Knitting and Crochet in May: A Limerick

Small Crochet Flowers With Popcorn Stitch Petals
These pretty flower motifs make fantastic little projects for crocheting in the month of May — or any time.

The glorious month of May
Is a wonderful time to crochet.
You can make jewelry and flowers
and granny squares for hours
and lovely presents for Mother’s Day.

May is also a great time to sit
outside in the sunshine and knit.
Grab your needles and yarn,
your wire and your plarn,
and work on your projects a bit.

Are Dye Lots an Issue With Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread?

Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread: Do You Have to Worry About Dye Lots?
Are Dye Lots an Issue With Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread? Our Readers Weigh In.

Floy writes,

Can you tell me if I need to worry about dye lots on crochet threads?

It’s been a long time since a made a large project. I’m going to start a tablecloth, I’m not sure if I should go ahead and get all my thread online or not. I don’t really find a dye lot # on Aunt Lydia’s purchased at JoAnn’s. I purchased 6 balls of burgundy, and I’m unsure about starting without getting it all.

However when I look online I don’t find any reference to dye lots. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time.


Hi Floy! Thanks for getting in touch.

This is a great question. I totally understand your reluctance to start on such a large, substantial and time consuming project without verifying this for sure.

I haven’t made a large project with this particular brand of crochet thread, so I am going to turn the floor over to comments from my readers. I’m betting you’ll get some helpful answers from the community here. Who here has experience with matching (or not matching) dye lots of Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread? Thanks in advance for any help you can give Floy.