BHP044: How Much Yarn Did I Use? How to Calculate Yarn in a Project

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Another great request came in the other day that inspired this podcast episode. She wrote:

“Brittany, how do you calculate the amount of yarn that is in your project? I would love to know how much yarn I used so I can use this info later.”

This is such a great question that is especially useful for us designers but can also be helpful for hobby crocheters who return to a project after a long hiatus.

I’ve been using a self developed system for a few years and now, tested and true, I feel comfortable with its accuracy to share it with the world.

In this episode, I’ll run you through the basics – why, what and how. If you’re more of a visual person, hang in there! I’ll be releasing a video tutorial to walk you through my process in the New Year!

You’ll Learn

  • Why you need to calculate the amount of yarn used.
  • Who this technique is useful for and why.
  • What tools and information you will need to make the calculation,
  • How to calculate the amount of yarn in a project in three easy steps.
  • Things to look out for to make sure your calculations are accurate.
  • Tips for designers who calculate often.

Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to learn how to calculate the amount of yarn in your project!

Links & Resoources

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Step 1 Equation – yarn weight (g OR oz)/skein length (m OR yds) = N value

Step 3 Equation – project weight (g OR oz)/N value = amount of yarn in project

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