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Bucilla Persian Crewel Wool for Petit Point Color Chart
Mon, Dec 31, 2018 1:36 PM
Posted by EP
Hello. Does anyone know anything about the Plaid/Bucilla crewel colors for needlepoint/petit point kits?

I was given an old unopened kit (4834 "New England Fall Scene") that I'm excited to start but in the instructions (printed in black and white) Color #s and names are matched to numbers in the chart. The problem is, all of the wool came in bags and as I separated the colors, there is nothing to tell me which color is which. Since it's a fall scene, you can imagine that the difference between light rust, coral, and yellow orange can get very confusing...

At first I thought maybe the wool colors were the same color# as the floss colors but that doesn't seem to be the case. My next check was with DMC colors since I know some people have advised that in some kits the floss color# was converted to DMC already. That also doesn't seem to be the case. For example color #893 is "Lilac" according to the instructions for my kit. There is no Bucilla floss color #893, and when I checked DMC, 893 is "Carnation."

I might end up emailing them but wanted to check here first since I'm pretty sure this kit is more than 20 years old. I've done a lot of searches online but can't find anything.

I can't wait to start so thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to advise on this!

  • Reply from NANCYE
    Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:33 AM
    You could contact Bucilla but since it is an old kit they might not be able to help. I'm sure that you realize that symbols in kits change from one kit to another. . My best advice is try to match each individual color with something close in your DMC floss and yarn stash. From there you should be able to purchase more yarn (or use what you have). You don't have to use an exact match to make the finished product look beautiful. Use your leftovers from the kit for smaller projects. You can find a conversion chart by clicking "stitching" tools near the top of this screen. Floss numbers change from company to company. Name changes within the same company often differ from designer to designer.


  • Reply from Cheri
    Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:46 PM
    I'm sure you have this taken care of, but I wanted to add that I buy old kits al the time. The way to discern one color from the next is to match the count of the colors. Cream 499 will say 55 strands.....a light yellow (near color) will say 12 strands......I separate by this. Go to top