Embroidery Floss VS #10 Crochet Cotton

I’ve been using a lot of #10 crochet cotton for macrame projects here because I’m so into dying it. Not everyone loves dye, though, so I thought I’d try out one of my patterns with embroidery floss because it comes in so many good colors, no dye required. I picked the Seaside Plaited Macrame Bracelet because I’ve already made 10 or so, what’s one more? I also really love the design, so I knew I would actually wear it.

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The embroidery floss is lower left (the lighter shade) and the #10 crochet cotton is upper right (the darker shade).

 

You can see from this picture that they are a little bit different, but only a little. The embroidery floss works up slightly shinier/silkier looking, slightly larger, and uses a tiny bit more length of strand to get the same results. The size difference is so small that I couldn’t really measure it – maybe 1mm or 1/32 of an inch different width. If I set the crochet cotton version on top of the embroidery floss version I could see the embroidery floss bracelet slightly along the edges. So many sentences to say they were almost the same.

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The embroidery floss also didn’t curve quite as well in this pattern as the crochet cotton did (especially on the right edge, that curve fought a bit) but again, not really enough to be significant.

 

Overall, I’d say that in most applications embroidery floss and #10 crochet cotton are more or less interchangeable, which opens up a lot of great colors for projects!

 

To make this bracelet at the longest length you’ll need 3 skeins of standard 8m/8.4 yard floss – cut 1 long, 1 medium, and 1 short from 2 skeins, then the other 2 short from the remaining skein.