Beat the Boredom! Easy Knit Project You Can Knit During Quarantine

Are you getting bored of being inside? Need something to do to keep yourself busy? This week we came up with 7 easy knit projects that will help you bust the boredom and get your hands busy while you’re inside.

1. Bernat Knit Ruffle Collar Dress

Do you have a little princess in your life? Why not doll her up with this attractive knit dress featuring a ruffle collar design. This little cute dress is designed in Bernat Softee Baby making it ultra-soft as you knit this garment in the round, from the top down. This dress is worked in simple raglan increases before dividing for the adorable puff sleeves. The rich ruffled collar will give the dress a lovely finish. 

The Bernat Knit Ruffle Collar Dress free pattern is easy to follow and great for practicing knit, purl, increasing, simple shaping, picking up stitches, and more simple skills that are essential to take your knitting to the next level.

This pattern is available from sizes 6 months to 24 months.

2. Bernat Little Leaves All In A Row Knit Blanket

Grab the free pattern for this gorgeous tree-inspired knit blanket. It follows a very simple garter stitch and stocking stitch stripes combined with easy color changes to create this lovely textured knit blanket. The Bernat Crushed Velvet wool gives this blanket and smooth and silky feeling. 

The central part of the blanket is worked from side to side to create long vertical stripes across the blanket. There are horizontal stripes at both ends. To finish it off, with a little i-cord and some simple yarn over eyelet increases, are used to adorn the blanket with delightful little leaves along the edges. What a great way to bring some extra warmth and beauty into your home.

3. Bernat Slouchy Stripes Knit Cardigan

Everyone needs a slouchy knit cardigan!! There I said it!! If you don’t have one you love or if you need one for each day of the week like me, then this free pattern is for you. Add a little pop of color to your outfit with this comfy cardigan, I promise you’ll love it!

Alternate between two cakes of Bernat Pop to create this colorful effect. The pattern is worked in the simple stocking stitch which layers up easily. As an extra plus, thanks to the self-striping yarn, you’’ have fewer ends to weave in when the project is done!

As a reminder, don’t forget to always take the best of care for your knit creations by avoiding not dry cleaning, wash in cool water and dry on low heat.

4. Bernat Simple Stripe Knit Blanket

The bold colors on this simple stripe knit blanket will surely brighten up your living room space. This easy-to-knit free pattern is perfect for seasoned knitters but also great for beginners as it is a fun and easy project that uses very basic stitches. The border gives the blanket a tidy finish.

Pick your favorite Bernat Softee Chunky colors to create a truly unique piece. If you’ve spent way too much time sitting on your couch and tired of looking at the same blanket, now is the time to get creative and make a gorgeous blanket like this one to give your space some new life. 

5. Bernat Book-Match Bias Knit Blanket

This next pattern uses two shades of Bernat Blanket Breezy self-striping yarn to create a modern chevron effect on this lovely knit blanket. It is worked in two corner-to-corner sections which are then sewn together and finished up with a simple fringe. I simply love the shades used in the example provided but feel free to select a combo that matches your home!

This blanket is approximately 50” x 60” in size

Always treat your finished project right! Make sure you read the care directions closely so your hard work ages gracefully.

  • Do Not Bleach
  • Do Not Dry Clean
  • Do Not Iron
  • Machine Wash in Cool Water, Delicate Setting
  • Tumble Dry, Low Heat, Delicate Cycle

6. Bernat Clownfish Knit Slumber Sack

Do you have a little one on the way or a young grandkid who could use some extra cozy? Why not hop on to this adorable clownfish slumber sack project. This is a very practical gift that any mom could use. It features a zip to make it easy to slide the baby in and out avoiding buttons or snaps. The body is knit in one piece with very simple shaping techniques to allow for your little cutie pie to peek through. Craft your fish with your favourite shade of Bernat Softee Baby Chunky. Get your free pattern here.

7. Bernat Down The Line Knit Pillow

Our last project for today is this lovely line-textured knit pillow. This free knit pattern is great for beginners looking to make their first project. By using a bulky yarn as that one recommended – Bernat Maker Big, it makes it easy to make this pillow cover in no time. Why not create this gorgeous pillow with plenty of texture using a simple knit and purl stitch repeat. Get your free pattern right here to get started.

I hope you enjoy today’s recommendations. Let us know in the comments what projects you’re working on to keep yourself busy during this season.

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