4 Ombre Yarn Projects We're Obsessed with Right Now

Ombre is back for the spring and summer, and we are obsessed. Whether you create this beautiful gradient effect yourself, choosing complimentary one-shade bundles of yarn or you choose to purchase an ombre yarn for your project, something ombre will be a hit in your home, or as a gift to someone you love.

Ombre refers to a gradient effect that waterfalls from dark to light, or light to dark, on a single project.

If you love the look of all things ombre as much as we do, check out the project ideas below for some serious, multi-faceted inspiration.

Ombre yarn projects

If you're excited about using ombre to create a fabulous new project, you're in luck. Check out these amazing ombre yarn projects you can try to make something incredible:

    1. Try the Linen Stitch Knit Pillow for a lovely household accessory. The dynamic texture is highlighted with the gradient effect of the Bernat Blanket Ombre yarn.

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    1. Snuggle up in style and warmth with the Corner-to-Corner Ombre Throw with stunning color effects from Red Heart Super Saver Ombre.

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    1. Spice up your kitchen with the Brick Stitch Dishcloth. The psychedelic shades of Lily Sugar'n Cream Ombres adds a touch of style to your cooking space.

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    1. Give the little one in your life the comfiest seat in the park, or living room, with the Handy Square Knit Cushion, designed with shades of Lily Sugar'n Cream Super Size Ombres.

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Ombre how-tos and tricks

To achieve a gorgeous ombre look, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. After you've selected a few ombre yarn projects, you can start to create something that's truly unique. Try these easy how-to's and tricks to help make your next project go smoothly:

  • Depide on your colors. A simple rule of thumb is that the combination of colors you select should coordinate well and look good together to ensure the finished project looks attractive.

  • Choose a pre-made ombre yarn if you prefer not to mix and match colors yourself. You can find these yarns in a wide range of color palettes.

  • Make sure you use at least three different colors so that everything blends together to achieve a true ombre effect.

  • Choose a colorfast yarn that's machine washable to maintain the integrity of the ombre colors you select.

  • Use a multi-stranded knit or crochet technique to create a gradation of color.

  • Try to use the same number of rows for each color to create an even look when working an ombre project.

Whether it's a beautiful cushion or a stunning throw, the possibilities for creative ombre yarn projects are endless. For inspiration and ideas, visit the Yarnspirations knit pattern collection or crochet pattern collection so you can begin your new ombre journey.