Wait. Target sells yarn? Yes, yes they do! Target is offering a new yarn from the Hand Made Modern line; a whole new line of craft related products, and I got my hands on some so I could tell you all about it.
Target’s New Hand Made Modern Yarn
When I saw a post in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community about Target’s new yarn (update: discontinued), I knew I had to get in there and check it out for myself. Before heading to the store, I did a search on the Target website to check that they did, in fact, have this new yarn in stock. I ended up bringing home three solid cakes and one multi-colored cake. Since then I have finished and washed a small crocheted piece – 28 stitches wide and 18 rows tall of Tunisian Chevron. Now that I have crocheted with the yarn, washed it, and dried it, I am ready to provide a full, independent review.
Overall I give this yarn a 3.5 out of 5 stars. Let’s learn all about Target’s new yarn!
Hand Made Modern yarn is 100% acrylic and available in some truly beautiful colors. I chose the Mouse, Lichen, and Mineral colorways. For the multi-colored cake my son picked out the Rainforest colorway. This yarn calls for a 5mm crochet hook or knitting needles.
Yardage and weight
In the solid colored cakes there are 219 yards (200 meters) and 3.5 oz (100 g). The multi-colored cakes have 180 yards (165 meters) and 3.5 oz (100 g). To me this feels like a true worsted weight/medium/size 4/Aran yarn.
Feel and Texture
This yarn is soft in my opinion, and it was nice to work with. I have seen several comments in the Facebook group mentioning that it is not soft, or that it feels like a cotton. I did not find it to be rough or scratchy, and after washing it did soften. I did notice a spot in the multi-colored cake where the yarn was thick-and-thin, but I’ve encountered that with nearly every other brand I’ve crocheted with at one point or another as well.
This new yarn at Target is priced at $3.99. While that is in line with other pricing for similar yarns, keep in mind that these skeins are smaller than other widely available solid colored skeins at 219 yards. Here are some similar yarns for comparison:
Red Heart Super Saver skeins contain 364 yards
Red Heart With Love skeins contain 370 yards
I Love This Yarn! skeins contain 355 yards
Keeping that in mind, I find the value to be a bit lacking.
Washing and drying
When I first touched this yarn, I worried about it pilling. It seems to have little fuzzies that could easily form a ball when washed and dried. Out of curiosity, I washed and dried my piece so that I could see if any pilling occurred in the first wash, or if it became super fuzzy – potentially pilling in the future. Here are my before and after washing and drying photos.
I think If I needed a specific color I would use this yarn again. It was nice to work with, washed up nice and soft, and did not split. For the value, I will stick with other brands, but overall I am pleased and would give 3.5 stars out of 5. If/when you try this new line of Target yarn, let me know what you think!