23 Best Chenille Yarns for Soft Projects

Find the best chenille yarns in this post! Whether you are knitting a soft blanket, plushies or trendy home accessories you will find some great chenille chunky yarns from this list! The list includes chenille and chenille-like yarns from different yarn weights. Since chenille and velvet yarns are sometimes considered the same, some amazing velvet yarns have made it to the list as well.

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Beige chenille yarn

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Other great chenille yarns from Lovecrafts, Lion Brand, Yarnspirations, Lankava and Hobbii:

The advantages of Chenille Yarns

  • Cozy and soft
  • Quick to knit and crochet
  • Gentle on skin
  • Suitable for babies and kids (always check the product information about this)
  • Warm
  • Easy to knit
  • Minimal shedding

What to Make with Chenille Yarns?

  • Blankets, baby blankets and throws
  • Plushies and other children’s toys
  • Hair scrunchies
  • Scarves and cowls
  • Tops, sweaters and cardigans
  • Beanies
  • Pet beds

Free Crochet Hair Scrunchie Pattern

Find a free crochet hair scrunchie pattern for crocheting a chunky hair scrunchie. Use chenille or velvet yarn to get a soft one!

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