Looking for I Love This Yarn crochet patterns? I’ve got you covered, with blankets, hats and more that use Hobby Lobby’s signature yarn!
Maybe you’ve been in the crafty mood lately, but you just can’t seem to justify the price of more yarn…
You have some ‘I Love This Yarn’ from Hobby Lobby in your stash, so you search up on google to find the best pattern.
To your dismay, there aren’t that many patterns out there!
When I saw the lack of patterns for this yarn showing up, I decided to scour the internet! I found 15 pretty cool patterns that I’m excited to show you today.
What is ‘I Love This Yarn’?
The ‘I Love This Yarn’ Brand is a yarn brand that is found almost exclusively at Hobby Lobby. It is an affordable yarn that is great for beginners. I would say it is kind of like Hobby Lobby’s signature yarn brand. Think of it like the Red Heart Super Saver of Hobby Lobby! 🤪
Unlike Super Saver, however, I Love This Yarn comes in a variety of weights, colors, and fibers. Here are the different types of ‘I Love this Yarn’ that I have found:
Most Common: I Love This Yarn Medium (#4) Weight, 100% Acrylic
- I Love This Yarn Lightweight (#3), 100% Acrylic
- I Love this Chunky Yarn (#5) 100% Acrylic
- I Love This Wool Naturals Yarn Medium (#4) 100% Wool
- I Love This Cotton Yarn Medium (#4) 100% Cotton
As you can see, there are 5 different options when it comes to this yarn, from lightweight all the way up to chunky!
However, the most popular is definitely the first listed: the standard I Love This Yarn in Worsted Weight acrylic.
For this reason, all the patterns I have included below will use this popular option…except for one! One of the patterns does use I Love This Chunky Yarn, so look out for that one too! 😉
Without further ado, let’s check out a few of my absolute favorite projects that use this yarn!
1. Hip Granny Square Shawl
First up, meet the Hip Granny Square Pocket Shawl Pattern! This design is so unique, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it. This project is both fun, and practical, and can be easily customized with different colors and additives (like adding or not adding fringe). You’ll need I Love This Yarn in a few different colors to make this. You can get the free pattern here.
2. Knit-Like Crochet Blanket
Next, take a look at this gorgeous Knit-Like Crochet Blanket. This pattern has the appearance of a classic knit blanket without you having to mess with any knitting needles! This blanket also makes a great first or second-time crochet project for beginners. It uses I Love This Yarn in the Tweed variation! You can find the free pattern here.
3. Better Together Unisex Slouchy beanie
Another fun project to make with “I Love This Yarn” is this Better Together Unisex Slouchy Beanie! This pattern is not only relatively simple to make, but it also makes a great gift for your significant other or any couples you know. You can get the free pattern here.
4. Ribbed Granny Stitch Cowl
Next, check out this fun Ribbed Granny Stitch Cowl. Isn’t this one so fun? This project is both a stylish, and practical, and uses almost exactly one skein of ‘I Love This Yarn’! This design would make a great gift or wintertime accessory. You can get the free pattern here.
5. In Succession Ear Warmer
Next, let me introduce you to the In Succession Ear Warmer. Yes, I know, this design is a knit pattern. But it’s so cute and simple that just about anyone (crochet-er or knitter) can make it! This pattern also makes a great project to make in bulk as gifts for friends or family members. You can find the free pattern here.
6. Bobble Ridge Beanie
The next pattern I’d like you to meet is the Bobble Ridge Beanie. This pattern is so fun, I just love the unique texture! This beanie is also quick to make, so it’s great for those of you who are on a time crunch! You can get the pattern on Ravelry here.
7. Opposites Attract Afghan
Looking for more I Love This Yarn blanket patterns? This Opposites Attract Afghan by Sigoni Macaroni would be perfect! It is perfect for beginners because it uses simple double crochet. However, the stripes make it just beautiful! Get the free pattern here.
8. Double Knotted Crochet’s Dinosaur Spike Hat
Next, check out this awesome Double Knotted Crochet’s Dinosaur Spiked Hat. Isn’t this design absolutely adorable? I just love fun border and tiny spikes! This pattern is also fast and easy to make, and would make a fantastic gift idea for any little boys you know. You can find the free pattern here.
9. Love This Chunky Yarn Crochet Hat Pattern
Have you been looking for a simple, yet comfy crochet pattern? If so, I bet you’ll love this Chunky Yarn Crochet Hat Pattern! (See what I did there)? Yes, this beanie uses the the chunky variation of I Love this Yarn. This beanie is super warm and cozy, and can be easily adjusted to fit several different head sizes. You can get the free pattern here.
10. Dew Drops Elf Hat
Next, take a look at this Dew Drops Elf Hat pattern. This design is so cute and unique and would make the perfect newborn photo prop or baby shower gift! Because of the unique texture, this pattern is best suited to intermediate crocheters. You can find the pattern here on Ravelry.
11. The Perfect Crochet Blanket for Every Dog Lover
Another fun pattern to make with ‘I Love This Yarn’ is this Perfect Dog Lover’s Blanket! If you’ve never crocheted something for your pet before, you should definitely give this project a shot. This pattern is so fun and snuggly, I just love the paw emblem! And, if your dog is anything like mine and likes to steal your blankets, you’ll be doing yourself a favor as well. You can find the pattern here.
12. Easy Crochet Plastic Bag Holder
Next, take a look at this Easy Crochet Plastic Bag Holder designed by Nicole from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts. This project is not only practical, but it’s also quite simple to make and only uses one skein of yarn! This plastic bag holder also makes finding those pesky bags a million times easier. You can get the free pattern here.
13. Sierra Sagauro Keychain
Have you ever crocheted a keychain before? If not, this cute Sierra Sagauro Keychain pattern is a great place to start! This pattern is not only absolutely adorable, but it’s quick, easy, and uses up any leftover scrap yarn! This keychain also has a twist…: it acts as a secret lip balm holder! These keychains would make amazing gifts for any of your friends. You can find the Ravelry Pattern here.
14. Christmas Curly Elf Hat
Are you looking for a super cute and fun kids Christmas accessory? If so, I bet you’ll love this Christmas Curly Elf Hat! This design is so fun and festive, your kids are bound to love it! It’s also easy to customize with different color combos, pom poms, bells, etc.! It uses a metallic variation of I Love This Yarn. You can find the free pattern here.
15. The Crochet Christmas Lights Blanket
Last, but most certainly not least is the Crochet Christmas Lights Blanket. Isn’t this pattern so fun and festive? It makes the perfect holiday decoration or gift! The main stitch used is also quite simple, yet creates such a beautiful texture. You can find the free pattern here.
Using ‘I Love this Yarn’ as a Yarn Substitute
The truth is, there are not a plethora of crochet patterns on the internet that are specifically designed for ‘I Love This Yarn.’ The 15 above were some of the best I could find!
However, the important thing to know about this yarn is that it is very easy to substitute. If you are making a pattern that calls for Red Heart Super Saver, for example, there is a good chance that you can use the I Love This Yarn you have in your stash instead.
I Love This Yarn is pretty much a standard worsted weight craft yarn, and it can be substituted easily for similar yarns.
As far as the other variations (like lightweight and chunky) you’ll want to be a little more careful with substitution. Always make sure that you substitute the same weights of yarn for each other. You should also take care to meet gauge if the pattern specifies one.
‘I Love This Yarn’ is a great yarn for those getting started with crocheting. It is soft, easy to use, and comes in so many color options! Though there aren’t a lot of patterns for it out there, these 14 should be a great place to get started. I hope you liked this roundup and found your next project in the list!