Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Live Video - Tips on Crocheting With More Than One Strand of Yarn | Posh Pooch Designs

On today's Live Video Chat we are discussing how to Crochet with more than one strand of yarn, 
and why you would want, or need to.

See the Live Video Chat on my Youtube channel
 at this LINK

See a short demonstration on my Youtube channel
 at this LINK

 First Lets Discuss why you would want or need to.

1. If You want a chunky "look" but only have thin yarns on hand, you can crochet with 2 strands of yarn.
 This works just fine, I often use 2 strands of WW(4) to replace a Chunky (5).

2. If You want 2 colors of Yarn worked together - This is another great idea.
 Using 2 colors or even 3 for a fun colorful look.

3. If you  want a thick bulky rug or blanket.
Using 3 or 4 strands can give you a thick and sturdy rug or blanket. 
And if you use a Worsted weight, it is washable.

Note: if a pattern calls for bulky and you want to substitute 2 or 3 strands of yarn. 
You will want to Make a swatch to make sure it equals out.
Remember not all Worsted Weight yarn is created equal!

Okay, So how do I do Crochet holding 2 or
 more stands together.

 Basically you crochet the exact say way as 1 strand, 
only you are holding the strands together.

If you are using the same color and weight of yarn. and 2 strands of yarn,
You can pull from both ends of the skein, holding the 2 strands together.
Or you can ball up the skein into 2 balls, working 1 strand off each ball.

If you are using 3 strands, you will probably want to use 3 skeins or balls.

It depends on the project when technique I use.

I hope this answered you questions.
 If you have any questions you want answered,
 feel free to ask them.
 if I do not know the answer, 
I will try my best find one for you.

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Posh Pooch Designs

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