Aldi Yarn Swatch Aran yarn Charcoal

Dear Readers,
Today’s yarn review is the aldi Aran yarn in the colour charcoal.


Yarn Company : So Crafty Knit & Purl
Name of Yarn: Aran Yarn
Colourway: Charcoal
Grams: 400g
Metres: 800m
Material: 75% Acrylic 25% wool
Weight: Aran, Medium 4
Needle and hook size: The outside label does not specify but their bonus pattern on the inside calls for a 5mm
Wash instructions: Machine Wash at 30 degrees C, do not iron or tumble dry

Price of yarn: £ 4.99


Knitted Swatch



Before Washing
10x10cm =  18 stitches x 24 rows


After Washing
17 stitches x 24 rows

Crochet Swatch



Before Washing
10x10cm for
US single crochet /UK double crochet – 15 stitches x 16 rows
US double crochet /UK treble crochet – 15 stitches x 7 rows


After Washing
10x10cm for
US single crochet /UK double crochet – 16 stitches x 18 rows
US double crochet /UK treble crochet – 16 stitches x 8 rows

Washing experience:

It is nice to be able to wash it in the washing machine. I dried it flat and it did not take too long to get dry which was also nice. I did not experience any noticeable change in the feel of the swatch after washing.

Other Thoughts:

The quality of the yarn is good, it is not overly scratchy like some cheaper wool acrylic blends can be and I actually plan to use this for a crochet pattern design that I have coming up.

Price comparison:

At the time of writing James C Brett With Wool Aran is available at
Woolwarehouse for : £8.29 for 400g (this is 80% acrylic 20% wool)

At the time of writing Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed is available at :
Woolwarehouse : £9.99 for 400g (74% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 6% Viscose)

HobbyCraft : £12 for 400g

Aldi Aran Charcoal is £4.99 for 400g so it is significantly cheaper than the two yarns above.

I hope that you found this review useful. If you have any suggestions about other things you would have wanted to know about the yarn please let me know in the comments below and of course if you have any questions please do let me know too.

Keep Crafty!

Peace and Love


Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any companies at the time of writing this.


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