3 June 2017

A Surprising Yarn Combo for a New Free Crochet Pattern

scheepjes catona and spirit
It's the start of an extra long weekend and I'm taking the time to organize all of the free crochet patterns I have in store for you. My last free pattern was the Squishy Popcorn Cushion Cover I made using Scheepjes Merino Soft Brush and that was a wile back so it's time for some new exiting free patterns.

New free crochet pattern using two different yarns
The first upcoming free pattern I'd like to tell you a little bit about is for a design in which I'm going to use two different yarns. That's a first for me and I'm really excited about how this combination works. I have teamed up my favourite Scheepjes 100% cotton yarn - Catona of course - with another of Scheepjes' yarns called Spirit. You could say that Spirit is a thinner version of the regular Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn. It has a similar white 'fluff' running through it that gives the yarn some extra volume but the percentages of cotton (56%) and acrylic (44%) are different. It is wonderful to work with and also when using it together with Catona. If you'd like to know how I went about that, please check back next week for some work in progress pictures. For now, I'd like to focus on the colours I'm going to use for this project.

Rainbow colours

Spirit Eagle 303

I've chosen Spirit Eagle to combine with some very bright Catona colours to create a bit of a Rainbow effect. I wanted a very cheerful, easy, fast and original project for summer, something that you can sit outside with without having to check the pattern all the time and that you can finish quickly with a beautiful result. It would make for a lovely gift too! Can you guess what it might be? I hope you'll check back next week to see more!
Royal Orange 189, Yellow Gold 208, Green Yellow 245, Apple Green 389
Cyan 397, Powder Blue 384, Delphinium 113, Colonial Rose 398
Shocking Pink 114, Light Coral 264, Lemon Chiffon 100

To give you an idea of the colour range for both Spirit (13 shades) and Catona (105 shades), I thought I'd also include the full shade cards. If you'd like to know where you can purchase Scheepjes yarn, please scroll down to the bottom of this post for links per country.

Where to buy Catona and Spirit yarn*
Catona and Spirit are available from WoolWarehouse and Knotty House. If you purchase yarn through the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you! 

Scheepjes Catona
UK: WoolWarehouse (international shipping)
Scheepjes Spirit
UK: WoolWarehouse (international shipping)

*Thanks to Scheepjes, who supplied the yarn for me to use. As always, any opinions expressed are my own. The affiliate links in this post support giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. By purchasing yarn through these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you! 


  1. Do we just need a skein of each color???

    1. @grann616 For the blanket I've made you need 3 skeins of Spirit Eagle 303 and 1 skein (25g) of each Catona colour. I'll publish the pattern in a week's time so all the size details etc will be listed in there too.


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