I Love This Yarn! is the Hobby Lobby store brand by Yarn Bee. It is a very soft and smooth yarn that is perfect for all sorts of projects. It's well recommended for hats, scarves and shawls. But it's softness makes it lovely for baby blankets (afghans) and especially for plush toys and animals (my favorite to crochet).
I Love This Yarn
I Love This Yarn (ILTY) is a size 4 medium worsted weight yarn that is 100% acrylic. This makes it machine washable and dryable. It is recommended for 5mm (size 8) knitting needles or 5.5mm (size 9) crochet hook. Since I primarily crochet stuffed animals and toys, my favorite hook sizes are E and F and this yarn works up just fine in these smaller hook sizes. In other words, ILTY yarn works well with whatever size knitting needles or crochet hooks you prefer.
- Based on the recommended sizes of knitting needles and crochet hooks, the gauges are:
- Crochet Gauge: 12 Single Crochet x 15 Rows – 4”
- Knit Gauge: 18 Stitches x 23 Rows – 4”
- Skein Weight: 5 ounces
- Skein Yardage: 252 Yards
|I Love This Metallic Yarn (c) Elf|
I Love This Yarn also comes in a metallic version, which is 97% Acrylic and 3% Metallic Polyester. This yarn gives a nice 'sparkle' to all kinds of projects.
|Image by (c) Elf|
A few years ago I was given a custom order for five crocheted dolphins, specifically requested in the metallic version of the I Love This yarn. I created them in the five different colors shown, using a metallic white for the belly of each. They turned out darling, as you can see in the photo.
|Crochet Dolphin in Christmas Ombre Yarn|
Although those dolphins are now living in new homes, I DO have on hand one dolphin created in the I Love This Christmas Ombre yarn. It is available in my Etsy Store. I can also recreate any of the others shown in the photo, or in a color of your choice, upon request by contacting me at Coastal Crochet Crafts.
|Crochet Octopus in Metallic Yarn (c) Elf|
|Crochet Octopus Keychain Charm Collection|
I also have a group of crocheted octopi created in this metallic yarn. They each have a (removable) chain attached to use as a keychain charm or to hook onto a purse or backpack. By removing the chain, each octopus makes a cute little toy.
I Love This Cotton Yarn
|I Love This Cotton Yarn on Amazon|
Since I first discovered I Love This Yarn, Hobby Lobby has come out with a cotton version which is also very soft.
The yarn specs are similar, except for the size. I Love This Cotton comes in a 3.5 ounce skein with a skein yardage of 180 yards.
As a crochet crafter, I Love This Yarn! has become one of my favorite yarns to work with. I am delighted that a custom order request resulted in introducing me to this yarn. I definitely recommend it for any or all yarn enthusiasts.
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(c) I Love This Yarn review written by Wednesday Elf
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