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Review of Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn

Updated on February 1, 2012
Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn | Source

Review of Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn

Bernat Baby Blanket is a soft and super bulky weight baby yarn that works up quite fast. With this yarn you can easily crochet up a last minute baby blanket in half the time that it would take with other yarns.

I have not worked with this yarn much, but so far I find it easy to work with. I have made several baby blankets, some baby hats and a small sweater with this yarn. It is said to be suitable for all kinds of baby items, including baby blankets, jackets and sweaters, hats, booties and more.

The only thing that I don’t like about this yarn is that it is a polyester yarn, and it has a very strong petroleum-like smell. Polyester is a synthetic material made from petroleum and other substances. The material has qualities that many natural fabrics do not have, such as stain and wrinkle resistance. However, I am not sure that I would favor this yarn for baby items.

Unlike cotton and other natural materials, polyester blocks the airflow, thus preventing the body from being able to breathe properly. This is probably okay if you are taking the baby out in the cold, as it will do a good job at blocking the cold. However, at home I wouldn’t be too keen on using it, especially during nap time.

And another thing to watch out for is an allergic reaction from the baby. Bernat Baby Blanket is a synthetic material, which means that it is unnatural and can result in a negative reaction. This is the case with many baby yarns, but what led me to investigate this yarn was the awful smell of it.

Okay, now that I am done with my rant, I honestly have to say that this yarn isn’t all bad. I made several blankets with it and they all turned out great. I wouldn’t use them to cover the baby’s face, but they are great for the baby to rest on, or to play on. As a matter of fact, I think that this is the perfect yarn for making a small play blanket, as the softness of the yarn can help to act as a cushion in case of a fall.

Yarn Information At-A-Glance:

Weight: Super Bulky (Category 6)
Recommended Hook Size: L/11-8.00MM
Recommended Needle Size: 11-8.00MM
Crochet Gauge: Not Available
Knitting Gauge: 8 sts and 13 rows = 4”/10cm
Material: 100% Polyester
Care Instructions: Machine washable, tumble dry. Do not bleach, iron or dry clean.
Available Colors: White, Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green, Multi-colors
Net Weight per Unit: 10.5oz/300g. Also available in smaller balls of 3.5oz/100g
Length Per Unit: 234m/256yds. Smaller balls are approximately 78m/86yds.
Available At: Walmart, Amazon and other online stores.

Broomstick Lace Ruffled Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern
Broomstick Lace Ruffled Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern | Source

Broomstick Lace Baby Blanket

This was one of the first blankets that I made with this yarn. I used the broomstick lace technique, which helps for the pattern to work up super fast. It has a lacy look to it, yet it is super soft and warm. The perfect play mat for any baby. - Broomstick Lace Baby Blanket

Lacy Round Baby Blanket
Lacy Round Baby Blanket | Source

Lacy Round Baby Blanket

This is another pattern that I designed with this yarn. It is also on the lacy side and can serve as a pretty car-seat blanket or as a play mat. - Lacy Round Baby Blanket


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    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      PWalker, Thank you for coming by again. I agree, natural is always best for many reasons.

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      7 years ago

      Well I guess I won't be purchasing this yarn any time soon because I too have an extremely sensitive nose. Most of the products I purchase have to be fragrance free. And I would much prefer to use natural fibers like cotton and other plant fibers for baby items. Thanks for sharing. Rated up and useful.

    • Rhelena profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Etherealenigma, I agree, it is a good yarn to work with, and it looks very pretty when it is worked up. My nose is just very sensitive to smells like perfumes, smoke etc...and even though the smell of this yarn doesn't bother me physically, I still wish it wasn't there. Thanks for stopping by. :)

    • Etherealenigma profile image

      Sandra M. Urquhart 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Great hub. I have used Benat before, and I like the feel of it, and the ease of use too, but I never noticed the smell. Thanks for pointing that out. Peace.


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