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Yarn Weight 101

How to Choose the Best Yarn for Your Crochet Projects

Yarn Weight 101
Yarn Weight 101
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When choosing your next project, the choices can be overwhelming. Once you've decided on your next project, your next step is to decide on the type of yarn you want to use. For intricate lace-work or doilies, use lace weight yarn. For bigger projects, you can start using light weight yarn. For chunky sweaters and blankets, you'll need the super bulky yarn.

To help, we have a handy infographic for you to use that breaks down the different yarn weights: lace, sport, worsted, aran and chunky weight. For each type, we've listed the numerical yarn weight, the wraps per inch, the ply of each yarn weight and even the best type of projects to make with that yarn, from intricate lacy doilies to thick and chunky crochet blanket patterns and everything in between!

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As a former elementary school teacher, I know the importance of graphs and charts. Being a visual learner this chart would be nice to have to hang in my craft room. Instead of going to the web each time to determine my needs, I can just glance up at this chart. Thanks

It is never too late to learn something new. I love to crochet and have been doing it for a while but I am no where near to knowing it all This is a great graphic aid that I can really get some good use from. I plan to add this to my craft notebook.

This is a nice chart, however you have Aran and Worsted in reverse.

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