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My daughter posed this question which my mind can't quite get it together to answer. She wants to crochet a 40x60 inch afghan. She asked if she uses a large hook and bulkier yarn will it take more/less yarn than indicated on a pattern using- say worsted yarn? [I do not know what pattern she is considering.] Thanks in advance-
 

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emmatonoose said:
My daughter posed this question which my mind can't quite get it together to answer. She wants to crochet a 40x60 inch afghan. She asked if she uses a large hook and bulkier yarn will it take more/less yarn than indicated on a pattern using- say worsted yarn? [I do not know what pattern she is considering.] Thanks in advance-
I would say more by weight but less by yardage.
 

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a swatch by the width will also help. maybe measure 6 yds of yarn, make a loop, then do a sample row to see how much yarn is used to calculate possible yardage needed. buy extra yarn considering that dye lots and colors may become unavailable
 

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emmatonoose said:
My daughter posed this question which my mind can't quite get it together to answer. She wants to crochet a 40x60 inch afghan. She asked if she uses a large hook and bulkier yarn will it take more/less yarn than indicated on a pattern using- say worsted yarn? [I do not know what pattern she is considering.] Thanks in advance-
Remember, if she uses a larger hook and thicker yarn, she will need less stitches and rows to get 40 X 60 inches so the comparison should be similar.
I would be prepared to buy extra yarn though, just to be sure.
Have fun.
Colleen
 
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