Best Yarn for Baby Blankets and Wearables – Top 10 picks + BONUS!

Best Yarn for Baby Blanket

Hi! Today I’m going to talk to you about baby blankets and baby yarn.

There are a lot of questions from people when they’re ready to start making a baby blanket for a little one that’s on the way.  Or if they try to find an idea for a baby shower gift. The most common question is:

What kind of yarns should I pick for a baby blanket or wearables?

Frankly speaking, there are so many yarns out there you really could pick anything you want.

If you want to knit that baby blanket out of silk – go ahead.

But if you want that blanket to last forever, some of the best yarns to choose for crochet baby blankets are things that are machine washable. The new mommy will appreciate that because she’s going to know it’s going to get dirty. She’s going to want to throw it in the wash just for ease.

If you’re making something for an heirloom, pick that fancy yarn like silk or an alpaca. It’ll be fine. But maybe it’ll need to be handwashing you’ll have to make sure that the gift recipient knows not to throw it in the washer dryer because they will ruin it.

Some other points that I want to to give you:

When you pick a yarn for baby you probably should avoid anything that is fuzzy or furry like novelty yarns. Because these little hairs do come off and baby will chew on them or they’ll get in their eyes or wrap around toes.

Some of them have metal in it like a little aluminum shiny pieces and that’s not going to be very good for the baby.

Even if you choose a nice soft acrylic yarn for baby blankets. Check if it has this metal shiny pieces in it. And try to pull a piece out. If you can do it a baby is going to do it. So that’s something to keep in mind.

And you’ll also want to make sure you don’t get anything like Swanky yarn that has little sequins on it because those sequins will come off if a baby starts to chew on them. So think about that.

Ribbon yarns maybe are not the best because there are all those little holes that baby can get their fingers twisted in. And it might cut off circulation and you don’t want to do that.

So the best yarn for baby blanket is an acrylic yarn that is machine washable and dryable. And in this article below we’ll give some recommendations for our favorite yarns that:

  • Last a long time.
  • Don’t pill.
  • They’re soft
  • A lot of times they don’t have dye lots anymore.
  • If the blanket needs a repair you’ll be able to find the yarn again to repair it and it’ll be easy.

Let’s take a look!

So those are some of the best baby yarns to pick if you’re making a crochet baby blanket. I hope this helps you. If you have any questions or comments or you have a favorite yarn that you like to use. Can you please let me know down below.


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