What is crochet thread used for?

Crochet Thread Projects

Crochet thread is a wonderfully versatile product that can be used for many different types of projects. What types of projects can be done with crochet thread?

If you want to know more about what crochet thread is, and how it is made, see our blog post: What is Crochet Thread here

Home Decor

My favorite use of crochet thread is for making home decor, particularly flowers. I started making flowers with yarn but quickly switched to thread because the thread is thinner than yarn, thus it allows you to make more detailed, delicate items. For flowers and other home decor’ this is perfect.

For the projects below I used our Monaco crochet thread. Monaco is a 100% mercerized cotton crochet thread made in the Philippines.


A doily is an ornate mat, typically made of fabric. It is used to protect or decorate surfaces such as wood or glass tables. They are characterized by open stitch work, which allows the surface of the underlying medium to show through.

Doilies are a favorite use of crochet thread because they require small, delicate, intricate stitches. Given that crochet thread is thinner than yarn it is perfect for doilies.

Another benefit of using crochet thread over yarn is the that crochet thread is mercerized giving it much more vibrant colors.

If you want to know more about the mercerization process check out our blog post: Ever wonder what 100% mercerized cotton means? We have the answer right here.

The thread to use for the patterns above are Aunt Lydia’s Classic Size 10

Table runners

Another popular project for crochet thread are table runners. A table runner adds color, texture, and interest to your table and is the foundation for your table decor. Table runners also protect your table from spills and damage that can be caused by hot pans and dripping candle wax.

Creating table runners from crochet thread gives them a more intricate, delicate appearance.

Aunt Lydia’s has many table runner patterns that you can make using either there size 3 or size 10.

Shawls and Wraps

Shawls and wraps are one of the most popular projects for crochet thread. While you can make them with yarn or thread, using thread will yield a lighter and thinner shawl, which makes it perfect for warmer weather.

Since most crochet thread is made from mercerized cotton the shawls and wraps made from them are washable. Check the label on thread to see if it is machine washable or hand wash only, and follow their recommendation.

Aunt Lydia’s has lots of free patterns for shawls and wraps. We have included links to some of there free patterns in the images below.

These patterns work best with Aunt Lydia’s Size 10.

Wrapping up

These are just a few of the many types of projects that you can create using crochet thread. You are only limited by your imagination and the amount of crochet thread that you have on hand.

What are your favorite types of crochet thread projects? Let us know in the comments below.

As always thanks for reading our blog, we hope that you enjoyed it.



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