A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 296,661
Currently Running With Scissors:
463 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Yarn selection  (Read 1497 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Cobweb99
« on: February 08, 2012 09:03:49 AM »

I'm pretty amateurish in crocheting, but I want to make a few My Little Pony and Nintendo afghans, pixel style.  I was wondering what would be a good brand of yarn to use.  I'm not very able to shop, so I want to find a place online where I can order a nice, dependable yarn with lots of different colors, and a good feel.  I really appreciate any advice you can give me!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Elljo3
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012 09:24:24 AM »

Here are a couple of place I get my wool from.

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/acatalog/Knitting_Wool.html
http://www.sewandso.co.uk/Departments/Other-Crafts/Crochet.aspx

I can't. Really help with what wool too use tho sorry.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Crochet along Rectangle granny 7/30
Yo-yo crochet 0/50
Cobweb99
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012 09:42:25 AM »

I should have mentioned, perhaps, that I'm from the US.  Regardless, those are wonderful links and fill me full of envy Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Elljo3
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012 11:08:32 AM »

 Undecided. Sorry didn't relise

Another site I use is bernat there is a US site

http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-bernat.html
« Last Edit: February 08, 2012 11:11:43 AM by Elljo3 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Crochet along Rectangle granny 7/30
Yo-yo crochet 0/50
MeganCrafts
Offline Offline

Posts: 817
Joined: 05-Mar-2011

I can't stop swapping! I think I have a problem.


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012 11:12:17 AM »

I have a similar afghan planned and I got the yarn from Joann Fabrics.  They have a pretty good selection of yarn, and the prices are resonable.  What type of fiber are you looking at using?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/megancrafts

Swaps:
Taking a break. Would consider small personal swaps.
Cobweb99
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012 11:51:08 AM »

Something washable, long-wearing, and that feels good.  I don't mind putting a little money into them if I get something that will last.  My son has an afghan I made almost 30 years ago before he was born and it's still pretty good Smiley  Some of these will be for kids.  I'm not smart enough to figure out how to post the picture but it is in my gallery.  This picture of Fluttershy is the one I thought I would start with, if that helps.  I used to use Redheart yarn a long time ago, but that's because it was the cheapest and it was pretty rough.  I did look on Joann's and Michael's but there don't seem to be as many colors as there used to be. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
AugustBell
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012 06:34:53 PM »

I'm pretty obsessed with I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. It's really soft and you get a lot of it in a skein. You can order it online if there's not a store near you. I've used it to make lots of hats, and one hat in particular has gone through lots of washes and has held up wonderfully. There are so many colors to choose from also. Since I've discovered it's my go to yarn Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

little_gardener_24
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012 02:47:28 PM »

I also like the I Love this Yarn brand.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
LadybugsAndBumblebees
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4949
Joined: 18-Dec-2009


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012 02:52:32 PM »

I have to tell you...I made an afghan for my DH for our first Xmas together, and that was 22 YEARS AGO and it was made out of Red Heart yarn.  It has held up to many washings and never got a hole in it or anything.  It gets softer with age too.  I wouldn't use RH on a baby blanket, but I have no problem with it for everything else, despite what the majority of people say!  Roll Eyes
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sewhappysue
Offline Offline

Posts: 1126
Joined: 25-Mar-2008

addicted to dolls


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012 02:18:56 PM »

Hobby Lobby sells on line, sometimes with free shipping. Sign up for their newsletter and they'll send you coupons you can use on line
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Brown Sugar and Pepper Glazed Bacon Recipe
Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole Recipe
Italian Sausage Hoagies Recipe
Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Wieners Recipe
Company Coleslaw Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.