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Yarn Bargain Alert - Caron Rhapsody Yarn

By February 3, 2010

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Caron Rhapsody Yarn

I found this yarn at the Dollar Tree store today for $1.00 per 2 oz skein. The name of the yarn is "Rhapsody" and it bears the Caron label. It's a medium-weight yarn. Fiber content: 80% acrylic, 20% polyester.

I just wanted to pass along the info, because I know many of you are Caron fans. I have no idea how widely this yarn is available, and I wouldn't advise going out too far out of your way to look for it. I am not sure if many stores have the yarn in stock. The store close to me didn't have all that much of it on the shelf when I arrived, and now they have even less.

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February 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm
(1) Marilyn says:

I just came from my Dollar Tree(before reading this blog) and they had maybe 20 skeins, 3-4 of each color, mostly darker or off colors. I am from East Tennessee in case that would show how prevalent it is in the country.

February 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm
(2) Kathryn says:

Amazingly it’s never once occurred to me to look for yarn at the dollar store. I can’t wait to check around now!

February 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm
(3) Amy Solovay - Crochet Guide says:

Thanks for the info, Marilyn. I appreciate it. (I’m in Southern California, by the way.)

Kathryn, I’ve found yarn at Dollar Tree once before. They occasionally have other good deals on craft stuff too – I’ve found packages of glass beads there, and “Long Reach” punches, among other things.

A few readers here have reported finding good yarn bargains at discount stores, like Big Lots. It’s kind of hit or miss, though.

February 5, 2010 at 11:24 pm
(4) Connie G. says:

I will have to run by my Dollar Tree tomorrow and see if they have some of this yarn in stock!

February 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm
(5) Candy says:

I found this yarn at my local Dollar Tree store a couple of weeks ago. I’d say it’s similar to Caron Simply Soft in the way it works up. I haven’t made anything with it yet, but brought home three colors – a brown, a rose color, and a dark green. It looks like very nice yarn and it seems easy to work with.

February 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm
(6) Jacque says:

I get my Caron yarn at Walmart and it’s usually less than $3 for 6 ozs. So if this is only 2 oz for $1 the price is about the same. Having said that, the dollar stores are usually easier to get in and out and are closer to my house so I’ll be checking too. Thanks.

February 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm
(7) Kathy says:

I’ll have to check my dollar store. All the Walmarts in my area removed their craft areas. (oh they still a little bit of yarn but not like before) I was so disappointed. It was close to my house with the best prices for yarn and fabric and many items related to crafts. Jo Annes is the only other craft store with a variety of items – but a trip. Needless to say I hardly ever go to Walmart — the crafts got me in there and then I’d get everything else on my list if it was in the store. thanks for the tip.

February 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm
(8) Carole says:

Our Walmarts have started to do away with theri craft sections also so I usually shop other places for both my craft supplies and other goods. I think walmart is wrong to do away with crafting supplies. I am from western NY

February 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm
(9) Barbara says:

I found that Big Lots has their own label on a DK weight of yarn that is very nice. Not always available, but when it is I pick up enough for a project or two. Interesting where you can find yarn; sometimes available at thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets, etc.

February 9, 2010 at 7:34 am
(10) beth says:

I bought about 15 skeins of this yarn at our Dollar Tree here in Nags Head, NC, about 2 weeks ago. I bought a beautiful Plum, burgundy, heather purple, and charcoal. I am using them in the place of Sport weight yarn in an afghan I just started and I must say, they work up beautifully. Was glad to find it because our Wal-Mart does not have much sport weight yarn and their colors are limited. It sold fast at the Dollar Tree too, because I went back to get some more plum and they were out of it but still had some greens and grays and burgundy that was beautiful.

February 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm
(11) susie weger says:


February 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm
(12) Amy Solovay - Crochet Guide says:

Barbara, thanks for the info. We have a new Big Lots here in my area, but I have not yet seen them offer any yarn. I keep checking though.

Jacque, that is a good point. I spent awhile trying to track down the original retail price of the yarn, but couldn’t find any info about it.

Candy, thanks for the info. I haven’t done anything with mine yet either. I need to get to work! :)

Kathy & Carole, Our Walmart has drastically reduced their fabric and yarn offerings as well– plus it is a long drive for me to get to their store. If it weren’t for the Joann in the same shopping center, I doubt I would even bother with Walmart any more.

Beth, sounds like I got a few of the same colors you did. :)

Susie, it is possible that your local Dollar store had some and sold out. It is also possible that they never had any to start with. It’s hard to say!

Our local dollar store is in the same parking lot as the grocery store– it’s close enough for me to check frequently. On the day I originally posted this, there wasn’t much yarn left. A couple days later, they had added a bunch more including some different colors that weren’t there the first day I’d checked. Now they hardly have any left.

You never know!

February 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm
(13) Tom Robertsen says:

Does anyone have a skein of the charcoal which they could share with me? I’m running short and cannot find any more. Thanks. Tom

February 28, 2010 at 9:13 am
(14) Judy says:

I found this yarn at a Dollar Tree near my house. They had a decent supply.

Tom – They did have Charcoal (#005). I’ll be gad to go back and check for you. Just let me know how much you need. You can email me at judyworthy@bellsouth.net. Judy

March 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm
(15) Lisa says:

I just bought about 20 skeins yesterday at a dollar tree in Cheektowaga, NY. They had a larger display of it right by the front door! I was so happy to find something actually worth buying at the dollar tree!

March 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm
(16) Carol says:

I just bought ten skeins of Caron Rhapsody at the Dollar Tree near my home. I’ve been buying yarn there for a couple of years. They’ve had a lot of Lion Brand novelty yarns and a bit of Caron yarns now and then. They don’t have yarn all the time but I’d recommend checking regularly. Also, Ollie’s Bargain Oulet has had some great buys in yarns lately.

March 24, 2010 at 3:43 am
(17) Joan ... Edgewater,Fl says:

In New Smyrna,Fl the Walmart still has materials and a good selection of yarns, at their incredible prices. Everyone told them to keep the craft section and they paid attention. We haven’t any in our area, having to go 25 miles to Daytona for such things… keep telling them what you want, maybe they will listen. I think this must be the only one in the nation by what I’ve seen on the north east.

May 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm
(18) karin says:

i saw this yarn also at dollar tree.. darker greens and purples and reds. 1$ and im in
backwoods North Carolina.

May 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm
(19) Delores says:

I was at the Dollar Tree in W. Salem, Oregon yesterday (May 18, 2010). They had alot of skiens in wonderful colors. I bought 10 of Woodland.

June 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm
(20) Liz says:

I picked up the Rhaspody Violet Plum 002 yesterday on a trip to Marshall, MN. Does anyone know what the yardage is? Also, could only get 2 skeins. Would like 4 more if anyone has extra. Thanks. Liz

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