What is the Best and Softest Yarn to Buy For Baby Blankets?
You want to make a blanket for a baby, and you’re looking to see which would be the softest yarn for a baby blanket, and only the very best yarn will do for baby’s blanket. Babies have very sensitive, soft and delicate skins that irritate easily. You also need the yarn to be super washable as lots of accidents happen with food, drinks and burps etc. and you need to wash often.
Acrylic yarn is best for this. Cotton will work too. You can test if the yarn is soft enough by rubbing it on the inside soft part of your upper arm.
Here are some yarns to consider that are super soft, in my experience.
TLC Baby Yarn Red Heart
Ultra-soft and 3 ply, TLC Baby is a 100% acrylic sports weight yarn that is easy to care for as it is machine washable and dryable. It has a shimmering luster and is very pretty, soft and durable. It is perfect for baby blankets and baby clothes. There are many different colors. Click here or on the picture above to choose the colors.
Red Heart Soft Baby Steps
Not only is this yarn gentle and soft, but it is not expensive at all. It is a worsted weight yarn made from 100% acrylic fiber, which makes it great for any baby and toddler project, not only blankets. It has many colors so you can mix and match or use together in one garment.
Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn, ElephantBulk Buy: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn (3-Pack) Baby Yellow E746-9200Red Heart Yarn Soft Baby Steps 9939 TickleRed Heart Yarn Soft Baby Steps 9800 Baby BlueBulk Buy: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps Yarn (3-Pack) Giggle E746-9937Red Heart Yarn Soft Baby Steps 9935 Blue EarthRed Heart Yarn Soft Baby Steps 9930 Binky PrintRed Heart Yarn Soft Baby Steps 9932 Puppy PrintRed Heart Yarn Soft Baby Steps Deep Sky
Red Heart Soft
Well known for its softness, it also has a stylish drape. It is a worsted weight, is 100% acrylic, and has a lovely silky feel. Also appropriate for many different projects for the little ones. The yarn has a sturdy body, and minimal splitting and should look great for a long time and even be able to be passed down for generations.
Bulk Buy: Red Heart Soft Yarn (2-pack) Off White E728-4601Red Heart Soft Yarn (6768) PinkCoats Yarn Red Heart Soft Touch Yarn, CoralRed Heart Soft Yarn (9520) SeafoamRed Heart Soft Yarn (9770) Rose BlushRed Heart Soft Yarn (2515) Turquoise
Bernat Softee Baby
This yarn is soft and of premium quality. Made from 100% acrylic temperature-regulating fiber, it is easy to care for and has a great range of shades. Now you can keep your baby comfortable and cozy. Click here or on the picture above to shop for colors. Or see below:
Softee Baby Yarn – Solids-Prettiest PinkBernat Softee Baby Yarn, 6-Pack (Mint)Softee Baby Yarn – Solids-Soft RedBernat Softee Baby Yarn (02000) WhiteNeww Softee Baby Yarn – Solids-Pale Blue NewwBulk Buy: Bernat Softee Baby Yarn Solids (3-Pack) Pink 166030-2001 by Bernat Bulk Buy
Bernat Softee Chunky
A super bulky yarn, spun from 100% premium acrylic that is heavenly soft on baby’s skin. Because it is bulky, it knits quickly and has a lovely plush feel to it. Click here or on the picture above to shop for colors. Or see below:
Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn (28418) Baby PinkBernat Softee Chunky Yarn (28614) Baby YellowBernat Softee Chunky Yarn (28127) Baby BlueBulk Buy: Bernat Softee Baby Chunky Yarn (3-Pack) Tutu Pink 161196-96002Bulk Buy: Bernat Softee Baby Chunky Ombre Yarn (3-Pack) Jungle Jive 161197-97004Bulk Buy: Bernat Softee Baby Chunky Ombre Yarn (3-Pack) Sweet Dream 161197-97001
Lion Brand Baby Soft
A soft, non-allergenic, acrylic blend that is breathable and elastic. It is a machine washable worsted weight yarn that knits quickly. It has lovely pastel colors and prints perfect for baby. You can create beautiful blankets that are snugly and practical.
Babysoft Yarn – Twinkle PrintLion Brand Yarn 920-201F Babysoft Yarn, Baby Pink Pompadour by Lion Brand YarnLion Brand Jamie Yarn (205) Blue StripesLion Brand Babysoft Yarn (201) Baby Pink PompadourLion Brand Baby’s First Yarn (106) Splish SplashLion Brand Baby Soft Yarn Acrylic Sport Blue Bluebell 107Lion Brand Jamie Yarn (100) Lullaby PinkLion Brand Vanna’s Choice Baby Yarn (108) BluebellLion Brand Jamie Yarn (201) Pink Stripes
Click here for more colors.
Caron Simply Soft
This is my favorite: a lovely premium yarn that is designed for comfort with a luxurious feel. A great weight, luster and sheen, and it has a lovely drape, which makes it perfect for blankets. It is also machine washable and dryable.
Bulk Buy: Caron Simply Soft Yarn Solids (3-Pack) White H97003-9701(3-Pack) Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Yarn ~ OFF WHITE # 9702 ~ 6 oz. Skeins(3-Pack) Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Yarn ~ SOFT BLUE # 9712 ~ 6 oz. SkeinsBulk Buy: Caron Simply Soft Heather Yarn (3-Pack) Woodland H9700H-95033-Pack Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Yarn ~ SOFT PINK # 9719 ~ 6 oz. Skeins(3-Pack) Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Yarn ~ LIGHT COUNTRY BLUE # 9709 ~ 6 oz. Skeins
Super soft and polular, this DK yarn is machine washable and dryable. It is made from a blend of acrylic and nylon which makes it allergy-friendly. It comes in bright and pastel colors. It is great for baby blankets and clothes that will last for ages no matter how many times it has been washed.
Plymouth Dreambaby DK Solids Yarn 104 LemonPlymouth (5-Pack) Dreambaby DK Yarn White 0100-5PPlymouth (1-Pack) Dreambaby DK Yarn Happy Spots 0305-1PPlymouth Dreambaby DK Paintpot Yarn: Teals, 1403, 74776Plymouth Dreambaby DK Paintpot Yarn: Greens, 1404, 74776
This DK yarn is easy care and soft and will keep its quality for years. It is a blend of nylon and acrylic, and has a wide range of bright, neutral and pastel colors. It is non-irritating and very easy to work with. Perfect for all baby knits.
Sirdar Snuggly DK Yarn 304 Pearly GreenSirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK – Scooby Blue (121)Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo Color #158Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter DK Knitting Yarn Bonnie (150)Sirdar – Snuggly Snowflake DK – Creamy 631Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter DK Yarn Hazel 177 – per 50g ball by Sirdar Wool
Berroco Comfort DK
A super fine blend of nylon and acrylic, this yarn is available in a wide range of colors, it is an excellent yarn for the lace knitter and perfect for babies and tots. Having superb softness and machine washable makes it cozy and comfy.
Berroco Comfort DK Yarn (2702) PearlBerroco Comfort DK Yarn (2705) Pretty PinkBerroco Comfort DK Yarn (2841) SprinklesBerroco Comfort DK Print Bluebells 2815 YarnBerroco Comfort DK Yarn (2845) FairiesBerroco Comfort DK Yarn (2753) Agean Sea