Yarn Substitutions for our April 2018 CAL


The Hippie Love Bag is our amazing CAL for April. It’s in the current issue, April 2018, and works up very fast! You can never have too many bags/purses and we know you will love this one!

This bag has it all—texture, gorgeous colors, and lots of space. It’s a great bag for the beach or the market when made in cotton, or make it in acrylic for around town.

Rachel, our designer, has used Caron Cotton Cakes for her sample and the colors are quite striking, don’t you think? But since we know that not everyone can find this exact yarn, we wanted to give you lots of suggestions. The Happily Hooked team loves self-striping yarns, but you can always use solid colors and make your own stripes (think stash-busting)

If you want to use cotton:

Lion Brand 24/7

Knit Picks Dishie Multi

Lily Sugar’n Cream Stripes

Bernat Handicrafter

Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton

If cotton isn’t an issue:

Lion Brand Mandala Baby DK

Lion Brand Cupcake Yarn (New) DK

RH Super Saver Ombre

If you would like to participate in our CAL, get started HERE!

Once you have your yarn & pattern, be sure to join our Facebook group HERE too!

Happy Crocheting,



Emily is a WAHM of 4 children. She is the Editor of Happily Hooked Magazine and Pattern Pack Pro and the owner of Em’s Corner. She spent her years before children as a middle school math teacher, but now enjoys crocheting at her kids’ sporting events and spoiling her nieces and nephews. She loves to teach her children and her nieces and nephews to crochet. When she’s not crocheting, she’s outside with her camera. She was raised in San Diego but now finds herself in the very hot Southern California desert.

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