I was sent some DMC Natura XL yarn to play with. Now I am not a stranger to this yarn, as I have used the DMC Natura before in crocheting. But this XL one is super chunky and comes in a gorgeous range of colours, like it's thinner cousin.
It is just cotton, nothing mixed, nothing added, just 100& cotton. Because of this there is very little stretch and the stitches are beautifully defined.
Like most cottons it does untwist a bit so some people can find them a bit 'splitty', I don't mind that, my Amour hooks seem to cope really well with splitty yarns so it is not a problem for me. I wasn't overly keen on the bamboo hook that I received with the yarns, but I am a bit of a one-hook girl so try it for yourself and see.
The colours of the DMC Natura XL are amazing - right up my street, they just pop out with summery brightness, who couldn't be cheerful when faced with colours like these?
There was a little leaflet with a pattern in the package with the yarn so I thought I would make some bits off that, like these wristwarmers.
And some little hearts - although the given pattern didn't seem to work so well so I added a row and edited it slightly to suit.
Of course I had to make a heart out of every colour, then make some again :) So I decided to add them to a simple crochet chain to make a pretty garland.
As I had quite a bit of yarn left I then went on to crochet into this hula-hoop to make a rather large wall hanging, you may remember this one from a previous post. :)
...... and now I have a new pile of DMC Natura XL to make something quite exciting with. Watch this space :)