21 Things To Crochet With Cotton Yarn

There are a huge number of things to crochet with cotton yarn—here are a few of our favorites. From home essentials to accessories, discover a variety of projects that showcase the endless possibilities of working with cotton.

Things To Crochet With Cotton Yarn

Do you love working with cotton yarn or wish to create lighter, breathable projects for Spring and Summer? Heading into warmer weather, you may be considering crocheting with cotton yarn. If so, explore our wonderful collection of crochet projects made with cotton yarn below.

21 Things To Crochet With Cotton Yarn


1. Textured Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern by Stitching Together

Cotton yarn is highly absorbent, making it ideal for kitchen towels. It can effectively absorb moisture, which is essential for drying dishes, hands, and kitchen surfaces.

This Textured Crochet Towel is made using a Category 4 weight, 100% cotton yarn. You’ll need just over 4 oz of the main color and less than 0.5 oz of a contrasting color. Feel free to place the contrasting stripes wherever you like, or take advantage of leftover yarn scraps to create the entire towel with contrasting stripes.

Textured Crochet Kitchen Towel Pattern by Stitching Together

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2. Summer Crochet Crop Top Pattern by For The Frills Store

Cotton yarn is also perfect for lightweight and breathable summer tops. This simple cotton tee features a cute sweetheart neckline and bow tie detail. It doesn’t have to be a crop top, too—add or remove as many rows as you like so you can easily make a full-length tee.

Summer Crochet Crop Top Pattern by For The Frills Store

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3. Crochet Meadow Baby Bib Pattern by LTK Cuties

Burpy messes are no problem when baby sports their handy little bib. These cute cloths are adorably styled and perfectly up to task in whatever colors you choose. Create many, because they’re fun to complete, 100% cotton and make great gifts for any child.

Crochet Meadow Baby Bib Pattern by LTK Cuties

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4. Double Thick Potholders Crochet Pattern by Sewrella

The most versatile, necessary kitchen pattern to add to your library. A simple textured stitch makes these potholders thick and durable – with a simpler version of an i cord loop for hanging within reach. Cotton yarn’s heat resistance makes it an ideal choice for this project.

Double Thick Potholders Crochet Pattern by Sewrella

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5. Essential String Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

Cotton yarn, especially in worsted or thicker weights, provides durability to a shopping bag, so it can withstand the weight of groceries and other items.

Whether you’re heading to the stores, the farmers’ market, or even the beach, this Essential String Shopping Bag is designed to effortlessly carry all your essentials.

Essential String Shopping Bag Crochet Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

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6. Stripe Crochet Placemat Pattern by Yarnspirations

Crochet these placemats using cotton yarn so that you can pop them into the washing machine after your dinner party. The pretty stripes will bring a touch of visual interest to any table setting, be it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Stripe Crochet Placemat Pattern by Yarnspirations

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7. Basic Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern by Veys Project

Summer crochet fans, this one’s for you! This bucket hat is perfect for sunny days. It’s made with 2 rolls of cotton yarn that will keep your head cool in the hottest weather.

The best part? You can customize it however you want. Make this bucket hat in one solid color, or choose a variety of colors to create a striped bucket hat.

Basic Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern by Veys Project

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8. Crochet Dishcloth Pattern by Petals To Picots

Crocheting dishcloths with cotton yarn is a popular choice because cotton is absorbent and durable.

These dishcloths are quick and fun, great for bringing a bit of color to your kitchen and trying out new stitch patterns. This set includes four dishcloth patterns: Textured Dishcloth, Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth, 3-Color Simple-St Dishcloth, and Seeing Squares Dishcloth, all made with cotton yarn.

Crochet Dishcloth Pattern by Petals To Picots

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9. Vega Sweater Crochet Pattern by Stardust Crochet

A crochet sweater suitable for beginners, it becomes especially delightful when made using 100% cotton yarn. This makes it the perfect sweater to enjoy cool summer evenings.

Vega Sweater Crochet Pattern by Stardust Crochet

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10. Gevin Grace Shawl Crochet Pattern by D Elegant Ermine

While cotton yarn may not be the best choice for every type of shawl, it can be particularly well-suited for creating lightweight and breathable shawls that are comfortable for everyday wear, especially in warmer climates or during spring and summer.

This Gevin Grace Shawl is a triangular shawl worked from the top-down, making it a straightforward and beginner-friendly choice.

Gevin Grace Shawl Crochet Pattern by D Elegant Ermine

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11. Crochet Bobble Booties Pattern by Wild Little Acorn 

Make these adorable bobble booties using 100% cotton yarn for the special baby in your life. It’s a gender-neutral design that you can customize with different colors of yarn.

Crochet Bobble Booties Pattern by Wild Little Acorn 

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12. Crochet Loopy Face Scrubby Pattern by Loopy Handmade Studio

Cotton yarn is naturally soft, providing a gentle and comfortable feel against the delicate skin of the face. This is crucial for skincare items, so the scrubby won’t cause irritation. The pattern only requires 5g of yarn and makes a perfect quick gift.

Crochet Loopy Face Scrubby Pattern by Loopy Handmade Studio

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13. Crochet Cotton Slipper Socks Pattern by Left In Knots

Made with cotton yarn, these crochet slipper socks will keep you toasty warm in the cold winter weather. They’re small and quick projects that you can complete in a day or two. Make a few sets to keep as thoughtful gifts for special occasions.

Crochet Cotton Slipper Socks Pattern by Left In Knots

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14. Cozy Cotton Sunflower Throw Crochet Pattern by Nicky Jones

Crochet a cozy cotton throw for your home with this simple 1 row repeat pattern. This easy cotton crochet blanket is perfect for beginners and makes a wonderful weekend project.

Cozy Cotton Sunflower Throw Crochet Pattern by Nicky Jones

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15. Sunburst Granny Square Pillows Crochet Pattern by Nauti Krall

Here’s a set of super comfy boho crochet throw pillows worked using a 100% cotton – a mix of classic charm with a dash of boho spirit that’s about to find its place in your cozy corners.

Work them up solid colored for an easy, carefree crochet experience or change up the colors each round and create a multicolored masterpiece!

Sunburst Granny Square Pillows Crochet Pattern by Nauti Krall

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16. Crochet Cardigan Pattern by Daisy And Peace

Enjoy this easy-to-make button-down crochet cardigan pattern year-round. Made from cotton yarn, this cardigan is an excellent choice, especially for warmer summer nights.”

Crochet Cardigan Pattern by Daisy And Peace

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17. Cotton Hexagon Crochet Coasters Pattern by Only As Brave

Serve-up the beverages on these modern coasters, and let the good times roll. Whether indoors or outside, imagine a wide range of shades for these adorable coasters. Plus, your finished project is 100% cotton, making these as fabulous as they are absorbent.

Cotton Hexagon Crochet Coasters Pattern by Only As Brave

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18. Easy Modern Crochet Storage Basket Pattern by Sigoni Macaroni

Cotton yarn will give you a dense basket that will stand up without sagging. Make this must-have storage basket for holding yarns, needles or whatever else you need to keep together.

Easy Modern Crochet Storage Basket Pattern by Sigoni Macaroni

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19. Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern by Red Heart

Make this crochet cotton baby blanket in any cotton worsted weight yarn of your choice. You will love how delicate it looks. Pick any three colors to make this blanket or just a single color—either way, this darling afghan is the perfect baby shower gift. 

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern by Red Heart

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20. Frolic Scarf Crochet Pattern by What About Yarn

This cotton crochet scarf is designed for a DK weight yarn, so it’s lightweight for the warmer months of the year. The unique design has a lot of rich texture thanks in no small part to the post stitches used in many of the rows.

There are also rows of bobbles worked in a contrasting color which really makes the pattern pop. It’s finished off with some pretty fringe.

Frolic Scarf Crochet Pattern by What About Yarn

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21. Cotton, My Little Rabbit Crochet Pattern by Pensebonheur

Cotton is great for making amigurumi because it stays in good shape after washing. This helps your toys keep their form, and the small details stand out more. Also, it will be easier to clean your toys if they are made out of cotton.

Cotton, My Little Rabbit Crochet Pattern by Pensebonheur

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IF YOU’VE GOT COTTON IN YOUR YARN STASH, THESE THINGS TO CROCHET WITH COTTON YARN ARE PERFECT FOR YOUR NEXT CROCHET ENDEAVOR!

Cotton fiber creates breathable items that are wonderfully sturdy and durable. For more ideas on how to incorporate this material, check out these patterns:

Now, grab your cotton, get swatching, and whip up one of your favorite things to crochet with cotton yarn!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elle Grospe

Elle has been part of the Crochet News team since 2019 and her love of crocheting shines through in the beautiful and unique patterns that she shares with our community.

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