How to Calculate Yarn In a Project – How I do It and the Tools I Use

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How much yarn is in your project?

This is one of those questions I wish I figured out the answer to sooner. In my early days of designing (we’re talking the first year) while writing up my patterns, I gave it my best guess or rounded by the number of skeins.

This approach worked for most people most of the time but it wasn’t the best approach. There were (and still are) plenty of people who prefer to use the yarn in their stash requiring them to make yarn substitutions. As you can imagine, this led to many questions in my inbox.

My main goal here at B.hooked is to help as many people as possible. Answering one question at a time, although personal and a great way to connect with you, isn’t the most efficient way to accomplish my goal. I learned this lesson in those early days. It pushed me to be a better designer and ultimately led to me buckling down and creating an easy resource for myself to know exactly how much yarn is in one of my projects.

Now I’m here to share that lesson with you.

If math isn’t your thing – don’t run for the hills.

I want to preface this lesson by saying a little math is required upfront but I’m going to share a tool with you that will do the calculating for you. All you have to do is type in the equation I’m going to give you and hit enter. Easy peasy.

I’m a firm believer in that if you put in the work up front, you can implement systems that continue to work for you so you can focus your time and attention on bigger, better things. That was the basis for this little “system” I built.

I’m about to share with you my personal tool for solving a big problem – the answer to the question “how much yarn is in my project?”, “how to I figure out how much yarn I used” and my favorite, “how much yarn will I need if I use this yarn instead?”

Are you ready?

How Much Yarn Did I use in my Project?


In only twelve minutes I was able to help you set up the tool that is going to save you hours later. That’s a really big deal if you’re a new designer hustling to make this your full-time gig. Even if you’re not a designer and you’re looking to share your patterns with friends, family or group members you can use this tool to help you.

If you have any questions at all, as always, I’m here for you. Please direct them to the comment section below and I’ll be happy to help. I encourage you to take this little lesson and apply it in your business even if you feel like you don’t need it yet. A little preparation and organization in the beginning will help catapult you to where you ultimately want to go.


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