Saturday, April 10, 2021

I Love This Yarn - A Review

I Love This Yarn store display

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 on a yarn store shelf
Source: Pixabay

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.

Yarn Specs

  • 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

Metallic Yarn

I Love This Metallic Yarn
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.

Crocheted dolphins created in I Love This Metallic Yarn
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 Plush Dolphin in Sparkly Metallic Yarn

These dolphins are now living in new homes, but I can 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.

Red & White handmade octopus Christmas decoration
Crochet Octopus in Metallic Yarn (c) Elf

Keychain charms handmade yarn octopus
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
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. 

I Love This Cotton Yarn store display
Source: Pixabay

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(c) I  Love This Yarn review written by Wednesday Elf

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  1. You’re such a talented and experienced professional crochet crafter that I would rely on your recommendation any day! It’s great to know that there is an easily accessible, good quality, affordable yarn brand that lives up to the requirements of a crotchet professional. Although I am not a knitter and have only limited crochet experience,I love the look of yarns with a metallic thread glinting as it catches the light. And that cotton crochet yarn has a lovely sheen!

    1. Thank you for your kind words on my crochet crafting. I how how the metallic thread in this yarn sparkles so.

  2. WOW, that yarn is gorgeous. I haven't crocheted in a decade or more - because - drumroll - addictive! I wouldn't get anything else done! But looking at this gorgeous yarn you really are giving me that itch to start up again. I love the yellow, so pretty! and the orange and the green - beautiful

    1. Thanks, Barbara. I agree that this yellow yarn really 'pops' in it's bright color. I enjoy using this yarn to create colorful plush toys to tots.

  3. I haven't had the opportunity to work with this brand of yarn yet. I love the vibrant colors! Your dolphins are always adorable, but I do like that little extra 'flash' the metallic tread gives them. Very pretty indeed! I do shop at Hobby Lobby. I will make sure I do the touch and feel test of this yarn the next time I am there. No doubt, it will start my creative crafting engines and I'll be fantasizing about what beautiful things I could make with this yarn. Thanks for the excellent review and recommendation.

    1. Thanks, Mouse. I think you will like the feel of this yarn at Hobby Lobby. And, yes, I also think the colors are vibrant.

  4. Oh Pat, I have just taken my needles back into my hands this past month. Made a sweater and I'm so proud of myself I can hardly blush. Love yarn in all colors and shades! I'm a yarn hoarder, but there is always room for some more. Love the colors and that it works up nicely. I will have to check this out further! Thanks for your recommendations after all, you are a "pro!" I love all your critters too!

    1. Thank you, Olivia. I think there is nothing better a yarn crafter enjoys than learning about new yarns. I'm a yarn hoarder too - LOL. Can never resist getting more even though I have bins & bins at home already. :)

  5. I so admire you for mastering this craft and making such beautiful things. My grandmother made so many scarfs, hats and afghans all of which I still have. I'm sure she would have loved this yarn. Thanks Pat.

    1. Thanks, Sam. I think I would have enjoyed discussing yarn crafting with your grandmother. Yarn crafts are such fun to do.

  6. The yarn is so beautiful.You are very talented and I love your creations!I did learn to knit ages ago but have not knitted anything for years. However if I did it would need to be with yarn that was soft and lovely colours. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous yarn.

    1. Thank you for the sweet compliment, Jasmine. You may want to take up your yarn crafting at some point down the road. So file this yarn information away for your future use. :)


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