This chart estimates how much yarn you will need for specific crafts. To download a PDF of this, click here.



Knit Yardage
Crochet Yardage
AFGHAN
Baby 20" x 30"
Adult 60" x 60"
Baby 20" x 30"
Adult 60" x 60"
Lace/Sock/Fingering
1351
3500
1760
4500
Sport/DK
1150
2950
1500
3835
Worsted
1000
2660
1300
3450
Chunky/Bulky
850
1875
1100
2500
HAT
Child (head size) 18"
Adult 20"-22"
Child 18"
Adult 20"-22"
Sport/DK
175
225-275
230
230-360
Worsted
175
225-250
230
230-360
Chunky/Bulky
125
150-175
162
195-210
SCARF
Child 6" x 40"
Adult 8" x 54"
Child 6" x 40"
Adult 8" x 54"
Lace/Sock/Fingering
440
660
572
860
Sport/DK
350
650
455
845
Worsted
190
380
247
495
Chunky/Bulky
125
250
163
325
SWEATER
Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32"
Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48"
Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32"
Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48"
Lace/Sock/Fingering
750 - 1000 - 1450
1800 - 2100 - 2500 - 2700
675 - 1300 - 1885
2340 - 2730 - 3250 - 3510
Sport/DK
550 - 800 - 1100
1400 - 1600 - 1900 - 2100
715 - 1040 - 1430
1820 - 2080 - 2470 - 2730
Worsted
500 - 650 - 1000
1200 - 1400 - 1600 - 1800
650 - 845 - 1300
1560 - 1820 - 2080 - 2340
Chunky/Bulky
350 - 500 - 700
900 - 1000 - 1200 - 1300
360 - 650 - 910
1170 - 1300 - 1560 - 1690
VEST
Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32"
Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48"
Child (chest size) 24" - 28" - 32"
Adult (chest size) 36" - 40" - 44" - 48"
Lace/Sock/Fingering
400 - 550 - 750
950 - 1125 - 1300 - 1450
520 - 715 - 975
1235 - 1465 - 1642 - 1885
Sport/DK
300 - 400 - 600
700 - 850 - 950 - 1100
390 - 520 - 780
910 - 1175 - 1235 - 1430
Worsted
250 - 350 - 500
600 - 750 - 850 - 950
325 - 455 - 650
780 - 975 - 1105 - 1235
Chunky/Bulky
175 - 250 - 400
450 - 550 - 650 - 700
228 - 325 - 520
585 - 715 - 845 - 910
*Note: amounts are only approximate, based on average size projects, and will vary depending on type of stitch, gauge and differences in individual knitters and crocheters. To find out how many skeins/balls/cones to purchase, divide the total yardage needed by the chosen yarn's amount per skein/ball/cone. 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.

Need to know what weight class your yarn is? Visit our weight class guide or check the yarn label.