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Have you heard about Dollar Tree yarn? Are you curious if it’s any good for crocheters and knitters? Read my honest review and whether or not it is worth the hype!

I have read a lot of good reviews about the Dollar Tree yarn, but wanted to test it for myself to see if it is worth all that hype!

And since there are several Dollar Trees in my town, this was going to be a fun adventure (and a good reason to get dressed and go out of the house, lol).

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Dollar Tree Yarn

If you haven’t heard about Dollar Tree yarn, let me catch you up.

Premier Yarns has a new line of budget friendly yarns at Dollar Tree (which for those of you outside of the United States, is a chain of discount variety stores). Historically everything in the store was a dollar, until an increase to $1.25 in late 2021. Now the prices can vary, but everything is still pretty budget friendly.


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Dollar Tree Yarn Collection

There are five different Premier Yarns at Dollar Tree. Each of these brands was available at my local Dollar Tree, but you can also purchase them online.

But if you are going to buy them online, note that you must purchase them at a minimum of 12 skeins each.

Each skein was $1.25 (in store).

  • Just Chenille
  • Just Yarn Tweed
  • Just Yarn Worsted
  • Just Cotton
  • Just Active

Just Chenille

  • 100% polyester
  • 1.76 oz & 65 yards
  • #6 Super Bulky Weight

It comes in the colors:

  • Hot Pink
  • Aqua
  • Mango
  • White
  • Cocoa Brown
  • Lime
  • Black
  • Lemon

Just Yarn Tweed

  • 100% Acrylic
  • 1.58 oz & 98 yards
  • #4 Medium Weight Yarn

It comes in the colors:

  • Denim
  • Rust
  • Gray
  • Greige
  • Charcoal

Just Yarn Worsted

  • 100% Acrylic
  • 1.76 oz & 109 yards
  • #4 Medium Weight Yarn

It comes in the colors:

  • Cream
  • Black
  • White
  • Turqouis
  • Rose
  • Yellow
  • Royal Blue
  • Mist
  • Red
  • Meadow
  • Pecan
  • Slate
  • Persimmon
  • Purple
  • Petal

Just Cotton

  • 85% Cotton & 15% Polyester
  • 2.1 oz & 104 yards
  • #4 Medium Weight Yarn

It comes in the colors:

  • Turqoise Marl
  • Sage
  • Sage Marl
  • Cream
  • Pink
  • White
  • Turquoise

Just Active

  • 80% Polyester & 20% Acrylic
  • 1.76 oz & 109 yards
  • #4 Medium Weight Yarn

It comes in the colors:

  • Taupe
  • Teal
  • Royal Purple
  • Gold

Dollar Tree Yarns I Tried

I came home with two different yarn brands after my trip to the Dollar Tree:

  • Just Yarn Worsted
  • Just Yarn Tweed

The best way for me to test each of them was to use one of my own patterns and I chose the Not So Big Bad Wolf.

It’s a pattern I’m very familiar with since I wrote it and I’ve made them many times. I knew that by making a pattern that is so well known to me that I would be able to judge the yarn based on its merits.

Dollar Tree Yarn Honest Review

I decided to combine the Just Yarn Worsted and Just Yarn Tweed yarns to make my Not So Big Bad Wolf.

Typically for that pattern I use a yarn like:

  • Berroco Vintage
  • Paintbox Wool Mix Aran
  • Stitch Please

Each of those yarns would likely be considered a medium priced yarn, not luxury, but not budget friendly either.

I was very curious to see how these yarns would work for my little wolf.

Just Yarn Tweed Review

The wolf pattern begins at the feet and works up to the head.

I started with the Just Tweed in the color Rust. The color is absolutely beautiful with the darker and lighter brick red colors.

Immediately I was impressed with this yarn. It felt like a much more expensive yarn, like Berroco Vintage.

Surprisingly it reminds me so much of Berroco Vintage, which is one of my favorite yarns.

The yarn itself is soft and the colors are gorgeous. This is not the type of yarn I would think you could get at Dollar Tree.


  • Cost (it doesn’t get much cheaper than $1.25)
  • Perfect for small projects because of it’s small size (only 104 yards)
  • The colors they do have are really beautiful
  • Very soft feel
  • Strong enough for seaming amigurumi crochet toys


  • It only comes in five colors
  • If you buy it online you have to buy 12 skeins at a time

When you look at the Dollar Tree website there are a lot of really good reviews for the Just Yarn Tweed and I couldn’t agree more.

It really does feel like a much more expensive yarn, which doesn’t surprise me since it’s made by Premier Yarns.

Just Yarn Worsted Review

The Just Yarn Worsted is a heavier weight worsted yarn than I’m used to using.

I used this yarn for the white parts of the wolf on the bottom of the head, the tips of the ears and tail.

The Just Yarn Worsted feels similar to other budget friendly yarns I’ve used in the past. But like the Just Yarn Tweed, it felt really good in my hands.


  • The cost ($1.25 per skein)
  • It comes in 15 colors
  • Skein size is perfect for amigurumi or small projects
  • Nice stitch definition
  • Soft
  • Very strong


  • It only comes in 15 colors
  • If you purchase it online you have to buy 12 skeins at a time

Differences Between Just Yarn Tweed & Just Yarn Worsted

I ended up crocheting the cutest Not So Big Bad Wolf. He has so much personality and sass.

And if you compare him to other wolves I crocheted with much more expensive yarns, you can’t tell a difference.

The only thing that I did that I typically don’t do is use different yarn brands in one project.

Here’s what I mean by that.

I typically only use one yarn brand in a project, even if there are different colors. The reason I chose to do that is because I want there to be consistency in the stitch sizes.

You can see on my little wolf that the stitches made with the Just Tweed Gray color are a good bit smaller than my stitches made with the Just Yarn Worsted white color.

WPI = Wraps Per Inch

When looking at the weight of the yarn, you may be tempted to think all worsted weight yarns are the same thickness.

But that isn’t always the case.

When in doubt, check it out. Do the WPI test.

Here you will get a ruler and wrap the yarn around the ruler for one inch. Count how many wraps is in that inch.

For the Just Yarn Worsted, I was able to wrap the yarn twelve times in one inch. Most worsted weight yarn fall somewhere between 9 and 12 wraps per inch (WPI).

For the Just Yarn Tweed, I was able to wrap the yarn around fourteen times in one inch.

If I had taken the time to check the WPI for each yarn, I would have realized that the Just Yarn Worsted was thicker and the stitches would be larger than the Just Yarn Tweed.

In the end, it didn’t matter too much. But it’s a lesson I won’t forget again. It also makes me feel a little more confident about using different yarn labels in one project (if I remember to do the WPI test first, lol).

Dollar Tree Yarn Review

I hope you enjoyed this review of Dollar Tree yarns! I really enjoyed this little experiment and would love to know your thoughts!

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  1. Hi I’m Rhonda, I used to go to dollar tree and think I wish Elise would do a video on this yarn before I buy much of it. God must have heard me lol. Thank you for this video. I’ve only use it at Christmas for ornaments and I really liked it. I’m looking to start to try my hand at amigurumi very soon. This is what I will use. Thanks so much,I loved your wolf and the difference of yarn in his face makes him look even better in my opinion. Watch your channel all the time. Love to the family, especially your youngest son.❤️🧶