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 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 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:
I used the Catona as base yarn for this table 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.
391Deep Ocean Green
* 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!