Yarn Reviews A - L, and Free Patterns to Try

These are summaries of yarns I have come across in patterns, as well as while in search of alternative yarns. I have included my own opinions on yarns used. I have not had the opportunity to test ALL the yarns listed below YET.
Below the yarn information, you will find a list of the patterns I have bookmarked for each to try. These are based on my likings and opinions and the ideas they spark. The lists will be modified as I work through my personal bookmarks and search more patterns. The list is bound to get larger, rather than smaller since I cannot crochet as fast as I can drool over patterns. I'm sure the list will soon be split in half but for now, find everything listed below. THIS is the list for yarns A - L; Find M - Z here. If you are looking for more patterns for a certain yarn type, search the yarn type on my Home page. I include yarn brands as part of my labels.

List is in ABC order for convenience.

Alpaca Dance - Premier Yarns
-Fiber Content: 75% Acrylic, 25% Alpaca
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, dry flat.
-Notes: Available in 20 colors!
Patterns:
   Lacy Shell Caplet, Deborah Norville. Rated Intermediate. 18" down center, 38" across widest point.
   Chevrons at Dusk Cowl, Deborah Norville. Rated Intermediate. 80" x 9".
   Chrysanthemum Shawl, Deborah Norville. Rated Intermediate. 60" diameter.

Alpaca Yarn - Bernat Yarns
-Fiber Content: 70% Acrylic, 30% Alpaca
-Weight: Bulky - 5
-Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat.
-Notes: Available in 15 colors.
Patterns:
   Scarf, Patons. Rated Easy. 4" x 60". Neat open, ruffle scarf.
   Hooded Cowl, Patons. Rated Intermediate. 29" around x 26" long.
   Cluster Cowl, Patons. Rated Easy. 31" around x 15" deep.

Alpaca Love - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 80% Wool, 20% Alpaca
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry. Will felt if machine washed. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED! Red Heart currently does not have any Alpaca Yarn lines. You can use a worsted weight yarn such as With Love on any of the following.
Patterns:
   Wrap-and-Go Sweater, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes S, M, L.
   Makin' Bacon Scarf, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 6.5" x 60". Ripple.
   Bear Cub Hat and Mitts, Red Heart. Rated Inter. KNITTING inspiration. NB
   Panda Cub Hat and Mitts, Red Heart. Rated Inter. KNITTING inspiration. NB
   Mixed Berries Tart Throw, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 44" x 52"

Anne Geddes Baby - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 80% Acrylic, 20% Nylon
-Weight: Light - 3
-Care Instructions: Machine wash cold on gentle, tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: Available in 21 beautiful colors!
Patterns:
   Sunshine Baby Blanket, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 36" x 36".
   Halloween Puppets, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Bat and Ghost are 6.5" in cir, Pumpkin is 7" in cir.
   Snowman Cutie Baby Set, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Sizes 6, 12, 18 Months.
   Gingerbread Baby Set, Red Heart. Rated Experienced. Sizes 6, 12, 18 Mths.
   Flower Petal Sweater and Headband, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Size 6, 9, 12, 18 Mths.
   Sleep Tight Royal Mobile, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 8" in dia x 5" tall plus animals 3.75" tall.
   Butterfly Baby Cocoon, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 54" widest point x 42" long.
   Little Baby Bee Playsuit and Hat, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Sizes 0-3, 6-9, 12 months.
   Lady Bug Baby Cocoon, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 18" in cir x 20" long.
   Happy Girl Cardigan, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes 0-3, 6-9, 12 mth
   Happy Girl Booties, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes 3" and 3.75".

Artesano Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Nylon
-Weight: Bulky - 5
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm on gentle.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!

Aunt Lydias Bakers Cotton - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
-Weight: Super Fine - 1
-Care Instructions: Machine wash cold on gentle. To dry, wrap in towel, squeeze out excess water and then lay flat to dry.
-Notes: Available in 6 Colors
Patterns:
     Mod Granny Pillow Front, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 11" x 16".
     Summer Days Shawl, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 47" x 22".
     Mod Flower Necklace, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 30" in Cir.
     Drop Stitch Spring Scarf, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 5.5" x 60".
     Crafty Crochet Top, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X

Aunt Lydias Crochet Thread Classic 10 - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Mercerized Cotton
-Weight:
-Care Instructions: Machine Washable, remove promptly, roll in towel and block.
-Notes: Available in 50 colors!
Patterns:
     American Pride Flag, Red Heart. Rated Beginner. This was on the Red Heart home page and immediately caught my eye. So beautiful. Available in 4 sizes, 9" x 14.5", 18" x 28.5", 22.5" x 35.75" and 27" x 43". Uses 2-4 skeins each of the 3 colors.
     Dancin' Skeleton Applique, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Super cute!
     Go Incognito Mask, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 1 Skein.
     Masquerade Fancy Mask, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate.
     Day of the Dead Earrings, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate.
     Candy Corn Earrings, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate.
     Crafty Jack O Lantern, Red Heart. Not Rated. NOT CROCHET. 15" x 32".
     Crafty Spider, Red Heart. Not Rated. NOT CROCHET. 1 Skein. 4" x 14".
     Hearts Desire Motif, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Could be cute coasters.
     Starshine Doily, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 14" across. 1 skein.
     Pamering Set, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Mitt 6"x12" & towel edging. 1 skein.
     Dancing Leaves Coasters, Red Heart. Rated Interm. 5.5". 1 skein each.
     Brides Garter, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 1 Skein. Also need a piece of elastic.
     Bridal Bouquet Cozy, Red Heart. Rated Interm. 11" L x 9.5" W. 1 skein.
     Something Blue Hanky, Red Heart. Rated Interm. Add to existing hanky.
     Wedding Petals Necklace, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 1 Skein. 12"x10"
     Wedding Headdress, Red Heart. Rated Inter. 1 Skein - multiple. One Size.
     Lace Armlets, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 1 Skein. Vintagey. S/M 3.5" x 9.5", L 4" x 9.5" and XL 4.5" x 10".
     Be Still My Heart Earrings, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 1 Skein - multiple pairs.
     Make Up Bag, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Granny Sq. 5" x 3.5" x 1.75"
     Holiday Table Runner, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 14" W x 25" L.
     Snowflake Appliques, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 1 Skein. 3 Kinds.
     Lacy Christmas Ornaments, Red Heart. Rated Experienced. 1 Skein - lots.
     Christmas Tree Decor, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 1 Skein - multiple.
     Sweet Clover Table Runner, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 14" W x 32" L.
     Square in Square Shawl, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 24" x 54". I'm not sure how I feel about larger garments crocheted with the thread being that it is so thin but what the heck? This would be great for the approaching Summer.
     Lacy Shawl, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 28" at longest point, 54.5" at widest point. I'm not sure how I feel about larger garments crocheted with the thread being that it is so thin but what the heck? This would be great for the approaching Summer or late next Spring.

Baby Blankie Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Hand wash warm on gentle, tumble dry low.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!
Patterns:
   One Ball Baby Blanket and Hat, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Blanket 39" x 32", Hat fits 6-9 months
   One Ball Ruffled Blankie, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 30" x 38".

Baby Soft Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content: 60% Acrylic, 40% Polyamid
-Weight: Light - 3 - DK
-Care Instructions: Machine Wash and Dry.
-Notes: 22 Pastel Colors available!
Patterns:
     Baby Blocks Throw, Lion Brand - I'm not into making full blankets, but I love how this one looks. I'd like to make it and cut down the size. Colors perfect for a little girl.
     Brand New Baby Sweater and Hat, Lion Brand - I found this one this morning! (3/31) While I was looking for a baby sweater to go with a blanket I made. I love the granny square look. I have yet to make and attach granny squares but soon. This will be one of my projects for it! Project says newborn to 12 months but measurements are more 6-12 months.
     Baby Kimono, Lion Brand - This is cute! It kind of reminds me of scrubs, which could come in handy as a play outfit. I'm sure it's also cute as an everyday shirt too. Well soon find out. Available Sizes: 12-18 Months, 2T, 3T.
     Speed Hook Hooded Scarf, Lion Brand - Rated Beginner. I've been wanting to get a Speed Hook. This scarf also uses Microspun Yarn.

Baby TLC Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Light - 3
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm on gentle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: Available in 16 colors!
Patterns:
   Peapod Baby Sundress, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes 6, 12, 18, 24.
   Twin Sweater Set, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes NB, 6, 12 months.
   Hexagon Baby Blanket, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 35" x 45".
   Baby Ripple Blanket, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 37" x 39".
   Little Cherub Set, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes NB and 3-6 months. Christening set.

Bamboo Yarn - Bernat Yarns
-Fiber Content: 86% Viscose from Bamboo, 12% Acrylic, 2% Polyester
-Weight: Bulky - 5
-Care Instructions: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
-Notes: Available in 2 colors.
Patterns:
   Shoulder Shrug, Bernat. Rated Easy. 36" W x 13" Deep
   Deep V Stitch, Bernat. Rated Easy. Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
   Crochet Vest, Bernat. Rated Easy. Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
   Crochet Motifs Tunic, Bernat. Rated Inter. Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Bamboo Ewe - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 55% Viscose Bamboo, 45% Wool
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED! It's noted as "soft and silky". Most of the yarns I've found that could be great for the summer (since many of the patterns below are summery ones) are of a weight of 3 (ie Patons Grace, Patons Bamboo Silk, Bernats Cotton(ish), etc.) The only ones I found that are medium are Lion Brand's Cotton Ease and Lion Brand's Natural Choice Organic Cotton. The Cotton Ease is the closest in gauge. Depending on how warm it is, you may also consider using an 100% acrylic yarn such as Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice or Red Heart's Soft
Patterns:
   Trippy Tunic, Red Heart. Rated Easy. One Size fits Most.
   Miami Beach Skirt, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X. Nice over a short dress or some tights, or as a bathing suit cover. You can also add a lining and make it an everyday skirt!
   Summer Striped Top, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X. I think running a piece of elastic across top or drawstring will make this a nice strapless top. You can add onto it to make it a dress!
   South Beach Cover Up, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes S, M, L. Nice over a dress, tights, jeans, bathing suit...
   Webby Sundress or Skirt, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL. 
   Filigree Cardigan, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL.
   Sidewalk Shawl, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 77" x 34".
   Wrap-sody in Red, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 17" x 70". Use 2 strands of WW.

Bohemian Yarn - Patons Yarns
-Fiber Content: 87% Polyester, 13% Acrylic
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Machine washable and dryable. 
-Notes: Available in 13 colors. Popular in new Arm Knitting trend!
(07.08.14) I have seen this yarn on clearance at my local Joann's and Michael's stores. I was wondering if they were just clearing stock or if the yarn has been discontinued. No notes have been made on the Patons site so I'm going to assume it's still on the line. It looks very interesting to me, as you can see below.
Patterns:
   Pullover, Patons. Rated Easy. Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL.
   Woven Bag, Patons. Rated Easy. 16" W x 11" T.

Bonbons Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content - 3 Types: 
     1 100% Cotton 
     1 100% Acrylic
     1 96% Acrylic & 4% Metallic Polyester
-Weight: 
     Cotton & Metallic: Fine - 2; Sport Weight; Baby Yarn
     Acrylic: DK Weight - 3
-Care Instructions:
     Cotton: Machine wash cool on gentle. Dry flat. NO bleach. Use low iron. 
     Acrylic: Machine washable, Tumble Dry Normal. NO bleach or dry clean.
     Metallic: Machine wash cool, lay flat to dry. NO bleach or dry clean.
-Notes: 8 Mini Skeins Available in 8 Colors
Patterns:
   Colorful Earflap Hat, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. One Size, Child. Easily adjustable to fit other sizes.
   Crochet Headwrap Bow, Lion Brand. Rated Beginner.
   Holiday Motifs, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 4" ea. Use on gifts or as ornaments!
   Flower Power Hat, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. One Size - Average Woman
   Candy Color Cap, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. One Size - Toddler.
   Sparkly Granny Cap, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Average Woman
   The Lady Who Lunches Hat, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Average Woman
   The Lady Who Lunches Dog, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Sizes S, M, L, 1X.
   Kisses Pouch, Lion Brand. Rated Easy - Inter. One Size.
   Holiday Pennants, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Each pennant is 4.5" x 5".
   Wee Winter Hat Ornaments, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 5" each.
   Holiday Stacking Toy, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 8" x 10". Snowman.
   Candy Color Clutch, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 9" x 5.5".
   Crocheted Flowers, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Sizes S, M, L.
   Candy Color Booties, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Size 0-6 Months.
   Crocheted Finial Ornaments, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. One Size - 4-6" Long.

Boutique Big & Lite Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 62% Acrylic, 26% Wool, 12% Polyester
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Machine wash cold on gentle, lay flat to dry. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!

Boutique Cosmic Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 74% Wool, 18% Acrylic, 8% Nylon
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, dry flat. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!

Boutique Eclipse Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 65% Acrylic, 25% Wool, 10% Nylon
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine wash on gentle, lay flat to dry. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!
Patterns:
   One Ball Ripple Scarf, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 6.75" x 35"
   Top Stitched Hat, Red Heart. Rated Easy. To fit average woman's head.

Boutique Fleecy Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 70% Polyester, 30% Acrylic
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Machine wash cold on gentle, tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: (7.08.14) This yarn looks awesome! I was not looking for it when I spotted it on Red Heart's site. It doesn't have the Buy Now button on it and my Joann's store does seem to have it so I will have to sit patiently. I am so excited to try it out! Great idea to use strips of fleece as yarn - similar to using t-shirt's as yarn.

Boutique Fur Sure Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 96% Acrylic, 4% Nylon
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Machine wash cold on gentle, lay flat to dry. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED! Only knitting patterns on Red Heart site.

*Boutique Sashay Yarn has opened up to include Sashay Sparkle, Sashay Metallic, Sashay Team Spirit, Sashay Sequins, Sashay Boho, and Sashay Mini. Each are beautiful! And of course very similar, but each one also brings something new to the Sashay family - has it's own personality.

Boutique Sashay Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 97% Acrylic, 3% Other Fibers
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently with cold water. Lay flat to dry.
Patterns:
     Country Baby Diaper Cover and Hat, Red Heart - Cute crocheted set with sashay yarn accents. Available sizes: 3, 6, 12 months.
     Ruffly Big Bloom, Red Heart - Big Crochet Flower.
        
Boutique Sashay Sparkle Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 91% Acrylic, 9% Metallic
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently with cold water. Lay flat to dry.
Patterns:
     Glam-It-Up Hand Chain, Red Heart - Finger Knitting Scarf.
     You're in the Ring, Red Heart - Necklace.

Boutique Sashay Metallic Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 66% Acrylic, 23% Polyester, 11% Metallic
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently with cold water. Lay flat to dry.

Boutique Sashay Team Spirit Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 97% Acrylic, 3% Other Fibers
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently with cold water. Lay flat to dry.
Patterns:
     Spiderweb Halloween Wreath, Red Heart.
     Go Team Hand Chain Scarf, Red Heart - Finger Knitting.

Boutique Sashay Sequins Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
*Noted as "the Same Sashay you love but the metallic edge has been replaced with an edge of gorgeous sequins" as per Red Heart but I've worked with it. It seems fuller and softer than the Original Sashay or Metallic Sashay. The holes are also closer together, which allows for tighter curls.
-Fiber Content: 74% Acrylic, 26% Polyester
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently with cold water. Lay flat to dry.
Patterns:
     Simple Sophisticated Scarf, Red Heart - Finger Knitting.
     Sassy Hand Chain Scarf, Red Heart - Finger Knitting.

Boutique Sashay Boho Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
I knew of all the other Sashay yarns but hadn't heard about this Boho one until I began working on this page. There aren't that many color options to it, but they are all a mix of 2-3 colors.
-Fiber Content: 69% Acrylic, 31% Polyester
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently with cold water. Lay flat to dry.

Boutique Sashay Mini Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 97% Acrylic, 3% Other Fibers
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently with cold water. Lay flat to dry.
-Notes: I bought two balls of this yarn to make scarves for my little cousin for her birthday. Mainly, the difference is it doesn't produce such a big ruffle because it's thinner. It has the same amount of yarn, 3.5 ounces. There aren't that many color options with this one, but the ones it does have are very fun!

Boutique Swanky Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 62% Acrylic, 38% Polyester
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: Available in 6 colors - only 3 patterns on Red Heart site (1 top, 1 cowl, 1 shawl).
Patterns:
     All the Glamour Shawl, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 28" at tallest point, 44" at widest point.

Boutique Swirl Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 31% Polyester, 30% Acrylic, 25% New Wool, 14% Alpaca
-Weight: Bulky - 5
-Care Instructions: Machine wash cold on gentle, lay flat to dry. Do not iron or bleach.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!
Patterns:
   Floral Necklace, Red Heart. Rated Easy.

Boutique Treasure Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently in cold water. Lay flat to dry. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: Available in 7 beautiful variegated colors.
Patterns:
     Sofia Cowl, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 1 Skein. Nice for Spring.
     Warm Ribbed Boot Cuffs, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Available in Woman's Small (13.5"), Medium (15.5") and Large (17.5") sizes.
     Circular Motif Shawl, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 54" long x 18" wide. AT FIRST, I was intimidated by this shawl and skipped right over it BUT then I noticed on the Boutique Treasure yarn page on the Red Heart website, if you scroll down a little, there is a link to the Circular Motif Shawl YouTube video Mikey of the Crochet Crowd posted and a companion video related to his crochet challenge with extra tips. This makes me feel more comfortable with trying this pattern.
     Painted Wool Vest, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Available Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. I think this would be a cute vest for the early Spring or early Fall. Done up in cotton yarn, it would also make a great Summer addition.
     Shore Thing Scarf, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 6.5" x 66". This is a very pretty lacy ocean-y scarf. Unfortunately, here in the State of Florida it would definitely be too hot to wear a scarf with this length and made of wool in the summer time but someone somewhere that still sees cooler evenings even in the summer would surely get some use out of this.
     Best in Hoodie Vest, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Available Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X. Super cute!
     Hip Granny Tunic, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Available Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. So many sizing options! And such a BEAUTIFUL tunic!

Celebration Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm (104 Degrees) on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not iron or bleach.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED! The closest I could find to gauge and metallic in Red Heart brand is the Holiday Yarn. Unfortunately, it is only available in different shades of red, white and green. The Shimmer Yarn is also a nice one. The gauge is a little larger but their are more color options, it has the metallic in it and it is very soft. Perfect for garments. The only thing with the Shimmer Yarn - I don't know that it is sturdy enough to hold shapes on for example a basket. The Holiday Yarn (or Super Saver) are going to be sturdier yarns for home decor.
Patterns:
   Jingle Bells Basket, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Measures 7" T x 8" dia.
   Jingle Bell Stockings, Red Heart. Rated Beginner. 7" T x 5" across foot. 1 Skein to make many!
   Holiday Tree Skirt, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 38" in dia. 3 Skeins!
   Jingle Bell Door Hanger, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 7" W x 22" L. You will also need some jingle bells, a 3" craft ring, and ribbon!
   Holiday Party Table Runner, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 13" W x 55" L.
   Holiday Light Bulb Garland, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 44" Long. Each lightbulb is 2.25" x 3.25". 1 Skein of each color to make multiples!
   Rainbow of Colors Wreath, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 18" Styrofoam Wreath. Yarn Wrapped. I think this wreath would be nice for Spring as is, or change up the colors to match a different holiday. I also think this would make a nice gift to any art teacher if you make it in for example primary colors.
   Fancy Cake Cover, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 12" T x 13" Widest Point. While this would make a great cake cover (as stated in the title), I also think it will make a great pretend cake for my little cousin, Madison's, tea parties.

Chunky Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Bulky - 5
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm on gentle, lay flat to dry. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!
Patterns:
   Pompom Cloche, Red Heart. Rated Easy. To fit average woman's head.

Cobbles Yarn - Patons via Yarnspirations
-Fiber Content: 49% Wool, 49% Acrylic, 2% Nylon
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: 
-Notes: Available in 9 colors.
-My Review (12/2014): This was my first time working with Patons Cobbles Yarn. I hadn't even seen it before! I don't shop at Michael's too often as there isn't one on my regular routes. It is an interesting yarn type. The yarn strand itself looks like a string of little puffs - similar to that of a little girl with a long pony tail adding in multiple hair ties evenly spaced down the pony tail. It feels soft and chunky - kind of reminds me of pillow stuffing, but not like FiberFil. 
Glancing at the free patterns for this Cobbles yarn, it looks like a great yarn to make a cowl with, or to use in arm knitting.

Comfort Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Light - 3
-Care Instructions: Machine wash and dry.
-Notes: Only available in Canada stores or online.

Collage Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm on gentle, lay flat to dry. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED! Two-Tone Tweed-like yarn. Use Red Heart's Super Tweed Yarn or Vanna's Choice
Patterns:
   Chic Cloche and Scarf, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Scarf measures 5.5" x 61". Cloche fits average woman's head.
   Shaded Shells Scarf, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 9.5" x 52".
   Courtney Capelet, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 27" (29") around neck x 10" (12") down the center. Nice for Spring.

Cotton Ease Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content: 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine Wash and Dry.
-Notes: Soft!
Patterns:
     Camera Strap Cover and Lens Cap Pouch, Lion Brand. Rated Easy.
     Crochet Boutique Laptop Sleeve, Lion Brand. Rated Beginner.
     Lacy Springtime Shrug, Lion Brand. Rated Easy.
     Can D Corn Bib, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Cake Smash? Great gift!
     Count D Bib, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Cake Smash? Great gift!
     Frank N Stein Bib, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Cake Smash? Great gift!
     Jack O Lantern Bib, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Cake Smash? Great gift!
     Beehive Pot Holder, Lion Brand. Rated Easy.
     Crocheted Little House Pot Holder, Lion Brand. Rated Easy.
     Mushroom Potholder, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Tree instead?
     Sea Breeze Top, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X
     Essential Jacket, Lion Brand. Rated Intermediate. Available Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Great for Spring.
     Robot Bib, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Cake Smash? Great gift!
     Frog Bib, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Cake Smash? Great gift!
     Piglet Bib, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Cake Smash? Great gift!
     Owl Bib, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Cake Smash? Great gift!
     Braided Headband, Lion Brand. Rated Beginner.
     Perfect Purse, Lion Brand. Rated Easy.
     Child's 'Coming Home' Poncho, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available Sizes: 4, 5-6, 7-8 Years. Great for fall!
     Summer Tunic, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. On my Summer Make List! Available Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
     Light 'n' Lively Tank, Lion Brand. Rated Intermediate. Started working on it. Had a G/4.25mm hook on hand but it is too big! Need to go back and re-work.
     Tea Cozy, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Great homewarming gift!

Cotton Fair - Premier Yarns
-Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic
-Weight: Fine - 2
-Care Instructions: Cool iron. Dry clean available.
-Notes: 26 Colors Available. Great for Spring or Summer. Soft!
Patterns:
   Rhododendron Shawl, Premier Yarns. Rated Intermediate. 34" W x 17".

Creme de la Creme Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Combed Cotton
-Weight: Medium - 4 (?)
-Care Instruction: Machine wash on gentle with max temp at 86 Degrees F, tumble dry low (removing while damp to reshape). Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: Available in 58 colors. Recommended by Red Heart to use in place of Eco-Cotton.
Patterns:
   Spiderweb Coasters and Halloween Table Center Piece, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Coaster - 4.5" x 5", Table Topper - 16" x 18".
   Daisy Drawstring, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 12.5" x 12".
   Mr Claus Potholder, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 12" T x 8" Widest Part
   Starfish Dishcloth, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 9" diameter. Vintage pattern re-done for modern times.

Curly Q Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 94% Acrylic, 5% Polyester, 1% Spandex
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Dry flat.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED! Use Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn (adjust gauge a little).
Patterns:
   Textured Neck Warmer, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 16" x 11.5"
   Give Me Warmth Scarf, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 8" x 60".

Designer Sport Yarns - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Light - 3
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm on gentle, tumble dry low. Do not bleach, iron or dry clean.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!
Patterns:
   Crochet Two Color Pillow, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 12" x 12".
   Hexagon Throw, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 44.5" x 60.5". 
   Petal Legwarmers, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Child sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 Years
   Newborn Layette, Red Heart. Rated Easy.
   Cozy Egg Family, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 3.5" tall.
   Boy's Dino Sweater, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Child sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 Years
   Lacy Wrap, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 19" x 60".
   Baby Snuggle Up with Sleeves, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 6, 12, 18, 24 mths
   Fashion Doll Snuggle Up with Sleeves, Red Heart. Rated Easy. For 11.5" Doll

Detroit Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Light - 3 - DK
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low.
Patterns:
     Color Block Top, Red Heart - Rated Easy. This item was on my Summer Clothing Make List but was moved to my Pin-Didnt List. I love the oversized, relaxed look of the top but I do not like the way extra large hooks work with thin yarn. But I won't keep it from you, have fun. Available sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL
     My First Purse, Red Heart - Rated Beginner. 
     My Giraffe Toy, Red Heart - Rated Easy. Stuffed animal.
     3 Different Mobile Phone Cases, Red Heart - Rated Intermediate. The phones in the picture are the 'dinosaur' ones but I'm sure this pattern can easily be re-sized.
     Sunshine Patchwork Throw, Red Heart - This is a KNITTING pattern. I will be using it for inspiration to make a crochet set.
     Sunshine Patchwork Cushions, Red Heart - Also KNITTING.

Eco-Cotton Blend - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 75% Recycled Cotton, 25% Acrylic
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine wash cold on gentle, tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!
Patterns:
   Diagonal Rug, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 22.5" x 29".
   Diagonal Pillow, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 14" x 14".
   Americana Place Setting, Red Heart. Rated Beginner. Placemat 13.5" T x 18" W. Coaster is 6" Circle. Perfect setting for 4th of July. Even has the napkin rings!
   Oval Placemat and Coasters, Red Heart. Rated Beginner. Placemat - 14.5" T x 19" W, Coaster - 5.5" 
   Options Placemat and Coaster, Red Heart. Rated Beginner. Placemat - 14.5" x 17.5" W, Coaster - 6" Square.
   Eco-Chic Bath Set, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Includes washcloth, towel and soap saver.

Eco-Ways - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 70% Acrylic, 30% Recycled Polyester
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm on gentle, tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: DISCONTINUED!
Patterns:
   Winter Wristers, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Sizes S/M (7.5") & M/L (8.5") x 10".


Everyday Soft - Deborah Norville Premier Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine washable and dryable.
-Notes: 77 Colors Available. One of my favorites! So soft.
Patterns:
   Circles & Stripes Tote Bag, Deborah Norville. Rated Easy. 16" Square.
   Diagonal Stripes Throw, Deborah Norville. Rated Easy. 50" Square.
   Natsu Tunic, Deborah Norville. Rated Intermediate. Bust 36", 39", 42", 45".
   Candy Corn Ghostie, Deborah Norville. Rated Easy. 14" Tall.
   Peppermint Stripes Tree Skirt, Deborah Norville. Rated Easy. 40" in diameter - to fit average tree size.

Fun Fur Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Polyester
-Weight: Bulky - 5
-Care Instructions: Machine wash. Machine dry at hottest setting. Do not bleach or iron.
-Notes: Available in 45 colors. I like that this yarn will allow you to create beautiful ANIMAL FRIENDLY fur pieces.
**I used this yarn in a cape. It's really soft! Not difficult to work with. It does, however, get stuck underneath stitches. It takes some playing with to get all the little hairs free.
Patterns:
     Warm Winter Scarf, Lion Brand. Snow-like look. The fur outlines it.
     Two Color Fun Striped Scarf, Lion Brand. Rated Beginner. Completely made of the fur yarn. While it's rated beginner, it will require lots of patients. The fur yarn will making finding the double crochet stitches a little difficult to find.
     Dandelion Scarf, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 6" x 40". Same as Two Color.
     Moonwalk Hat, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Only sized for child but can easily be adjusted to fit any size. Cute, fun little hat. Hershey kissed shaped.
     Easy Over Cowl, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 24" at widest point by 19" in length. Uses 6 balls of yarn! But neat cowl/shawl thing.
     Blue Moon Hat, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. A beret. Sized for 17" - will stretch to fit range of sizes? Going to have to test this out.
     Heart Pillow, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 13" x 15". 
     Holiday Stocking, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 6.5" wide by 14" in length.
     Santa Stocking, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 6" x 12".
     Simple Fur Wristers, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 6" x 6".
     Wendy Collar, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 7" x 18.5".
     Leo the Lion, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 11" tall.
     Amigurumi Panda, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 6" tall.
     Luxury Hood, Lion Brand. Rated Beginner. One Size.
     Joyful Rainbow Rug, Lion Brand. Rated Beginner. 24" x 36".
     Fur Trimmed Eyeglass Case, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 4" x 6".
     Crochet Swirl Poncho, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 13" in length by 49" at widest point.
     Fun Fur Trimmed Poncho, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available Sizes: Child 3-7, Tween/Teen 8-14, and Adult.
     2-Hour Ponchette, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 13.5" in length, 40" at widest point.
     Heavenly Bolero, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available Sizes: S/M, L/1X
     Legwarmers, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available in 12" and 13" circumference. Long Snowy Lane Leg Warmers, Short Urban Winter Leg Warmers

Grande Yarn - Red Heart 
-Fiber Content: Solids: 78% Acrylic, 20% Wool; Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic
-Weight: Jumbo - 7
-Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Lay flat to dry.
-My Gauge:
     Using an M13/9mm, 7 HDC by 5 Rows = 4".
-Notes: Available in 17 Colors; 11.27.16: I used this yarn to work up some holiday baskets for around the house. As my first experience, I was very interested to see how this yarn worked up. Though I love the look and shape of the baskets, I found the yarn to be rather fuzzy when worked with. It reminds me a lot of Lion Brand's Hometown USA Yarn in feel and look, and the way it fuzz-es quickly. Having washed a project made with Hometown USA, and seen that it just gets even fuzzier (just after the first wash), I can only assume the same with this yarn, making it a yarn I probably will not be using again in the future.

Handicrafter Yarn - Bernat Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instruction: Machine Wash or Hand Wash. Lay flat to dry.
-Notes: Available in 67 Colors! Good alternative to Lily Sugar n Cream. Sturdy and limited stretch being made of cotton.
Patterns:
   Patio Pillow, Bernat. Rated Easy. 14" Sq and 12" Circle.
   Handicrafter Bibs and Booties, Bernat. Rated Easy. Newborn - 6 months.
   Cuddly Caterpillars, Bernat. R Easy. 10" around x 19" long. Great for baby!
   Baby's Booties, Bernat. Rated Easy. 3, 6, 12 months.
   Springtime Triangles Dishcloth, Bernat. Rated Easy. 12".
   Pretty Flowers Tea Towels, Bernat. Rated Easy. 13" x 18".
   Pineapple Dishcloth, Bernat. Rated Easy. 7" x 12".
   Breast Cancer Awareness Cup Cozy, Bernat. Rated Easy. 3.5" long, 5" dia.
   Two Color Bag Holder, Bernat. Rated Easy. 7" x 13.5". For plastic bags.
   Summer Totes, Bernat. Rated Easy. 18" x 17". Really beautiful!
   Market Bag, Bernat. Rated Easy. 20".
   Striped Drawstring Tote, Bernat. Rated Beginner. 7" around x 11.5" tall.

Holiday Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach, iron or dry clean.
-Notes: Available in 8 colors - different shades of red, green and white.
Patterns:
   Holiday Spirit Bottle Bag, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 12" x 6".
   Nick of Time Gift Bag, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 8" x 10". 1 Skein.
   Wrapped Peace Letters, Red Heart. Not Rated - I'd say Easy. You will need 8" Paper Mache Letters to wrap and glue. 1 Skein will wrap "P-E-A-C-E". Think of the word options though - J-O-Y, C-H-R-I-S-T, C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S, H-A-N-U-K-K-A-H, B-L-E-S-S-E-D... Or change it up for any mantel!
   Holiday Hearts Throw, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 45" x 53".
   Crochet Shells Mobius, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X.
   Holiday Cat Collar, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Sizes S/M or XL. Dogs too!
   Holiday Placemat Set, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Placemat - 14.5" x 9". Coaster - 6" Circle.
   Holiday Table Runner, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 14" x 56.5"
   Pinwheels for Table and Tree, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Placemat - 16" Circle, Coasters - 4.5" Circle, Garland - 32.5".
   Pinwheels Garland, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 32.5"
   Christmas Ripple Pillow, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 18" x 18".
   'Tis the Season Ripple Blanket, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 45.5" x 56.5".
   Baby Candy Stripe Vest, Red Heart. Rated Inter. Sizes 6, 12, 18, 24 Months.
   Santa Hat, Red Heart. Rated Easy. Sizes S/M (20") L/XL (22").
   Snowflake Table Runner, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 14" x 57". 2 Skeins!
   Chirper Bird Ornament, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 7" long.

Homespun Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester
-Weight: Bulky/Chunky - 5
-Care Instructions: Machine wash. Machine dryer can be used at hottest setting.
-Notes: SOOOOOOO MANY color options!
Patterns:
     Country Cute Cardi, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available Sizes: 6-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years. Smallest size only uses 1 skein of yarn! I pulled this one aside to make for my little cousin, and then I realized it isn't made for 4 year olds. BUT! That just inspires me to go at it myself.
     Poncho with Cowl, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Super Cute!
     Painterly Beret, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Not my first color choice but could be a cute hat.
     Irregular Ripple Afghan, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 42" x 54". Neat idea!
     Snow Day Stocking, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Cute little set! I have been eyeballing the fur yarn lately. This is a good use of it.
     Balsam Fir Decoration, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Looks a little intimidating but it's actually one long ruffle wrapped around a cone. Sorry to give away the secret! It would look really cute with some of those tiny ornaments available for the different holidays.
     Simple Shrug, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. So nice! Great cover up for Spring!
     Baby Poncho, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Baby Poncho?! Yes please!! Available sizes: 9-12 months and 2-3 years. While I think this could be cute for the early Spring too, I've added this to my Fall Child Clothing list (since it's closer!)
     Cozy Cowl Neck Poncho, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. I could totally picture this is some nice, warm colors for the fall!
     Moon Pebble Hat, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. This hat reminds me of a Chef's hat. After I make one for an adult (possible around Halloween time), I am going to re-work it for a child size so my two little cousins can run around and pretend!
     Beginner's Triangle Shawl, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Nice mixture of two patterns.
     Calm Green Throw, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 46.5" x 55.5". Does this not remind you of a sea turtle? Gorgeous. Very earthy.
     Child's Hooded Cardigan, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available sizes: 2, 4, 5-6 Years. This is a definite maybe!
     Amigurumi Elephant Pillow, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Perfect for a nursery!
     Washed Ashore Afghan, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. This is a GIANT granny circle. Large enough to cover a love seat! But how NEAT!
     West Cornwall Afghan, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 46" x 60". How elegant looking. Looks intimidating, but the instructions are very simple!
     Crochet Flower Throw, Lion Brand. Rated Intermediate. Very BOLD!
     Bridal Shawl, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Looks simple enough, yet very elegant. I'm sure any bride, or mother of the bridge would LOVE to wear this!
     Ripple Scarf, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 6" x 50". This is a very interesting looking scarf. It's not like the rest! Would be great for Spring.
     Cozy Classic Pullover, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available Sizes: S, M, L, 1X, 2X. 3/4 size sleeves. Looks soft and warm! Great for fall or winter.
     Perfect Pocketed Shawl, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 9" x 58". Possible could have put this one up twice, but can you blame me?? So neat!
     Jaunty Jacket, Lion Brand. Rated Intermediate. Available Sizes: S, M, L, 1X. Cute little thing. Perfect to throw over a turtleneck in the winter, or a plain jane shirt in the early spring or fall.
     Child 'Coming' Home Poncho, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available Sizes: 4, 5-6, 7-8 Years.
     'Coming Home' Poncho, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Mom's version! Make an adorable Mommy and Me Set!!
     Wild, Wild Red Wig, Lion Brand. Rated Beginner. Perfect for Halloween! Allison has a great idea making them in place of chemo caps. Much more uplifting!
     Olivia's Shrug, Lion Brand. Rated Easy to Intermediate. Available Sizes: S/M and L/XL.
     Flattering Jacket, Lion Brand. Rated Intermediate. Available Sizes: M, L, 1X. Not sure how I feel about 7 BALLS OF YARN, but awesome looking jacket.
     Vintage Tie Jacket, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available Sizes: S, M, L, 1X, 2X. Jacket and Cowl in 1! Great idea!!
     Matinee 'Swing' Jacket, Lion Brand. One in Yellow and Big Square Button, One in Red and Small Circle Button. Rated Intermediate. Available Sizes: S, M, L, 1X/2X.
     Groovy Granny Wrap, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 67" x 19". 
     Crochet Chic Shoulder Bag, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. While, the yarns have been discontinued, it is easy to find a yarn just as fabulous.
     Crochet Wrapture Capelet, Lion Brand. Rated Intermediate. GORGEOUS!
     Cape and Cloche, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. I LOVE this set!
     Family of Mittens, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Available Sizes: 2, 3-7 Years, Adult Medium and Large.
     Flowered Cloche, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Hello... YES!
     Groovy Granny Poncho, Lion Brand. Rated Easy.
     Heart Bag, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Perfect for the Special Little Lady on Valentine's Day, OR anyday! Measures 9" wide by 8" tall.
     Valentine's Day Stripe Bag, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 13.5" wide by 8.5".

Hometown USA Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Machine wash. Machine dryer can be used.
**I made my boyfriend a beanie in this yarn and do NOT recommend sticking it in the dryer. I'm not even sure I recommend machine washing it. I do not have a ton of experience machine washing yarned products, but this one had lots of strays. I ended up tossing out the hat after and promised to make him a new one.
Patterns:
     Lucky Shamrock Scarf, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 17" x 52".
     USA Afghan, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 42" x 42". Beautiful, simple.
     Greenpoint Grunge Hat, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Simple Man's Hat. Probably needs one row each more to cover the ear.
     Union St. Cap, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Ball cap like.
     Two Color Tweedy Scarf, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Two strands of yarn at once makes this a super SUPER bulky scarf. Also uses a Speed Hook - I'm interested in trying this!
     Rustic Ripple Afghan, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 36" x 29". This is a cute blanket. It's in my favorite combination of colors and looks perfect for the cooler weather.
     Neon Stripe Cowl, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Uses 1 skein of yarn for a quick project!
     Stadium Pillow, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 12" x 12". Cute, little. Would make a nice throw to add a little something different to your home decor.
     Lacy Scarf, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 9" x 76". I have glanced at this scarf many-a-times. Honestly, it looks so HUGE. I would probably chance up the measurements a little but I think this is a beautiful scarf.
     Flagstone Earflap Hat, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Interesting... Reminds me of an old school football helmet.
     Yorkshire Cowl, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. Another 1 Skein-er.
     Berry Bloom Hat and Scarf, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. I LOVE this set! I by far, tend to favorite and crochet more hats and scarves more than anything. This is one of my favorites. The color choice reminds me of one of those times when it's a really cold winter day and you're looking for something spring-y to save you.
     Gold Club Covers, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. This would make a great Father's Day gift!
     Stadium Throw, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 32" x 37". This is cute, lapghan. I like the idea of having the pillow and blanket set. Back when I was in high school, my Aunt Arlys used to come show her support. She would tell me stories about when her kids were in high school band and guard. In Florida, band season is WARM and wet. In New Jersey, band season is COLD! This set would make a great gift for anyone going to high school football games in the cooler places.
     Smokey Mountain Ripple Afghan, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 36" x 41". Anyone going away on/know anyone going away on a romantic Smokey Mountain trip? This would be a nice gift.

I Love This Cotton Yarn - Hobby Lobby
-Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions:
-Notes:
-My Gauge: 
     With I9/5.5mm Hook - 3.75" x 3.75" - 14 DC x 7 Rows

I Love This Soft Yarn - Hobby Lobby
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine washable in lukewarm water, tumble dry normal.
-Notes:
-My Gauge:
     *I9/5.5mm Hook = 14 DC by 8 Rows = 4" x 4"
     *I9/5.5mm Hook = 13 HDC by 10 Rows = 4" x 4"
     *M13/9mm Hook = 11 DC by 6 Rows = 5" x 4.5"

Irresistible Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 90% Acrylic, 10% Wool
-Weight: Jumbo - 7
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.

-Notes: Available in 16 colors!
Patterns:
     Cool Comforts Knit Throw, Red Heart. Requires 8 skeins. Measures 40" x 50"
     On Trend Knit Pillows, Red Heart. 2.5 Skeins per 20" Pillow. Requires sewing.
     Irresistibly Hip Knit Cowl, Red Heart. 1 Skein!

Kitchen Cotton Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Wash on delicate cycle. Machine dry on Low Heat setting.
-Notes: Available in 14 colors!
Patterns:
     Sunrise Washcloth, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 9" around.
     Shaped Washcloth, Lion Brand. Rated Easy.
     Spa Washcloth, Lion Brand. Rated Beginner. 10.5" x 10.5". Ribbing.
     4 Ball Market Bag, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 29" around.
     Hexagon Market Bag, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 12" x 18". Would make a cute anything bag!
     1 Ball Soap Bag, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 4.5" x 5.5". I did come up with my own soap bag, but this one seems simpler.

Knot Easy Yarn - Premier Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Polyester
-Weight: Super Bulky - 6
-Care Instructions: Machine wash warm, tumble dry low.
-Notes: Available in 14 Colors. Fleece stripes!
Patterns:
   Easy Spiral Pillows, Premier Yarns. Rated Easy. Sizes 10", 14", 16" Square
   Fringy Scarf, Premier Yarns. Rated Easy. 72" x 12".
   Spiral Purse, Premier Yarns. Rated Easy. 11" x 9".

Landscapes Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Wash at hottest temperature. Lay flat to dry.
-Notes: NEW Yarn! Available in 7 colors. Self-striping.
Per Lion Brand site, "Landscapes is a premium acrylic, single plied roving yarn that has a satiny feel and a richly colored palette."
Patterns:
   Asymmetrical Neckwarmer, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 8" x 46", 21" at collar
   Pom Pom Beret, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. One Size - 18". 1 Skein.
   Zephyr Shawl, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. One Size - 36" at widest point.
   Urban Shadows Hat, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. One Size - 17"x9.5" T. 1 Skein.

LB Collection Cotton Bamboo - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Rayon from Bamboo
-Weight: Light - 3 - DK
-Care Instructions: Machine wash. Lay flat to dry.
Patterns:
     Solid Shell Crochet Jewelry Frame, Lion Brand - Rated Easy.

LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn - Lion Brand Yarns
-Fiber Content: 70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk
-Weight: Extra Fine - 1 - Fingering - Sock
-Care Instructions: Hand wash gently. Lay flat to dry.
-Notes: Available in 6 colors. Part of Lion Brands affordable luxury yarn series. Per Lion Brand, "ideal for accessories and lightweight garments".
Patterns:
     Wild Flower Shawl, Lion Brand. Rated Intermediate. 50" x 26". I'm all about quick[er] projects meaning the thinner the yarn the less likely I am to do the project due to the length of time and materials required but this shawl is so pretty!
     Flower Pin, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. One Size. Would also look great as a hair clip!
     South Bay Shawlette, Lion Brand. Rated Intermediate. 46" at widest point, 21" at longest point.
     Featherweight Granny Square, Lion Brand. Rated Easy. 4" x 72".

Lily Sugar 'N Cream
-Fiber Content: 100% USA Grown Cotton
-Weight: Medium - 4
-Care Instructions: Machine Washable & Dryable. Recommended to Hand Wash.
-Notes: Available in 86 beautiful colors! It is a bit on the heavier side being that it is worsted weight so I would keep it for early Spring or late fall if using for garments. The cotton is designed to keep you cool but the thickness is too much for anywhere with similar weather to the Sunshine State.
It is extra sturdy with a light stretch making it ideal for bags, baskets, toys and home decor as well as wash/dishcloths, towel toppers and coasters.
The really neat thing about making wash/dishcloths and coasters with this yarn is the yarn is affordable (about $3 a ball) and with one ball you can make a set of 2 wash/dishcloths or at least a whole set of 4 coasters!
Also available as Big Ball, Stripes, Scents and Twists.
Patterns:
   Vintage Blossom Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 8" Circle
   Corner to Corner Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 8" Square
   Dishcloth & Pot Holder, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. Pot Holder is 8" Square, Dishcloth is 11" Square.
   Mod Gingham Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 10" Square.
   Checkerboard Placemats, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 14" x 18.5". With 4 balls of yarn, you can make 2 matching placemats.
   Fly Front Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 10" Square. Jeans!
   Potholder, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Beginner. 4" x 8".
   Gingham Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 9.5" Square.
   Cherry Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 9" Circle.
   Cow Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 9.5" Square.
   Soap Cozy, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Beginner. 8".
   Market Bag, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 11.5" wide x 18" tall.
   ***Shopping Tote Bag, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 7" x 13".
   Baby Bath Mitt, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. To fit Aver Adult. 1 Skein.
   Baby Bib, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. One Size. 1 Skein.
   Duck Toy, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. One Size.
   Baby's Catch All, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. One Size. Nice storage thing. Reminds me of those things you buy at the dollar store to put your shoes in. Those things never worked for me. This thing is sturdier and prettier looking. Good for the little things - wipe containers, diapers, washcloths, bibs...
   Baby's Crib Mobile, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. Flowers and Butterflies.
   Bath Buddies, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. Has Frog and Whale.
   Everyday Set Bib and Booties, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. One Size.
   Let Them Eat Cupcakes, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 2.5" around x 3.5" tall. Can easily make multiples with two balls of yarn.
   Macarons, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 2.5" around. Can easily make multiples with one or two balls of yarn.
   Let Them Eat Cake, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 35" tall, 6" around at largest tier.
   Baker Lily, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 13" tall excluding hat.
   New Year Tiger, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 7" tall. Also need stuffing and eyes. Designed for the Year of the Tiger but would make a great addition to any stuffed animal collection especially zoo themed.
   Date Night Lily, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" tall.
   Lily Doll, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" tall.
   Lily's Boyfriend Billy, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 14" Tall.
   Love Bags, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 3" x 3".
   Valentines Lily Doll, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 13" tall.
   Love Handle Hot Pad, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 6.5" wide x 5.5" tall.
   Lucky Leprechaun, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 7" tall.
   Crochet Leprechaun Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 12" x 12".
   Celebrate Spring Wreath, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. You will also need a 14" wreath, butterflies, pom poms, etc to embellish!
   Daffodil Bouquet, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 1 ball of Yellow makes 7 Daffodils, and 1 ball of Green makes 35 Leaves.
   Shower Flowers, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. You will also need 12 rings.
   Daisy Bouquet, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 4.5" wide.
   Pansy Bouquet, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 2.5" wide at bottom, 7" around top.
   Rose Bouquet, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. Flower is 4" wide, 2" long.
   Free Range Chicken, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13.5" tall x 18" around. Stuffed chicken would be a nice addition to home decor with or without eggs to sit on. 
   Chicken Tea Cozy, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 8.5" x 10" (excluding comb, wings and feet) - to fit a 6 cup tea pot. Perfect for Spring and/or Easter! Or a Country themed kitchen!
   Flower Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 9" Circle. 1 Skein = 2.
   Flowers Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 7.5" Sq. 1 Skein = 2.
   Spring Flower Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 8" Circle.
   The Ship's Helm Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 9" Circle.
   Flip Flop Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Interm. 5.5" x 11".
   ***Daisy Motif Tea Cozy, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 9" x 8" - to fit a 6 cup tea pot. Perfect Springtime decor!
   ***Chair Cushion, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 16" Square.
   ***Apron, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. One Size.
   ***Daisy Table Setting, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. Contains patterns for placemat, napkin ring, and coaster. 
   ***Pot Holders, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 8" Sq.
   ***Oval Rug, Lily Sugar N Cream. Easy. 30" x 40". 
   ***Soapy Apron, Lily Sugar N Cream. Easy. One Size. 
   ***Towel Toppers, Lily Sugar N Cream. Easy. Makes 2.
   Easter Lily Doll, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 13" excluding ears.
   Happy Easter Wreath, Lily Sugar N Cream. R Easy. Plus 14" wreath form.
   Garden Apron, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 22.5" x 23".
   Kneeling Cushion, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 24" long, 16" wide, 3" deep. You will also need a zipper and some foam.
   Veggies, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. For all of those without a green thumb! Or as play food for our little ones! Or as home decor!
   Garden Bag, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. One Size.
   Lily Fun in the Sun Doll, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" tall. I've looked at this doll a few times but the hair part is intimidating...
   Fun in the Sun Doll (bikini), Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" tall.
   Sea Shades Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 9" Square.
   Sunny Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 10" Circle. 1 Skein = 2.
   Cloudy Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 9" x 14".
   Wavy Stripe Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 8" Square.
   Tropical Fish Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 5" x 10".
   Ice Cream Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 7" wide x 10" tall.
   Ladybug Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 8" Circle.
   'Gotta Wear Shades' Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 10" dia
   Garden Lily Doll, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 13" tall.
   Sailboat Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Interm. 9" wide x 10" tall.
   Stars and Stripes Cushions, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 16" Square. LOTS of yarn if you go this route. I'd probably use Caron One Pound or Red Heart Super Saver to make pillows.
   Star Oven Mitts, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. One Size. 1 Skein per Mitt.
   BBQ Apron, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 22.5" x 24". 
   Checkerboard Picnic Blanket, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Beginner. 65" Sq
   Stars and Stripes Forever, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. You will also need a 12" Styrofoam Wreath, patriotic ribbon, and some red, white and blue yarn!
   4th of July Beach Bag, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 15" wide, 8" deep, 16" tall. I keep looking at this one but the chevrons/waves are a little intimidating to me.
   Born on the 4th of July Doll, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" tall.
   Stripey Star Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 11" at tallest point.
   Back to School Lily, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" tall.
   Apple Place Card Holder, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 2.5" x 2.5". 1 Skein makes 3 Apples.
   Apple Wreath, Lily Sugar n Cream. Rated Easy. Also need 12" wreath form.
   Pencil Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Interm. 6.5" wide x 11" long.
   The 'Monster Ate My Homework' Tote, Lily Sugar N Cream. Ra Easy. 12" Sq
   Trick or Treat Wreath, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. You will also need 13" Grapevine Wreath, eyes for Spider, twigs, stuffing, etc to embellish. *I made this last year and it was soooo much fun and super cute! I plan on making another here soon since my last one was gifted to one of my mom's friends. I will post a pattern review post when completed.
   Bat Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" long by 7" tall. 1 Skein.
   Ghost Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 7.5"x9.5". Mostly 1 Skein.
   Skull Trick or Treat Bag, Lily Sugar N Cream. Easy. 6"x6". Mostly 1 Skein.
   Monster Trick or Treat Bag, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 10" Square.
   Witchy Lily Doll, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" tall.
   Happy Thanksgiving Wreath, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. You will also need a 12" Straw Wreath, stuffing, ribbon, eyes for Turkey, etc for embellishing.
   Pumpkins, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. Large - 8"x6" tall, Mini 4"x3" tall. Uses puff stitch! Also need stuffing.
   Pilgrim Washcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 10.5" tall.
   Turkey Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. 9" x 10".
   Turkey Placemat, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 18" in diameter.
   Pilgrim Billy Doll, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 14" tall.
   Pilgrim Lily Doll, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" tall.
   Turkey Drumstick, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 6" wide x 12" long.
   Cherry Pie Hot Pad, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 9" Circle.
   Merry Christmas Wreath, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. On a 12" Styrofoam Wreath. You will also need stuffing, ribbon, pine cones, etc for embellishing. Can't wait to try!
   Season's Greetings Wreath, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. You will also need a 13" Grapevine Wreath, pine cones, ribbons and only 2 Skeins of yarn!
   Lily the Christmas Elf, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 13" tall.
   Reindeer Ornament, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy 13" tall.
   Snowman Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 11" tall x 9" wide.
   Groundhog, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 4" tall.
   Snow Man Gift Card, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 6" tall.
   Assorted Snowflakes, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 4 different types - 3.25" Smallest, 5" tallest. 1 Skein will make 10 Snowflakes. These snowflakes would look beautiful on the front of a card or hanging from your Christmas tree or up anywhere else! They may even work as coasters...
   Winter Princess, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 13" tall.
   Reindeer Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 8" Circle
   Mug of Cocoa Dishcloth, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Interm. 8.5" long x 7".
   **Door Catch All, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. One Size.
   **Hanger Cover, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. Fits standard hanger size. Vintage feel. Would also be nice for wedding.
   **Potpourri Pouch, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 4.25" x 5".
   **Slippers, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Interm. Sizes Lades 5-6, 7-8, 9-10.
   **Tissue Box Covers 2, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. Small fits 4" x 5" box, Medium fits 9" x 3" box.
   *MakeUp Case, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Intermediate. 5.5" x 7.5". You will need to sew on a zipper!
   *Mule Slippers, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Inter. Sizes Ladies 5-6, 7-8, 9-10.
   *Picture Frame, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 9"x7" to fit 5"x7" photo.
   *Tissue Box Covers, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. Small fits 4" x 5" box, Medium fits 9" x 3" box.
   *Chair Cushion, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 16" Square.
   Circle Rug, Lily Sugar N Cream. Rated Easy. 37" in diameter. Looks more like a hexagon to me.

* indicates same set. Match numbers of *'s to find the different sets.

Luster Sheen Yarn - Red Heart Yarns
-Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
-Weight: Fine - 2
-Care Instructions: Machine Wash Warm on gentle. Tumble Dry on low. DO NOT bleach or iron.
-Notes: Available in 10 colors. UPDATE 7.8.14 - DISCONTINUED! I made the Lacy Market Bag as part of the June 2014 Crochet Crowd Challenge and was having trouble locating this yarn for the project - makes sense now! I used Premier Yarn's Cotton Fair in it's place. This yarn will work well for any of the patterns below. Perfect for Spring or Summer seasons.
Patterns:
     Stars Over the Sea Shawl, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 14.5" x 52".
     Flirtatious Vest, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. Sizes S, M, L, XL.
     Big Snowflake Doilies, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 8". 1 Skein.
     Spider Lace Jacket, Red Heart. Rated Inter. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X.
     Dainty Shells Scarf, Red Heart. Rated Easy. 4.5" x 54" - My kind of size!
     Love Knots and Leaves Wrap, Red Heart. Rated Inter. 15" x 34".
     Quick Weekend Shawl, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 21" x 60".
     Galactic Shawl, Red Heart. Rated Intermediate. 18" x 54".

Last updated 12.10.16.

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