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Yarn Substitutions for July 2018 CAL

The Boat Neck Betty Top by Salena Baca is our amazing CAL for July 2018. It’s in the issue releasing on July 1, 2018, and works up very fast!

Salena, our designer, has used Caron Simply Soft for her sample and the colors are quite lovely, don’t you think? But since we know that not everyone can find this exact yarn, we wanted to give you lots of suggestions. One of the great features of this call is that you can make it in any weight yarn from fingering to worsted, weights #1-4. So many choices!

Caron Simply Soft

Yarnspirations describes Caron Simply Soft yarn as one of the most popular, versatile worsted weight yarns. Incredibly soft to the touch, this yarn is perfect from a variety of projects from baby to fashion to home décor. Simply Soft comes in an extensive array of colors, from neutrals, to pastels and brights, as well as vibrant neons – the perfect shade for every project! With a unique sheen, this yarn works up with a fabulous, lustrous look, with a beautiful drape. Conveniently machine washable and dryable for easy care.

Here are some substitutes:

Deborah Norville Everyday Soft

Red Heart Fashion Soft

Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran


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,


Erin Medley

Erin is the owner of Crochet Medley, and the Publishing Assistant at Happily Hooked Magazine. A born and raised Michigander, she’s a military wife, and mother of two. Some of her favorite things to crochet are hats, cowls, and amigurumi. Crochet was introduced to her as a pre-teen, but became an obsession in 2008 when her son was born, so she opened a little shop to bring others joy! When she isn’t working with yarn, Erin enjoys her two fur babies, hockey, scrapbooking, coloring with the kids, baking, Star Wars, beading, reading, and watching true crime books or shows.

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