Yarn Substitution Calculator

Yarn Calculator
Yarn Calculator

How Much Yarn Will You Need?

Many crocheters substitute yarns all the time but are unsure how to calculate it. Crocheters sometimes do not know the math formulations how much yarn they will need when substituting.

I have created a calculator to help crocheters figure out how much yarn they will need.

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36 thoughts on “Yarn Substitution Calculator

  • December 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm
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    My pattern calls for 32 oz of worsted weight yarn, but I want to substitute with a super bulky yarn (6), which comes in 8 oz balls (160 yds) how can I figure this one out?

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  • September 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm
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    I am wondering how much yarn i will need for a border on an afghan that i made. Do you have a magic tool for that?

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  • July 9, 2014 at 2:24 am
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    Reading your articles about yarnaholics and hoarders has got me thinking. I looked around and … OMG !!! I AM ONE. !!!
    Now. My question is — is there somewhere I could look to answer the question “what can I make with, say 600 yds of something”? Or what kind of shawl can I make with 600 yds? How about a database where we can plug in how many yds we have and what we can make WITHOUT going out to buy enough to make something? Of course, I could just make a jillion squares and spend the rest of my life connecting them into afghans … And, oh yes, I do have a pile of squares waiting to be connected. Maybe 400 or so? Help ?!?

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    • July 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm
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      http://www.ravelry.com has a search feature that allows you to choose from all sorts of criteria for patterns. Some of them are yardage, colorways, hook size, yarn weight, etc. You also have many choices for what type of article you are wanting to make, such as shawl, sweater, various baby items, toys, afghans, etc.

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    • July 21, 2014 at 12:27 am
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      I have a question Mikey! I have 2 skeins of Red Heart Pink Camo, and I’d like to calculate how big the blanket should be. I don’t want to make it too big and have to search for the same lot # for more yarn. The calculator here is, I guess sort of confusing to me, math was NEVER my favorite or strong course! LOL! Can you help me figure this out? Oh, it’s for an 18 month old and I want to use the C2C pattern. Guess that’s important info to have, lol! Thank you Mikey, for any help you or ANYONE can offer!

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      • November 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm
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        I was just looking for the same exact answer for the same blanket with the same yarn…LOL

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    • February 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm
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      I can’t pull uP the calculator

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