Cheap Yarn – My Guide To Discount Yarn & Great Yarn Deals For Crocheters

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It’s never been easier to find a great deal. You might be at a loss, but you don’t want to miss out on any savings! Find where to buy cheap yarn online and which stores and websites offer the best deals for crochet yarn.

Cheap Yarn

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I reviewed and updated this post on May 22, 2023.

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Yarn Deals

Yarn Subscription Boxes

Crate Joy Yarn subscription boxes

Cratejoy has these excellent deals on now! Make sure to check the Home & Maker filter to find these. With a yarn subscription box, you’ll enjoy a variety of high-quality yarns carefully curated to suit different projects and skill levels. Not only will you have a steady supply of inspiration and materials, but you’ll also discover new techniques and patterns that will expand your knitting capabilities.

Clearance Yarns – Excellent Acrylic & Cotton Yarns

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This business offers a wide variety of affordable yarns for every type of project. Their cotton and acrylic yarns are excellent. I’ve used both Brava and Dishie in some of my crochet projects. I love the colors they offer. Amigurumi yarn can be sourced on this site, search for Animation Amigurumi sets.

For more knitting focuses items and knitting yarn, see their sister company KnitPicks.

They have excellent customer service and ship to the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Customer reviews save you decision making time as you can tell what other crafters think about their products.

They offer free shipping over $35 for your order. To top it off, they have great notions, from a crochet hook to a yarn winder.

Another reason for choosing this site, find an inspiring pattern and get the glorious yarn suggested.

Lion Brand – Good Quality and Affordability

Lion Brand Clearance Sale

Lion Brand offers excellent deals on their clearance yarns. Enjoy up to 50% off selected yarns.

Find yourself a bargain in their many categories. They have great acrylic yarn for beginners and experts alike.

The beauty of synthetic fibers is they can be washed many times without losing color.

Make something fun with the yarn using their free patterns for great results. They ship to almost every country.

There’s fiber for amigurumi too. Plenty of novelty yarns, cake yarns like Mandala with a unique design and effect.

One of their acrylic yarns; Heartland Thick & Quick is up to 40% off. Everyone loves a bargain.

Plenty of different yarn weights – Fingering, Worsted, aran, DK, Chunky and bulky.

If you get stuck choosing what to buy, contact their friendly team here with your email address, and they’ll help you!

From time to time they offer excellent discounts on their yarns.

Jimmy Beans Wool

Jimmy Beans Yarn Sale

The fabulous range of yarns at the Jimmy Beans Wool website is often on sale. Brands such as Madelinetosh, Rowan, Manos Del Uruguay, Berocco, and more. They have many special yarns with lovely colors.

They have plenty of excellent tools and accessories. If you also knit as well as crochet socks, I highly recommend addi flexiflips needles. They have a short flexible cable between the stainless steel tips and are a unique double pointed needle.

The easy-to-use interface makes adding yarn for your next project and other products to your cart a breeze.

Orders over $75 USD receive free U.S shipping.

Furls Crochet

Furls Crochet

Two brands of yarns at an affordable price on this site. They also have great kits of yarn so you can save on multiple balls.

The selections have beautiful color palettes!

Navigation through their site is effortless. Create an account and make the next purchase faster.

Discount Yarn

Love Crafts – More Brands On Offer

Lots of yarn deals at LoveCrafts. They offer a range of yarns suitable for different projects, from sock yarn to cotton yarn.

They also have many exclusive brands you can’t find at big box stores, like Lana Grossa.

Make anything from winter woolies with merino wool to summer clothing. Try lighter yarns such as viscose, rayon and linen.

Try Premier Yarns 4ply antipilling everyday worsted. The thickness is great for blankets.



Discover unique, handcrafted fibers for your dream crochet project. The range and color palette of what’s on offer are incredible!

There are plenty of specialty yarns for other crafts, like the spinning process or weaving a garment.

Save money when Etsy has site wide sales or a seller offers discounts.

You’ll find any yarn weight, from fingering to DK and bulky.

They have a handy app if you’re one who prefers to shop on their phone.

Other Places To Consider

  • WEBS Yarn store has great deals on things like Valley Yarns occasionally.
  • Yarnspiriations has brands like Red Heart, Bernat, Caron & Patons. Great for crocheters and knitters wanting to make baby projects.

FAQs About Cheap Yarn

Is Yarn Cheap?

Where you buy yarn makes a difference. In some stores, the cost of thread is high, while in others it’s affordable.

How Cheap Is Yarn?

Prices for yarn start at around $2-5 per skein. There are many types and weights of yarn, so do your research before purchasing. You want fine yarn, not poor-quality!

How To Soften Budget Yarns

Here’s an excellent tutorial on how to soften budget yarns

What To Do With Cheap Yarn?

 You have many options! You can make many things with yarn, such as scarves, hats, socks, mittens, and more.  

Who Sells Yarn Cheap?

Companies like We Crochet, Lion Brand, Jimmy Beans Wool, Love Crafts, Amazon hobbii and Joann.

Here’s a breakdown.

CompanyYarnsUS ShippingInternational
We CrochetAffordable/LuxuryFree over $35UK, CAN, AU
Lion BrandBudgetFree over $75Yes
Jimmy BeansLuxury/Artisan Free over $75 Yes
LoveCraftsEconomicalFree over $60Yes
JoannCheap Not Free Yes
HobbiiAffordable Free over $75Yes
YarnspirationsBudgetNot FreeCA, UK, AUS, JP, NZ, Europe
WeAreKnittersLuxuryFree over $90Yes
WEBSCheap/Premium Not Free Yes

Where Can I Buy The Cheapest Yarn?

There are online options and in the discount section of your Local Yarn Store!

Where To Buy Cheap Good Quality Yarn

There are some excellent options to choose from at LoveCrafts.  Plenty of well known yarn lines available.

Cheap Vs Expensive Yarns

Cheap fibers are made from synthetic materials, while expensive yarn is made from natural materials like wool, cotton, and silk.  

Where Can You Buy Cheaper Yarn?

Try somewhere like WeCrochet, Joann, or LoveCrafts.

Where Can You Get Free Yarn?

For free yarn, you can join online groups on Ravelry and Facebook. There are also garage sales and people cleaning out their stash! Yarn swaps are a great way to get free yarn. They’re usually held in yarn shops or online.

I hope you got some serious savings on yarn if you were looking for the best deals! Now you can stock up on yarn without breaking the bank.

About The Author

Jodie Morgan From Crochet Penguin

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Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate crocheter and blogger with 17+ years of experience currently living in regional Australia. Taught by her mother, she fell in love with crocheting after her first child was born. When she’s not crocheting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online crochet community. Please say hello, or see what she's making on socials.

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