Worsted Weight Yarn is by far one of the most versatile. Worsted yarns work up quickly like bulky yarns, but it is just light enough for garments without adding additional bulk. 


Worsted Weight Yarns is often the yarn selected for first-time knitters and crocheters because it's easy to use and patterns are easy to locate.  


Here are some of our favorite Free Worsted Weight Patterns. 

Best Free Patterns for Starlette Yarn

Our best-selling worsted-weight yarn is a reliable choice for your favorite knit or crochet projects. This 100% premium acrylic yarn is best known for its softness, beautiful drape and easy care. This washable and durable classic yarn is perfect for a variety of projects including accessories, sweaters, afghans and more. Available in 40 colors. Mary Maxim Starlette is our "go-to" worsted weight yarn and has been our house brand for over 60 year. 


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Mary Maxim Starlette Yarn
$0.00$3.99
AmethystAquaWhiteSoft YellowChocolate BrownMedium BlueSoft TaupeLight DenimDenimMedium GreyRed WineTealRussetPetal PinkPale Petal PinkMedium TaupeMid GreenBurnt OrangeDark AzureAzureLight AzureCardinalRoyal PurpleCoralHot PinkGrass GreenLimeTurquoiseNavyRoyal BlueSoft BlueLight Denim HeatherTeal HeatherBrown HeatherGrey HeatherPooling Starlette Yarn - MarbleCottonwoodBlackNaturalWarm BrownDeep GreenLight GreyPooling Starlette Yarn - Purple HazeLight AquaDusty Rose
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Free Rippled Fan Throw Pattern
Use this pattern to crochet this throw.

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

Free

Use this pattern to knit a cardigan.  The yarn originally used was our Mary Maxim Starlette #284, which has 180 yards per skein.  The sizes 32-38 required 7 balls and 40-46 required 8. 

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

Free

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Free V-Cable Cardigan Pattern
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Free Crochet Baby Ripple Blanket Pattern
Crochet this baby blanket with our pattern.

This is a downloadable (non paper) pattern. For questions about yarn requirements, please contact us. After your purchase, you may download the pattern from your account.

Free


Best Free Patterns for Best Value Yarn

Mary Maxim Best Value Yarn is a lighter worsted weigh yarn with a shorter loft and an extra shine.  Best Value has a beautiful drape that makes this our "go-to" yarn for filet crochet.  Mary Maxim Best Value comes in a variety of colors and lots fo lovely jewel tones
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Mary Maxim Best Value Yarn
$5.99$4.99

A beautiful 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn at a value price! 

WisteriaCottonwoodLeafMochaRich RedDeep TealMerlotDark CharcoalClassic BluePlatinumDesert RoseNeutral OmbreSpring Ombre
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Free Holy Night Throw Pattern

Free

Crochet this throw with our free pattern using Mary Maxim Best Value yarn.

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

Free

Knit this wrap with our free pattern using Mary Maxim Best Value yarn.

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Free Ribbed Wrap Pattern
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Free Mermaid Throw Pattern

Free

Crochet this mermaid throw with our free pattern using Mary Maxim Best Value yarn.

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

Best Free Patterns for Maximum Value Yarn

Mary Maxim Maximum Value Yarn might be everything you would want in a value yarn. First, Maxim Value Yarn has a lot of yardage, with 474 yards per ball. This yarn line was also designed to accommodate color families to coordinate seamlessly from one yarn to the other. 

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Mary Maxim Maximum Value Yarn
$6.99$4.99
The best quality worsted weight yarn with the softness and versatility you will love. Easy-care, looks great wash after wash. Machine wash and dry.
Medium VioletLight BrownDark GreyBlackLight BlushMedium BlushDark BlushLight PinkMedium PinkDark PinkYellowPumpkinCopperWhiteGreenLight VioletDark VioletLight BlueMedium BlueDark BlueLight RoseMedium RoseDark RoseRose OmbreLight TealMedium TealDark TealTeal OmbreLight GreenMedium GreenDark GreenGreen OmbreLight DenimMedium DenimDenim OmbreNaturalCottonwoodLight GreyRedDark DenimMedium BrownAran
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Free Lacy Bands Blanket Pattern

Free

Crochet this beautiful afghan using Mary Maxim Maximum Value yarn.

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

Free

Crochet this stunning Sonoma throw with our free pattern!

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Free Sonoma Throw Pattern
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Free Tilted Granny Blanket Pattern

Free

Download this free pattern to make this stunning blanket!

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

Best Free Patterns for Natural Alpaca Yarn

If there were one perfect natural fiber for yarn, it would be Alpaca! Alpaca Yarn is so luxurious and versatile we are sure you will want to try it. Mary Maxim has two unique yarn lines that are Alpaca/Acrylic blends and are an excellent way to use this luxury fiber for your everyday projects without breaking the bank. We hope you enjoy Mary Maxim Natural Alpaca as much as we love designing with it. Here are some excellent reasons why Alpaca Yarn is everything you could ask for in a natural fiber. 

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Mary Maxim Natural Alpaca Tweed
$6.99$4.99

4 Medium Worsted Weight Yarn for Knit & Crochet Projects

Warm, yet surprisingly soft and lightweight, this beautiful yarn is a wonderful choice for items ranging from sweaters to Afghans, to socks. It is offered in rich, nature-inspired solid colors with complimentary flecks along with a range of coordinating self-striping colors.

Cool StreamThistleSand DuneRaw CottonAqua StripeDenimBlue StoneRose QuartzGrey
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Free Steppe Poncho Pattern
Knit this poncho with our free pattern using Mary Maxim Alpaca Tweed yarn.

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

Free

Knit this poncho with our free pattern using Mary Maxim Alpaca Tweed yarn.

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

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Free Two Tone Poncho Pattern
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Free Starburst Throw Pattern
Crochet this throw with our free pattern using Mary Maxim Alpaca Tweed yarn.

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

Free


Best Free Patterns for Mary Maxim Aran Yarn

Mary Maxim Ragg Yarn is wonderful for adding extra texture to projects. We love combining Mary Maxim Ragg and Mary Maxim Starlette together or using Ragg on it's own.

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Mary Maxim Starlette Ragg Yarn
$4.99$3.99

4 Medium Worsted Weight Yarn for Knit & Crochet Projects

A modern take on the classic worsted yarn! A unique twist with a natural core wrapped with either denim, taupe, black, brown or grey. This 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn has a great fashion look when either knit or crocheted.

Great for fashion or home decor.

Denim RaggBlack RaggBrown RaggGrey Ragg
Knit this throw with our free pattern using Mary Maxim Starlette Ragg yarn.

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Free Ragg Entrelac Throw Pattern
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Free check Blanket Pattern
Crochet this blanket with our free pattern using Mary Maxim Starlette Ragg yarn.

Patterns require Adobe Reader to view.

Free

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Knit this cardigan with our free pattern using Mary Maxim Starlette Ragg yarn.

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Free Striped Ragg Cardigan Pattern