Help choosing yarn for a crochet afghan.

(5 Posts)
EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Mon 18-Feb-13 17:48:16

I would love to crochet an afghan in lovely soft wool, but I've got to stick to a budget. I want something nicer and softer than Stylecraft Special, which is my normal yarn, but can't afford cashmerino etc. What yarns would work? I'm willing to pay maybe £3.50/50g (but cheaper would be better.) Would a baby yarn work for an afghan? Help, please. smile

Daisybell1 Sun 24-Feb-13 12:25:28

What sort of colours do you like?

I don't know if Deramores have the option of searching by price? Or another site might? Sorry, that's not very helpful, is it? I aspire to stylecraft special as I can't get it near me!

MerryMingeWhingesAgain Sun 24-Feb-13 12:45:20

Wool blend? Does it need to be machine washable? DK or aran weight?

For a washable soft yarn, the stylecraft is great TBH. Wendy Merino DK is washable and very very soft but I suspect it will pill a lot and the mitts I made have stretched quite a lot. The Aran yarns that come in a massive 400g ball are nice, 20% wool and washable.

For baby yarns, I like the King Cole Comfort which is very soft and cuddly and cheap, around £3/100g and nice to knit up, has washed well for me.

PolterGoose Wed 27-Feb-13 18:39:02

I've done one for my bed in Sirdar Calico which is a cotton acrylic mix, very soft and can be tumble dried. I have no idea what it cost as I bought the yarn as I went, but I think it would fit your budget.

eggandcress Thu 28-Feb-13 17:25:09

Rico Merino DK is lovely to crochet with. It has a massive range of colours. You should be able to get some for around £3.50/50g if you shop around. I used it for baby knits - very soft.

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