Switching Yarns in a Tutorial or Finished Project

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

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11 thoughts on “Switching Yarns in a Tutorial or Finished Project

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    August 18, 2015 at 8:09 pm
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    A pattern is just directions. The magic happens when the yarn is chosen. That’s what makes the pattern come alive. All I do is look what size yarn was used then I look in my color collection and ……watch me work!!!!

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    August 18, 2015 at 5:38 pm
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    You were right on the money Mikey

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    August 18, 2015 at 10:23 am
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    I want to thank you for making the point that it is okay to switch out yarn brands, weight even hook size. Yes, we all cannot afford to purchase certain name brands, I’m sure they are beautiful in quality but all of us have the funds. I believe if you cannot be creative than why bother. I love the tutorials, the point of views, and the ideas on how we can make it our own creations. I applaud you 1000% and will always be there to support “The Crochet Crowd”.

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      August 18, 2015 at 10:25 am
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      Don’t have the funds, I apologize for that. I think faster than I can type. Have a Wonderful Day!

      Again, Thank you.

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    August 17, 2015 at 9:10 pm
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    Living in Australia I do not always have access to the yarn the pattern calls for & have had to improvise many times with the weight, colour etc but like my dad always says world would be a boring place if we were all exactly the same. Sometimes experimenting with something different can spark your own creativity, I know it does for me.

    Keep rocking the crochet world with your beautiful creations, love reading your posts 🙂

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    August 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm
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    One of the reasons I crochet or knit or sew or weave or………is so that I can get the end result that I want. I have a friend that uses only what the pattern calls for no subs at all. She likes to know exactly what she is going to get. Me I view a pattern as a starting point and was taught to use a sewing pattern or finished garment to make a sweater or other piece of clothing (oh and in the round with no seams). We both love to knit. Everybody needs to fine out what brings them joy and run with it.

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    August 17, 2015 at 6:14 pm
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    I not only use what I have available, I like to change the weight of a yarn for shawls and afghans. Beware, some pattterns are not meant for different weights.

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    August 17, 2015 at 4:14 pm
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    In my projects i use different Yarns a lot because i cannot always afford what is supposed to be used . Comes out just fine.

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    August 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm
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    Thank you for sharing your prospective. I like the fact that you show us that just because a pattern calls for a certain brand or type of yarn that we can use our own creativity. I can’t get the Bernet yarns unless I order online and I would prefer to touch and handle the yarns that I purchase. Others may not feel the same but that’s me. Much love and respect to you all. ?❤️

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    August 17, 2015 at 3:48 pm
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    I don’t really see why it should matter one way or another which yarn you use. Different things work for different people. Always have and always will. By using a different yarn you are also sending the message that it’s OK to use what works for you. Choose a color that matches your décor or that of the intended recipient if it’s a gift…

    Nothing wrong with it in any way.

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