Review for Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Review for Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Bernat Handicrafter cotton is my favorite yarn to use for crocheting up dishcloths. It is a natural 100% cotton yarn, which is not only safe to use on the dishes, but it also acts as a natural scrubber.
After several uses, the yarn becomes super soft and absorbent, which makes it the perfect yarn for crocheting all kind of kitchen items, including dishcloths, towels, placemats, coasters and aprons. Bath scrubbies and wash cloths also work well with this yarn.
Since it is a cotton yarn, you can also use it to make baby blankets, baby clothes, bibs, and other baby accessories.
I have also used this yarn to make bags, and am planning on using it for making a yoga mat later on this year. From my experience so far, I believe the yarn will help to provide a good grip for the hands and feet during the yoga postures. But I’ll have to wait and see how well it works.
Another great thing about Bernat Handicrafter, is that it is available in both large and small balls. This is great because then you don’t have to buy a big ball if you are only going to be making a small dishcloth. In addition, you can get the yarn in solid or multi colored balls.
There are different variations of this yarn, which include “Cotton Stripes,” “Cotton Scents,” “Cotton Twists,” UltraSoft” and “Peace and Love.” As much as I love Handicrafter yarns, I have not yet tried out the “Stripes,” “Twists,” or the “Scents.” The “Scents” sound like a therapeutic yarn as they release a scent while it is being worked.
The biggest downfall of this yarn is that it fuzzes up a lot during washing. However, after a few washes, a lot of the fuzzies seem to disappear, and you end up with a beautiful fabric. Another downfall, which is normal for any cotton material, is that it shrinks a lot if you leave it in the dryer at a high temperature for too long.
Yarn Information At-A-Glance:
Weight: Medium Weight (Category 4)
Recommended Hook Size: 7/4.50MM
Recommended Needle Size: 7/4.50MM
Knitting Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10cm
Material: 100% Cotton
Care Instructions: Care instructions vary from each type of yarn. But in general they are machine washable and dryable. Bleach is not recommended.
Available Colors: There are a huge number of colors available, which include both solids and variegated yarns.
Net Weight per Ball: Small Balls are about 1.75oz/50g and the large ones are 12oz/240g.
Available At: Walmart, Amazon and other online stores.
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