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Published on September 6th, 2017 | by Merion


Introducing Chunky Pots from Paintbox Yarns!

Experience the joy of changing colours while you crochet with no ends to sew in! Introducing Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots!

Paintbox Chunky Pots


Just imagine crocheting with lustrous, cosy, chunky-weight yarn and changing colour, but without having to sew in lots of ends! New Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots contain a whopping 200g of chunky 100% acrylic yarn with a gorgeous swirl of self-striping colour! Each pot has a colour repeat of five gorgeous signature Paintbox Yarns shades, so that when you crochet, the yarn changes colour all on its own!


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It’s a colour adventure!

There are 10 glorious different colourways to choose from, and the texture and handle is just as soft and squishy as Paintbox Yarn Simply Chunky. Each Chunky Pot has 272m/297.5 yds of chunky-weight fun, plenty for a scarf or shawl and working with a 6mm hook, it grows quickly too!

There are 10 fabulous colour combinations to choose from, all selected from Paintbox Yarns’ gorgeous shade palette!

Making Hay: five calm neutrals blended with deep base notes in slate grey and conker brown, a perfect combination for calm!

Party Streamers: rainbow brights with with a primary colour theme, blended with teal, Kelly green and magenta!

Feeling Blue: if you love blues, this heady mix brings four shades of blue with white

Fairy Tale: muted pinks and greys make this fairy tale a dream to knit and wear!

Peach Bellini: a cosy blend of warm peaches, apricot and neutrals is perfect for slouchy sweaters, hats, scarves and wrist warmers, perfect for autumnal walks!

Harvest: this rustic combo just calls out for ponchos and cardigans! Knit a wrap and swirl it around your shoulders in this warm toned blend of mellow yellows and rusts.

Lavender Fields: walk through fields of purple in this swirl of pale lavender through to deep aubergine – gorgeous for shawls and scarves!

Paradise: there’s a hint of pioneer in this bright, bold combination of blues and orange! Bring out the explorer in your needles with this refreshing colourway – perfect for jumpers and blankets for bright but chilly days!

Sweet Dreams: pastel sherberts and ice cream shades combine to soothe little ones to sleep – the Sweet Dream combo is perfect for baby blankets, shawls and little cardigans.

Constellation: dream of the stars with this beautiful blend of dark and light – deep navy and grape are lifted by pale blues and greys to reflect skies full of twinkling stars – just imagine an infinity scarf and hat to match!

Just take a look at how it works up as a granny square! I have used the same design as the squares from the Paintbox Yarns Kaleidoscope Coat pattern – a fabulous long granny jacket that is a dream for late summer evenings and festival going.

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Look at the way the colour changes – it’s glorious!

chunky pots

Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots‘ self-striping repeats work gorgeously well in stripes too, and if you want to make a scarf or blanket by simply working rows of half trebles (htr UK / hdc US), then you will have a glorious rainbow of colours with no new yarns to attach, and ends to sew in too! This sample is a section of short rows, only 26 stitches wide.

paintbox chunky pots stripes

Where to start?

Another fun feature of Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots! You can start in different places to play with the colour repeats! Start from the traditional outer end, or start from the centre, or half way through!

There are three fabulous FREE patterns to download too – the essential cowl, essential shawl and essential scarf!

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.

One Response to Introducing Chunky Pots from Paintbox Yarns!

  1. Marjorie Burrow says:

    Who won the paint box yarns competition please, haven’t seen or heard anything.

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