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The Best Yarn for Crocheting Amigurumi

If you're a crochet enthusiast like me who adores making amigurumi, then you'll understand my passion for using the right yarn to bring those adorable creatures to life. When I first learned how to crochet, I only used worsted weight yarn for amigurumi, which, as you can imagine, took a very long time. Polyfil would often show through the stitches and it was lumpy. Yes, I could've gone down a hook size to prevent the polyfil from showing through, but depending on the size you desire the animal to be, that tacks on more time to the project. 

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My go-to choice is the super bulky weight Bernat Blanket Yarn! This yarn is not only wonderfully soft, making each amigurumi delightfully cuddly, but its thickness also allows projects to work up quickly—perfect for seeing results in no time! It comes in a wide range of colors, providing endless creative possibilities. Whether you're crafting a squishy octopus or a cozy teddy bear, this yarn ensures that your amigurumi are as vibrant and plush as can be. ❤️

In 2021, I started seeing Bernat Blanket Yarn used on amigurumi all over social media and I absolutely fell in love! When I made my first animal with it, I knew I was never looking back.

5 Reasons Bernat Blanket Yarn is the Best Yarn for Amigurumi

  • Softness: This is where worsted weight yarn could just never compare. Bernat Blanket Yarn is super soft and actually feels like how a stuffed animal should feel! It's warm and cuddly for little one's and when you're selling amigurumi to customers, this is what they want to see. 
  • Polyfil Perfection: I like to use a 6.5mm hook with Bernat Blanket Yarn, but you could also use the recommended 8mm and polyfil never shows through. I've also never had lumps in my polyfil using this yarn. With worsted weight yarn, lumps happened often, but this yarn works beautifully for stuffing animals of all shapes and sizes. 
  • Adding Essential Oils: When I sell amigurumi, I often market them as Bedtime Buddies or Book Buddies for bedtime, and something fun you can do is rub a few drops of lavender essential oil on your hands then rub your hands all over the animal to pick up the scent. Then your little one could snuggle with a calming, lavender scented stuffed animal before bed – adding significantly to their bedtime routine. 
  • Works Up Quickly: This is the best part! All crocheters know, crocheting takes a long time. Stitch by stitch by stitch. It's a beautiful experience, but it's also timely. I love that animals work up so quickly with Bernat Blanket Yarn and they end up pretty large, too! Much bigger than I could have ever made an animal with worsted weight yarn. 
  • Endless Colors to Choose From: You know when you find a new yarn you love, but then find out it's only available in 4 colors? Well, that's not the case here! I can't even count them all, but there's definitely more than 50. I have never had a project where Bernat Blanket Yarn didn't have the exact color I needed. I absolutely love this about it!

I'd be remise if I didn't include my close second favorite. Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky and Premier Basix Chenille. Basix Chenille is very similar to the Bernat Blanket Yarn, but it's a tad lighter in weight. I'd probably use a 6mm hook to work with it. I used this one to design my horse lovey and it was perfect! Parfait Chunky comes in more colors than you'd know what to do with and is super soft and beautiful! I've used it on patterns like my crochet turkey and elephant plushie

Using these yarns can transform your crochet experience, making it both enjoyable and efficient. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crafter, this yarn will help you bring your adorable plushies to life with ease and a splash of fun! 

Have you tried any of these? Which one is your favorite? ⬇️

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