Updated: May 20
I have used Bernat Velvet yarn for several clothing projects and for a huge blanket. This yarn is extremely soft and comes in nice colors. However, it is difficult to use, expensive, and it is not machine washable. I made a giant bedspread blanket out of this yarn and machine-washed it on delicate one time, and it was completely ruined. Even though I had crocheted it with a tight stitch, it wormed badly when I washed it. It was fun to try this yarn, but overall the difficulty of washing the project is too frustrating, so I do not plan to buy this yarn again.
-pretty colors and nice texture
-not machine washable, and difficult to hand-wash
-slippery and difficult to use for crocheting
I have bought this yarn from Michaels and Joanns. Here is the info about the yarn from Michaels:
Bernat Velvet is an eye-catching yarn that works up into lush, velvety knit and crochet projects. Featuring a beautiful shine and classic shade range, Velvet is a soft choice for blanket and pillow projects for your home. Be sure to hand wash Velvet to keep it looking like new. Weight: Bulky (5) Contents: 100% polyester Skein Weight: 10.5 oz / 300 g Yardage: 315 yd / 288 m
Knitting Gauge: 12 sts - 17 rows = 4" (10 cm) Crochet Gauge: 10 sc - 11 rows = 4" (10 cm) Suggested Knitting Needle: 6.5 mm, US - 10.5 Suggested Crochet Hook: 6.5 mm, US - K/10.5 Do not bleach. Do not dry clean. Do not iron. Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.