Yarn Calculator

Learn to CrochetHow 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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33 thoughts on “Yarn Calculator

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

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  • June 5, 2014 at 3:31 pm
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    Are the calculators “down”? I’m not able to use them. I just get:

    [CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id="6"]

    [CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id="9"]

    The same goes for the Afghan Calculator…

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    • June 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm
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      Me too! I thought it was just me.There are always a few “bugs” when something’s new. But it promises to be great!

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    • June 9, 2014 at 10:58 am
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      I am getting the same thing. bummer

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  • June 5, 2014 at 11:39 am
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    The calculator work great on the website, but the one in the android app has no place to enter information.

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    • June 5, 2014 at 11:47 am
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      I think I might remove this from the APP area. I think that programming is interfering with this function and leave this only for website use. It’s becoming harder to accommodate and/or afford all of the different platforms people are using.

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  • June 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm
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    Where can the Crochet Calculator be orders, I don’t see it on your website?

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  • June 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm
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    Thank you Mikey. You continue to be amazing!

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  • June 4, 2014 at 8:28 am
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    OMG Thank you Mikey!!!! You are the bestest of the best!!!!!!

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  • June 4, 2014 at 4:30 am
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    Fabulous and convenient addition to the Crochet Crowd web site. Cuddoes, Mikey. You are always thinking of us.

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  • June 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm
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    This is great, and very thoughtful of you. :)

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  • June 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm
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    the calculators sounds great but I don’t have an android or the other to download the apps….is there some other way I can get them????

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  • June 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm
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    Maybe a different color for the boxes, I have a friend with partial sight and she struggles as well.
    Well done for getting it up and running its a great addition!

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  • June 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm
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    Great calculators…but I would love to know how to figure out how many skeins of yarn I would need of each color to do a graphighan…do you have a method of calculating that (or a calculator)? It would be based on a stitch count of each color. Thanks in advance if you or someone could answer.

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  • June 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm
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    Thank you! A great, useful tool…..Linda

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  • June 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm
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    Hi. These calculators are great. BUT – would you please ask the designer to make the boxes darker, or give them a dark outline? They are too difficult for me to see. thanks.

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    • June 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm
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      I’m the guy for the program and unfortunately, that is something I cannot change… I’m sorry… I agree with you but I cannot do anything about it on my end here. Michael

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    • February 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm
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      So for the mystery afghan challenge that calls for 6 ounce skein of caron yarn if we substitute a 5 ounce skein of red heart to use instead of the caron how many skein will we need?

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  • June 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm
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    This is so great – thanks, Mikey!

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    • June 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm
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      These are great! However, is there a way to change “feet” to “yards”? As most skeins show the yardage

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