Yarn Substitutions for Our March CAL!


Have you seen our gorgeous Crochet Along this month? We are working on Heather Gibbs’ Leafy Boughs Shawl!

She made the sample with Scheepjes Whirl, an amazing, fingering weight yarn that has a very gradual gradient over 1000 meters. Unfortunately, it can be a little hard to find since Whirl comes from an international yarn supplier. It’s worth trying because Scheepjes Whirl is an amazing yarn, but if it isn’t available to you, we’ve put together a list of yarn substitutes that work really nicely for the pattern.


Fingering Weight #1 choices

Knit Picks Chroma Fingering

Knit Picks Chroma Twist Fingering

Knit Picks Stroll Gradient

Red Heart It’s a Wrap


Sport Weight #2 choices

Craftsy Cloudborn Fibers Merino Alpaca Sport Color Change


DK Weight #3 choices

Caron Cupcakes from Michaels

Lion Brand Mandala


Be sure to get some yarn and crochet this pattern along with us! Join our Happily Hooked CAL Facebook group now!

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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