When you're knitting and crocheting for babies, there are three essentials for the yarn: it must be soft, allergy appropriate and washable! Let's look at our bestselling baby yarns, our softest, squishiest and gentlest on beautiful baby skin.
1. Paintbox Yarns Baby DK
Super soft, machine washable and affordable, we love Paintbox Yarns Baby DK and the free patterns that have been designed to go with it! The 25 shades include solids and two marls, and sssh, don't tell the babies but there are grown up patterns for it too...
2. Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
Debbie is famous for her baby designs in her own deliciously soft Baby Cashmerino yarn. This machine washable 4ply merino wool, acrylic and cashmere blend comes in 49 shades, and is perfect for any 4ply/fingering weight pattern (for young or old!) Cashmerino Aran is Baby Cashmerino's big sister yarn, the same gorgeous blend in a heavier weight - a dream for blankets and cozier projects.
3. Sirdar Snuggly DK
There are lots and lots of super soft Snuggly DK yarns to choose from, from the regular plain colour DK, to a gorgeous assortment of self patterning, self striping and textured yarns! Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake is a teddy bear yarn, dreamy for toys and finger-squishing blankets and cardigans; Sirdar Snuggly Pattercake is a self striping ombré yarn in 150g cakes, ideal for making baby blankets; Sirdar Snuggly Rascal DK is a space dyed super soft DK with colorways called Little Treasure, Cheeky Chops and Hopscotch - from pastels to jewel shades; Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK is great for warm weather, and babies with super sensitive skins - bamboo will keep little bodies temperature regulated and cool; Sirdar Snuggly Bunny is a squidgy textured fluff of a yarn for plush blankets and toys and there's a Sirdar Snuggly for special occasions too - Sirdar Snuggly Baby Cashmere Merino DK, soft and extra cozy, in all your favourite Sirdar Snuggly shades.
Sirdar Snuggly and friends
There is nothing that Sirdar doesn't know about knitting and crocheting for babies! The Sirdar Snuggly range is a family of yarns designed especially for little ones, and the range includes 2ply, 3ply, 4ply, DK and aran weight yarns, all designed for little fingers and toes and babysoft skin.
4. Lion Brand Babysoft
Lion Brand's Babysoft yarn is soft, squishy and great value in a whopping 140g ball. The pastels are dreamy and this DK yarn is an easycare yarn that will wash, and wash, and wash!
5. Novita Baby Wool
Novita Baby Wool and Novita Nalle are both gorgeously soft wool yarns for babies and children that are perfect for socks, jumpers and cardigans that will keep little ones super warm whilst regulating their temperatures.
6. Rico Baby Classic DK
We have some fabulous Rico baby yarns at LoveCrafts! Baby Classic DK is a super soft acrylic/polyamide blend that comes in 41 shades - it's easycare and perfect for any baby knit or crochet project. Baby Classic Print DK is every bit as gorgeous as Classic DK with some fabulous color print technology, and Baby Cotton Soft DK is a 50/50 cotton and acrylic blend that is cool and smooth against baby skin. For a dash of fun, there is Baby Classic Glitz DK, with a hint of baby-safe shimmer!
7. West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep Luxury DK
Reared, sheared and spun all in the local area, West Yorkshire Spinners' yarn is famous for its quality, which shows through beautifully here in their baby yarns. Bo Peep Luxury DK, Bo Peep Luxury 4ply and Bo Peep Pure are all beautifully soft, in solid shades and print colors, with a great range of patterns to match!
8. Phildar Caresse
Beautifully soft next to the skin, this is an acrylic yarn blended with microfibre, in sweet pastel shades.
9. Hayfield Baby Blossom DK
This super sweet print yarn comes in a range of beautifully chosen colorways that pattern as you knit or crochet, making a simple piece of work look very complicated indeed! It's magic!
10. Patons Fairytale Cloud
Fluffy and snuggly, and as light as air, Patons Fairytale Cloud yarn is wonderful for hats, little cardigans and cozy blankets. The Patons Fairytale range includes a 4ply, a DK and an aran weight too.