Spice of Life
I love crocheting in the spring and summer, it’s the best time of year to take advantage the benefits of cotton – crochet was made for cotton. I also love the casual mix-n-match aesthetic that works so well with crochet. Spice of Life epitomizes that simple, happy aesthetic. Plus it’s a great opportunity to experiment with new stitches without commitment – it’s only a row or two, and there’s an enough going on visually that if you make a mistake nobody will ever notice.
If you just can’t get your head around cotton or just want an airier/squishier aesthetic try using Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. We’ve listed the colours that correspond closely to those used in the pattern (see below), but the Cascade 220 Superwash Sport is definitely closest to the original. We’ve also suggested some alternatives that looked pretty.
I’m not personally crazy about the colour choice for the border (that’s more minty green than I can live with). For the Cascade Ultra Pima I like either 3759 Taupe or 3772 Cornflower, and with Cascade 220 Superwash Sport I’d use either 204 Smoke Blue/910 Summer Sky Heather or 219 Moon Rock.
The following colours are just a suggestion based on the colours in the pattern. Feel free to substitute and play around with colour!
Cascade Ultra Pima, 14 skeins (1 in each of 13 different colours, 2 in the border colour): 3718 Cream, 3748 Sunshine, 3755 Lipstick Red, 3734 Teal, 3708 Regal, 3731 Alaska Sky, 3733 Turquoise, 3739 Lime, 3767 Deep Coral, 3761 Juniper, 3772 Cornflower, 3759 Taupe, 3711 China Pink.
Cascade 220 Superwash Sport , 28 skeins (2 in each of 13 different colours, 4 in the border colour): 817 Cream, 1915 Banana Cream (or 820 Lemon), 809 Really Red, 859 Lake Chelan Heather (or 811 Como Blue), 803 Royal Purple, 1914 Alaska Sky, 204 Smoke Blue (or 1910 Summer Sky Heather), 1942 Mint (or 850 Lime Sherbert), 827 Coral, 864 Christmas Green, 239 Majolica Blue (or 904 Colonial Blue Heather), 219 Moon Rock, 894 Strawberry Cream (or 836 Pink Ice)
- 4mm/G Crochet Hook
- FREE Pattern via Ravelry