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Top 9 Cotton Blend Yarns

Top 9 Cotton Blend Yarns

Cotton Blend Yarn is an amazing fiber you must add into your yarn stash! I was shopping around on Lion Brand’s site (as I do more than I’d like to admit) when I noticed something. Lion Brand has a ton of cotton yarn blends! From acrylic cotton blends to one of my favorites, comfy cotton blend yarn, there are a ton of options for you to try if you want to crochet with cotton!

So, I have rounded up a few of my favorite cotton blend yarns from Lion Brand and some new-to-me fibers that I am trying for the first time! In this post I will tell you about these different cotton blend yarns and some crochet patterns for these cotton blend fibers! Keep scrolling through for learn more about these cotton and cotton blend yarns and patterns to make with cotton!

Cotton Blend Fibers from Lion Brand Yarn

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1. Merino Silk Cotton

If you have been hanging around the Life and Yarn Blog for a while than you probably noticed I love Merino Silk Cotton. I have a few Kits using this cotton blend yarn with Lion Brand and a post talking about these light weight crochet projects you can crochet with cotton!

Merino Silk Cotton Blend Fiber

Now, let me tell you a bit more about Lion Brand’s Merino Silk Cotton Yarn Blend! It is a lightweight, category 1 yarn which is superfine, but don’t let that scare you! This cotton blend yarn works up really quick to create light, open and airy handmade garments and accessories that you will love!

It has a beautiful tweed like look to it, or almost like a tonal yarn. Each skein has 191 yards and is 1.75 ounces. All eight colors are stunning with a wonderful vintage vibe. This yarn being made from 50% wool, 25% cotton and 25% silk make it so luxurious you’re going to want to use it again and again. The stitch definition with this yarn is wonderful no matter the pattern, the stitch or hook size. Try Merino Silk Cotton, I promise you will love it!

2. Mako

I have been hoarding the most beautiful, blue cotton blend yarn in my stash…Mako Cotton in Royal Blue. Soft isn’t even enough to describe this category 4 worsted weight yarn. I struggled with putting this fiber in this cotton yarn blend post because Mako Cotton is 94% Mako Cotton and 6% Nylon, almost all cotton! This is by far one of the most luxurious yarns I have EVER got my hands on besides 100% silk. Yeah, it’s that good, I have yet to design with Mako because it’s too perfect. Not one idea had been good enough…until now, stay tuned!

“LB Collection® Mako Cotton is prized for its extra-long staple length, which produces the smoothest, strongest cotton fiber available. LB Collection’s Mako Cotton is spun into a chainette construction, which allows for air to pass through the yarn. This creates softer, more lightweight projects than traditional spun cotton yarns. A mere 50 grams of this CYC 4 yarn has over 125 yards (in comparison, mercerized cotton in a similar gauge has 93 yards/50 grams.) It also lends durability to the yarn and prevents shedding…” – From Lion Brand’s Website

Mako Cotton Yarn Blend

3. Coboo

Oh Coboo, your drape is amazing! Coboo cotton blend yarn is a 50% cotton, 50% bamboo that comes in such a perfect color pallet! Seriously, it is so hard to choose a color from this cotton yarn blend line from Lion Brand.

I have worked with this cotton blend fiber a few times but one of my favorite projects is my Bondi Shawl! Made with a beautiful shell-like stitch, stripes and tassels, Bondi is a fun meditative crochet project! You can grab a Lion Brand Kit or use the Free Crochet Pattern!

Bond Shawl made with Coboo, a cotton blend yarn.

4. Comfy Cotton

It’s safe to say the Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn is a fan favorite. I’m not sure that I have ever come across anyone who doesn’t love this yarn! I have made a few items in this cotton yarn blend and let me just say, the softness is unreal. This is a great yarn to be worn right on your skin, not a bit scratchy!

Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn is 50% cotton and 50% polyester and comes in a selection of solids and multi-color cakes. Each cake has a whopping 392 yards and is a category 3 DK weight. Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn is also machine washable and dryable which makes it great for kids items!

Olivia DK, a free crochet pattern made with comfy cotton blend yarn

I originally made my Olivia Cardigan in comfy cotton blend! The comfy cotton version is a bit more structured being as it is a category 3 weight DK yarn with tighter stitches. You can make Olivia in comfy cotton using this free pattern!

5. LB Collection Cotton Bamboo

Another Cotton Bamboo yarn blend that I have been wanting to try is this one from the LB Collection. The LB Collection Yarns are Lion Brand’s line of yarns that are deigned to be affordable, luxury yarns that are online only exclusives to Lion Brand. The colors In this line are gorgeous and named after flowers, I have magnolia!

6. Twisted Cotton

I was pleasantly surprised by this acrylic cotton blend yarn! From the photos I knew it had an interesting texture but now that I have it in my hands I’d call it a beautiful texture! Twisted Cotton Blend has the little puffs of softness woven into it that I know will make a visually appealing item! I tried to take a close enough photo for you to see! Categorized as a #5 bulky weight this acrylic cotton blend is sure to work up quick for a satisfying project win!

“Twisted Cotton Blend is a relative of our Comfy Cotton Blend yarn. This yarn blends 69% cotton and 31% acrylic together to create a two-color yarn with a slight thick and thin nubby texture. The addition of acrylic will keep this mostly cotton yarn looking fresher longer.” – From Lion Brand’s Website.

7. Shawl In A Cake

Ok, I had NO IDEA Shawl in a Cake was a cotton blend fiber! Let me tell you, I was so excited about that! This yarn comes in an array of stunning colors and is a category 4 weight worsted made from 58% Cotton, 38% Acrylic and 3% Other (Stellina) With 481 yards per cake you can easily make a beautiful, lacy shawl with this acrylic cotton blend yarn from one cake!

8. Ice Cream Cotton Blend

Now THIS is a really fun yarn and it is SO SOFT! “This sweet yarn is full of fun flavor colors from Chocolate to Rainbow and everything in between! Each color is made up of a tonal or multi-color paired with a slightly thick and thin white ply. When worked up this creates added visual interest to your stitches.” – From Lion Brand’s Website.

I love that each color is named for a flavor, they all remind me of sherbet! Honestly, I am not sure what to make with this one. Judging by how soft these skeins of Ice Cream Cotton Blend are, I think I would want to make a wearable for sure. This is another acrylic cotton blend yarn made with 53% Acrylic and 47% Cotton.

I turned mine into the cute farmhouse style rustic crochet pumpkins! The are easy to make and a great DIY Crochet Home Decor Project!

9. Summer Kiss

Last But not least, this is a fun one! Check out Lion Brand’s description, “Little “kisses” of color are mixed in with a single main color in this i-cord construction yarn. From brights to pastels, this kid-friendly cotton/polyester blend yarn is ready to be worked up into easy-care garments and accessories.”

Little kisses of color! I love that! My mom was with me when I was opening these yarns and Summer Kiss reminded her of the friendship bracelets you make at camp!

Have you tried any of these cotton blend yarns from Lion Brand? Tell me in the comments below! I hope you found a few you want to try and that you love them too! Each one I have worked with has been amazing and I can’t wait to start working with the others! Be sure to sign up for the Life and Yarn Newsletter so you know when I finish creating new free patterns with these cotton blend fibers! Check out all of my modern free crochet pattens for something to make today!

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Sunday 20th of June 2021

[…] learned that I LOVE cottons and cotton blends! If not, you should read this post I wrote about my Top 9 Cotton Blend Yarns! Coboo is the third yarn that I list and a cotton blend yarn that I have used many times! I just […]


Saturday 3rd of April 2021

I loved LB Merino Silk Cotton but now its discontinued. PLEASE tell me you've found as good a substitute because I used it ALOT HELP PLEASE


Saturday 3rd of April 2021

This makes me sad too 😔 but I’d say Lion brand sock ease or summer nights would be a good alternative!

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Monday 12th of October 2020

[…] to make something to wear with it. (You can read more about this cotton blend yarn and others on my “Top 9 Cotton Blend Yarns” post!) Now, at the time I couldn’t justify buying more of either color with my already over […]

Nancy W

Sunday 6th of September 2020

I love the ice cream cotton blend! I made the sunset ruana & love how the colors played out for a sunset beach scene. Even tho Joann's said it was in-stock in their store and online, I had to order it from Lion Brand. A little pricey but it's beautiful for a wearable. It took 14 skeins to finish my ruana. 😣 Now I just have to figure out what to make with the leftover yarn!


Sunday 6th of September 2020

The color combos are beautiful and I love the transitions too!! I’m about to start a project with mine 😉

Susan Stevenson

Sunday 6th of September 2020

I have been making chemo caps out of various yarns containing cotton. I have made a couple out of Comfy Cotton and one out of Mako. You are right in saying that Mako is so soft and luxurious. I just received my order of the Royal Blue from Lion Brand Yarn and can’t wait to get started.

Thank you for this post on your blog as it helps me in my research of Cotton yarns.


Sunday 6th of September 2020

That’s so nice of you to be making chemo caps!! I’m working with the royal blue now and it’s a dream!!! I’m glad you found this post helpful!!!

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