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Lion Brand Homespun Yarn Review

When I first started crocheting, I was afraid of “messing up” when I bought yarn. What was the “right” yarn? Which was the “best” yarn? What if I bought the “wrong” kind?

Sound familiar?

Maybe you have had this same struggle. You want to buy yarn and crochet things, but you don’t know what to buy. There are so many choices of yarn. How do you know if you’ve bought the right kind?


Fortunately, there is no “right or wrong” kind of yarn. However, different yarns work best for different projects. When beginning to crochet, it can be a challenge to know what will best help you achieve your end goal. That’s why I made this video!

In this video, I discuss Lion Brand’s Homespun yarn and share some projects for which I’ve used this yarn. I hope you are inspired to try this yarn!


Here is a list of the yarn featured in this video, plus links.

Fiesta
Corinthian (possibly not featured; featured color might be a discontinued color)
Mimosa
Mixed Berries

As referenced above, I am not 100% certain if Corinthian was the second color featured or not. I could not find the packaging for this skein, but it seemed similar to the color Corinthian.

Also, if you purchase this yarn, be aware it may appear slightly different than in the video. Why? The intricate variegations of this yarn mean a slight change in dye could produce a very different end look. Therefore, yarn from different “dye lots” (batches that are all dyed at the same time) may appear slightly different. However, I have used skeins of this yarn from different dye lots in the same project and have been very happy with the end result.

As mentioned in the video, I would recommend using a larger hook with this yarn, especially if you are a beginner. Because the yarn is chunky, using a hook that is too small could “split” the yarn. As shown in the picture below, splitting the yarn is when the hook goes through the fibers of the yarn instead of around. Not what you want to happen!

I hope you give this yarn a try! It’s one of my favorites, and I’m sure you will love it too.

What have you made with this yarn? Let me know in the comments below! Also, let me know if you want to see more yarn reviews in the future!

Happy Crafting!

-Amanda

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