One part of being a Crochet Blogger which I really love is when I am sent samples of yarn and other crochet products to try, for free! Mary Maxim recently sent me some lovely yarn samples – and when I say recently, I mean I received them on March 21st – I was so excited to try the yarn I sat down on Tuesday night and designed a new hat pattern!
When I opened my package I pulled out this beautiful soft yarn:
Yarn Name: Ultra Mellowspun DK
Weight: Light 
Yarn Ball Weight: 1.75 oz (49 g)
Yarn Ball Length: 174 yds (159.105 m)
Fiber Content: 70% Acrylic; 30% Nylon
Care Instructions: Machine Wash, Tumble Dry
Price: $2.99 (at the time of this post)
Ultra Mellowspun DK is a light weight, super soft yarn. It is currently available in 31 pretty colors. The color I received is Dark Mauve (554817).
I enjoyed working with this yarn – with both my wood hooks and my aluminum hooks. The yarn fibers were evenly wound and they did not separate, or snag on my hook as I crocheted.
The yarn comes wound in a loose ball (somewhat flat in shape). I recommend winding this yarn into a traditional yarn ball by hand (or with a yarn winder) before using it.
Ultra Mellowspun DK is an excellent yarn to work with and it did not fluff or fray as I crocheted with it – it held its shape beautifully and I am very pleased with the stitch definition I achieved.
Would you like a closer look?
I designed a free crochet pattern using this yarn – and Darla has already claimed this hat for herself (sorry cousins and neighbors!).
This free pattern is available in sizes preemie to adult large and you can access it here on my blog:
With the wide-range of colors available, the softness and easy care instructions and the excellent price point, I definitely recommend Mary Maxim’s Ultra Mellowspun DK Yarn. It only took one ball of yarn to crochet Darla’s hat (size 6-10 years size).
I would like to thank Mary Maxim for sending me these free samples of their Ultra Mellowspun DK Yarn.