Spring is definitely upon us, and today I want to share some lovely yarns for spring crochet projects for all my readers that are crafters. Many crocheters leave their crochet hooks and yarns behind once the nice weather starts, but this year I want to encourage all of you that do so to instead pick up some lovely spring coloured yarn in cooler fibres and keep on hooking.
I love crocheting year round, and each season brings something new to my projects. Sometimes it’s the colour–who isn’t attracted to bright greens and yellows in the spring? Or even pretty pastels in blues and pinks? I certainly can’t resist some of the colours that spring season can inspire when it comes to spring crochet projects. Perfect projects for spring are shawls, light sweaters and open weave (lacy) scarves. And there are tons of yarns to use for all of these projects.
Paintbox Cotton Yarn
This yarn comes in 100% cotton in a lighter DK weight and there is a wide selection of colours to chose from. I have used this yarn in the past, and I love the stitch definition as well as the amazing colours Paintbox offers. To be honest, this is the thing I love most about Paintbox yarns, they are both good quality and the colour selection makes my mouth water. They also have a good selection of different weights and fibres on their website, and the website does state they have over 100 shades to chose from–definitely worth out if you’re as drawn to colour as I am.
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Patons Silk Bamboo
I used this yarn years ago, and I was very happy with the results. It works up beautifully, with lovely drape and stitch definition and would be perfect for an open weave pattern. I made a scarf for my dad using this, and he till has it. There’s not a lot of yardage in a ball however, but it’s a soft blend of bamboo and silk and well worth the investment. There isn’t as much colour selection in this Patons line as I would like, but if you like muted colours, this is a great option for spring crochet projects.
Primer Cotton Fair
An affordable cotton and acrylic blend, this yarn has yet to disappoint me. I have enjoyed working with this for many spring projects and like the colour selection offered, as it’s brighter and pastel tones which is much more me than muted and neutral tones, although you may find some of those tones as well offered in the Primer Cotton Fair line. A lovely yarn for spring crochet projects, and one I have in my own stash currently. But then, I have a lot in my stash currently.
Nanaimo by Sugar Bush Yarns
This is a lovely blend of baby alpaca and mulberry silk, and would make a lovely shawl or scarf. It sounds like a warm yarn, but it’s so lightweight and if used with a more lacy pattern, it wouldn’t be overly warm at all. Or it could be made into a more traditional scarf for those chillier spring days, whichever you prefer! Either way, you’ll have a stunning piece once it’s all worked up. Plus Sugar Bush offers a good colour selection for this yarn, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Truboo by LionBrand
You know, yarn snobs will turn up their noses at shopping at Michaels, but three of today’s yarns are sold at your local Michaels, and this is one of them. And likely, my favourite out of the lot. This line is 100% rayon from bamboo, works up like a dream, has great stitch definition and a very bright and spring-y colour selection. And it looks so silky and shiny! Well, not too shiny but it’s just so pretty. Trust me on that, okay? Truboo by Lionbrand impresses, and this a brand I’m not always too crazy about. I honestly had to stop myself from buying every colour offered!
As you know, I’m currently working on some baby projects for my little one arriving in August, but even though that is keeping me busy, many of these yarns are calling to me for other projects. I’m getting back into crochet in a serious way and am seriously delighted with it. I honestly cannot wait to get into my hook into some of these yarns for a spring time project with some amazing colour. I am hoping to try my hand at some more complex patterns, but we’ll see what the yarn inspires! Thinking of learning crochet? You can check out my Learn the Calming Craft of Crochet article as a starting point and I do hope if you try crochet, that is it something you’ll love!
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