In this blogpost, I am sharing the 5 best yarns to use for summer! These are all of my favorites that I continually reach for in the summer! With each yarn I provide why it is the best and project ideas!
When I asked on Instagram if y’all would be interested in me sharing my favorite yarns for summer, it was a resounding YES! I was so excited because while these yarns are some of the best yarns to use for summer, they also happen to be some of my all-time favorite yarns! When I first started crocheting, I thought the only yarns that could be comfortably used during the warmer months was worsted weight cotton yarn (but this kind of makes sense, since most of my yarn shopping in the early days occurred at Walmart:)).
While there is nothing wrong with this kind of yarn (even my favorite is included on this list!), I find them to be very limiting with what I can actually make with them. Since those early days, I have discovered quite a few yarns beyond the typical cotton worsted weight yarn, that are perfect for summer projects, and I am thrilled to share that list with you today!
I consider these yarns to be the best yarns from my own personal experiences. I have intentionally chosen a range of yarns to be used a a variety of projects, and I have even included my favorite ways to use the yarn!
I hope you find this list helpful and I would love to hear your favorite summer yarns in the comments below!
I do not think it would be a complete list of summer yarns without a 100% cotton yarn. My absolute favorite is WeCrochet’s Dishie! This comes in so many colors, making it extremely versatile.
Dishie is my favorite yarn to use for washcloths as it is very soft, yet durable. I am still using washcloths I made several years ago, and after weekly washes, they are holding up exceptionally well!
The combination of polyester and viscose provides a unique feel that is soft, yet durable, especially if holding the yarn double! Rewind is considered a tape yarn, meaning it is flat, and not twisted together like traditional yarns.
Just like with Rewind, I have used Billow for multiple pillow designs, because of how squishy and soft the yarn is. A thick and thin yarn, this bulky weight yarn ensures any project can be worked up quickly. The variety of colors also can suit nearly everyone’s style, from vibrant, bright colors, to muted pastel colors. I appreciate that there are finally bulkier cotton options for those wanting a quick project or prefer the feel of bulkier yarns. Even though this is a bulky weight yarn, the 100% pima cotton content ensures that this yarn is very cooling to work with.
I generally do not gravitate towards shinier yarns, but Shine Sport is the exception! While there is a sleekness to this yarn, it does not have the sheen like similar yarns, which I appreciate. With a content combination of 60% pima cotton and 30% modal natural beech wood fiber, this yarn is extremely pleasant to work with and it glides off the hook so easily. I have only used Shine Sport a few times, but I look forward to implementing it into more projects in the future!
Cascade’s Ultra Pima made its way onto the list, because I am currently working on a knitted tank top using it! I have found myself reach for that project significantly more than other projects simply because I am enjoying using this yarn so much! Like Shine Sport, Ultra Pima has a slight sheen to it, but it provides a sleek drappy fabric. By feeling this yarn, it feels a bit more rustic and sturdy, but once worked up, it creates the loveliest garment, with the perfect drape. Additionally, because the yarn is 100% pima cotton, this yarn feels so good against the skin and I can’t wait to wear my tank top this summer!
There you go, my list for the best summer yarns! I hope these yarn recommendations provide you with some inspiration and encouragement for summer crocheting!
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