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    Crochet??!!

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    So I am trying to build my etsy site up a little more than just frames, so I decided to take up crocheting with the intention of making blankets.
    HOW MUCH YARN DOES THIS TAKE?!?!?!

    I used a whole spool thing and I'm not even 1/8 If the way done.
    Is there a secret?
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    I love to crochet, but it can take a LOT of yarn depending on the yarn and the pattern.

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    It can take 15oz for a small baby blanket so a true sized blanket will take quite a bit more. You could go for a lap quilt or baby quilt instead.
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    Yea.... this king sized blanket is quickly becoming a scarf.... in May
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic2Doula View Post
    Yea.... this king sized blanket is quickly becoming a scarf.... in May
    LMAO!!!!
    My mother makes quilts and she said the public doesn't realize how much time and how much resources it takes to make quilts and blankets. They don't want to pay what it is truly worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperJane View Post
    LMAO!!!!
    My mother makes quilts and she said the public doesn't realize how much time and how much resources it takes to make quilts and blankets. They don't want to pay what it is truly worth.
    No joke! I considered selling them, but I don't think I could make back the cost of yarn. Maybe if I could sell a baby blanket for 20 bucks. Geesh.

    Also, I thought my one year old could be trusted with the yarn bundle as I worked, BUT mistake!!! Spent the better part of an hour untangling it from the kitchen table and island and working it back into a ball.
    Also, she dunked it in the dog water bowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic2Doula View Post
    No joke! I considered selling them, but I don't think I could make back the cost of yarn. Maybe if I could sell a baby blanket for 20 bucks. Geesh.

    Also, I thought my one year old could be trusted with the yarn bundle as I worked, BUT mistake!!! Spent the better part of an hour untangling it from the kitchen table and island and working it back into a ball.
    Also, she dunked it in the dog water bowl.
    That sounds fun - I bet the dog loved it lol!!!

    What kills me is that we see crocheted baby blankets at the goodwill that have been donated. They are selling them for $5. Somebody probably spent $30 to make it and here it is - cheap. A little heartbreaking.
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    If you're using a pattern, it should specify the yardage that you'll need. Make sure you purchase enough yarn from the same dye lot to ensure you don't get any unwanted stripes or color variations in your work.

    If you aren't using a pattern, or you're having trouble choosing one, keep in mind that smaller, more dense stitches like single crochet will consume more yarn than more open, lacy stitches. The more air space between stitches, the more bang for your buck, so to speak. Also, a piece made with chunkier yarn and a larger hook is going to work up faster than a piece with lower-weight yarn and a smaller hook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somebodypeople View Post
    If you're using a pattern, it should specify the yardage that you'll need. Make sure you purchase enough yarn from the same dye lot to ensure you don't get any unwanted stripes or color variations in your work.

    If you aren't using a pattern, or you're having trouble choosing one, keep in mind that smaller, more dense stitches like single crochet will consume more yarn than more open, lacy stitches. The more air space between stitches, the more bang for your buck, so to speak. Also, a piece made with chunkier yarn and a larger hook is going to work up faster than a piece with lower-weight yarn and a smaller hook.
    Good advice. I was doing smaller denser stitches with a bigger hook and it was taking forever and hurting my fingers. I started making bigger loops and an "airier" design and it got a LOT easier. It is still taking forever. But by the time I finish, it will be cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperJane View Post
    That sounds fun - I bet the dog loved it lol!!!

    What kills me is that we see crocheted baby blankets at the goodwill that have been donated. They are selling them for $5. Somebody probably spent $30 to make it and here it is - cheap. A little heartbreaking.
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    That's so sad
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