Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle Yarn Review
The Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle Yarn is exactly as it sounds, it’s scrubby (yep, made up word) and sparkly. I received one ball in Avocado, and it’s just as pretty as it looks in the picture. The ball has 174 yards, and it’s considered a #4/worsted weight yarn. However, you use a 4mm hook with it, not a 5 or 5.5 as one would normally associate with a #4 yarn. Okay, those are the facts. Now on to my review of the yarn.
Disclaimer: I received this yarn for review purposes with no compensation for my review by Red Heart.
When working with Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle, I found it quite easy to crochet with and to see the stitches. Seeing and knowing where the stitches are is a big factor for me in choosing yarn. I used the recommended 4mm hook, and the flow of the yarn on my hook and pulling stitches through loop was wonderful. There was no snag nor tightness of the stitch. In trying to figure out my design, there was lots of frogging with the yarn and my goodness, the unraveling of the yarn was easy and simple. This is a great and forgiving yarn to work with as it doesn’t lose its shape, break, or tangle on you as you frog it; it’s easy to unravel.
I do have to say that while the project I designed is relatively quick and easy to do, I had to take breaks in between crocheting because the yarn was a little bit rough on my finger. It would also depend on how you hold your yarn and how the yarn runs through your hands/fingers. However, all that didn’t deter me from crocheting with the yarn, as the flow on my hook was smooth.
Real World Use
I did put my design to use and washed some dishes with the yarn. I tell you, it’s unlike acrylic that repels water, this dishcloth I designed, with its 100% polyester fiber, took easily to the soapy water. I was able to wash my dishes just as well as using a sponge or regular dishcloth. The wedge I designed worked great on food that was stuck on the plate. It’s textured and double up for strength and durability. The only thing is that you cannot use the dishcloth to wipe your counter as it retains water will but does not wring well. Thus, the loop on the pattern so that you can hang your dishcloth to dry.