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Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton yarn is my favorite and nearly the only 100% percent cotton I use. If you are looking for a good cotton yarn, this is my go-to suggestion. I’m going to tell you all the things I love about this yarn, and its faults too. (We all have them.)


This is THE softest cotton yarn I have come across. I had never picked up a ball or skein of cotton yarn and wanted to pet it or touch it to my face. Imagine my surprise when I picked up a skein of I Love This Cotton and immediately had to touch it to my face.

This yarn creates wonderful summer garments, that are soft and drape beautifully, as well as baby items and toys soft enough to snuggle up with. I had made of baby items in cotton before finding this brand, and it always took several washes or soaking in different solutions to soften up the cotton and get all the starch out. This yarn does not have that issue.


I had my doubts at first about how durable this yarn would be. One of the biggest reasons I choose cotton yarn for a project is because of its durability. I was very happy to find that this yarn is just as durable as it is soft.

The amigurumi ghost to the left was made 2 years ago and has been washed more time than I can count. It still looks this good partially because of the tight stitches, but mostly the yarn. The projects made with looser stitches to have a tendency to pill more than other similar cotton yarns, but they have still held up and been wonderfully soft.


I have used this yarn for many different projects, a few of my favorites for this yarn are summer clothing, face cloths, baby items, and amigurumi toys. these projects come out soft and feel luxurious against to skin, as well as hold up well to use and washing.

That being said, I would choose a stiffer cotton yarn for items that will see heavy use such as, scrubbies, baskets, keychains, and such. These types of projects will benefit from using a stiffer and thicker texture like Peaches N’ Creme or Lion Brand’s Kitchen Cotton. While those are wonderful cotton yarn brands, they don’t have a texture I like against my skin.

Where To Find It

The only major downside to I Love This Cotton is that it is only available in stores or online at Hobby Lobby. This yarn is made particularly for them and is only sold by them, which can be hard for those outside the U.S.

Final Thoughts

I hope you have learned all you were hoping to about I Love This Cotton yarn, if I have missed something please let me know in the comments. I would also love to hear your thoughts on this yarn and how it has worked out for you.

I would love to hear your thoughts and see your projects! Share them below in the comments section, on my Facebook page, or on Instagram.



  1. I have been buying I Love This Yarn for a few years … the price has gone up and the quality has gone down … there are many knots in the yarn and there is no regularity in the twist of the yarn … In some places the yarn is like threads that were not twisted …. I don’t mind the price increase , but it would be nice if the quality reflected the increase in price !!

    1. I have to agree with you. When I first started using I Love This Yarn, it was a great yarn, but it has gotten worse over the last couple of years. I also agree that the knots and irregularity of the twist are the most annoying problems. I will be giving this post an update soon to discuss all the issues and changes over time.

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