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Best yarn for punch needle from craft stores

Updated: May 5, 2022

Now that you have the fabric and the frame you'll be looking for yarn. But what should you use? There are so many out there it can be overwhelming so I'm here to help!

First, you need to figure out what kind of project you are making.

  • If it's a rug and needs to be durable then you should use rug yarn/wool. Acrylic yarn simply doesn't have lasting quality. It'll look cute, but you'll walk over the rug a couple of times and you'll notice how quickly is the quality being diminished.

  • If you're making a wall hanging acrylic is just fine! Acrylic yarn offers a variety of colors and textures although I'd stay away from really soft ones as the yarn will be too slippery to form uniform loops.

  • For cushions you can go with wool or wool blend if they'll be used actively. If it's for decorative purposes only then you can be playful and use acrylic as well

The type of yarn you'll use will partly be dependent on your punch needle size. Make sure it's not too thick or you won't be able to punch with it or too thin - you'll end up with holes in your fabric. Please refer to my punch needle blog post.

These yarns are my go to!

Size 4 medium/worsted (works with blue adjustable needle and Lavor 4mm needle)

Size 5 bulky/chunky (works with blue adjustable needle and Lavor 5.5mm needle)

Size 6 super bulky (only works with Lavor 5.5mm needle)

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out.

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