Four Great Yarns for Under $4

Knitting and crochet are fun hobbies you can enjoy doing even when you are on a tight budget. If you’re looking for some affordable yarns for your next project, check out these great options — they are all priced under $4 a skein!

YarnDishie by Knit Picks

Made with 100% cotton, Dishie is a versatile yarn that can be used for home décor projects and children’s toys. It comes in 15 bright, bold colors and is machine washable. Click over to our yarn review in 52 Weeks to learn more!

YarnsGiggles by Bernat

This easy-care yarn is perfect for making super adorable baby projects! You’ll love how incredibly soft this yarn is. Plus, it’s worsted weight so it will work up quickly. For more info, check out our yarn review.

Bernat YarnSoftee Chunky by Bernat

Whether you’re looking to knit a hat, scarf, or sweater, this yarn is a great option. With 60 colors to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding one you love. We used this yarn to knit Block #1 in our Year of Yarn Afghan.


Stardust by Red Heart

With beautiful muted tones embellished with metallic thread, this affordable yarn is great for fashion accessories including scarves, gloves, wraps, and shawls. You can find out more about this fun yarn here.


Must-Have Yarns That Make Great Gifts

What better holiday gift to give to a fellow knitter or crocheter than a few skeins of top-notch yarn? They’ll be so touched you thought of it, especially if you choose a yarn that fits their personality and lifestyle. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Bernat YarnSoftee Chunky by Bernat

This chunky yarn knits up quickly into snuggly afghans, cozy cowls, and warm hats, and it comes in an array of fabulous colors. Best of all, the yarn is machine washable and dryable! Because of its versatility and easy care, this yarn would be especially great for parents with young kids or for college students.

Alpaca YarnBaby Twist by Alpaca with a Twist

Made with 100% alpaca fiber, this soft, beautiful yarn is pure luxury for your fingers, and it’s sure to be a welcome treat for any knitter or crocheter! It can be knit into a wide variety of garments — from scarves and hats to shawls and sweaters — and it would be a perfect gift for someone who enjoys unique, natural fibers.

Big Wool by Rowan

This super bulky yarn knits up fast! Give it to a beginning knitter or crocheter so they can enjoy the immediate gratification only bulky yarn and big needles and hooks can provide. After an evening of crafting, they’ll have a completed project to show off!

And hey, if some of these yarns sound enticing, you can always add them to your wish list too!  To find out about more great yarns, check out the yarn reviews on our website.