Top 5 Yarns to Make Scarves You’ll Want to Live In

best yarn for scarves

Best Yarn For Scarves – Not all are created equally.

Let’s face it, the skin on our neck is really sensitive. The last thing we want to do is wrap a scratchy scarf around it. If I were given the choice between a scratchy scarf and a cold neck, I’d pick a cold neck every single time. It’s pretty simple, there are right and wrong yarn choices for scarves. I’m going to share with you the top five best yarn for scarves.

I put a huge priority on yarn softness when choosing a yarn for a crochet scarf. If it doesn’t pass the scratch test, it won’t make the cut. Since I do most of my yarn shopping on Amazon, I’ve had to make a lot of assumptions with yarn softness over the years. Now that I’ve tried nearly every yarn on the market, I’ve narrowed my scarf-yarn choices to these five. With this list, you’ll never have to make the assumptions I did!

Top 5 Yarns to Make Scarves You’ll Want to Live In


Bernat Roving

from $6

Bernat Roving yarn is the premium blend of texture and softness. Roving style yarn has beautiful stitch definition which makes it perfect for patterns with intricate stitches. Bernat Roving yarn is no exception!

Bernat Roving yarn is a bulky #5 yarn category which makes it perfect for quick projects. Most importantly, you’re going to LOVE how this blend of 80% acrylic and 20% wool feels draped around your neck. You have 20 shades to choose from so you’re only limitation is your imagination!


Lion Brand Homespun

from $7

Lion Brand Homespun is best in its category of acrylic texture. The yarn does all the work for you here. Homespun is perfect for the simplest of stitches.

Lion Brand Homespun is also in the bulky #5 category. You’ll find that it works up quick but not always easy. It’s great in terms of softness but it’s not always suited for beginners because of the lack of stitch definition. If you can get past this aspect of it, I’m sure it will become a favorite scarf yarn for you too. It’s seriously soft. The hardest part won’t be deciding to give this yarn a try – it will be deciding which of the 77 shades to go with!


Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable

from $8

Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable is just that, unforgettable. Each color option provides a gorgeous color transition pattern that is unique in every design.

Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable is on the lighter side of the #4 worsted weight category. You’ll want to get at least three for a full scarf. When you handle this yarn, you feel the softness of the acrylic roving. Unforgettable is sometimes difficult to “frog” (ripping out stitches) but if you can make it through without too many errors, you’ll love the result this yarn will give you. This yarn is the star of my most popular three patterns!


Lion Brand Heartland

from $6.49

Lion Brand Heartland is a great choice for ultra soft and delicious color. Each shade has a “stone washed” effect that works up beautifully!

Lion Brand Heartland yarn is a #4 worsted weight yarn making it great for many different patterns. If you want the unique look of wool but you can’t handle the itch or allergies, Heartland is your yarn. You’ll have 37 shades to choose from!


Bernat Satin

from $4

Bernat Satin’s name says it all – it really feels like satin! The sheen is as gorgeous as it is soft and it works up beautifully with many different types of stitch patterns.

Bernat Satin is another #4 worsted weight yarn that come in a whopping 33 colors to choose from. If you’re looking for a yarn that wears well, showcases stitches, is budget-friendly and is seriously soft – Bernat Satin is where it’s at.


I consider myself one of the luckiest people alive – I get to play with yarn for a living! This career path has allowed me to experiment with nearly every yarn that is on the mass production market.

Not only am I a designer, but I’m a crochet instructor too and that means that a big part of my job is to relay these yarn experiences with you – good or bad. If I love it, you’ll hear me talk about it and see it featured in some of my designs. If I hate it, you’ll definitely hear about it. I don’t want you to order yarn that you hate! I have made a scarf with every single one of these yarns and I’m recommending them to you because I love to wear them and I think you’ll love the results too!

Bye for now!

ps. If you know of another ultra soft yarn that’s perfect for scarf-making, leave a comment!

Disclosure: Please note that the links on this page are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you decide to purchase your hooks online. Please understand that I have experience with Amazon and have tried many of these crochet hooks. I recommend them because they are great hooks, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy them. Please do not spend any money on this product unless you feel you need them or that they will help you accomplish your goals.

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