# How do I calculate yarn for Afghans?

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## How do I figure out how much yarn I need for an afghan?

Be sure to round up to the nearest whole skein/ball/cone. For example, to make an adult afghan out of Homespun , you will need 1875 yards of yarn. Each skein of Homespun contains 185 yards, so you will need 11 skeins of yarn.

## How many skeins of yarn do you need to make a throw blanket?

If you are a novice needleworker, you might have wondered how many skeins of yarn for a throw blanket you’ll need. The answer is about 3 skeins or balls of yarn. To have a more accurate answer, you can manually calculate it or use a yarn or yard calculator.

## How many skeins of yarn do I need for a queen size afghan?

To crochet a queen size blanket or afghan, you will need about 10 to 18 skeins of yarn. This means that the total amount of yardage used would be around 2000-4000 yards if using only one color and up to 8000+ yards when multiple colors are involved.

## How many yards of yarn does it take to make a throw?

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Yarn Weight 1 Yarn Weight 2
Shawl 550-850 Yards 450-700 Yards
Adult Sweater 3375 Yards 1750-2625 Yards
Baby Blanket 1500-1625 Yards 1250-1500 Yards
Afghan 3750-4125 Yards 3500-3750 Yards

## How many yards of yarn do I need for a throw?

Calculating how much yarn you need for a blanket

Like, for a baby blanket you need 1.500 yards of yarn and for a big throw 3.500 yards.

## How many chains do you need for a throw blanket?

To give you an estimate, the chain stitches you’ll need for a blanket range from 90 to 225 chains. This is because every blanket type differs in size, and you have to consider the yarn thickness and personal gauge. You may also be using a bigger hook, so the chains you’ll do might be lesser.

## What size is a queen size afghan?

The Most Common Afghan Sizes and How Many Squares They Take

Item and Actual Size in Inches Afghan Measurements in Inches Number of 6×6 in (15x15cm) Squares Needed
Double Bed / Large Adult 54×75 60 x 78 130 (10×13)
Long Double Bed 54×80 60 x 84 140 (10×14)
Queen Bed 60×80 66 x 84 154 (11×14)
King Bed 76×80 80 x 84 196 (14×14)

## How many grams is a skein of yarn?

In the US yarn is sold by weight, so this skein is 7 ounces or 198 grams. The yardage given is an estimate and is the least amount of yarn you will encounter in the skein; the actual amount may be more.