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Sep 18, 2019 16:37:57   #
plstahl
 
I want to make a 10-stitch Afghan, but need some advice.

Does a crocheted one use more yarn than a knitted one?

If I want to make it rectangular, rather than square, should I do 20 ridges rather than 10 to start with? I don’t want it too long, just a little longer than it will be wide, what I would consider a regular-size afghan size.
 
Sep 18, 2019 16:44:20   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
crochet typically uses about 1/3 more yarn per square inch than knit.
Compare the sizes and amount of yarn for the two...
Also look at the projects.... there are probably some rectanular ones
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket-crochet
Sep 18, 2019 16:45:10   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
If you are not chaining any for the overall pattern, yes! The main stitch work eats up the supply of thread/yarn.

For knitting...eyelets relieve the thread/yarn use. Crochet is relieved by chains.

30+ years of crochet, 10-15 knitting. Various 2-4 other disciplines.
Sep 18, 2019 16:47:46   #
ChasingRainbows (a regular here)
 
Crochet normally uses more yarn, and the stitches would be thicker. Have you looked at patterns on Ravelry.com? There are free patterns.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket-crochet

Frankie Brown's 10-stitch patterns.

https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/ten-stitch-patterns
Sep 18, 2019 16:53:35   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
knit4ES wrote:
crochet typically uses about 1/3 more yarn per square inch than knit.
Compare the sizes and amount of yarn for the two...
Also look at the projects.... there are probably some rectangular ones
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket-crochet


Ooh! Short-rows, and I happen to have some yarn I have carefully color sectioned and stripped down to 2 weight.

Red heart yarn —> yellow, black, orange, black, red, black...these I have sequenced together.

My other projects had the green, black, blue, black part of the colors. Thanks!
Sep 20, 2019 01:43:28   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
kaixixang wrote:
Ooh! Short-rows, and I happen to have some yarn I have carefully color sectioned and stripped down to 2 weight.

Red heart yarn —> yellow, black, orange, black, red, black...these I have sequenced together.

My other projects had the green, black, blue, black part of the colors. Thanks!



Nice colours... please show us a pic when finished ☺
 
Sep 20, 2019 04:42:31   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
Nanamel14 wrote:
Nice colours... please show us a pic when finished ☺


I am voting for this one to eat up my spare yarn...& free up my ‘spindles’!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-zigzag

It should be interesting to see how the colors shift.
 
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