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Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky: A Candid Review

Straight Hooked Paintbox Yarns SImply Chunky

Hello, my friend! I want to start out by apologizing that so far, I am not so great at posting consistently in 2021. I will work on that, I promise!

 

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 Straight Hooked Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky Review

This week, I’d like to share my personal feelings on one of the (new to me) yarns I’ve been playing with lately, as well as share a couple of stitch tutorials to go with my newest design, the Spring Blossom Lapghan, which is a FREE pattern on Underground Crafter’s blog.

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The folks at WeCrochet were so kind to provide yarn support for my 3 guest posts at Underground Crafter, and sent me Paintbox Yarns which I had previously admired, but never had the opportunity to fondle, let alone actually play with. I must say, I am now a HUGE fan of Paintbox Yarns. (Disclosure: I am a WeCrochet affliliate and may receive some small compensation if you place an order using my link. However, I have not been asked, nor am I being compensated for my review of this yarn. I just felt like sharing my own personal sentiments today)

 Straight Hooked Spring Blossom Lapghan

My latest favorite is the Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, which I have used to create my last 3 patterns- the NEW Spring Blossom Lapghan, and the matching Polar Rush Capelet and Beanie set. The Polar Rush Capelet is available for FREE on Underground Crafter’s blog, and the Spring Blossom Lapghan is also available for FREE on her blog. The Polar Rush Beanie I designed to match the capelet when I realized I had a little yarn leftover!

 

I love the wide variety of colors available and how quickly one can make a project with the larger yarn. For some odd reason our air conditioner feels the need to run even in the dead of winter, and our ceiling vents mean I have COLD air blowing directly on me while in my yarn studio (aka my couch), and I have been LOVING being all cuddled up in both my Polar Rush Capelet and my new Spring Blossom Lapghan.

 Straight Hooked Spring Blossom Lapghan

Speaking of the Spring Blossom Lapghan, there are a few stitches I used to design this one that might be a little tricky or new to you. I have created a few stitch tutorials for you:

Straight Hooked Improve your Crochet Skills

 Straight Hooked How to dc3tog

double crochet 3 together (dc3tog):

yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops,

Straight Hooked dc3tog step 1

yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops,

Straight Hooked dc3tog step 2

yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops,

Straight Hooked dc3tog step 3

yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook

 Straight Hooked dc3tog step 4

 

 

Straight Hooked How to Crochet Bobble Stitch

bobble stitch:

[yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop] 5 times in same st,

 

Straight Hooked bobble step 1

Straight Hooked Bobble step 2

Straight Hooked Bobble step 3

Straight Hooked Bobble step 4

yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook

Straight Hooked Bobble step 6

 

 

 

Straight Hooked How To Standing Double Crochet

standing double crochet (sdc):

Wrap yarn around hook 2x,

Straight Hooked Standing Double Crochet Step 1

insert hook, yo, pull up a loop,

Straight Hooked Standing Double Crochet Step 2

yo, pull through 2 loops,

Straight Hooked Standing Double Crochet Step 3

yo, pull through 2 loops

Straight Hooked Standing Double Crochet Step 4

 

Oh, I forgot to mention something else I love about the Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky: it is one of those yarns that does not split easily! Splitting yarn is one of the most obnoxious things we hookers encounter, but after making 3 new designs, I really can’t remember struggling with the split at all! That’s definitely something worth mentioning, no?

 Bring on Spring Blog Hop Graphic

Well, this is all of my news for January, but I would like to let you in on something super FUN happening in February- The Bring On Spring Blog Hop is coming, hosted by my friend Ashley from Through The Loop Yarn Craft. 27 designers and myself will each be offering a fun pattern for FREE in February with a spring theme. Make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter for updates!

 

Until next time,

Happy Hooking!

~Malena


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  • Margaret Burton on

    Just a little note to say I also love all paintbox yarns my favourite is the aran (worsted) range so many lovely colours


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