Top 7 chunky yarns to knit and crochet

Published on January 18, 2022 3 min read

When the wind blows and the rain pours, we hunker down and reach for chunky yarn! Chunky and super chunky yarn call for needle and hook sizes from 6mm all the way up to 15mm and onwards. They're satisfyingly quick to work up and super cozy to wear!

1. Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Sumptuously lofty, with a gorgeous twist, Thick & Quick is a fabulous wool and acrylic blend that comes in 33 modern shades (including a couple of multis and tweeds) and it's a yarn for absolutely everything! Use it for afghans, blankets, cushions, garments, accessories, and because it works up on a 9mm needle, it's a super fast finish yarn!

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
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Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

By Lion Brand

2. Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky

A great option for affordable knit and crochet projects, Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky is the chunkiest of the Paintbox family, 100% acrylic and comes in 25 of your favourite Paintbox shades. Machine washable and beautifully soft on your hands, this is a yarn for quick modern projects and sweaters that you want to wear over and over again!

Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky
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Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky

By Paintbox Yarns

3. Rico Creative Melange Big Super Chunky

Rico get the colors SO right with this fabulous melange yarn! The combination of colors melt gently into each other in either gentle neutrals or bold brights! The twist has a gorgeous rolled finish that helps the shades combine beautifully. This is a dream of a yarn for blankets, throws, voluminous scarves and jumpers you can curl up into - it's gorgeously soft, and super easy to knit or crochet.

Rico Creative Melange Big Super Chunky
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Rico Creative Melange Big Super Chunky

By Rico

4. Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky

A super bulky 100% merino wool that you can machine wash? What more could you want? This is such a buttery soft yarn with a fabulous twist, it's gorgeous in the hands and will make up into wonderful garments, blankets and accessories. There are everyday shades, as well as colors designed by the amazing Vickie Howell.

Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky
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Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky

By Valley Yarns

5. Willow & Lark Strath

Lusciously soft and strong, Strath is a new yarn from Willow & Lark in a chunky weight and it's one of those yarns that will look after you for years to come. This is yarn for heirloom sweaters and blankets that really keep out the chill, and the twist of this gorgeous yarn is neat and compact, making it ideal for chunky colorwork and textural details. Its wool/acrylic blend means that you can wash it in the machine at 30 degrees, and it will retain its gorgeous bounce and loft. The color palette is like the Scottish landscape it is named after; earth and stone neutrals with pine green and wild flower brights!

Willow & Lark Strath
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Willow & Lark Strath

By Willow and Lark

6. Rowan Tweed Haze

A chunky cloud of paradise! This stunning air blown tweed yarn is shot through with jewelled neps, creating a haze of wonderful colour combinations that we love. Perfect for gorgeous garments and throws, hats, scarves and shawls, Rowan Tweed Haze is a fabulous blend of mohair, alpaca, cotton and polyamide that is kitten soft and light as a feather.

Rowan Tweed Haze
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Rowan Tweed Haze

By Rowan

7. Debbie Bliss Nell

We've searched the cosmos for a chunky mohair, and here it is! Debbie Bliss Nell is a fabulous mohair, wool and acrylic blend that knits and crochets on a 6mm needle. It's not scratchy, it's soft and supple, and it works up super fast into sweaters, cardigans, scarves and shawls and there some fabulous Debbie Bliss patterns for this sugar spun cloudy goodness!

Debbie Bliss Nell
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Debbie Bliss Nell

By Debbie Bliss

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