Yarn Weight Chart + Recommended Yarns for Each Weight

There are many different features to each yarn including the fiber and the color. However, one of the most important features to know is the yarn weight. There are seven different yarn weights, ranging from 0 (lace) to 7 (jumbo). Generally speaking, you use a certain size of crochet hook or knitting needle with each yarn weight. Here is a basic yarn weight chart to guide you in choosing the right hook and needle sizes for your projects. Below that you’ll find examples for each of them.

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Basic Yarn Weight Chart

yarn weight charts and which needles and hooks to use

Popular Yarns For Each Yarn Weight

Here are some examples of popular yarns in each yarn weight.

Popular Options for 0 – Lace

Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread

Crochet thread is labeled differently than yarn weights. A #10 crochet thread is comparable to a #0 lace weight yarn. Check out the metallic version of Aunt Lydia’s too. There’s also Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread.

Looking for something more special? Check out Darn Good Yarn’s Silk Fingering Weight Yarn. There’s an ombre version too.

Popular Options for 1 – Super Fine

Red Heart It's a Wrap super fine yarn

Red Heart It’s a Wrap is an acrylic-cotton blend that’s easy to work with. Other good super fine yarns include:

Popular Options for 2 – Fine

Caron It's a Wrap Sprinkles Yarn

Caron It’s a Wrap Sprinkles Yarn is one of our Top 7 Affordable Yarns That Give a Lot of Bang for Their Buck. Here are some other good choices for #2 yarn:

Popular Options for 3 – Light Weight Yarn

Paton's Silk Bamboo Yarn

If you are seeking luxury yarns without a luxury price then try Paton’s Silk Bamboo Yarn. Here are some other good #3 lightweight / DK weight yarns:

Popular Options for 4 – Worsted

Red Heart Chic Sheep Worsted Weight Yarn

Obviously my favorite worsted weight yarn is Chic Sheep. But of course worsted is probably the most popular yarn weight for patterns, especially crochet patterns. Therefore, there are a lot of good yarn choices in this category. Some other terrific options include:

Popular Options for 5 – Bulky

Bernat Plentiful bulky yarn

Bernat Plentiful is unique because it’s a lightweight brushed wool blend but it’s still a thick #5 bulky yarn. Some other good bulky weight yarns include:

Popular Options for 6 – Super Bulky

Red Heart Super Bulky Weight Sweet Home Yarn

Check out our previous roundup of 20 best super bulky and jumbo weight yarns for more options.

Also check out 10 things to do with super bulky yarn.

Popular Options for 7 – Jumbo

Red Heart #7 Jumbo Weight Collage Yarn

Check out our previous roundup of 20 best super bulky and jumbo weight yarns for more options.

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