it here if you’re not familiar with this stitch! But I can guarantee that by the end of crocheting this blanket, you will be extremely familiar with this stitch!
24. Post Lines Throw
This pattern calls for Bernat Velvet Plus, which is a super bulky yarn, although you can still use Bernat Velvet with the caveat that the end result will be smaller than expected.
Here are links to the video tutorials for double crochet front post (fpdc) and double crochet back post (bpdc) stitches since you’ll be using a lot of these!
More blog posts for amigurumi beginners:
- My Foolproof Guide to Crocheting Amigurumi for Beginners
- What’s the best stuffing for amigurumi? (+ how to stuff!)
- How to Sew Amigurumi Parts Together (easy photo tutorial!)
- How to Change Colors in Amigurumi (easy photo tutorial!)
- My Guide to Resizing Amigurumi (no math!)
- How to Use Safety Eyes in Amigurumi (and My Favorite Sizes!)
- Which Is The “Right” Side Of Amigurumi?
25. Swirling Maze Cushion
This cushion sure looks trippy! It consists of 4 squares which are then joined together.
The ridges are created by alternating between front post half double crochet (fphdc) and back post half double crochet (bphdc). Here’s a tutorial for both if you’re unfamiliar with them!
The pattern provides a chart, but do be sure to count while you’re crocheting this!
26. Elephant Amigurumi
This hefty elephant just looks so happy and huggable!
Its final size is 10″ (25.5 cm) tall and 9″ (23 cm) diameter, excluding its ears and feet.
27. Honeycomb Blanket
Here is a beautiful honeycomb blanket consisting of solid hexagonal grannies! If you love the run-of-the-mill granny squares but think they’re too boring for a blanket, hexagons are definitely a spicy alternative.
The fringe is also gorgeous! The pattern provides a chart for the hexagon motif as well as an assembly diagram.
28. Pleated Pillow
This pleated pillow is reminiscent of a flower’s petals! You can switch up the colors to a yellow center with white pleats for a daisy, or a brown center with yellow pleats for a sunflower!
This pattern calls for popcorn stitches. Here’s a quick video tutorial if you’re unfamiliar with them!
29. Lattice Shells Afghan
This fancy afghan consists of a repeating pattern of shells. The pattern provides a chart for the motif. I like how these velvety shells look like they’re mysteriously gleaming!
The only special stitches you need to know is how to work through the front loop and back loop!
Note that this can be a bit difficult to do in velvet yarn, as the stitches are hard to see. With the front loop, ensure that you’re only snagging the front loop and not both loops. With the back loop, be careful that you’re not hooking through the post of the stitches.
I hope you like the patterns I’ve provided in this post! Have fun with crocheting luxurious items using Bernat Velvet!
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