Rainbow Sherbet Baby Bundler

A month or so ago, I stumbled upon these beautiful bundles of yarn called Bernat's Baby Bundle at Walmart. The mix of textures caught my attention and the colours within each bundle complemented each other so well. There were so many colours to choose from and I just couldn't decide. I knew I would need about 3 balls to complete a baby blanket, so I figured I would choose 3 different colours.

Rainbow Sherbet Baby Bundler Blanket

In the end, I came home with 3 balls of Bernat's Baby Bundle (one of each) in Yellow, Coral and Aqua. These colours were so fitting for welcoming spring! When you put them together, they look like giant Easter eggs!

For some reason, even while picking out the colours at Walmart, I kept thinking that these colours reminded me of some ice cream flavour. I love Neapolitan ice cream, but obviously that wasn't it. Then while writing up this post, I decided to google difference cream flavours, and it turns out that the ice cream flavour I was thinking of was Rainbow Sherbet! Now it just makes me love this blanket even more!

Rainbow Sherbet Baby Bundler Blanket

The colours were gorgeous, but what caught my attention was the change in textures throughout the ball of yarn. If you are familiar with Bernat yarns, you would quickly be able to pick out that Bernat Baby Bundle is a mix of 4 different Bernat yarns put together: Bernat Blanket, Bernat Pipsqueak, Bernat Soft Boucle, and Bernat Chunky yarn. But instead of changing the yarn throughout your blanket and have to weave in all the loose ends afterwards, this ball of yarn does all the hard work for you! 

Rainbow Sherbet Baby Bundler Blanket

As you can see, in the areas where the yarn texture changes, there is a small white thread that is used to secure the join so it won't come loose. 

Rainbow Sherbet Baby Bundler Blanket

I chose to use Yarnspirations' Simple Baby Blanket pattern that came on the paper label but with a few slight changes:
  • Instead of doing the granite/moss stitch for the first row, I made a row of single crochet so it had a sturdier foundation edge. 
  • Also, because I chose to use 3 different colours for yarn, I decided not to make a border for the blanket. 
  • I used an 8mm crochet hook for the foundation chain and first row of single crochets, and a 10mm crochet hook for the rest of the blanket because I found that this helped me keep the blanket more rectangular.

Rainbow Sherbet Baby Bundler Blanket

Rainbow Sherbet Baby Bundler Blanket

The blanket turned out beautiful and I am in love with the colours! Put a bow on it and it's ready to be gifted!

Rainbow Sherbet Baby Bundler Blanket

It probably took longer for me to write this blog post than it was for me to make this blanket. Maybe it is just that difficult for me to find my words so late at night...

Have you used Bernat Baby Bundle yarn before? What kind of projects have you made with it?
Rainbow Sherbet Baby Bundler Blanket

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