How Many Yarn Metres in Average Projects

How Many Yarn Metres in Average Projects

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Rolled Up Yarn Balls

Rolled Up Yarn Balls

The question many have is will they have enough yarn to get through a project. It’s not guessing, it’s mathematics. Figured out by Yarnspirations to know how many metres to purchase for the average project. Of course, some projects are yarn pigs like the crocodile stitch or textured stitches but this will give a close idea.

This doesn’t tell you colour breakdowns if you are changing colour, just total metres roughly in a project. This is the Canadian or those using metric for measurements.

If you prefer yardages, go here for the Yardages Per Project Type.


Yarn Labels

  • You will find the metres per ball, skein, O’Go, hank, cakes or cones on the labels of major manufacturers.
  • You will see the weight assignment as well to match the project with the hook or needle size. In the label below its #5 Bulky Weight.
  • Generally speaking, crochet uses more yarn than knitting.

Example:

In Bulky #5 weight and I want a baby blanket that is between 800 to 914 metres. Use the metres on the package to figure out the number of balls you will need. 

914 metres divided by 208 metres shown on package = 4.39 balls. Round up to the nearest whole number, in this case, 5 balls. So I would buy 5 balls of this to make the baby blanket.


Super Fine #1 Weight Projects

  • Hats 229 to 297 metres
  • Scarf 480 to 755 metres
  • Socks 320 to 457 metres
  • Sweater 3086 metres
  • Baby Blanket 1372 to 1486 metres
  • Afghan 3429 to 3772 metres
  • Shawl 503 to 777 metres

Fine #2 Weight Projects

  • Hats 229 to 297 metres
  • Scarf 412 to 572 metres
  • Socks 274 to 411 metres
  • Sweater 1600 to 2400 metres
  • Baby Blanket 1143 to 1486 metres
  • Afghan 3200 to 3429 metres
  • Shawl 411 to 640 metres

Light #3 Weight Projects

  • Hats 183 to 229 metres
  • Scarf 343 to 458 metres
  • Socks 252 to 365 metres
  • Sweater 1318 to 2058 metres
  • Baby Blanket 1029 to 1143 metres
  • Afghan 2744 to 3200 metres
  • Shawl 366 to 572 metres

Medium #4 Weight Projects

  • Hats 183 to 206 metres
  • Scarf 343 to 457 metres
  • Socks 252 to 343 metres
  • Sweater 1029 to 1486 metres
  • Baby Blanket 914 to 1029 metres
  • Afghan 2058 to 2858 metres
  • Shawl 343 to 503 metres

Bulky #5 Weight Projects

  • Hats 114 to 183 metres
  • Scarf 229 to 343 metres
  • Socks 229 to 320 metres
  • Sweater 869 to 1029 metres
  • Baby Blanket 800 to 914 metres
  • Afghan 1829 to 2057 metres
  • Shawl 320 to 458 metres

Super Bulky #6 Weight Projects

  • Hats 114 to 137 metres
  • Scarf 229 to 343 metres
  • Socks 183 to 229 metres
  • Sweater 755 to 1029 metres
  • Baby Blanket 686 to 800 metres
  • Afghan 1486 to 1829 metres
  • Shawl 320 to 434 metres

Jumbo #7 Weight Projects

  • Hats 27 to 55 metres
  • Scarf 114 to 182 metres
  • Socks 160 to 183 metres
  • Sweater 754 to 1028 metres
  • Baby Blanket 572 to 686 metres
  • Afghans 1257 to 1486 metres
  • Shawl 275 to 366 metres

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, is the creator of The Crochet Crowd. From Nova Scotia, Canada. He is informal and teaches on YouTube to expand the global crocheters' knowledge of ideas and stitches.

Started unofficially in 2008 and transitioned into a full-time job in 2011. He is a stitch ambassador for Yarnspirations in teaching crochet. Most of the patterns he develops are free for you to enjoy.

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  1. Sandra Whalen says:

    Thank you Mikey, this is very useful information to have as a crocheter… I be always wondered about this and so appreciative of the fact that you are sharing this with us ☺️ I am also looking forward to reading your book that I just received in the mail. Your YouTube videos have been very helpful and I love the little antics that you and Diva Dan put in, it keeps me laughing when I need the most. Take care and please continue to inspire us like you do !!!

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