Helpful Information

Amounts of  Yarn Needed


Note: Crochet uses more yarn per stitch than knitting does.
Knitting: Knitting Needle size 11 or 13 
-OR-
Crochet: Size 'M', 'N' or 'P' crochet hook

Or, use the recommended needle size listed on label,adjusting pattern to obtain the desired width.
  1. Knitted: 555 yards in the yarn of your choice.
  2. Crochet and larger shawls:  740 yards for longer shawls and 60+ stitches
  • Lion Brand-Homespun = 185 yds.-6oz.  (169m)(170gm)                  (Knitted = 3 Skeins, Crochet = 4 Skeins)
  • Red Heart Brand Super Saver = 364 yds.-7oz (333m)(198g)           (Knitted = 2 Skeins, Crochet = 3 Skeins)

Yarn Weight Symbol and Category Names

Super Fine

Fine

Light

Medium

Slightly Bulky To Bulky

Bulky To  Super Bulky

Type of Yarns in Category

Stock, Fingering, Baby

 

Sport, Baby

Ideal for elegant apparel, fashion accessories, and lacy home accents

DK, Light Worsted

Kids and adults alike enjoy the comfort of light-weight yarn.

 

Worsted, Afghan, Aran

The classic yarn for all purposes, with a wide range of colors and  textures.

Chunky, Craft, Rug

Fashionable quick knit and crochet projects are a breeze with bulky yarn.

 

Bulky, Roving

Super bulky yarns are ideal for quick knit and crochet projects.

Knit Gauge in Stockinette Stitch to 4 Inches

27-32 sts

23-26 sts

21-24 sts

16-20 sts

12-15 sts

6-11 sts

Recommended Needle in Metric Size Range

2.25 - 3.25mm

3.25 - 3.75mm

3.75 - 4.5mm

4.5 - 5.5mm

5.5 - 8mm

8mm and larger

Recommended Needle U.S. Size Range

Crochet Hook

1 to 3

 

B - C

3 to 5

 

E - F

5 to 7

 

F - G

7 to 9

 

H - I

9 to 11

 

I - L

11 and larger

 

L - N

Note: these technical specs are approximate.  Gauge your work according to your particular tension.

 

Conversion Chart for Needles and Hooks


Metric:

Canada/UK:

 

USA Crochet

 

USA Knitting

2.00

14

-

0

2.25

13

B

1

2.50

12

-

-

2.75

-

C

2

3.00

11

-

-

3.50

9

E

4

3.75

-

F

5

4.00

8

G

6

4.50

7

-

7

5.00

6

H

8

5.50

5

I

9

6.00

4

J

10

6.50

3

K

10.5

7.00

2

-

-

8.00

0

L

11

9.00

00

M

13

10.00

000

N

15