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This chart estimates how much yarn you will need for specific crafts. To download a PDF of this, click here.

Knit Yardage Crochet Yardage
AFGHAN Baby 20" x 30" Adult 60" x 60" Baby 20" x 30" Adult 60" x 60"
Lace/Sock/Fingering 1351 3500 1760 4500
Sport/DK 1150 2950 1500 3835
Worsted 1000 2660 1300 3450
Chunky/Bulky 850 1875 1100 2500
HAT Child (head size) 18" Adult 20"-22" Child 18" Adult 20"-22"
Sport/DK 175 225-275 230 230-360
Worsted 175 225-250 230 230-360
Chunky/Bulky 125 150-175 162 195-210
SCARF Child 6" x 40" Adult 8" x 54" Child 6" x 40" Adult 8" x 54"
Lace/Sock/Fingering 440 660 572 860
Sport/DK 350 650 455 845
Worsted 190 380 247 495
Chunky/Bulky 125 250 163 325
SWEATER Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32" Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48" Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32" Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48"
Lace/Sock/Fingering 750 - 1000 - 1450 1800 - 2100 - 2500 - 2700 675 - 1300 - 1885 2340 - 2730 - 3250 - 3510
Sport/DK 550 - 800 - 1100 1400 - 1600 - 1900 - 2100 715 - 1040 - 1430 1820 - 2080 - 2470 - 2730
Worsted 500 - 650 - 1000 1200 - 1400 - 1600 - 1800 650 - 845 - 1300 1560 - 1820 - 2080 - 2340
Chunky/Bulky 350 - 500 - 700 900 - 1000 - 1200 - 1300 360 - 650 - 910 1170 - 1300 - 1560 - 1690
VEST Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32" Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48" Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32" Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48"
Lace/Sock/Fingering 400 - 550 - 750 950 - 1125 - 1300 - 1450 520 - 715 - 975 1235 - 1465 - 1642 - 1885
Sport/DK 300 - 400 - 600 700 - 850 - 950 - 1100 390 - 520 - 780 910 - 1175 - 1235 - 1430
Worsted 250 - 350 - 500 600 - 750 - 850 - 950 325 - 455 - 650 780 - 975 - 1105 - 1235
Chunky/Bulky 175 - 250 - 400 450 - 550 - 650 - 700 228 - 325 - 520 585 - 715 - 845 - 910
*Note: amounts are only approximate, based on average size projects, and will vary depending on type of stitch, gauge and differences in individual knitters and crocheters. To find out how many skeins/balls/cones to purchase, divide the total yardage needed by the chosen yarn's amount per skein/ball/cone. Be sure to round up to the nearest whole skein/ball/cone. For example, to make an adult afghan out of Homespun , you will need 1875 yards of yarn. Each skein of Homespun contains 185 yards, so you will need 11 skeins of yarn.

Need to know what weight class your yarn is? Use this chart, or check the yarn label.

Lace/Sock/Fingering (gauge 6 1/2-8) Sock-EaseTM
LB 1878
LB Collection Silk Mohair
LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel
Sport/DK (gauge 5-6)
Babysoft®
LB Collection Baby Alpaca
LB Collection Cotton Bamboo
LB Collection Superwash Merino
LB Collection Cashmere
Microspun
Vanna's Glamour
Worsted (gauge 4-4 1/2) Amazing
Cotton-Ease®
Cupcake®
Fishermen's Wool
Fun
LB Collection Organic Wool
LB Collection Pure Wool
Lion® Cashmere Blend
Lion® Cotton
Lion® Organic Cotton
Lion® Wool
Nature's Choice® Organic Cotton
Pound of Love
Recycled Cotton
Vanna's Choice®
Vanna's Choice® Baby
Wool-Ease
Chunky/Bulky (gauge 2-3 1/2) Alpine Wool
Baby's First
Holiday Homespun®
Homespun®
Hometown USA™
Fun Fur
Jiffy®
Quick & Cozy
Ruffles
Sasha
Wool-Ease® Chunky
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

For more information on weight classes, use our weight class guide.

 
 
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