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Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn!

Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! is a contender in the Ultimate Acrylic Yarn Comparison! It has been chosen because it has a massive fan following for a store brand value yarn. Additionally, I wanted the comparison to represent at least one store yarn brand from every big box hobby store. Learn more about the comparison here.

Has there ever been a hobby store more polarizing than Hobby Lobby? Regardless of where you stand on the store as a whole, you can’t dispute the fact that their I Love This Yarn” has a huge fan following! Today I’ll give you a rundown of this popular acrylic value yarn.

The Nitty Gritty of “I Love This Yarn”

I know the glittery lettering on the label is a little blinding. But if you can get past the glare to read the details, you’ll find that this 7 oz ball contains 355 yards of 100% acrylic. This is less yardage than a 6 oz skein of Joann’s Big Twist Value yarn so you know I Love This Yarn is a little more dense.

Available in a whopping 64 solid colors, there are additional variations of this yarn from metallics and gradients to pretty marls. You may not be able to find all the colors in your local store, but if you’re shopping online you have a color selection that Michael’s and Joann’s store brands cannot compete with.

A gorgeous multi-colored skein, colorway “City Beat”. Photo from HobbyLobby.com.

Best of all, “I Love This Yarn” is machine washable and machine dryable with only the standard restrictions of no bleaching and no ironing. This is my idea of an easy care yarn!

Affordability of Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

If you’re a regular shopper of Hobby Lobby, you know that they offer a 30% off sale on all yarns about once a month. If that isn’t a deep enough discount for you, the 40% off one regular priced item coupon is available all other times. How do these prices break down when we crunch the numbers?

1 Skein Regular Price$4.99$0.014/yard
1 Skein Discount Price$3.49$0.009/yard
ProjectReg. PriceSale Price
Cowl (1 Skeins)$4.99$3.49
Sweater (4 skeins)$19.96$13.96
Blanket (6 skeins)$29.94$20.94

I Love This Yarn is very affordably priced, but it’s not as cheap as Big Twist Value ($0.009/yard) or Loops & Threads Impeccable ($0.012/yard).

First Impressions of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn

Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn, Knit on Size 8 needles.

I have been dreading the evaluation of all these value yarns. I hate working with value acrylics, and I know that I am getting exactly what I am paying for with value prices. But Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn pleasantly surprised me! I actually found this yarn to be great to work with.

Unlike Loops & Threads Impeccable or Caron One Pound, I Love This Yarn is not stiff. It is flexible, soft and not splitty. I personally did not experience any squeaking, but I’ve been learning more about how to remedy that common yarn malady.

Overall, if I had to buy a cheap acrylic for baby or charity knits, I Love This Yarn would be one of my top candidates. No wonder this yarn has a fan following!

Have you tried Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn? What’s your favorite colorway? Share your photos with me on Instagram and Facebook!

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I Love This Yarn in
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I Love This Yarn! from Hobby Lobby

Find all the flavors of “I Love This Yarn” online at HobbyLobby.com or try shopping your local store. With a large selection of solids, marls, gradients and ombres, you’re bound to find the perfect color for your project.