How to Substitute Yarn

How to Substitute Yarn for Patterns

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

2 thoughts on “How to Substitute Yarn for Patterns

  • January 8, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Your calculations are assuming that the person can get gauge. Calculations should be done based on a sample motif and yardages used in that. Using only your method gives a false total if they can’t get gauge and more than likely will leave them short.
    Rule of thumb ALWAYS buy an extra ball at least.

  • January 7, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Wow! Thanks for this. I have often wondered how to figure up the yardage for different yarns. This is going to be a life saver. I am most definitely bookmarking this page.

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