My husband recently sprang on me that he needed me to make him a crochet baby blanket for an expecting coworker. I love to make baby blankets as gifts and normally wouldn’t mind taking his request but my husband likes to leave things to the last minute and this baby blanket needs to be done pronto. I have one yarn that I go to for situations like this: Bernat Blanket. This is my favourite blanket yarn and recently Bernat Blanket Ombre has been available for sale here in Canada. I used this opportunity to give this new line of Bernat Blanket a try and of course, I had to share my experience with Bernat Blanket Ombre with you. So if you’ve been curious about seeing how the colours transition in Bernat Blanket Ombre, keep reading to check it out.
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Before we get into our yarn review, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:
Bernat Blanket Ombre Yarn:
- Current Number of Colourways Available: 12.
- Fiber Content: 100% Polyester
- Weight: 6 (Super Bulky)
- Package Size: 300g
- Yardage: 330 yd / 201 m
- Suggested Hook Size: 8mm (L)
- Suggested Needle Size: 8mm (US 11)
- Crochet Gauge: 7 sts x 8 rows = 4″
- Knitting Gauge: 11 sts x 13 rows = 4″
- Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
The Bernat Blanket line of products from Yarnspirations is a line of chenille type yarns. They are are available in a variety of different colourways like solids, brights (also solid), variegated, stripes and ombre. I have used every line of Bernat Blanket to make crochet baby blankets and you can find a couple of my go-to crochet baby blanket designs here for free on my blog: Striped Thicket Stitch Easy Crochet Blanket and Timeless Teal Chevron Blanket. My crochet baby blankets that I gift and design are bigger than the standard baby blanket sizes you typically see because I believe that if you’re going to spend the time making a handmade gift, make it last. I learned quickly when having my own children that the standard-sized baby blankets are grown out of quickly and I would rather my blankets grow with a child rather than be religated to some closet, donation pile or landfill because baby has gotten too big for it after the first or second year. Plus, with it being larger, parents can enjoy it with baby. Bernat Blanket yarn enables me to whip up blankets of a larger size with only a few hours of time invested. My current record is 4 hours. Anyways, I digress. Back to Bernat Blanket Ombre.
Check out the video review of Bernat Blanket Ombre yarn:
Bernat Blanket Ombre is gorgeous in the cake and really drew me in when I first saw it. In-store I only saw 6 or 7 different colours but the Yarnspirations site has 12 different colourways listed. The colourway that I selected for my current crochet baby blanket is the Charcoal Ombre. If in doubt of a colour to use, I tend to stick with grey shades for two reasons: 1. it’s gender-netural and goes with pretty much everything and 2. It doesn’t always show dirt as much as other shades and I know parents can appreciate that.
The colour transition of the Bernat Blanket Ombre when worked in a large piece like the crochet baby blanket I’m making is beautiful. Like the Bernat Blanket Stripes, the colour transitions for me about every 3 – 3.5 rows with a 12mm crochet hook. For my sample, I used post stitches which helped to disguise the colour transition and appeased my compulsive need to control the colour changes. With Bernat Blanket Stripes, it has a really hard colour transition and I cut my yarn when the colour transitions to have a clean colour change at the end of a section. With the Bernat Blanket Ombre, I didn’t need to do that. I will note however, that the one ball of yarn had 3 knots which I wasn’t trilled about but, I want to note, that the transition between colours was much better than you see in the other Bernat Blanket products. The stripes have this ugly join that is wrapped with string and Bernat Blanket Ombre did not have that and it makes me very happy to see.
Four balls of Bernat Blanket Ombre will get me a decent lapgahn-sized baby blanket that will be able to be enjoyed for years to come. I love that this product is still machine washable and dryable which is part of what makes it my go-to for baby blankets. I have made dozens of blankets with Bernat Blanket and they are all still trucking despite some heavy abuse and loads of washing.
I’m tempted to get some more Bernat Blanket Ombre to make an amigurumi project to see how that would turn out. If you’ve used this for amigurumi before, I’d love to hear what your experience was and see your project. Thanks for checking out this Bernat Blanket Ombre review. I hope you found it helpful.
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