Some tips for choosing Bernat Softee Chunky patterns include checking the gauge and needle size required, deciding on the type of item to make, choosing the style desired and making sure there is enough yarn for the project. Since this is a super bulky yarn, the pattern should call for an appropriate gauge close to 11 stitches and 14 rows with U.S. size 11 knitting needles.
For crochet, the gauge should be around eight single crochets and nine rows with a U.S. size L crochet needle. Bernat Softee Chunky yarn is a warm material suitable for clothing and accessories as well as decorative elements for the home. Due to the super bulky size of the yarn, items can be knitted or crocheted quickly, so it is ideal for patterns to make last-minute presents such as hats.
The thick three-ply nature creates firm stitch definition, so items showcasing cables or similar designs are appropriate. Having enough yarn to complete an item is usually listed in the pattern by weight or yardage. The ball size of Bernat Softee Chunky yarns depends on the color style, either solid or ombre, at 100 grams and 108 yards or 80 grams and 77 yards respectively.