Our goal is to make available in Australia every single variation of Red Heart yarns at a very competitive price and short delivery times.
Currently we stock:
Red Heart with Love (4 shades)
If you are interested in a different yarn from Red Heart that we do not stock or more colours from the ones we stock. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will source it for you :)
Before starting American Yarns, I spent quite a few hours browsing online trying to find some of the beautiful Red Heart Yarns I had seen before. To my surprise, most suppliers were/are located in the America or the UK and it was very difficult to find a local supplier in Australia. Furthermore, every time I looked online I encountered the many ads from the same big big suppliers overseas. All of them offering the yarn in their local currencies and postage costs to Australia were outrageously expensive.
Recently, it has all changed. The shops overseas noticed our passion for crochet and knitting in Australia and are now offering Red Heart yarns in Australian dollars at very competitive prices and what is even better, they even offer free delivery on orders above certain values.
Very big brands like Lovecrechet.com and deramores.com are pushing their products and have now taken over Google’s search results blanketing the screen with their paid ads, providing a wide range of American Yarns that can be purchased in Australian dollars.
At American Yarns we understand that this is how a competitor works and that big corporations are engaged in a race to keep growing their market share. However, American Yarns exists because we love crochet and knitting, we also get very excited whenever we get to try new high quality yarns. With that in mind, we only bring to Australia the yarns that are not easily available in our currency. Hence, if you are trying to find a specific range of Red Heart Yarn that is not easily available in Australia, we would like to source it for you.
So far, we have noticed that Lovecrochet.com and deramores.com stock some of the Red Heart baby range in a wide variety of colours and great prices! for that reason we won’t be interfering with them and instead we will focus on satisfying your love for yarn and bring the baby yarns that they are not sourcing yet.
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With more than a hundred varieties of just the Red heart brand still not available in our country, there are many wonderful projects that are being neglected. We are resolved to fix this problem and bring the missing varieties, so you and I can crochet or knit those baby blankets and toys we have been planning for a while.
Red Heart Baby range:
Red Heart Buttercup:
- Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) (Ravelry)
- 67% Polyester 33% Nylon (Polyamide)
- 58 meters – 50 grams
Super soft and snuggly! Very light and airy yarn that will help you crochet or knit up quickly
Pros: very soft to the touch, perfect for babies.
Cons: novice crocheters can find the yarn difficult to work with because of its fluffiness.
Very hard to find the stitches with the crochet hook. But, knitted it is beautiful.
Baby booties, sweaters, baby blankets, toys and hats.
Where to buy in Australian dollars:
We stock several shades of Red Heart Buttercup for AUD $9.95. Fispond.com.au stocks it with prices ranging: $9.45 – $14.95, and on Yarnover.com.au it is available for pre-order at only AUD $7.00 plus shipping.
Baby clouds Yarn:
- Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) (Ravelry)
- 100% Acrylic
- 128 meters – 170 grams
- 8.0 sts = 4 inches
This textured, bulky weight yarn is soft and light as a cloud.
Pros: Soft and Light
Cons: It splits a lot.
- Wears and tears easily with normal use and machine wash
- the yarn is very fluffy and it makes it very difficult to see the stitches well enough to see what you’re doing.
- Babies and toddlers can pull out wisps of yarn and put them in their mouths.
Pattern ideas: Very good for blankets that everyone wants to touch and snuggle in. Also toys and winter hats.
Where to buy in Australian dollars: We could not find a single source to buy this yarn is AUD.
Red Heart Cutie Pie Yarn:
- Worsted / 10 ply
- 100% Polyester
- 298 meters / 100 grams
The two words that best describe this yarn are: Light and SOFT.
Pros: Good for large projects using simple stitches
Cons: It sticks to needles and hooks
- the fuzz comes off easily, so we would not recommend it for baby items it also snaps easily.
- Very difficult to undo when you make a mistake, so it can be frustrating to work with.
Would work well for an adult sweaters that can last all winter or a warm set of slippers! and maybe a nice set of fluffy socks.
Where to buy in Australian dollars: we are looking at stocking this yarn if we recieve enough enquries, you can also go to stuff4crafts they stock the koala colour for AUD $5.63
We are completely addicted to the Red Heart range and have spent countless hours browsing their site, with over a 100 different types of yarn on their online store, I never get bored of browsing their many options and if I could, my house would be covered in yarn of all colours.
Yarn pending to be reviewed:
Z – Baby Econo Yarn
Snuggle Bunny Yarn
Z – Baby Sheen Yarn
Plush Baby Yarn
Baby TLC Yarn
Anne Geddes Baby Yarn
Baby Hugs Yarn
If you have a spare minute, please leave a comment below to let us know which Red Heart yarn you have been trying to find and the colours you would love to have and we will do our best to bring them and have them available for all you future projects.
Happy knitting and crocheting :-)