Bambino Prints – yarn review

Have you used Stylecraft Bambino or Bellissima yarn?

Although this review is for the new shades of Bambino Prints, I thought I would add a bit of information about all of the range.

Both the Bambino and Bellissima yarns are so soft and smooth, and an absolute dream to work with.
Essentially, they are the same yarn a baby version – Bambino, with soft pretty colours, and the adult version – Bellissima with a gorgeous selection of rich, deep colours.
There are a total of 49 colours to choose from across the ranges, although some do cross over in both ranges like the Denim Dungarees and Mellow Yellow, plus the 4 new colours in the Bambino Prints range.


The Bambino and Bellissima yarns are 100% Premium Acrylic yarn and are essentially the same.
100g balls with approx. 268 meters / 293 yards per ball.
The yarn is Double Knit weight and a 4mm G hook is recommended for average tension.

As I tend to only crochet these days I have not knitted with the yarn, but the results look fabulous.

The yarn is very light and plump, it has a fairly loose twist and so I recommend using a good quality hook or needles, with a relaxed tension to avoid splitting the yarn.

I made 2 samples, the 1st with a 4mm – G hook and the 2nd with a 4.5mm -H hook.

As you would expect the 4mm hook gives a slightly denser/tighter fabric but both worked up very easily with a good definition to the stitches.

Once the yarn is worked to your finished item it is very easy to take care of, wash at 30’ and you can tumble dry on cool, making it perfect for the constant washing that little people’s clothes need.

I chose to use the new colour – Marbles.

I wanted to make myself a new scarf, where I live it is very windy and I have lost so many hats this winter that I decided to make my Amorette scarf, which is wide enough to drape over my head and around my neck to keep me snug and warm on those early morning dog walks.

These are the 4 new colours in the Bambino Prints range.

As you can see the yarn works up in stripes of colour with a speckled section between the colours to blend everything together.


Dolls House

Building Blocks

Skipping Rope

There are many patterns available on the Stylecraft website and here are some gorgeous photos courtesy of Stylecraft of a few of my favourites.

Time to have a look at some of my designs made in Bambino and Bellissima yarns….

In 2018, when I had just joined the Stylecraft Blogstars, we did a Blog Tour, which meant each Blogstar was featured in turn.

We each had a choice of 2 yarn packs to use, a mix of Bellissima and Bambino yarns.
I chose the Summer Pudding pack and made my Summers end waistcoat, and 6 years later I am still wearing it and it still looks as good as when I first made it.

The Lost Garden is a full size blanket.

Using Yarn Pack 2 which is a mix of Stylecraft Bellissima and Bambino, I used Silver Lining, Crushed Plum, Raspberry Riot, and Soft Pink, to create a gorgeously soft and snuggly blanket.

Johnny and Jane is a gorgeous baby blanket pattern.

There are  6 squares and 2 border patterns to choose from, so you can customise your blanket to suit the little person you are making for.

For Johnny – I used Stylecraft Bambino Dk, with a 4mm hook.
in Grey Mist, Little Boy Blue, and Sage.

My final project made with  Bellissima yarn is Faith in the Hope colourway.
Crystal Blue, Bashful Blue, Totally Teal, Single Cream, and Toasted Almond.

This was a crochet a long in 2021, you can read all about it here in the Introducing Faith post.


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Happy Hooking.



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