Review: Rainbow 8/8 Cotton from Hobbii Yarns

Hi Friends,

I have to be honest with you. I do not enjoy working with cotton yarn. It is either too stiff or too soft. The stiff cottons work well as dishcloths or hot pats, but cause strain on my shoulder, making it a true pain to work with. The soft cottons may feel nice to the touch, but leave my final projects looking “fuzzy” fresh off the hook. My opinion of cotton is the same as my opinion of those squeaky wheels on grocery shopping carts, “I will work with it, if I have to.” I just grind my teeth and push through until the chore is done.


I want to tell you how amazing this Rainbow Cotton 8/8 yarn is from Hobbii Yarns, but I am sincerely speechless! I don’t think words can do it justice. This fingering #3 weight yarn is made from 100% soft and natural cotton fiber. They have a HUGE selection of colors and tones, so picking a few to start with was difficult. The feel of the yarn itself is the perfect middle ground between stiff and soft, giving me very little to complain about. They even have an “easy start” pull tab making it impressively simple to locate that center tail of each skein.

At first I was disappointed in the size of each skein, which easily fit in my hand. Of course, I wanted more! But these little guys pack a punch for their weight. To experiment with the yarn, I created a Rosa Parks pattern from Carla Mitrani’s book “Crochet Iconic Women: Amigurumi Patterns for 15 Women who Changed the World.” One skin of mid-range brown was enough for two dolls, which is more than I expected.

Over all, I am both surprised and delighted by Rainbow 8/8 Cotton, and I am so glad that I took the leap to give it a try. I am looking forward to creating more amigurumi and dolls from this material, and sharing those creations with you!

5 out of 5 Hearts

Each person must live their life as a model for others.” ~ Rosa Parks

This picture was taken when Parks was arrested in Feb 1956, after she and 88 other “boycott leaders” were indicted in  Montgomery, Ala. in an attempt to end the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You can learn more about Rosa Park’s activism in this opinion piece by the New York Times: “The Real Rosa Parks Story Is Better Than the Fairy Tale” by Jeanne Theoharis, published Feb. 1, 2021.

“Crochet Iconic Women: Amigurumi Patterns for 15 Women who Changed the World” by Carla Mitrani (Oct 2020)

You can read my review of this book in my blog post: “Review: Crochet Iconic Women”.

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