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Rainbow Cotton 8/8

DK 100% Cotton

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Yarn information

  • Brand::
  • Content:
    100% Cotton
  • Weight:
    50 g (1.75 oz)
  • Yarn Length:
    75 m (82 yds)
  • Yarn Weight:
  • Recommended needles:
    4 mm (US 6)
  • Knitting gauge:
    19 stitches, 26 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Recommended crochet hook:
    4.5 mm (US 7)
  • Crochet gauge:
    15 stitches, 18 rows to 10 cm/4"
  • Care instructions:
    Machine wash 40°C (104°F) / white 95°C (203°F) / Do not tumble dry
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We are excited to present the heavier version of our bestselling cotton yarn Rainbow Cotton 8/4

 Rainbow Cotton 8/8 is an 8 ply DK weight whereas the classic 8/4 version is a 4 ply fingering weight. This amazing cotton yarn is made from 100% soft and natural fiber and you are guaranteed a top-quality yarn at a bargain price. Each ball of yarn has the EasyStart feature making it easy to extract the starter tread from the center of the ball. 

The shade card offers lots of gorgeous shades, so feel free to explore and find the perfect colours for your next handmade creation. 

Rainbow Cotton 8/8 is suitable for both knitting and crocheting - which means that you can go ahead and cast on all the home decor, amigurumi, dishcloths, potholders, tea towels, children's clothing, adult clothing, and all your other dream projects. Naturally, we have made a few free patterns, which you will find under the "Patterns" tab. 

The yarn is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified (no. 2276-367). Find more information about the certification on the

Find patterns for this product here: Patterns (188)


I recently tried amigurumi crochet for the first time - making Star Wars figures with acrylic yarn - and having had some success with that graduated to a project making dolls of ‘Iconic Women who Changed the World’ which recommended the Rainbow Cotton 8/8 yarn. I have never used cotton yarn before but have been very impressed with it, finding it smooth and soft, but also strong. It does not seem to shed fibres as I work it and the fact that it doesn’t stretch makes it particularly good for toys. The huge range of colours is impressive, the price is very competitive and the service I have received from Hobbii has been friendly, helpful and quick. I expect to buy more of this yarn in the future and have seen numerous others on the website I would also love to try.


I have worked with cotton yarns before and not had a good experiance as I have found them to be too stiff and rough. This is very different, It is soft and easy to use. I have used it in both knitting and crochet and have had a good experiance with it. Very slightly splitty in crochet but that could be user error as I am quite new to that skill but my knitting had no splitting at all. When I have finished my stock of this I will be buying more of it.

I would have given it 4.5 stars but as half stars are not allowed I rounded it up. The only place I could really take marks off was that I would like it in larger skeins but that is not a criticism of the actual yarn just the way it is sold.


VERY pleased with this. New to crocheting after trying a woobles kit and wanted to do more, except I knew I needed to upgrade to "normal" more commonly used yarn. My mum had a bunch of yarn lying about from when she used to knit so tried those ones. Could not use any of them for the life of me - either too fuzzy, or too novel, and/or the stitches looked practically invisible to me. Googled recommendations and a lot of people recommended this one as easy to see the stitches, doesn't easily split/unwind, and I've found that to also be the case. Very glad I took the gamble in buying this, and will be returning for more.


I've returned to crochet after 60 (yes sixty!) years away. I'd never experienced using cotton yarn before and love it! The texture is lovely and, although unforgivingly non stretchy, it is making relearning a delight! Frogging is a piece of cake and undoing knotsis so much easier with the smooth threads.
I started using Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/8 first with a WIP granny quilt. (WIP because I underestimated the amount of yarn needed & my colour choices temporarily ran out!)
So started my second WIP ( a cardigan) with Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/6!
I am loving Hobbii's cotton yarns!!!


I got this yarn to crochet a blanket for my new granddaughter. It’s so lovely to work with. The colours are amazing and it made a beautiful blanket. It’s heavy and makes a lovely weighted blanket. 2 and a half years on and it’s her favourite blanket. It makes her feel so safe and secure and she loves sleeping with it. The blanket drapes lovely and still looks fantastic after lots of washes. Will be buying this wool again to make a blanket for my self.

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