Saturday, December 6, 2014

How To Crochet With More Than One Strand of Yarn

First lets answer the Question,
"Why Crochet With more
 than One Strand of Yarn?"

There are several reasons.
1. If you use 2 or more strands of yarn 
you get a nice thick texture.

2. You can mix yarn colors for a unique look.

3. You can mix yarn textures, 
like a WW(4) and a Fun fur for a 
great furry fabric that is sturdy,
and get a very fun look.

Okay, Lets See how simple this is to do.
When you crochet with 2 or more strands of yarn,
You hold the strands of yarn together, 
just like you do with crocheting with 1 strand.

Here is a starting chain using 2 strands of yarn.
I used 2 colors so you can see how they work together.

I turned and stitched a few single crochets.
 One think to remember, is that the strands can get twisted 
as you pull them together.
So don't be in too big a hurry.

I turned and stitched a 2nd row of single crochets.
This is 2 Worsted Weight yarns (4) so I am using an I Hook.
If you use more strands you will want to go up to a larger hook.

See how simple this is.
There are many Crochet Patterns that
 call for a Chunky yarn,
You can substitute 2 strands of 
Worsted weight yarn, 
and get a very unique looking project.

Another technique is to add a 
thin thread of silver or gold, 
along with your yarn, to add a little sparkle.

Have fun playing with your yarn and 
see what new designs you can come up with.

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