New yarn hit stores this week and it is perfect for all your outdoor decor! Bernat Maker Outdoor is the first yarn that is specifically made for outdoor use because it’s mold and fade resistant! Available in both both striking solid shades and coordinating stripes. It is available only at JOANN Stores. Shop online HERE!
Here are the details:
- 68% Acrylic, 32% Nylon
- Gauge 5: Chunky
- Weight: 8.8 oz, 249 yds
- Knit Gauge: 12 sts and 17 rows with a 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needle
- Crochet Gauge: 9 sc and 10 rows with a 8 mm (U.S. L/11) crochet hook
- Machine Wash and Dryable
The stripes yarn worked perfectly for these half and half color corner-to-corner squares. So I would start with the white and then switch to the dark blue part of the yarn for the second half of the C2C square. You will have to clip off and re-attach but the ball of yarn was just about the right amount to make these squares one at a time!
– One ball of Bernat Maker Outdoor yarn in Stripes and Coordinating ball of solid yarn.
– Size J Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– 12 x 12 weather resistant pillow insert – like THIS one (amazon affiliate)
Here is the pixel graph you should follow. I made 4 half color squares using the Bernat Maker Outdoor stripes yarn and the corner-to-corner crochet method.
Once I made 4 of them I arranged them in different layouts. Thanks for all your votes on social media. You really can’t go wrong with any of these!
Ultimately I decided on version #1… and I am going to admit that I am kinda regretting this decision LOL! I think I should have gone for more intricate pattern like 2, 4, or 5.
I joined the squares using yarn and my tapestry needle. Be careful when weaving in your ends! Unlike worsted weight yarn where you can weave the ends through the 4-ply fibers, you have to work around the tubular strands of this yarn.
I made a backing for my pillow – just a solid blue C2C square that is 14 x14 pixels.
Here is the graph:
SC around the edges of both pieces and then SC them together. I only made SC stitches in the back loops of the edge stitches.
Stuff with a water resistant pillow! SC closed.
Thanks to JOANN stores for letting me try out this all new one-of-a-kind yarn! If you make something using Bernat Maker Outdoor please be sure to use the hashtags #Bernat #BernatMakerOutdoor and #JOANNstores on social media!