Catona to Colour Crafter conversion

Have you found a pattern in Scheepjes Catona that you like, but do you want to make it in Scheepjes Colour Crafter? Then you're in luck! I've used both yarns often for the same design, so I've put together a conversion table for all shades. I've used the actual colour samples and my own set of eyes, instead of photos online. That being said, this table is just a guideline to help you pick the right colours for your project.

Catona and Colour Crafter

Catona

Catona is a fingering-weight cotton yarn. It's mercerized, which means that it has vibrant colours and a lustrous shine to the thread. It's a great choice for projects that need to be able to withstand some wear and tear, such as potholders, blankets and pillows (hello jeans buttock buttons).

The thread is tightly plied, so that means that it won't split easily. Perfect for beginning and advanced crocheters alike! Catona comes in 10g, 25g, 50g and in some cases even 100g balls. On a 50g ball, there's 125m of yarn - plenty for a colourful project.

Colour Crafter

Colour Crafter is a DK-weight, premium acrylic yarn. The premium acrylic means that it's soft to the touch, almost like a natural yarn. It's also anti-pilling, meaning that it won't form little pills as easily as its non-pilling counterparts. Acrylic is easy to care for as you can simply chuck it in the washer without any fears of shrinking or colour bleeds.

There is 300m of yarn on a 100g ball, making it an affordable and sensible choice for big projects such as blankets or home decor.

I use both yarns frequently. With so many shades to choose from and budget-friendly yardages, they are really my go-to choices for any project!

Where to find the yarns?

Do you want to get your hands on these yarns? You can find them at Scheepjes retailers, such as:


Conversion table

For this table, I used the Catona as base yarn and chose matching Colour Crafter shades.
Please note that there are more Catona shades (109) than Colour Crafter (93). Even so, you'll find that some Catona Colours can't be matched with a Colour Crafter shade, or that multiple Catona shades match the same Colour Crafter.

Catona
Colour Crafter
074Mercury
1203Heerenveen
100Lemon Chiffon
1020Leiden
101Candle Light
1020Leiden
105Bridal White
1005Barneveld
106Snow White
1001Weert
110Jet Black
1002Eelde
113Delphinium
1277Amstelveen
114Shocking Pink
1827Drachten
115Hot Red
1246Maastricht
124Ultramarine
1011Tynaarlo
128Tyrian Purple
1828Zutphen
130Old Lace
1218Zandvoort
146Vivid Blue
2012Antwerpen
157Root Beer
1054Haarlem
162Black Coffee
1004Veendam
164Light Navy
2005Oostende
172Light Silver
2019Sint Niklaas
173Bluebell
1019Texel
179Topaz
1420Bergen
189Royal Orange
1711Leeuwarden
192Scarlet
1123Roermond
201Electric Blue
2011Geraardsbergen
205Kiwi
2016Charleroi
208Yellow Gold
1114Eindhoven
212Sage Green
1824Enschede
222Tulip
1241Den Bosch
226Light Orchid
1432*Heerlen
238Powder Pink
1130Sittard
240Amethyst
1067Hoorn
241Parrot Green
1826Franeker
242Metal Grey
1063Rotterdam
244Spruce
1009*Utrecht
245Green Yellow
1822Delfzijl
246Icy Pink
1130Sittard
247Bluebird
1082Zwolle
248Champagne
2017Verviers
249Saffron
1823Coevorden
251Garden Rose
2009Kortrijk
252Watermelon
1132Leek
253Tropic
1422Eelde
254Moon Rock
1064Veenendaal
255Shell
1710Ermelo
256Cornelia
1083Tilburg
257Antique Mauve
2010Hasselt
258Rosewood
1083Tilburg
261Capri Blue
1003*Middelburg
263Petal Peach
1026Lelystad
264Light Coral
1132*Leek
280Lemon
2008Leuven
281Tangerine
2002Gent
282Ultra Violet
2003Brugge
383Ginger Gold
1709Burum
384Powder Blue
1003*Middelburg
385Chrystaline
1422Eelde
386Peach
1711Leeuwarden
387Dark Olive
1027Arnhem
388Rust
1029Breda
389Apple Green
2014Malmédy
390Poppy Rose
1010Amsterdam
391Deep Ocean Green
1062Dordrecht
392Lime Juice
1020Leiden
393Charcoal
2018Pollare
394Shadow Purple
2007Spa
395Willow
1065Assen
396Rose Wine
no match
397Cyan
1068*Den Helder
398Colonial Rose
1084Hengelo
399Lilac Mist
1432*Heerlen
400Petrol Blue
1829Wilnis
401Dark Teal
1062Dordrecht
402Silver Green
1820Goes
403Lemonade
1263Leerdam
404English tea
1218Zandvoort
406Soft Beige
2010*Hasselt
408Old Rose
1026*Lelystad
409Soft Rose
1132*Leek
410Rich Coral
1132Leek
411Sweet Orange
1114Eindhoven
412Forest Green
2016Charleroi
413Cherry
1023Tiel
414Vintage Peach
1026Lelystad
501Anthracite
2018Pollare
502Camel
1420Bergen
503Hazelnut
1064Veenendaal
504Brick Red
1029Breda
505Linen
1218Zandvoort
506Caramel
1064Veenendaal
507Chocolate
1054Haarlem
508Deep Amethyst
1825Harlingen
509Baby Blue
1034Urk
510Sky Blue
1019*Texel
511Cornflower
1003Middelburg
512Lime
1822Delfzijl
513Apple Granny
1821Terneuzen
514Jade
1422Eelde
515Emerald
1826Franeker
516Candy Apple
1083*Tilburg
517Ruby
1123Roermond
518Marsmallow
1130*Sittard
519Fresia
1241Den Bosch
520Lavender
1432Heerlen
521Deep Violet
1425Deventer
522Primrose
1263Leerdam
523Sweet Mandarin
1026Lelystad
524Apricot
no match
525Fir
1009Utrecht
526Ashes
1067Hoorn
527Midnight
1117Delft
528Silver Blue
1722Alphen

* starred colours mean that it's not an ideal match, but rather the closest match I could find in more or less the same colour.

So there you have it! This master table should suit all of your needs when it comes to colour conversion of these two yarns!

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