Saturday, March 21, 2015

How Much Yarns do I need?

Useful Yarn Calculations

If the yarns came without label do the following technique to measure the length of the yarn.

DIY yarn calculation
http://crochet-rockstar.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-to-measure-length-of-yarn-easy-way.html

The following chart estimates how much yarn you will need for  the specific projects using the yarns produced in Indoensia. For other brands check the yarn company's label.


Indonesia use metric system so don’t forget the conversion 1 Yard = 0.91 m


Yarn Brand
Crochet Yardage
AFGHAN

Baby 20" x 30"
Adult 60" x 60"
Lace 

1760
4500
Sport/DK
Katun Bali Halus
1500
3835
Light Worsted
Katun Besar Soft
Katun Bali Big Ply
1300
3450
Bulky 

1100
2500
HAT

Child 18"
Adult 20"-22"
Lace

230
230-360
Sport/DK
Katun Bali Halus
230
230-360
Light Worsted
Katun Besar Soft
Katun Bali Big Ply
162
195-210
SCARF

Child 6" x 40"
Adult 8" x 54"
Lace

572
860
Sport/DK
Katun Bali Halus
455
845
Light Worsted
Katun Besar Soft
Katun Bali Big Ply
247
495
Bulky

163
325
SWEATER

Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32"
Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48"
Lace

675 - 1300 - 1885
2340 - 2730 - 3250 - 3510
Sport/DK
Katun Bali Halus
715 - 1040 - 1430
1820 - 2080 - 2470 - 2730
Light Worsted
Katun Besar Soft
Katun Bali Big Ply
650 - 845 - 1300
1560 - 1820 - 2080 - 2340
Bulky

360 - 650 - 910
1170 - 1300 - 1560 - 1690
VEST

Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32"
Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48"
Lace

520 - 715 - 975
1235 - 1465 - 1642 - 1885
Sport/DK
Katun Bali Halus
390 - 520 - 780
910 - 1175 - 1235 - 1430
Light Worsted
Katun Besar Soft
Katun Bali Big Ply
325 - 455 - 650
780 - 975 - 1105 - 1235
Bulky

228 - 325 - 520
585 - 715 - 845 - 910


Calculation example for crochet blanket using Katun Bali Halus 10 ply
Baby blanket  = 1500 yard = 1365 m : 143 m = 9.5 ball

Using Cashmillon DK size
Baby blanket = 1500 yards = 1365 m: 225 m = 6 balls.

 Always buy one ball extra for any project you make incase you are running out of yarns because all yarn balls came in approximate length.

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