What’s Your Favorite Yarn Brand?

By Rachel Choi – 59 Comments
I was recently asked by a reader, what my favorite yarn was and it was a pretty hard question for me to answer. For me it all depends on the material I’m looking to use. For instance, I use acrylic a lot for everyday things, so my favorite acrylic yarn is Caron Simply Soft. I love the softness, the colors, plus it’s a decent price for what you get. My favorite novelty yarn is Sensation’s Boucle yarn (this yarn is soft too), although I hated it the first time I tried to crochet with it. yarn brands

I think I’m starting to realize that I’m a sucker for all the “soft” yarns no matter what the material is, because when I first started crocheting I used a lot of cheap Red Heart yarn, and that stuff is rough (the opposite of soft). I must admit that there’s tons of yarns that I haven’t tried yet, so I bet that my favorite yarns will constantly be changing.

Do you have a favorite brand of yarn?

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  1. Karen says:

    Thank You very much. I have a feeling I will be snowed in at work tonight, so will do a search and take my yarn and hooks with me. Middle of the night would be a good time to practice. lol

  2. Debbie Daugherty says:

    You talk about soft yarn… that is why I love baby yarn so much. It’s so soft! I’ve made several baby afghans for family members, co-workers and friends. I love a lot of the Lion Brand yarns. There are a lot of really cool patterns there. I love your blog, Rachel. It’s so fun to follow along with your thoughts, patterns, and comments.

  3. Meg says:

    My favorite (currently) is the Sugar’n Cream Scents. It’s so pleasant to have the aroma of lavender while I am crocheting. The only downside is that the scent fades when you wash it.

  4. Janette says:

    My favorite yarn is Red Heart Super Saver

  5. fleurdelis says:

    Mostly any 4 ply on sale. Vanna works up very nicely and is soft.

  6. Allison says:

    I have two favorites that I use for different things. I like to make stuffed animals and toy, and I use I Love This Yarn, from Hobby Lobby. It works up nicely, and I like that I can tear it out if I need to. Some other brands I’ve used don’t come out very well. It’s not super soft, but it’s not really rough like Red Heart, so I think it’s perfect for toys.
    For blankets and things I like to use Yarn Bee Soft Secret, also from Hobby Lobby. It’s kind of like Caron Simply Soft. I love the rich colors, and its soo soft! I’ve read other reviews that said they had trouble with a lot of knots in the skeins, but I’ve never had this problem.

  7. Frances says:

    My favorite is I Love This Yarn.

    I’m trying to find a pattern for Jumping Knot Stitch. I’m not understanding the one I have because of terminology “1 loose, 1 st in last of previous row, fixed in each stitch. It came from Karin on the hook:Buttons Kisses. I don’t do graphs or tutorials, just patterns.

    Appreciate your help.

  8. Dana says:

    My favorite brand is Cascade, followed closely by Stylecraft for their DK cotton.

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