King Cole Big Value DK 50g yarn review and giveaway

I’m sharing my review of King Cole Big Value DK 50g yarn today, along with a collection of 10 crochet and knit patterns using this yarn, and a giveaway for your chance to win a skein along with a bamboo crochet hook and handmade stitch markers. Read on for details!

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King Cole Big Value DK 50g Yarn Review

One of my favorite things about being a King Cole Brand Ambassador is getting the opportunity to crochet and knit with so many fabulous yarns! King Cole Big Value DK 50g is one of the workhorse yarns from King Cole that you can find in your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts or Wool Warehouse UK.

Before I get into my review, let me share some yarn facts. King Cole Big Value DK 50g is available in 1.75 ounce (50 gram) center-pull skeins. Currently, there are over 50 different solid colors available. The fiber content is 100% premium acrylic. Each ball includes 158 yards (145 meters) of yarn. The same yarn is also available as Big Value Baby DK 50g (also available at your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts or Wool Warehouse UK) in almost 20 more pastel and bright colors. As the name suggests, Big Value DK 50g is a DK yarn (#3/light) weight category. Big Value DK 50g projects can be machine washed at up to 40 degrees Celsius/104 degrees Fahrenheit and tumble dried. I would recommend washing projects on a cold or warm, delicate cycle (such as woolens or delicates) and tumble drying on low or delicates. Projects made with this yarn can be dry cleaned (tell your dry cleaner it is labelled with the “A” symbol so they know which solvents to use).

You can watch the team from King Cole introduce Big Value DK 50g in the video below. They also show off some of the patterns using Big Value DK 50g that you can get through your local yarn shop.

(You can watch the video introduction for Big Value Baby DK 50g here.)

Big Value DK 50g is what I would describe as a workhorse yarn. It’s available in many solid colors and since the skeins are only 50g, it is perfect for colorwork or projects like toys where you may need a little bit of lots of colors. It has a relatively smooth texture with just the twist of the yarn, so it doesn’t distract from or compete with decorative stitch patterns. You can use Big Value DK for all the types of patterns you would make with a soft, acrylic light weight (DK/#3) yarn: blankets and home decor projects, garments, accessories, toys, and so on.

King Cole Big Value DK 50g Pattern Roundup

Because Big Value DK 50g is so affordable, easy to find, and comes in so many colors, there are a lot of free and premium patterns using this yarn around. I’ve pulled together 10 of my favorite crochet and knitting patterns in Big Value DK to get you started.

  • Fish in the Pond by Elena Fedotova/ravliki: Premium, 16-skein, crochet pattern
  • Crossbody Bag by Crochet ‘n’ Create: Free, three-skein, crochet pattern
  • Superheros via King Cole: Premium, knitting pattern

Check your local yarn shop for more King Cole pattern leaflets featuring Big Value DK 50g.


After reading my review of King Cole Big Value DK 50g, you are probably ready to get your hands on this yarn! You can buy it now from your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts or Wool Warehouse UK., or enter the giveaway below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, December 31, 2022 for your chance to win two skeins of King Cole Big Value DK 50g yarn, a Chiaogoo bamboo crochet hook, and handmade stitch markers by Pastiche Accessories.

While the yarn was provided by King Cole, the giveaway is organized by Underground Crafter. Enter using any of the options on the Rafflecopter widget below. One winner will be chosen from the entries at random to win the prizes described above. Winner will be contacted approximately 1 week after the entries close. Winner will have 3 days to claim the prize. If winner does not respond within 3 days, prize will be awarded to an alternate. By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to share your contact information with Rafflecopter and/or Underground Crafter. You can read the Rafflecopter Privacy Policy here and the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy here to understand how this information is used. This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law. Good luck!

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3 thoughts on “King Cole Big Value DK 50g yarn review and giveaway”

  1. I always send to England for my yarn the quality is so much better the baby wool is perfect for the still born baby charity work I do I love English yarnso much I buy it from wool ware house as I don’t have any other address to buy from
    Denny Kelly


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