Yarn for Crochet

Have you ever wondered what’s the best yarn for crochet? What can you make with blanket yarn? Or maybe what the difference is between aran and DK yarn? Here you’ll find all my yarn related guides. After all, we couldn’t crochet without it! You might also enjoy my other crochet tips or patterns.


Yarn guides

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Blanket Yarn Amigurumi – Free Patterns

These blanket yarn amigurumi free patterns include lots of different crochet designs for chunky crochet animals. The big, super bulky yarn will help you create stuffed animals in no time. My blanket yarn crochet animal collection is always growing and includes my flippy friends collection, blanket yarn loveys and…

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Blanket Yarn Free Crochet Patterns

Blanket yarn free crochet patterns for clothing, amigurumi, homeware and more! You can use this big yarn to make so much more than baby blankets! But be warned, when you start using blanket yarn, it’s pretty hard to stop. Your projects will work up quicker than usual and will…

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Free One Color Crochet Patterns

These free one color crochet patterns are all made with a solid shade or variegated yarn. You will not need to make any color changes while completing these single color crochet projects. Have a browse through my simple, easy one color designs to find one you will love! You…

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Free Scrap Yarn Crochet Projects

These free scrap yarn crochet projects will help you use up your leftover yarn and clear some space in your craft storage. All of these stash busters can be made using under one skein of yarn per colour. You can use these free patterns to make scrap yarn blankets,…

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Crochet With Super Bulky Yarn

Free patterns to crochet with super bulky yarn. This yarn is also known as super chunky, weight 6 or blanket yarn. Super bulky yarn works up really quickly and is really popular at the moment for amigurumi toys, squishy blankets and warm winter projects. Most free crochet patterns using…

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Crochet With Chunky Yarn

All of these free patterns can be used to crochet with chunky yarn. Chunky yarn is also known as bulky or weight 5 yarn. Bulky yarn is quite thick, making it great for creating warm winter crochet projects. It works up quicker than lighter yarns too. The recommended crochet…

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Crochet With Worsted Yarn

You can use all these free patterns to crochet with worsted yarn. Worsted yarn is also known as aran or weight 4 yarn. This is a medium yarn weight and is also one of the most popular as it can be used for so many different projects. Worsted (aran) yarn, can…

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Crochet with DK yarn

Free crochet patterns to crochet with DK yarn. DK (double knitting) is a weight 3 yarn, also known as light worsted yarn. These free DK crochet patterns can all be made using DK, Light Worsted or weight 3 yarn.  You can see my handy guide to learn more about the…

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Yarn Weights

Understanding yarn weights can be a little confusing for crocheters of all skill levels. Especially when reading patterns from around the world. However it’s not as complicated as you might think. So I have put together a simple guide on understanding yarn weights for your reference. Understanding different sized…

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