Favorite Yarns for Spring 2021 (Plus Spring Crochet Patterns!)

March always makes me think “Spring.” Even though it is often still cold, I start getting super excited to design spring crochet patterns! Today, I wanted to show you 5 of my absolute favorite spring yarns, plus pattern ideas to go along with each of them.

What Should I Crochet in Spring?

If you’re looking for Spring yarns, there’s a good chance you’re also looking for spring crochet patterns.

While some people consider Spring to be the “off season” of crochet, it is actually one of my favorite seasons to be crocheting! In springtime, you’ll want to think lightweight when it comes to your crochet. Here’s a list of ideas:

  • Shawls
  • Lightweight cowls and scarves
  • Easter crochet decor
  • Home decor

What yarns are best for Spring?

Just like we’re thinking lightweight when it comes to crochet patterns, it’s also a good idea to use lightweight yarn in the springtime!

Depending on the yarn, something like worsted weight might be too heavy and hot in the Spring. Things like fingering, sport, or DK would be much better choices.

However, as I said above it does depend on the yarn! In this list of 5 spring yarns, I’m going to show you 1 fingering weight yarn, 2 sport weights, and 1 worsted weight that I do like for spring crochet projects.

Yarn Fibers

Another thing to consider is not just the weight, but also the FIBER the yarn is made out of.

Here’s a general rule of thumb you can keep in mind:

  1. Synthetic or animal fibers are generally NOT the best for warmer weather
  2. Plant-based fibers like cotton, linen, or bamboo are PERFECT for warmer weather

However, this is just a general rule of thumb. In fact, I’m going to be breaking it in this post.😲😉

Let me tell you exactly why:

Spring is a VERY different season depending on where you live.

For example, where I live, Spring can sometimes be warm, but oftentimes it can also get quite cold again.

I would almost venture to say that that “Rule of thumb” I mentioned above is more accurate in summer than in spring.

But really, it depends on where you live. In this post, I’ll be showing you yarns and patterns that are perfect for those who have a warm-ish Spring, but maybe still have some cool weather in the mix.

All the yarns and patterns are lightweight, but they can also give you a touch of added warmth on those cooler spring days.

Make sense? All right, let’s get started!

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5 of My Favorite Yarns for Spring of 2021

Ready to see my favorite Spring yarns? I can’t wait to show you!

#1: Galileo Yarn

Galileo spring yarn

This has to be probably my top Spring yarn, by far. Galileo is a blend of merino wool and bamboo. If I had to describe it one word I would say “springy”. Not in the sense of the season – LOL! But in the sense that it is bouncy and springy.

It has a lovely drape and is very soft. 10/10 love this yarn! In the photo above you can see the color I purchased. But there are many other beautiful ones that can be found here.

I recommend using this yarn for projects where there will be WARMER Spring weather. Since it is half bamboo, it is very breathable and cool.

Buy Galileo Yarn HERE

Galileo Pattern – The Lunar Lace Tunic

lunar lace tunic - galileo yarn pattern

Ready to try out Galileo yarn? The Lunar Lace Tunic uses it to make a gorgeous lacy top! This tunic is short-sleeved and perfect for when you have that warmer Spring weather I was talking about earlier.

Get the Pattern HERE

#2: Stroll Fingering Yarn

stroll fingering yarn

Next up, I have to show you Stroll Fingering by We Crochet / Knit Picks.

This yarn is a blend of wool (75%) and nylon (25%). You may not think of it as a Spring yarn right away because of the fiber content. However, because it is fingering weight, I still wear tops that I’ve made with it in warmer weather!

That said, this could also be a good yarn to use if you live in a place where spring gets chillier. You can give the illusion of wearing Spring clothing while really having a bit of extra warmth!

Buy Stroll Fingering Yarn HERE

Stroll Fingering Pattern – Summer Breeze Vest

Summer breeze vest - stroll fingering pattern

Here is an example of a pattern that can be exactly what I described above! The Summer Breeze vest is light and lacy, but the wool quality of the yarn can give you just that touch of extra warmth you need.

Get the Pattern HERE

#3: Shawl in a Ball Yarn

Another pick for Spring that I love is Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball yarn. This is that worsted weight yarn I was talking about earlier.

While you may not think number 4 weight is good for spring, I have to differ with this one! Shawl in a ball makes just what the name suggests – pretty shawls and wraps.

While I wouldn’t wear shawls made with this in the heat of the summer, I WOULD wear them in the springtime.

Buy Shawl in a Ball Yarn HERE

Shawl in a Ball Pattern – Jadestone Wrap

shawl in a ball crochet pattern

Last spring, I designed the Jadestone wrap with Shawl in a Ball yarn. And I must say, it is one of my favorites! This is the perfect small, light triangle shawl pattern for when you need a little extra warmth but not too much.

Get the Pattern HERE

#4: Chroma Fingering Yarn

Ohhh, this is one I cannot recommend enough! Meet one of my all time favorite yarns: Chroma Fingering!

We Crochet has a winner with this yarn, let me tell you. One ball easily works up a beautiful scarf or cowl. I will often buy multiple balls in different colors because I know they make great one-skein projects!

Get Chroma Fingering Yarn HERE

Chroma Fingering Scarf Patterns

I have two different patterns I have to show you when it comes to Chroma yarn…

  1. The Waves and Rainbows Scarf

2. Autumn Leaves Cowl

Autumn Leaves Cowl - FREE Lightweight Crochet Cowl Pattern

#5: Beautiful You Yarn

Last, but CERTAINLY not least…Beautiful You Yarn. Another pick from Lion Brand, this yarn has an amazing twist on it!

It is 100% acrylic, but it is a sport weight (and on the lighter side of sport weight, I’d say).

Great for anything from tops, to shawls, and more!

Get Beautiful You Yarn HERE

Beautiful You Pattern – Juniper Cardigan

Juniper Cardigan - Lace Crochet Cardigan Pattern for Summer

Let me tell you, this yarn makes some BEAUTIFUL crochet lace. Meet the Juniper Cardigan, a lacy cardigan pattern perfect for Spring or Summer! I wear this all the time in warmer weather. It’s perfect to throw over a tank top or camisole.

Get the Pattern HERE

Well there you have it – 5 of my favorite crochet yarns for Spring! I sincerely hope you found a new yarn to try or a new spring crochet pattern.

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