Sunday, February 27, 2011

Yarn Evaluation 02/2011

Hi there! I couldn't post my new article for a while, because I'm working on my dream now. I'm happy to announce this my dream today. I'm going to open my crochet online shop at Etsy in March, so I'm working on preparation for that. When I open my shop, I'll announce again here.

Anyway, I'm going to tell you my yarn evaluation since I used some new yarn recently. I hope it can help you when you choose yarn for your projects.

Baby Bee Sweet Delight Pomp

Colors that I used :  Naked

Evaluation :★★★
I used this yarn for Motif bag.
A little shinny string is wove in the yarn, so the yarn gave my project good effect. The yarn weight is light, so I want to use it for accessory sometime.
Lily Sugar'n Cream Natural

Colors that I used :  Guacamole and Tumbleweed

Evaluation :★★★★
I used this yarn for Bird house set and Place mat
Cotton yarn is good for solid projects, because it can hold project shape. I also loved cotton yarn, because it easier to care for than acrylic, polyamide, rayon and wool. If you are beginner, cotton yarn is good for practice. Cotton yarn is not elastic, so you can crochet evenly.

Lily Sugar'n Cream Denim

Colors that I used :  Indigo

Evaluation :★★★★
I used this yarn for Summer room shoes
I like indigo color. This color is suitable for summer. I already have new idea with this yarn. I hope I can introduce the project soon! Lily cotton yarn usually recommends a USA size 8/H hook, so I thought those yarn have same thickness. However, I noticed the yarn thickness can vary even though the package recommend the same sized hook. I had to amend my original pattern for each label yarn.
Lily Sugar'n Cream

Colors that I used :  Country Red, Country Green and Wine

Evaluation :★★★★
I used this yarn for Summer room shoes and Tube scarf as corsage. 
I think the yarn is thickest among these three Lily cotton yarn. Lily brand doesn't have many shades of a color to choose from. I want to use cotton yarn during spring and summer, but I needed to chose acrylic, polyamide or rayon yarn for color that I want to use. 
Patons Pure

Colors that I used :  Lilac

Evaluation :★★★★★
I used this yarn for Accessory scarf. ( I'll introduce this project soon)
I love this cotton yarn!!! The yarn has a thin string woven around it, so it gives your project special effect. When I buy yarn, I try to use coupon to buy materials cheaper.  I have a hard time finding this yarn at my local shop, so I have to buy it online.

I Love This Cotton

Colors that I used :  Buttercup and White

Evaluation :★★★★
I used this yarn for Spring wreath as daffodil.
I think that this yarn has the best texture among cotton yarn that I used so far. This label yarn has a different look of cotton yarn, which has a shinny string woven in. I want to use it in my project sometime. 
Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread

Colors that I used :  Burgundy

Evaluation :★★★★★
I used this yarn for Necklace with crochet thread and choker.
I love crochet thread, because I like making crochet accessories. This thread is made from cotton, so it's easier to crochet than nylon thread. 
This time, I mostly told you about cotton yarn. I still have plans to use other cotton yarn this spring. I'll be able to post next my yarn evaluation in April.
Have a wonderful time with crochet☆


  1. polyamide yarn can be applied for high quality down coats, swimwear, lining, stockings,etc.

  2. Hi Nissiwebmaster,
    Thank you very much for telling me about polymaide yarn. I've checked it out, and I saw a lot of fantastic cotton yarn. Most of the yarn is expensive though. However I'd like to use the yarn in my projects sometime. :)