# Quick Answer: How do I calculate how much yarn I need for a project?

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Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you’d like a scarf 48″ long and 8″ wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards. Round up as running out of yarn is the worst!

## How much yarn do I need?

Yarn Weight Category Stitches per Inch Yards Needed for an Adult Sweater
2 Fine 6 to 7 1,200 to 2,500
3 Light 5 to 6 1,000 to 2,000
4 Medium 4 to 5 800 to 1,500
5 Bulky 3 to 4 600 to 1,200

## How do you figure out yardage for crochet?

Use the length of each stitch & multiply it with the total number of stitches in the crochet pattern (repeat for each stitch that is frequent in the pattern).

## How many yards of yarn do I need for a blanket?

How much yarn do I need to make a ____?

Yarn Weight 1 Yarn Weight 3
Shawl 550-850 Yards 400-625 Yards
Adult Sweater 3375 Yards 1500-2250 Yards
Baby Blanket 1500-1625 Yards 1125-1250 Yards
Afghan 3750-4125 Yards 3000-3500 Yards

## What does 50g yarn mean?

50g stands for “50 grams”. … 50 grams of yarn is equivalent to approximately 1.76 ounces of yarn. So if you have 2 x 50 gram balls it is equivalent to a 100-gram ball of yarn.

## How much yarn is needed to crochet a blanket?

For a full-size blanket, you will need quite a bit of yarn, probably around 13-18 balls or skeins of yarn. Usually, afghans are very colorful, so you may have one skein of each and, if it’s it’s really colorful, that can add up. If the blanket only has one or a few colors, it may only be 10 skeins.

## How much yarn do I need for a king size blanket?

It’s about 50″ long and 40″ wide. It takes 6 balls of yarn (large ones, I suspect) and is about 1,200 yards of yarn.

## How much yarn do I need to knit a blanket?

“The amount of yarn you need really depends on your project and how thick your yarn is. For example, a good size blanket takes about 225 yards of yarn,” Weil says. “If you are making that with four strands of super bulky yarn, you would need 900 yards total.

## What can I make with 500 yards of yarn?

You almost need to have at least 500 yards of super bulky yarn to knit anything worthwhile, because this is about the range you get into where you can knit sizable torso accessories like scarves and shawls, and even home decor knits like rugs.

## How is yarn length measured?

– Hold your skein stretched out between your hands (but not too tightly), and hold a tape measure along that length. That gives you the length of half your skein. Take the number of strands, multiply it by 2, and multiply it by the measurement from your tape measure.

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## How much yarn do I need to crochet a top?

Get out a skein of yarn that’s 4.5 ounces (127.5 g) or 227 yards (208 m) long. You can use any type of yarn you like, but pick yarn that’s soft so your crop top is comfortable to wear. Keep in mind that you won’t use all of the skein. Avoid using 100% cotton yarn since it will shrink if you toss it in the dryer.

## What can you make with 600 yards of yarn?

Even if you’re not a fan of knitting for little ones, 600 yards of DK weight yarn can net you a tee, a scarf, or even a bolero.