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Need a little yardage estimation help from crocheters

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posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:19 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Nyiah

Big advantage with squares is that you got more options if you underestimate how much you need, you got a lot more options to rearrange.
Can you show me the other two colours too? I tried to Google but wasn't sure which one.

Stone Fox:


Driftwater Blues:


I personally think they'd look great in a checkerboard pattern together.

Edit: Dammit, help on the biggie? I can't remember the tags for size editing...

edit on 3/4/2018 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

You'll have to show us pics when you are through making it or even when it is partly made to see how it is coming along.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
Must be a slow day at ATS if you and DB are in a thread about crocheting.


DB and I are always in the same thread because we are the same person.

I'm also Nyiah.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Nyiah

You'll have to show us pics when you are through making it or even when it is partly made to see how it is coming along.


Totally
I'd say I won't need some accountability assurance because that's my husband's job, but all he can think of is threatening not to cook. I just threaten to cook in his stead, he backs off. I'm that awful in the kitchen where the thought of me cooking nullifies threats.
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posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:25 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Night Star
Must be a slow day at ATS if you and DB are in a thread about crocheting.


DB and I are always in the same thread because we are the same person.

I'm also Nyiah.

Split personalities are a bitch to keep track of.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

That's nice.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

Split personalities are a bitch to keep track of.


Less talking to yourself, more crocheting.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

I do all right with patterns for the most part. The only one I never got to work was a thread crochet 5-point star I was trying to make for my aunt as a ornament. They kept coming up with 6 no matter what I did ... so 6 they ended up with!



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Nyiah

Split personalities are a bitch to keep track of.


Less talking to yourself, more crocheting.

Agreed, but which one makes the sammies if I'm crocheting?



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
Agreed, but which one makes the sammies if I'm crocheting?


Us.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Nyiah

Split personalities are a bitch to keep track of.


Less talking to yourself, more crocheting.


Are you talking to me now?

I think I have crochet itch.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Are you talking to me now?

I think I have crochet itch.


I'm speaking to all of us. Get back to work.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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just crochet up a #load of granny squares then sew them all together. tighten up the ends and youre good to go.

wool gonna cost you..

if you want the best # around(imo) you can try to get a hold of river knits. hand dyed yarn from a narrow boat. these people are awesome.




posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears
Oh my dear god, those are absolutely stunning! So What If I'm A Pansy colorway = So What If I'm Broke, It's Pretty.

Seriously tempted by this, though.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Ooooh, love the richer color tones! Love the color blended yarns. They make such lovely pieces!



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

My wife is a long time crocheting monster. She loves it.

After she stopped laughing at me for asking her this question, she said that there are so many variables (yarn size, tension, pattern) that the best way to estimate it would be to make a gauge swatch say 4x4. Then unravel the swatch, measure the yarn used and simply do the math on expanding to the size you want.

Hope that helps.




posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 05:54 PM
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originally posted by: whywhynot
a reply to: Nyiah

My wife is a long time crocheting monster. She loves it.

After she stopped laughing at me for asking her this question, she said that there are so many variables (yarn size, tension, pattern) that the best way to estimate it would be to make a gauge swatch say 4x4. Then unravel the swatch, measure the yarn used and simply do the math on expanding to the size you want.

Hope that helps.


Oh absolutely, that's the first thing I'm going to have to do when I can order the yarn when it's back in stock. I'm hoping 20 skeins will do the trick, but I still need to do the swatch regardless to make sure.
edit on 3/4/2018 by Nyiah because: Proper terminology and because certain members *ahem* will run with that original wording.



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

I love those blues you picked out! You must post pics when it's done!!!

As for how much you need... I'm thinking 18 to 20 skeins. But so much will depend on the heft of the yarn, which stitch pattern and the hook size and your own tension. What I would do is get a skein of the yarn, go ahead and play with it a little, using various stitch patterns and hook sizes, and when you find a pattern and texture that you like, work up a 12"x12" square, then rip it out and see how much yarn you actually used, then multiple that for the total area of the blanket.

For comparison, I like to use the J hook with the Caron Simply Soft in a solid half-double crochet pattern for 24"x36" baby blankets. I use about 750 yards for one blanket, or two-and-a-half 6 oz skeins. The half-double crochet works up with a nice ribbed effect and it's great for boys. Sometimes I will do a cluster pattern of 2 hdc in one stitch, skip the next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, ending each row with a cluster, then starting the next row with ch2 and one hdc in the first stitch. It uses the same amount of yarn. It's about the same for a 5-dc shell pattern. (Although I cheat sometimes and do 2 dc ch1 2 dc for the shell


I hope that helps. If you have any more questions give me a holler... can't promise I'll be able to help, but I'll try.

Good luck and have fun!!!



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: whywhynot

Oh dear! I didn't see your reply and responded to Nyiah with the same answer!!!

My apologies Nyiah -- didn't mean to be redundant



posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 06:38 PM
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No problem

a reply to: Boadicea





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