Saving on Yarn Costs
Less Expensive Hobby and Craft Supplies
Crafting Without Spending Money
I enjoy crocheting and making homemade gifts. The problem is that the yarn I typically find is of low quality and very expensive. Does anyone have any tips for buying yarn less expensively? I am open to buying through catalogs or the Internet. Thanks!
I, too, love to crochet, and I have found all sorts of yarn at very reasonable prices. Here are some of my best deals
Here are some websites you can check out for yarn. Some of them are distributor-direct and thus cheaper than at the local store. Others have clearance pages where you can find extremely good yarn at much lower than expected prices.
I often find brand new yarn at yard sales. Many people buy everything they need for a project and then find they never got around to it. I am nearly finished with a cable-knit sweater for my husband, and I only paid $2 for the yarn!
Herrschners has a wide selection of yarn at a reasonable price. Find their website at www.herrschners.com or call toll free at 1-800-441-0838.
As a dedicated and passionate knitter for many decades, I can only sadly say that there is no cheap source for good quality yarn. There is cheap yarn, cheaply made, cheaply marketed. Then there is the good quality stuff.
Personally I prefer using the good quality stuff because the finished product lasts longer. Over the years I have formed the habit of buying my yarn at the end of a season. Usually most yarn shops have a clearance sale and i have obtained some excellent quality yarns at 30-70% off. Of course, usually, I don't get a whole garment's worth of matching dyelots. So I have had a lot of fun over the years combining my yarns with other finds.
I have heard of people finding excellent yarns at the thrift shops and yard sales. I have never been so lucky. But I am told if one researches by calling first, one can identify where they might be yarn ahead of time. I have also heard of people finding handknit items in the thrift shop, buying it for a dollar or so, take the sweater apart and re-knit it. Again, I have never been so lucky.
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