Looking for a slightly cheaper cotton yarn than Scheepjes Sweet Treat, I am trying this Rico Essentials 2ply cotton yarn which comes in 50gm balls rather than 25gm.
The colours above are from the Orange going clockwise: Orange, Fuchsia, Emerald, Orchid, Purple, Turquoise, with Yellow in the middle.
There are fewer colours to choose from in this range and the yarn seems ever so slightly thicker than Sweet Treat, but other than that I am pleased with the quality of the Rico and see little difference so far.
Little Miss M also has a birthday this month and after seeing her reaction to the Dreamcatcher I made for her big sister, I thought I had better put other projects to one side and see if I could make another dreamcatcher in time for her 6th birthday.
Her favourite colour is orange, with pink coming a close second – one of my favourite colour combinations.
You might remember the Mandala Madness bedspread I made for Little Miss M
I want to make a dreamcathcer to go with it, so I started with the gorgeously vibrant Orange
to make Tuuli, another free pattern from the brilliant Estonian designer Zoya Matyushenko. Oh how I love her patterns, each round is a gem.
After the pink I wanted to add a turquoise, but which one?
I went for the Scheepjes: Tropic
You don’t see much of it at the front, but if the dreamcatcher dangles from the ceiling, it will show more at the back
It seems perfectly ok to mix the Rico and the Scheepjes yarn together.
I’m using a 2mm hook.
If you are tempted to have a go, you can find Zoya’s free patterns in the Files on her Facebook Group Page.
Now I’m off for a yarny natter with Cathy and her Crew over on Nanacathydotcom, always a treat on a Friday.
Edit: Here is the finished Mandala Dreamcatcher.
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