Buyer’s guide: Chunky yarn

The best thing about chunky yarn is that knitting and crochet projects grow fast – excellent news for those of us who have a list as long as our arm of things we’d like to make, today. What’s more, chunky yarn is choice fibre for whipping up something cosy such as winter scarves, jumpers and blankets. And we know just where to find them…

Super chunky yarn online shop craft supplies.

[Clockwise from top left] 1. This super chunky yarn by Erika Knight is South American wool which is dyed and beautifully spun in the UK. Comfortingly soft, this thick yarn is ideal knitting material for jumpers, accessories and homeware. Get it from John Lewis

2. Head Start chunky yarn come with enough wool to make a super soft hat and includes a funky pom pom to sew on top. Available in various colour combos and a matching fluoro pom pom. Get it from

3. Rico Creative Lucky Chunky Rico from Black Sheep Wools is a multicoloured yarn consisting of 75% wool. The beautiful, bright colours in the yarn create a nice effect for knitting or crocheting. Use it to make a colourful winter jumper.

Debbie Bliss Chainette yarn project idea

4. Debbie Bliss Paloma is a beautiful chainette yarn in a blend of Baby Alpaca and Merino Wool that creates a super soft yet springy fabric. Above is a Debbie Bliss mustard jumper made with the chainette yarn. Buy Debbie Bliss yarn at Black Sheep Wools

5. Tek-Tek yarn, perfect for chunky crochet, knitting, macramé and more, is made from the waste products of fast fashion factories in Europe. Not only is it soft, lovely, durable and perfect for all your projects but it’s good for Mother Nature too! Available from The Makery

Mollie Makes issue 56 print

Find knitting, crochet and weaving projects, too in Mollie Makes magazine like the jersey yarn woven rug below. Or browse our free tutorials for suitable chunky yarn ideas

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