Bernat Velvet Yarn

What To Do with Bernat Velvet Yarn

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Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

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25 thoughts on “What To Do with Bernat Velvet Yarn

  • November 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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    I am seeing hand wash and dry flat for an afghan? 🙁
    Ugh I don’t think that will be very practical – I wish I would have noticed when I purchased.

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      November 19, 2018 at 8:13 am
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      I’ll send your thoughts to Yarnspirations to try not to design any yarn that is handwash or lay flat to dry. That eliminates a lot of the animal fibre based yarns they have.

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  • November 11, 2018 at 4:26 pm
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    love this yarn just made a scarf with it. I did find a lot of joins though.
    Looking for a pattern for a hat. If you have one.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 6:09 am
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    I am on my second crocheted ribbed beanie hat and adding a faux fur pom pom..and matching infinityscarf.. It took a while to get used to this yarn cuz it’s so slick, but have had only one skein with a join in the middle. Remember to hand wash your product once done..and not to machine wash it. If you want to dry it in the dryer, be sure to use a mesh laundry bag. If not, it could loose some of its fibers.
    Next I will be making some scrunchies with it.

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  • November 7, 2018 at 6:29 pm
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    Have you released the pattern for the afghan? Im excited to get started

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  • October 31, 2018 at 5:08 pm
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    I would love to make a cardigan for my mom with this yarn! Hopefully you’ll come out with a tutorial for that soon.

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  • October 29, 2018 at 11:28 am
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    I too have ripped my stiches out 4 times. I was trying to knit a blanket and yarn is moving every place as it is so slick. It feels great but is not knitting well for my project. I am knitting 4 strands with large needles (70) and would have thought this would knit great but so far NOT. Any feedback would be great before abandoning this and returning the yarn in 2 colors.

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  • October 7, 2018 at 4:38 pm
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    I am doing a blanket with this yarn and I am extremely disappointed with it. There are so many joins in each ball (I am up to my 4th ball of yarn, joins in everyone of them). The other thing I have noticed is that is changes texture at some of the joins as well at the look. It goes from velvety feeling to almost a fuzzy feeling and the yarn looks varegated (not sure how else to describe it). I find it really noticeable and as a result have several half balls of yarn I cannot use. I definately will not be using it again!

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    • November 15, 2018 at 10:29 pm
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      Laura, i to was a little disappointed with the velvet yarn while making a throw, ( i didn’t finish). Some parts look like you have a hole or missed a switch. I thought i would finish, then wash it and it might straighten that out. I thought maybe it was the stitch, double or half double. What stitch were you using?

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  • September 28, 2018 at 1:05 pm
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    If you go to youtube and search for “How to crochet a blanket poncho velvet” a video gives instructions for a poncho using the Bernat Velvet. It’s gorgeous. I haven’t started it yet, but I have Joann’s coupons for October 4th 50% off regular price. I’ll be buying the Bernat velvet and making myself a poncho!

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  • September 28, 2018 at 10:13 am
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    How do you join yarn with this? I tried a magic knot and several others and the knots wouldn’t stay. It’s also too thick to just cross cross, so what do you recommend? Thanks!

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  • September 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm
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    Mikey,

    Is the pattern coming soon. I bought some of this yarn and am having a really hard time working with it. I start a pattern but keep findind myself unsatisfied with the “look” I have started and taken out my work atleast a dozen times. I am not sure if the pattern I am trying to use is just not working well with the velvet yarn or if its really is the yarn I am struggling with. I feel like a pattern to follow will allow me to really gauge if its the pattern/needle size, the yarn being hard to work with, or even if its just me. Any time line on when you will have the scarf pattern up?

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      September 28, 2018 at 2:37 pm
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      Patterns still haven’t been released yet for me to teach with. It’s in the plan. I’m waiting for the green light.

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  • September 20, 2018 at 11:42 am
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    Luck of the draw i guess?! I wasnt able to find and end piece to start on either side and gave up and just started roling from the outside anf i also had 3 joins in mine 😶 its not the end of the world and the yarn can be easily changed out to a new strand but still a little annoying .

    Have you done anything else with this yarn? When i found it the other day i thought it was going to be my new favorite but when i tried it last night im going to have a hard time finding my stitches. Will try a bigger hook but i yarn tight so could still be an issue. Lol

    Any project ideas would be awesome.

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  • September 14, 2018 at 9:30 pm
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    Hi Aly,
    I suggest you give this yarn another try. I just bought two balls myself and haven’t found that issue so it might just be that ball in particular. I have started multiple projects with it. I really enjoy feeling it flow through my fingers.

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  • September 1, 2018 at 10:03 am
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    While the yarn looks and feels gorgeous, I am incredibly disappointed with the quality. In the first 25 yards of the yarn, I found 3 joins. Thankfully, I’m using it for amiguruni so I’m able to hide the joints inside. When I first purchase the yarn prior to working with it, I also intended to use it to make an afghan. Due to the frequency of joins, though, I won’t be doing that. What a shame as thrbyarn feels so beautiful. I just don’t want to be stopping my afghan ever 10-12 yards to work in loose ends.

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    • September 14, 2018 at 9:29 pm
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      Hi Aly,
      I suggest you give this yarn another try. I just bought two balls myself and haven’t found that issue so it might just be that ball in particular. I have started multiple projects with it. I really enjoy feeling it flow through my fingers.

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    • November 16, 2018 at 8:14 pm
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      I have had this same issue, making an afghan for a gift on my 3rd ball and each has had several joins. But still going to finish because it’s stunning. Wish there was a video on the lattice Shell afghan, started that several times (which is why I bought the yarn) no matter what it was so loose and looked holey. I am sure it was user error, but switched to checkerboard. If I can figure out what I am doing wrong will give the Lattice Shell another try – I bought enough yarn to make 2.

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  • August 26, 2018 at 10:30 pm
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    I want to try a sweater with this. Any pattern suggestions?

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  • August 25, 2018 at 1:02 pm
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    This yarn is amazing, soft as an angel’s kiss! However, I’m using it for an amigurumi penguin pattern by Irene Strange, and I have no trouble breaking it by hand.

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  • August 25, 2018 at 12:15 am
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    Directly below the paragraph descussing the Merino wool content of this yarn, there is a features list stating 100% polyester. Which is it?? Poor proofreading.

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    • August 31, 2018 at 3:12 am
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      Just looks like a little “oopsie” on the initial description of yarn content. (That description applies to the new Caron x Pantone yarn. The Bernat Velvet is indeed 100 % polyester. I purchased both yarns today 🙂 Both beautiful and so soft 🙂

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  • August 24, 2018 at 8:43 pm
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    Love the look of this yarn. Cannot wait to touch it. Hoping Joann’s will have it in stock soon for the CAL. No luck so far trying to buy online or in the store.

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  • August 24, 2018 at 11:17 am
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    The colors are gorgeous. I have a question. In your description of the yarn, you wrote “This yarn is a mix of Merino Wool, Nylon and Acrylic.“ However below the paragraph, it is written that the yarn is 100% polyester??
    I am allergic to polyester and cannot crochet with any polyester. It would be a shame if I could not use this enchanting yarn to make beautiful afghans and blankets etc.

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