Do you need some yarn inspiration for your Christmas makes this festive period? Well, look no further! We've created our list of the top 10 Christmas yarns that are absolutely perfect for your festive knitting and crochet.
With the countdown to Christmas well underway, there is no better time to craft up homemade gifts for your loved ones or ornaments to decorate your home with.
We've got a range of styles to suit every personality, with glitter skeins, bright shades, and multi-coloured ranges. Whether you choose to gift the yarn as is, or you create something magical and gift the finished make, our top 10 yarns list will help inspire your festive knitting and crochet.
Discover our top 10 below...
Perfect to add a hint of glamour to your next knitting or crochet project, Hoooked RibbonXL Lurex offers a range of shimmery metallic shades. Made from 100% recycled fibres with a subtle lurex glitter thread running through the yarn, this slightly elastic ribbon t-shirt yarn is lightweight but still offers a chunky weight. You most certainly will be party-ready with finished garments in this sparkly yarn.
Ideal to add some twinkle to your toes, this self-striping 4-ply yarn is absolutely perfect for crafting up socks, with shades inspired by candy canes to holly berries. Featuring a cheerful Christmas palette, this yarn certainly is a must-have for knitting up those festive socks for all the family.
Add some sparkle to handmade garments or home décor, with this glitzy yarn from King Cole. Perfect for homemade jumpers, ponchos, scarfs and more! Featuring one shiny strand running through the skein, this yarn is versatile and is perfect to add a touch of glam to your makes. Whether you choose to use it to add embellishments to accessories or to create garments for the party season, it will make your crafts truly shine.
These cute metallic sparkly yarns are 10g a ball and are perfect for Christmas projects. Whether it is to add some shine in a cushion or a festive scarf, you will adore this yarn. Available in silver and gold, Lamé lets you include a little shine in your crochet work, adding even more magic to your makes.
King Cole Christmas Super Chunky has colour combinations that are perfect for the party season. Ideal for those quick knits or making those must-have Christmas jumpers, this soft yarn is spun with two ends, one plain-dyed and the other space-dyed, that have been twisted together to give your handmade items a beautiful striped print with no colour changes necessary!
Sirdar Alpine is the most realistic fur-like yarn in Sirdar’s yarn portfolio. Ideal for beginners and up, this super-soft, super-chunky yarn is ideal for winter knitwear, keeping you both warm and comfortable. With most patterns only using two or three balls of this yarn, you can easily craft up a cosy snood, scarf or any other snuggly accessory - in just an evening!
Tinsel Chunky certainly adds festivity and sparkle to both knitting and crochet projects. Great for making toys such as festive penguins, Santa's and snowmen, scarves and more, this tinsel-like yarn gives endless design possibilities! Popular within many yarn stashes, this chunky yarn truly brings the joy of Christmastime to your crafting.
McIntosh® makes a FABULOUS Christmas gift for the knitter or crocheter in your life. FABULOUS is exactly what it says on the label, a truly fabulous yarn spun from a luxurious blend of British Bluefaced Leicester wool and Grade A Mulberry silk. Available in DK and 4-Ply, it offers the same incredible quality and warmth that McIntosh’s British Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) offers, but with the added strength and natural shine derived from the silk. These high-quality fibres result in long-lasting and sumptuously soft garments for you to wear with pride, year after year!
In classic Christmas red, Novita Nordic Wool, part of our natural collection range, is a pure wool yarn that is warm, comfortable and versatile… knit up traditional Fair Isle accessories, festive shelf decorations, those must-have Christmas jumpers (who doesn’t love a Christmas jumper?!) and more.
Make your knitwear, crocheted ornaments and more truly shine, with Twinkle DK by James C. Brett. This soft acrylic yarn is available in 20 shimmering shades and features a sparkling metallic thread throughout to give your design that extra shine. The acrylic and polyester blend provides a DK yarn that is ideal for a range of garments and accessories whilst being machine washable and tumble dryer friendly – now that’s handy!
We just had to add this one in at number 11! Stylecraft’s Head Over Heels Festive Pack offers 4 balls of 100g, 4-ply festive yarn in the following shades: Comet, Vixen, Cupid and Rudolph. With an included pattern leaflet featuring patterns and inspiration for Christmas hats, mittens & socks, this must-have pack makes crafting gifts for the whole family easy peasy. Hurry! Limited stock – get yours now.
You can find even more festive yarns plus kits and patterns in our Christmas edit!
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