model in yellow trench holding flower paired with matching yarn

Choosing the perfect color for your handmade project is probably one of the most important steps. And what better way to do just that than by looking at this year’s trending colors! I’m a big fan of the Spring/Summer 2022 colors so far, so I decided to see what yarns I could find to match. I’m going to be sharing some of this years bold and beautiful color trends AND matching yarn in some of my favorite brands. Hopefully you’ll get some color inspiration for your next crochet project!

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What is the Pantone Color of the Year?

First of all, I’d be remiss if I wrote all about color trends for the year didn’t start with what this year’s Pantone Color of the Year was. Pantone, as a company, is all about color and spans several industries in their work. Each year Pantone chooses a color that they predict will trend in consumer products for that year. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2022 is Very Peri. Very Peri is a rich periwinkle blue.

Yarn that Matches

Truboo from Lion Brand in Thistle (100% Bamboo, 3)

Pima Cotton from Lion Brand in Rain Cloud (100% Pima Cotton, 4)

Swish Worsted from WeCrochet in Bluebird (100% SW Merino, 4)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Chicory (70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Palette from WeCrochet in Chicory (100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Luminance Lace from WeCrochet in Soar (100% Mulberry Silk, 0)


Where does the Color Inspiration Come From?

Well, if you’ve seen The Devil Wears Prada, you probably already know the answer to this one. Many of the color palettes we see online and in stores trickle down from high fashion runways. I did some scanning of fashion weeks reviews, Pinterest, and fashion blogs to get a good feel for what everyone was loving this year. And this year’s color favorites are so much fun!


How to Use Color Trends in Handmade Projects

Now you might be wondering the best way to incorporate these colors into your handmade project queue. Of course, this is totally personal preference, but based on the colors I’m sharing, I’m going to give you my “expert opinion” on where I’d use them.

Most of the color compilations that I’ve seen focus on a few classic neutrals and lots of saturated, bold colors. To me, this is the best of both worlds for handmade items.

For your longer term projects that you’d like to be wardrobe or home staples, you can use those classic neutral colors. These colors are never going out of style. They might not be the color of the year, but they’re going to give your handmade wardrobe and home the depth you need on a day-to-day basis.

For your bright, bold colors, I’d opt for something a little quicker. Accessories are great for this! Think bags/clutches, table decor or even wraps. That’s not to say you shouldn’t make any bold colored handmade clothes or blankets. I love a good statement piece. In fact, I’d say pick a piece and go for it! Will it be a popular color again next year? Maybe, maybe not. But color trends tend to cycle back around every few years, so don’t let vibrant color scare you.


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What Yarns I’m Sharing

There are so many great yarn options out there! My goal with this article is really to point you in the direction of particular yarn colors that match this seasons color trends. So while I can’t possibly link to every yarn company or box store out there, I’m going to share two of my favorite brands and yarns to work with: Lion Brand and WeCrochet. If you like to shop elsewhere, then hopefully I’ve given you a nudge in the direction you want to go.

I’m going to try to break them down by color trend and by yarn fiber, so hopefully you’ll find the color you want for the season that you’re looking for. The yarn will be listed with a fiber description and weight with each one to help you find one that works for you project a little easier. And if you don’t see a yarn brand you like, let me know in the comments below! Maybe there’s a great yarn that need to check out and update the list with.


Color Palettes

This year’s spring and summer color trends seemed to stick with a general color palette. However, the shades vary slightly. One fashion blogger referred to the colors as Bold vs Sun-Bleached. I thought this was such a good description of the two spring palettes. And yet, I loved them both, so I’m going to find you some yarn for each!

I’ve also included some classic neutral colors as well as a palette for some fall/winter color trend predictions! There’s so many great shades to choose from.

Spring/Summer Bold

Spring/Summer Sun-Bleached

Classic Neutrals

Fall/Winter


Yarn that Matches

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Royal Blue
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Lake Clark
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Celestial
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Tuff Puff from WeCrochet in Celestial
(100% Wool, 6)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Nightfall
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Palette from WeCrochet in Celestial
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

24/7 Cotton DK from Lion Brand in Tamarin
(100% Cotton, 3)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Tangerine
(100% Cotton, 4)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Clementine
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Clementine
(100% Cotton, 4)

Palette from WeCrochet in Orange
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Orange
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton DK from Lion Brand in Lemon Drop
(100% Cotton, 3)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Lemon
(100% Cotton, 4)

Truboo from Lion Brand in Goldenrod
(100% Bamboo, 3)

Coboo from Lion Brand in Yellow
(50% Cotton/50% Bamboo, 3)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Canary
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Bumblebee
(100% Cotton, 4)

Wool of the Andes Worsted from WeCrochet in Buttercup (100% Peruvian Wool, 4)

Shine Sport from WeCrochet in Dandelion
(60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal, 2)

Shine Sport from WeCrochet in Pistachio
(60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal, 2)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Pistachio
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Palette from WeCrochet in Pistachio
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Mint
(100% Cotton, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Channel Islands (100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Orchid
(100% Cotton, 4)

Truboo from Lion Brand in Mauve
(100% Bamboo, 3)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Lady Slipper
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Lilac
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Palette from WeCrochet in Lady Slipper
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Brava Sport from WeCrochet in Freesia
(100% Acrylic, 2)

Shine Worsted from WeCrochet in Crocus
(60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal, 4)

Hawthorne Kettle Dye from WeCrochet in Turkish Delight (80% SW Wool, 20% Nylon, 1)

Coboo from Lion Brand in Magenta
(50% Cotton/50% Bamboo, 3)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Atomic Pink
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Rose
(100% Cotton, 4)

Pima Cotton from Lion Brand in Cabaret
(100% Pima Cotton, 4)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Rouge
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Wool of the Andes Worsted from WeCrochet in Dragonfruit (100% Peruvian Wool, 4)

Stroll from WeCrochet in Pucker
(75% SW Merino/25% Nylon, 1)

Shine Worsted from WeCrochet in Cosmopolitan
(60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal, 4)

Swish DK from WeCrochet in Crush
(100% SW Merino, 3)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Lime
(100% Cotton, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Volt Yellow
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Truboo from Lion Brand in Celery
(100% Bamboo, 3)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Alfalfa
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Tuff Puff from WeCrochet in Chartreuse
(100% Wool, 6)

Shine Worsted from WeCrochet in Green Apple
(60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal, 4)

Palette from WeCrochet in Limeade Heather
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Snuggle Puff from WeCrochet in Polliwog
(70% Pima Cotton/30% Nylon, 5)

Truboo from Lion Brand in Light Pink
(100% Bamboo, 3)

Coboo from Lion Brand in Pale Pink
(50% Cotton/50% Bamboo, 3)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Capitol Reef
(100% Acrylic, 4)

ReSpun from Lion Brand in Blush
(100% Recycled Polyester, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Blush Heather
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Heatherly Worsted from WeCrochet in Sweetheart
(80% Acrylic, 20% Merino Wool, 4) 

Dishie from WeCrochet in Blush
(100% Cotton, 4)

Comfy Worsted from WeCrochet in Flamingo
(75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 4)

Palette from WeCrochet in Blush
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Brava Sport from WeCrochet in Cotton Candy
(100% Acrylic, 2)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Sky
(100% Cotton, 4)

Coboo from Lion Brand in Denim
(50% Cotton/50% Bamboo, 3)

Jeans from Lion Brand in Stonewash
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Blue
(100% Cotton, 4)

Comfy Worsted from WeCrochet in Hydrangea
(75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 4)

Wool of the Andes Worsted from WeCrochet in Ciel (100% Peruvian Wool, 4)

Luminance Lace from WeCrochet in Reflection
(100% Mulberry Silk, 0)

Palette from WeCrochet in Ciel
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Creamsicle
(100% Cotton, 4)

Palette from WeCrochet in Kumquat Heather
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Fox
(100% Cotton, 4)

Comfy Worsted from WeCrochet in Carrot
(75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 4)

Truboo from Lion Brand in Pastel Yellow
(100% Bamboo, 3)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Lemonade
(100% Acrylic, 4)

ReSpun from Lion Brand in Sunshine
(100% Recycled Polyester, 4)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Creme Brûlée
(100% Cotton, 4)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Creme Brûlée
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Palette from WeCrochet in Safflower
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Snuggle Puff from WeCrochet in Chick
(70% Pima Cotton/30% Nylon, 5)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Succulent
(100% Cotton, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Cuyahoga Valley (100% Acrylic, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Neptune Green
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Truboo from Lion Brand in Seafoam
(100% Bamboo, 3)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Verdigris
(100% Cotton, 4)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Tranquil
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Hawthorne Kettle Dye from WeCrochet in Poseidon (80% SW Wool, 20% Nylon, 1)

Palette from WeCrochet in Tranquil
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Truboo from Lion Brand in Lilac
(100% Bamboo, 3)

Coboo from Lion Brand in Lilac
(50% Cotton/50% Bamboo, 3)

24/7 Cotton DK from Lion Brand in Desert Lily
(100% Cotton, 3)

Heatherly Worsted from WeCrochet in Lilac
(80% Acrylic, 20% Merino Wool, 4) 

Dishie from WeCrochet in Lilac Mist
(100% Cotton, 4)

Palette from WeCrochet in Hyacinth
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Comfy Worsted from WeCrochet in Lilac Mist
(75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 4)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Whisper
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Pink
(100% Cotton, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Lassen Volcanic
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Palette from WeCrochet in Cotton Candy
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Hawthorne Kettle Dye from WeCrochet in Camellia (80% SW Wool, 20% Nylon, 1)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Cotton Candy
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Swish Worsted from WeCrochet in Blossom Heather (100% SW Merino, 4)

Truboo from Lion Brand in Aqua
(100% Bamboo, 3)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Aqua
(100% Cotton, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Virgin Islands
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Azure
(100% Cotton, 4)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Cyan
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Stroll from WeCrochet in Electric Blue
(75% SW Merino/25% Nylon, 1)

Palette from WeCrochet in Caribbean
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Wool of the Andes Worsted from WeCrochet in Ocean (100% Peruvian Wool, 4)

ReSpun from Lion Brand in Whipped Cream
(100% Recycled Polyester, 4)

Color Theory from Lion Brand in Moonbeam
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Beige Heather
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Dry Tortugas
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton DK from Lion Brand in Cream
(100% Cotton, 3)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Swan
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Comfy Worsted from WeCrochet in Ivory
(75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 4)

Mighty Stitch from WeCrochet in Oyster
(80% Acrylic, 20% SW Merino, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Mt Rainier
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton DK from Lion Brand in Silver Lining
(100% Cotton, 3)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Silver
(100% Cotton, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Silver Heather
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Heatherly Worsted from WeCrochet in Gravity
(80% Acrylic, 20% Merino Wool, 4) 

Swish Worsted from WeCrochet in Marble Heather (100% SW Merino, 4)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Cobblestone Heather (100% Acrylic, 4)

Luminance Lace from WeCrochet in Peaceful
(100% Mulberry Silk, 0)

Palette from WeCrochet in Ash
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Wool of the Andes Worsted from WeCrochet in Silver (100% Peruvian Wool, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Sage
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Bayleaf
(100% Cotton, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Petrified Forest
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Stroll from WeCrochet in Forest Heather
(75% SW Merino/25% Nylon, 1)

City Tweed DK from WeCrochet in Toad
(55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed, 3)

Palette from WeCrochet in Shire Heather
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Black
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Black
(100% Cotton, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Black Canyon
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Wool-Ease from Lion Brand in Black
(80% Acrylic, 20% Wool)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Black
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Stroll from WeCrochet in Black
(75% SW Merino/25% Nylon, 1)

Hawthorne Kettle Dye from WeCrochet in Blackbird (80% SW Wool, 20% Nylon, 1)

Tuff Puff from WeCrochet in Black
(100% Wool, 6)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Black
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

ReSpun from Lion Brand in Fawn
(100% Recycled Polyester, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Clay
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Ecru
(100% Cotton, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Acadia
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Color Theory from Lion Brand in Himalayan Salt
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Linen
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Palette from WeCrochet in Almond
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Wool of the Andes Worsted from WeCrochet in Almond (100% Peruvian Wool, 4)

Snuggle Puff from WeCrochet in Fawn
(70% Pima Cotton/30% Nylon, 5)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Olive
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Joshua Tree
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Color Theory from Lion Brand in Caper
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Palette from WeCrochet in Caper
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Wool of the Andes Worsted from WeCrochet in Thyme (100% Peruvian Wool, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Pine Heather
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Rocky Mountains
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Color Theory from Lion Brand in Peacock
(100% Acrylic, 4)

ReSpun from Lion Brand in Rainforest
(100% Recycled Polyester, 4)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Hunter
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Comfy Worsted from WeCrochet in Ivy
(75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 4)

Luminance Lace from WeCrochet in Serendipity
(100% Mulberry Silk, 0)

Coboo from Lion Brand in Magenta
(50% Cotton/50% Bamboo, 3)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Rose
(100% Cotton, 4)

Pima Cotton from Lion Brand in Cabaret
(100% Pima Cotton, 4)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Begonia
(100% Cotton, 4)

Shine Worsted from WeCrochet in Cosmopolitan
(60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal, 4)

Swish DK from WeCrochet in Throne
(100% SW Merino, 3)

Mighty Stitch from WeCrochet in Bubblegum
(80% Acrylic, 20% SW Merino, 4)

Color Theory from Lion Brand in Canyon
(100% Acrylic, 4)

ReSpun from Lion Brand in Amber
(100% Recycled Polyester, 4)

Pima Cotton from Lion Brand in Spice
(100% Pima Cotton, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Adobe
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Jeans from Lion Brand in Top Stitch
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Sunbaked
(100% Cotton, 4)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Persimmon
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Swish DK from WeCrochet in Allspice
(100% SW Merino, 3)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Copper
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Palette from WeCrochet in Masala
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Snuggle Puff from WeCrochet in Owlet
(70% Pima Cotton/30% Nylon, 5)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Red Heather
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Red
(100% Cotton, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Redwood
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Pomegranate
(100% Cotton, 4)

Hawthorne Kettle Dye from WeCrochet in Volcano (80% SW Wool, 20% Nylon, 1)

Palette from WeCrochet in Pimiento
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Wool of the Andes Worsted from WeCrochet in Cranberry (100% Peruvian Wool, 4)

Shine Worsted from WeCrochet in Serrano
(60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal, 4)

Mighty Stitch from WeCrochet in Love Letter
(80% Acrylic, 20% SW Merino, 4)

Truboo from Lion Brand in Light Pink
(100% Bamboo, 3)

Coboo from Lion Brand in Pale Pink
(50% Cotton/50% Bamboo, 3)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Capitol Reef
(100% Acrylic, 4)

ReSpun from Lion Brand in Blush
(100% Recycled Polyester, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Blush Heather
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Heatherly Worsted from WeCrochet in Sweetheart
(80% Acrylic, 20% Merino Wool, 4) 

Dishie from WeCrochet in Blush
(100% Cotton, 4)

Comfy Worsted from WeCrochet in Flamingo
(75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 4)

Palette from WeCrochet in Blush
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Pima Cotton from Lion Brand in Mineral Yellow
(100% Pima Cotton, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Yellowstone
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Mustard
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Color Theory from Lion Brand in Bee Pollen
(100% Acrylic, 4)

ReSpun from Lion Brand in Sunshine
(100% Recycled Polyester, 4)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Mustard Seed
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Butterscotch
(100% Cotton, 4)

Comfy Worsted from WeCrochet in Honey
(75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 4)

Color Theory from Lion Brand in Raisin
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Wool-Ease from Lion Brand in Umber
(80% Acrylic, 20% Wool)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Russet Heather
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Coffee Beans
(100% Cotton, 4)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Sienna
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Wool of the Andes Worsted from WeCrochet in Amber Heather (100% Peruvian Wool, 4)

Palette from WeCrochet in Bison
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Comfy Worsted from WeCrochet in Cabin
(75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Aqua
(100% Cotton, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Frost
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Wool-Ease from Lion Brand in Succulent
(80% Acrylic, 20% Wool)

Color Theory from Lion Brand in Tourmaline
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Stroll Tonal from WeCrochet in Frozen
(75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon, 1)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Cornflower
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Snuggle Puff from WeCrochet in Hatchling
(70% Pima Cotton/30% Nylon, 5)

Color Theory from Lion Brand in Peacock
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Heartland from Lion Brand in Glacier Bay
(100% Acrylic, 4)

24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand in Dragonfly
(100% Cotton, 4)

Basic Stitch from Lion Brand in Steel Blue
(100% Acrylic, 4)

Dishie from WeCrochet in Kenai
(100% Cotton, 4)

Cotlin from WeCrochet in Shoal
(70% Tanguis Cotton/30% Linen, 3)

Palette from WeCrochet in Spruce
(100% Peruvian Wool, 1)

Snuggle Puff from WeCrochet in Neptune
(70% Pima Cotton/30% Nylon, 5)

Luminance Lace from WeCrochet in Benevolence
(100% Mulberry Silk, 0)

Brava Worsted from WeCrochet in Tidepool
(100% Acrylic, 4)


Final Thoughts

I hope you found this list of color trends to be helpful! It was a lot of fun to put together, and I’d love to see any projects you might make based on my color suggestions. You can find tag me on social media at @craftingforweeks on Instagram and Facebook.

And of course, if you need some ideas for projects, be sure to check out some of my free patterns! Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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Kelsie

I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones that loves to create with yarn. I design crochet patterns, and create tutorials for fun crafts.

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