If you’ve been a part of the crochet world for any amount of time, you probably know about the wonders of Bernat blanket yarn. This is the softest yarn out there and it’s perfect for working up those nice, fluffy blankets in a flash! Now, you could use the regular kind of Bernat blanket yarn for this project if you’re going for a big, chunky afghan, but you could also use Bernat baby blanket yarn. This is the same kind of extra soft yarn, only much thinner, so you won’t have all the weight of the yarn.

Of course, you can always use whatever kind of yarn you want, and follow the pattern! No matter what you choose, you’re sure to get a really fun blanket with lots of color!

This pattern may look complicated, and it does use three balls of working yarn at a time, but you’ll soon see that it’s really quite easy. All you need to know how to do is chain and double crochet! That’s really it. Unlike traditional graphghans, there’s no carrying over of the yarn. Each row is worked in one color, and the pattern is chain 3, double crochet 3. Repeat. As the rows work up, you’ll alternate, which is how you get that checkered look.

Don’t worry if it sounds complicated – you’ll see how it all comes together in the video below!