You can really use any yarn you like for crochet as long as you have an appropriate sized hook. This is our selection of our favorite yarns for crocheting. These yarns are plied in a style so they should not untwist while you are working with them. We carry yarns that are very thin for fine lace crocheting and yarns that are chunkier for things like blankets or other homewares. You can crochet with many different types of fiber but they all have their own benefits and advantages.
Wool crochet yarn is elastic so it can help your projects have more drape. It also sticks to itself so your project will be fairly secure and unlikely to unravel even if a stitch gets pulled out or ripped. Wool is also very warm so it's ideal for winter garments and accessories.
Cotton crochet yarn has less give than wool so it can be harder on your hands. This also makes it very durable for items that are going to get hard wear like children's toys, washcloths, or other homewares. Cotton is a good choice for people living in warmer climates.
Silk crochet yarn will make extremely soft durable projects. It's an ideal choice for heirloom style lace shawls and scarves because the fiber is luxurious but also very strong. Crochet projects made in silk will have excellent drape and a lovely sheen from the silk fibers.
If you're a crochet beginner our go-to recommendation for a cotton yarn is Omega Sinfonia Cotton Yarn. It's a nice DK weight yarn that is a good size for beginners because it's not too small and not too big. It's also an affordable yarn that comes in many bright colors. If you're a beginner and you want to get started with wool we suggest trying out the Ella Rae Classic Wool Yarn. It's a Worsted weight so it's a great size for you to try out crochet. We don't recommend beginners start with silk because it can be a little slippery and add an extra challenge that newbies don't need to deal with.
The Woolery is your online local yarn store!
If you don't find the exact yarn you want, or would like a crochet yarn recommendation, please call the shop directly at 800-441-9665 or contact us for assistance.
Online Weaving Yarn Discounts*
Purchase 10 yarn items (balls, skeins, or cones) and receive 5% off each.
Purchase 15 yarn items (balls, skeins, or cones) and receive 10% off each.
Purchase 24 yarn items (balls, skeins, or cones) and receive 15% off each.
*Offer does not apply to any yarns noted as discontinued, specials or sales.