Monday, 6 May 2013

Red Heart® Super Saver: One Skein Is All You Need

I call them the "Supers."
A skein of Red Heart® Super Saver yarn is approximately 333m (364yds). This worsted acrylic yarn is described in Shop Red Heart's site:

"Super Saver has been America's best selling yarn for over 70 years. The great wash performance and no-dyelot solids makes this large skein the 'go-to' yarn for wearables, home accessories, and more."

With only 1 skein of Red Heart® Super Saver yarn, I was able to make this 23-in. x 24-in. small decorative throw (on the chair). Just add another skein to make it a full-fledged throw. Shade for this skein is Lemon (235). I'm actually planning to put this one in the car so I can use this to cover my legs when it gets pretty cold.
I used Susan Bates Silvalium® aluminum crochet hook (which you may pre-order here) size US J10 or 6.0mm for this.
I adapted this super easy (perfect for beginners) pattern from the original design by erin called "Single-Skein Blankie" published in Crochet Today! magazine's Jan/Feb 2010 issue.
The pattern uses another type of Red Heart® yarn, which, unfortunately, isn't still available locally so I used Super Saver instead. This pattern isn't free. Don't worry though because I found free ones on the internet which can be done using only 1 skein of Red Heart® Super Saver:

1. "Crochet One Skein Throw" by Red Heart
2. "20 Free Patterns for One Skein Projects..." a compilation on Crochet Concupiscence

If you're curious on how this yarn really feels, feel free to drop by GIGI Coffee & Cupcakes in the Felina Corporate Plaza lobby in Eastwood (just beside the Citibank building) this May 11 (Sat), between 12NN-2PM. This is actually my free time between my workshops on that day. I will have stocks of these Super Saver yarn which you could also purchase on site. A text message informing me in advance of your visit would be greatly appreciated. You may reach me at (0906) 269-5192. You may also order this yarn from me and I can have it delivered to your place. Just send me an email at

If you cannot find the colors that you want here, you can check other available colors by going to this LINK. A skein of plain Super Saver is PhP 350. The multicolored ones go for PhP 360.

There are also stores within Metro Manila that carry Red Heart® yarn. You might want to check the store nearest you to see if Super Saver is available there. Go to this link for a list of these stores.

You may also pre-order a 6-pc. set of Susan Bates Silvalium® aluminum crochet hook from me here.

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