Looking for the 10 best projects for crochet thread, here they are.

Looking for the 10 best projects for Crochet Thread Here they are

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Here at Lyn’s Crafts we sell a lot of crochet thread. Our customers are super passionate about their projects and demand the best threads available. But, if you are new to the world of crochet, and in particular, crochet thread, you may not be aware of the different uses for this versatile fiber.

In this article we will describe some the different projects that are great for crochet thread and which threads are best used for each type of project.

Not sure of the difference between yarn and crochet thread, see our blog post Crochet Thread vs Yarn – what’s the difference?

The 10 best Projects for Crochet Thread:

Doilies and Coasters

Probably the number one use of crochet thread is making doilies and coasters. Since thread is finer than yarn it naturally lends itself to this type of project.

Doilies have very delicate features that are best rendered with a thinner fiber. Crochet Thread is perfect for this.

The most popular size for thread for doilies is size 10 but you can also use anything from size 3 to 20 to make a beautiful doily.

The examples below use Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10.

Table Runners

Table runners are also a good project for crochet thread since most feature many delicate stitches. When picking a thread for a table runner make sure you choose one that will drape well such as a cotton or linen thread.

Note that some blocking may be required to give your runner the best possible appearance. Here are some easy patterns for table runners.

The examples below use Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10.


The smaller size and delicate nature of crochet threads lends itself very well to bookmarks. You can create bookmarks in a variety of styles and colors. Want to make your book marks last longer? Enclose them in a clear plastic cover as illustrated. We have a free book mark pattern here that you can download and try out.

The example below use Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10.


Believe it or not, crochet earrings is a thing and crochet thread is the perfect size for crochet earrings.

The examples below use Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10.

Shawls and Wraps

Another popular use for crochet thread is making shawls and wraps. Using thread instead of yarn yields a lighter, more delicate garment that will be better suited for warm weather. While they require more thread to complete, they make great beginner/intermediate projects.

The examples below use Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10 or Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Thread Size 3.

Bridal Accessories

Use your crochet thread to make everything from head pieces, to caps, and garters. For  sturdy items such as garters use a thicker thread such as size 3, 5, 8 or 10. For finer, more delicate items use a thinner thread such as a size 20 or 30.

The examples below use Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10.


Yes, you can use crochet thread to make exquisite mask for many occasions. Mask are a perfect starter project for someone transitioning to crochet thread. They are easy, quick to make and don’t use a lot of thread.

The examples below use Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10.


Next to Doilies, Appliques are probably the next most popular use for crochet thread. Quick, easy to make, and only requiring a small amount thread these are perfect for beginners.

The examples below use Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10.


Tatting is handcrafting technique used to make decorative edging, as well as, doilies, collars and accessories such as earnings and necklaces. One of the key differences between crochet and tatting is that traditional tatting uses a tatting shuttle. Other techniques use a needle or cro-tatting, which combines needle tatting with crochet. For more information on tatting check out our blog post, What is Tatting and how is it used.

For tatting we recommend Lizbeth size 10 or 20.

Flower Décor

Here at Lyn’s Crafts one of our favorite uses for crochet thread is the creation of flower decor. Due to it’s small size, using crochet thread to make flower décor yields very fine results.

The examples below are some patterns Lyn created using our Monaco Cotton Crochet Thread, which is a size 8.

While the patterns below are not free they are very popular and have received many positive reviews on our site.

The Ultimate Guide to Crochet Thread by Red Heart

Need more information a about crochet thread? Want to know how to get started? Then check out Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Thread Crochet by Red Heart. This comprehensive article is loaded with great information for beginner and experienced crocheter alike.


While we have listed what we feel are the top 10 uses for crochet thread there are many, many more. The projects listed here as top 10 are based on our personal opinions as well as some basic research.

What are your favorite crochet thread projects? Do you use crochet thread in any unusual ways? Tell us in the comments below.

We hope that our article helps you to figure out what types of patterns are best when just starting out or projects that can challenge the experience crocheter.

Oh, did I mention that you can use crochet thread for knitting as well? I am learning to knit, using our Flax Linen crochet thread as a starter. As I progress I will publish more articles on what I have learned about knitting and general, and knitting using crochet thread in particular.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and happy crocheting.



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