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Bernat Pipsqueak Yarn - Pink Swirl
In the photo, you can see the typical worsted weight yarn - the pink and the white stripes. Then, at the crochet hook, you see yarn that appears to be fuzzy or frayed. I chose "pink swirl" to match this baby blanket and to add some more texture.
My plan to use the Pipsqueak yarn is working even better than I had imagined.
With this pattern, I am crocheting in the "spaces" rather than in the "stitches". In that way, I am able to work easily with the fuzzy Pipsqueak yarn. If I were doing a pattern that involved crocheting in the stitches, I would not be happy about using this yarn. It is so fluffy that it would be too hard (for me - maybe not for you) to catch the loops on the subsequent rows. Fortunately, the Done In a Day pattern I'm using is loose enough to use a fuzzy yarn easily.
The Bernat Pipsqueak is:
- machine washable and dryable
- 100% polyester
- a "chunky" (size 5) yarn
One more thing I like about this yarn is that even though it has the appearance of being "frayed" or fuzzy, the yarn is easy to work with and does not split while I am crocheting. What I mean is, some yarn strands pull apart easily and my hook constantly passes through a strand of yarn and gets snagged. I was a bit worried that this yarn would cause that problem. But it does not.
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In 2014 I used Bernat brand yarn for the first time. It was a super bulky chenille yarn. I enjoyed the Bernat yarn so much that I had it in mind when shopping for the yarn for the pink blanket. Clearly, Bernat makes a variety of wonderful yarns. You can see my thoughts about my crocheted cowl using Bernat Blanket yarn here.
After starting my Bernat Pipsqueak blanket for my granddaughter, I found myself already thinking about other easy projects I could make. I went in search of other crochet patterns that would be easy enough for me. I found this wonderful video tutorial by Yarnspirations. It is an easy Granny Square style pattern for a baby blanket. I think you will be able to see how extremely soft and thick this yarn is.