# Frequent question: How many yards of yarn do you need to make an afghan?

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## How many yards of yarn do you need to crochet an afghan?

Reference the crochet chart that came with the pattern to determine the amount of yarn needed for the afghan. A baby afghan crocheted in worsted weight requires 1,000 yards of yarn. An adult afghan worked in finger weight yarn needs 3,500 yards while the same afghan worked in bulky yarn requires 1,875 yards of yarn.

## How many feet of yarn do I need for a blanket?

Crunch those numbers, and know that you’ll have about 340 feet of chunky yarn in a single ball to yield a 30” x 50” blanket. The calculations will vary slightly based on whether you are purchasing a “super bulky” (6) or “jumbo” (7) yarn.

## How many yards of yarn do I need for a full-size blanket?

How much yarn for a full-size blanket? You can produce a full-size Afghan blanket using around 18 balls of yarn or up to 4000 yards of yarn because you’re making something colorful.

## How many yards of yarn do I need to make a queen size afghan?

Queen Size Blanket (Afghan)

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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 fabric does it take to make a blanket?

You can allocate two to four yards of fabric to make a blanket. A small-size blanket like the baby blanket or crib blanket can use a yard for each piece, while the slightly bigger child blanket will need one and a half yards each.

## How many yards do you need to hand knit a blanket?

The yardage you need to arm knit a blanket will range from 43 to 306 yards, depending on the blanket size. For example, 43 yards of yarn is enough for a typical 30 by 30-inch baby blanket. But if you will arm knit something extra large, around 70 by 80 inches, you will need up to 306 yards of yarn.

## How do I figure out how much yarn I need?

Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you’d like a scarf 48″ long and 8″ wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards. Round up as running out of yarn is the worst!

## How much yarn is needed for a king size afghan?

Yes – it’s 100% acrylic. A lot of people call any yarn wool simply because they don’t know that they make yarn out of other materials. I would take this person yarn shopping with me.

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