The Softest Yarn For Crochet Blankets

Are you looking for soft yarn for crocheting your next crochet blanket project? I can help!

I have crocheted with many yarns over the years and am so excited to let you know which ones I think are the softest yarns to use for crochet blankets!

Read on down to explore the list of soft yarn! Happy Crocheting!

Best Yarn for Blankets

The Best Soft Yarn for Crochet Blankets

Take a peek at the list below to see the softest yarn for blankets I recommend. These are all ones I have used in the past (and currently too!) Keep on scrolling down to learn a little more about each yarn.

Which One Is Your Favorite Yarn? 

Like I mentioned before I designed quite a few blankets over the past 5 years and probably my favorites are the ones that are quick, use simple stitches & are extra soft yarn.

I love my simple color block blanket, my v-stitch blanket design, and easy baby blanket pattern just to name a few.

I think you’ll love this list of soft yarns, and be sure to let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!

The Best Soft Yarn for Crochet Blankets & Afghan Projects

If you have been wondering what is the softest yarn for a blanket, then use this list below of some of the softest acrylic yarn available to pick from for your next crochet blanket project.

You can’t go wrong with any of these soft yarn choices. Enjoy!

5 of the Best Yarns to Use for Soft Crochet Blanket Projects

Explore the list below to find the best yarns for your next crochet blanket or afghan pattern.

Bernat Blanket Yarn 

Bernat Blanket yarn is probably, in my opinion, the best yarn for blankets! It’s a bulky 6 yarn and comes in a big variety of colors. I’ll link some up below, so you can check them out.

The best thing about this yarn is that it works up fast, which means it’s perfect for blankets and throws! You may enjoy my Sea Soft Baby Blanket Pattern featuring this yarn.

Click the image below or the button to take a look at this cozy soft blanket yarn! 

Blanket Yarn

This yarn is made by Bernat, and is a Weight 6 – Super Bulky yarn.

Blanket Yarn

Fiber: 100% Polyester
Yardage: 201 meters / 220 yards
Hook: 8 mm (L-11)
Substitute: Red Heart Sweet Home

Buy Now Patterns Using This Yarn →

Red Heart Soft Yarn 

This soft yarn from Red Heart is amazingly soft and has a beautiful drape. It looks great when worked up as a blanket, both in knit & crochet. This beautiful worsted weight yarn comes in 48 colors and also comes in a fashion soft variety AND chunky soft variety!

How awesome is that? I will link up the yarn below, so you can check it out and decide which color is your favorite! If you use this yarn, be prepared for really soft blankets!

Click the image below or the buttons to take a look at this cozy  & soft yarn! 

Red Heart Soft

This yarn is made by Red Heart, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Red Heart Soft

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 5oz solids, 4oz heathers (varied)
Hook: 5 mm (H-8)
Substitute: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps

Buy Now Patterns Using This Yarn →

Color Made Easy Yarn – Lion Brand

The Color Made Easy yarn is hands down my favorite bulky 5 yarn that is available right now! Lion Brand hit the nail on the head with this one, and boy, I am SO happy they decided to make this available.

I recently designed a V Stitch blanket for my son using this yarn, and it turned out super cute! This fiber is one of the best yarns for crochet blankets! Click the image below to check this yarn out to see if it’s the one you might want to try. 

Click the image below or the buttons to take a look at this cozy and soft yarn! 

Color Made Easy

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 5 – Bulky yarn.

Color Made Easy

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 247 yards / 226 meters
Hook: 6.5 mm (K-10.5)
Substitute: Knit Picks Brava Bulky

Buy Now Patterns Using This Yarn →

Caron Simply Soft – Yarnspirations

Caron Simply Soft is a worsted weight four yarn and is exactly as the name suggests, SOFT! This line comes in an outstanding variety of colors, tweeds and more! Caron simply soft is an extremely cozy yarn and is considered one of the best yarn for baby blanket design.

Simply Soft

This yarn is made by Caron, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Simply Soft

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 288 meters / 315 yards
Hook: 5 mm (H-8)
Substitute: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

Buy Now Patterns Using This Yarn →

Feels Like Butta – Lion Brand

Feels like Butta Yarn is so soft and is easy on the hands when you are working with it.

I used it to create the baby chevron blanket and plan to use it on even more projects in the future! If you are looking for the best soft yarn for blankets, then this yarn may be it.

Feels Like Butta

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Feels Like Butta

Fiber: 100% Polyester
Yardage: 218yds / 199m
Hook: 5 mm (H-8)
Substitute: Red Heart Amore

Buy Now Patterns Using This Yarn →

I Hope You Enjoyed This List of Soft Yarns!

I hope you enjoyed this list of soft yarn brands and found a new favorite soft yarn to crochet with!

Be sure to check out the free crochet patterns I have listed below to use your new yarn on.

Check Out These Crochet Blanket Patterns

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  1. Ann Kelley says:

    Hello, I crochet somewhat, for many years now, but never really learned to read patterns. I’ve recently started making dog sweaters, for all the dogs of friends. So I’m going to sign up for your free class(es) I’ in order to learn to read patterns.
    Thank you, so much for offering it, I look forward to learning from you!
    Have a Blessed day!

  2. I love yarn bee’s “breathe deep”. Very soft and luxurious.

  3. Deborah Kasper says:

    Luv the Red Heart Soft Yarn use it for all my baby blankets.

  4. I love Bernat blanket yarn! My new favorite from them is the Velvet yarn! That would make an amazing blanket!

  5. Eileen Kavanagh says:

    The item in the link to Amazon for the Color Made Easy yarn appears to be about $29 for 1 skein. Ummmm. No. Apart from that a, I guess it’s just me, but I don’t enjoy crocheting with bulky yarns. When I like a blanket pattern in bulky, I usually figure out how to adapt it to worsted. I know they go faster in bulky, but I just don’t care for the weight and texture.

    1. It is usually $7-$9 dollars a skein. They must have upped the price on there because $29 is definitely not the real price.


  6. Sorry, it’s ‘take a peek’…

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