Best Cotton Yarn For Crochet (2024)

Last Updated on March 14, 2024

In this post, I will share my favorite cotton yarn for crochet, both 100% cotton and cotton blend yarns.

These recommendations are based on my own experience with these yarns, and I will only recommend yarn that I used and that I am happy with (and not splitting!).

I will share both 100% cotton yarns and cotton blends. Scroll down for the cotton yarn list!

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Is 100% cotton good for crochet?

Cotton yarn is a great sustainable choice for making home decor items, accessories, and wearable crochet items that are light and breathable. You can find many ideas for crochet patterns using cotton yarn.

There are different types of cotton yarns, some are sturdy and some are softer, depending on the process the cotton goes through, and whether it’s a cotton blend or 100% cotton. But you can find a suitable cotton yarn for any type of project. 

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Can you crochet a blanket with 100% cotton yarn?

Certainly! Selecting the right yarn for a big project such as a blanket is crucial. Opting for 100% cotton yarn is a great sustainable choice, and also creates a softer blanket.

Since cotton is a natural fiber, it makes it an excellent option for those with sensitivities to synthetic materials, ensuring a gentle touch against the skin.

I love using 100% cotton or cotton blend when I’m making baby blankets. When my daughter was born, I made her this easy baby blanket, with Cottonsoft DK by King Cole yarn.

What Can You Crochet with 100% Cotton Yarn?

Basically, everything! But 100% cotton yarn is mostly used for home decor and accessories:

Pillow Covers
Pot holders

Best 100% Cotton Yarn for Crochet

Dishie Yarn by Knit Picks

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The Dishie yarn is one of my all-time favorite cotton yarns. It’s thick (Worsted weight), soft but still sturdy enough, and comes in so many beautiful shades and colors!

Dishie is perfect for so many different projects, from blankets to home decor, to accessories!
I used this yarn to make the Lobelia Pot Plant Holder, Double Hanging Suzette Basket, and Floral Tote Bag.

Find the yarn here: Knit Picks – Dishie

King Cole Cottoncrush DK – Soft Cotton Yarn

soft cotton yarn for crochet
Photo credit: King Cole

The Cottonsoft yarn, is as the name suggested, very soft! This soft cotton yarn is perfect for making blankets, scarves, and garments. I used it in my Sea Breeze Infinity Scarf, and this easy baby blanket.

This is a DK (#3) weight soft yarn that comes in beautiful solid colors, and also in multicolor in the Cottonsoft Crush line.

Find the yarn here: King Cole Cottonsoft DK

Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 – Cotton Thread for Crochet

crochet thread

If you are looking for a cotton thread for crocheting, I recommend Aunt Lydia’s size 10 thread. It’s strong thread that has a great stitch definition, and comes in many different colors.

This cotton thread is great for accessories, and doilies.

Find the yarn here: Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

cotton yarn for crocheting

I love this cotton yarn, it’s a bit more sturdy than other cotton yarns, and comes in vast colors, both in Worsted (#4) weight and DK (#3) weight.

I don’t think that this yarn is suitable for blankets, or garments, but it’s great for home decor. I used it in my Farmhouse Hot Pad and Boho Door Stopper.

Find the yarn here: Lion Brand – 24/7 Cotton

Rosarios 4 Big Love – Organic Cotton Yarn

cotton yarn for baby clothes

The Big Love is a sport weight cotton yarn. It’s super soft, with beautiful pastel colors, and since it’s an organic yarn, it will be perfect for baby and kids’ garments.

Find the yarn here: Rosarios 4 Big Love

Scheepjes Cotton 8

4 ply cotton yarn for crochet

This is a Fingering weight cotton yarn, (also known as #1 and 4-ply yarn).

The Scheepjes Cotton 8 is soft, which makes it suitable for any home decor, baby items, shawls, and accessories.

Find the yarn here: Scheepjes Cotton 8

Fibra Natura Cottonwood

dk cotton yarn for crochet
Photo credit: Fibra Natura

The Cottonwood is a 100% organic cotton yarn, and it’s my favorite yarn when I’m crocheting home decor items.

The yarn is a DK (#3) weight and has a beautiful stitch definition. I love to use it when I’m making items like washcloths, you can spot this yarn in my C2C Mini Bean and Iris Stitch tutorials.

Find the yarn here: Fibra Natura Cottonwood

Best Cotton Blend Yarn for Crochet

Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton

cotton bamboo yarn

Super soft cotton bamboo blend yarn, comes in beautiful colors. This is a light DK (#3) weight yarn, which means you will probably find it thinner than the average DK yarn.

I love the softness of this yarn, and the fact that it’s not splitting. It will be great for making garments, shawls, lightweight blankets, and anything for the Spring and Summer. I used this yarn in the In Bloom Ruana.

Find the yarn here: Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton

Knit Picks CotLin

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I love this blend of Pima cotton yarn with Linen. The CotLin is 70% Pima cotton and 30% Linen, which creates a soft and durable yarn.

The CotLin is a DK (#3) weight yarn, and can be used for almost any project! I used this cotton blend yarn in my Sashay ShawlT and Mitered Tulips Blanket.

Find the yarn here: Knit Picks CotLin

Caron Cotton Cakes

best cotton yarn for blankets

This cotton cake yarn is a blend of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic. This blend creates a soft and squishy Worsted (#4) weight yarn that will make beautiful blankets.

Find the yarn here: Caron Cotton Cakes

Knit Picks Comfy

soft cotton blend yarn

Another one of my very favorite yarns. The Comfy yarn is a blend of 75% Pima cotton and 25% acrylic. The higher percentage of cotton gives the fiber a very soft feeling, and it’s still very durable.

The yarn comes in different weights: Worsetd (#4), Sport (#2) and Fingering (#1).
I used the comfy yarn in many projects, some of them are my Across the Way Blanket, Double Hanging Suzette Basket, and Mitered Butterflies Blanket.

Find the yarn here: Knit Picks Comfy

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