Bundles of Yarn

The first thing to consider when choosing the ideal yarn for your crochet project is what weight of yarn you will use. The weight of the yarn refers to the thickness of the strand of yarn, and how many times it can be wrapped around a 1-inch section of a ruler (wraps per inch). Yarn labels always list the weight of the yarn to help you match it to your pattern. The yarn weight combined with the crochet hook size you use will affect the project’s drape.

When you decide to crochet a project, the pattern will typically list the weight of the yarn. If you use a large yarn for a pattern written for a smaller yarn, your project will end up much larger than expected and it might be hard to use or wear. For best results, follow the suggested yarn weight when making a crochet pattern, and be sure to check your crochet gauge.