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How to Choose Yarn for a Crochet Project

Crocheting is a great hobby. Like many crafters, you may want to buy yarn online for your next project: it’s quick and convenient! However, if you are starting, you may be overwhelmed by the choices available to you. This post will cover a few of the basics of picking the right materials for your crochet project.

First, let’s go over the materials. There are three popular types of yarn material that are suited for beginners: wool, cotton, and acrylic. Wool is among the most popular as it is flexible and resilient. Cotton is a smart choice if you want your piece to hold its shape better. Meanwhile, acrylic is popular for its value-oriented cost and wide availability of colors.

Another characteristic you need to consider is the weight. In this sense, “weight” is the thickness of a yarn thread. The higher the number, the thicker the yarn will be. Beginners may want to try their hands at a medium-weight yarn, which is typically #4. Also, take note of your crochet hooks. They may have a recommended weight to use with them as well.

Other things you may want to note when buying yarn online include texture, pricing, color selection, and available yardage. Selecting the yarn that is right for you ultimately comes down to the types of projects you want to complete. So whether you want to get some practice in or are planning on crafting a scarf, always remember that the kind of materials you work with will set the tone for the entire experience.