If you’re searching for the best yarn for knitting baby clothes – look no further! When you’re making clothes for a baby, you want to make sure that the yarn is the snuggliest and comfiest for their soft skin! Whether you’re making a cute cardigan for a baby shower gift or a beautiful blanket for a first birthday present, here are the top yarns for super soft baby clothes! 

1. Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

Wool, acrylic and cashmere combine to create this soft, cosy and ultra practical yarn from Debbie Bliss. This sport weight yarn is a total delight to wear, and best of all, it’s machine-washable! 

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino patterns

  • "Maya Cardigan" - Cardigan Knitting Pattern For Babies in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonals - DBS081

    "Maya Cardigan" - Cardigan Knitting Pattern For Babies in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonals - DBS081

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  • Bear Necessities Set - Layette Knitting and Crochet Pattern for Babies in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino by Debbie Bliss

    Bear Necessities Set - Layette Knitting and Crochet Pattern for Babies in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino by Debbie Bliss

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  • Billy Jacket and Buddy Bear - Knitting Pattern in Debbie Bliss Rialto DK & Baby Cashmerino

    Billy Jacket and Buddy Bear - Knitting Pattern in Debbie Bliss Rialto DK & Baby Cashmerino

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2. Paintbox Yarns Baby DK

Sumptuously soft, Paintbox Yarns Baby DK is the perfect acrylic/nylon blend yarn for baby clothes. With 25 shades to choose from, there’s something for the traditional and the mini fashionistas! Makes made using this fabulous yarn can be washed at 40 degrees – imperative for baby clothes!

Paintbox Yarns Baby DK patterns

  • "Zig Zag Set" - Free Accessory Knitting Pattern - Accessory Knitting Pattern in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK

    "Zig Zag Set" - Free Accessory Knitting Pattern - Accessory Knitting Pattern in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK

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  • Snuggle Bunny in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK - Downloadable PDF

    Snuggle Bunny in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK - Downloadable PDF

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  • Moss Jumper - Free Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

    Moss Jumper - Free Crochet Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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3. Rico Baby Classic DK 

This yarn is the perfect choice for all your favourite DK patterns, making it one of the best yarn for crochet baby clothes! The blend of acrylic and polyamide gives baby clothes a supersoft finish and it’s super easy to care for too. We love the amazing colour palette, proving that baby clothes don’t have to be restricted to pastels! With stand-out jewel tones and stylish muted neutrals, this is a yarn you’ll come back to time-and-time again.

Rico Baby Classic DK patterns

  • Blankets in Rico Baby Classic DK - 087

    Blankets in Rico Baby Classic DK - 087

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  • Romper, Hat and Booties in Rico Baby Classic DK - 925 - Downloadable PDF

    Romper, Hat and Booties in Rico Baby Classic DK - 925 - Downloadable PDF

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  • Cabled V Neck Sweater and Tank Top in Rico Baby Classic DK - 086

    Cabled V Neck Sweater and Tank Top in Rico Baby Classic DK - 086

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4. King Cole Big Value Baby DK 

If you’re looking for a great value baby yarn, King Cole Big Value Baby DK is the one for you! This yarn comes in a cool collection of 11 shades, including pretty pastels, brilliant brights and some cool classics. 

King Cole Big Value Baby DK patterns

  • Textured Coats Knitted in King Cole Baby Big Value DK With A Twist - 5717 - Downloadable PDF

    Textured Coats Knitted in King Cole Baby Big Value DK With A Twist - 5717 - Downloadable PDF

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  • Baby Raglan Cardigans in King Cole Baby Pure DK - 4907 - Downloadable PDF

    Baby Raglan Cardigans in King Cole Baby Pure DK - 4907 - Downloadable PDF

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5. Bernat Softee Baby Solids 

This is a classic premium acrylic yarn that’s super versatile and soft as anything to touch! As well as a range of solid shades, this yarn is also available in a variety of marl colourways. Grey Marl (30045) is the perfect choice for a stylish gender-neutral new baby gift! 

Bernat Softee Baby Solids patterns

  • Lacy Set to Crochet in Bernat Softee Baby Solids

    Lacy Set to Crochet in Bernat Softee Baby Solids

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  • Knit Baby Hat in Bernat Softee Baby Solids

    Knit Baby Hat in Bernat Softee Baby Solids

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  • Crochet Baby Blanket in Bernat Softee Baby Solids

    Crochet Baby Blanket in Bernat Softee Baby Solids

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6. Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints 

If you’ve got a little person to impress – this is the yarn you want to be working with! Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints is fabulously soft and gentle, and it comes in a cool range of self-striping shades and speckles of awesome colours. Plus it’s machine-washable – it’s got it all!

Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints patterns

  • Teenie Beanie Hat - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

    Teenie Beanie Hat - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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  • Poppet Jumper - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

    Poppet Jumper - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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  • Rosy Garden Booties - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

    Rosy Garden Booties - Free Knitting Pattern For Babies in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK Prints by Paintbox Yarns

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7. Lion Brand Babysoft 

This acrylic and nylon blend yarn is not only super soft on sensitive skin, but it also comes in an excellent value giant ball! It works up a treat on  4mm needles (or 4mm hook), and comes in an awesome array of overstated pastels. Oh, and it’s machine-washable! 

Lion Brand Babysoft patterns

  • Neptune Baby Throw in Lion Brand Babysoft - Downloadable PDF

    Neptune Baby Throw in Lion Brand Babysoft - Downloadable PDF

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Debbie Bliss Eco Baby

If you love Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, try Debbie Bliss Eco Baby! Made from 100% organic cotton, Eco Baby is gently coloured with non-toxic natural dyes and comes in a gorgeous palette of pretty, muted pastel shades. 

Debbie Bliss Eco Baby patterns

  • Water Babies Coat, Breton, Guernsey & Beret - Layette Knitting Pattern for Babies in Debbie Bliss - Downloadable PDF

    Water Babies Coat, Breton, Guernsey & Beret - Layette Knitting Pattern for Babies in Debbie Bliss - Downloadable PDF

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  • Xavier Jacket - Knitting Pattern in Debbie Bliss Eco Baby

    Xavier Jacket - Knitting Pattern in Debbie Bliss Eco Baby

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