There are a few different ways to calculate how much yarn you need for a king-size blanket. The best way is the one that takes into account your desired yarn thickness, pattern stitch and gauge, and needle size. You can find examples of these calculations in this blog post as well as for instructions on how to do them yourself so they’re easy-to-follow!
To determine how many skeins of yarn you will need for your king-sized blanket, first measure the width of your project in inches. For example, if your measurement is 100 inches wide, then 10 skeins would be enough.
You need to use 8-300 gram balls for a king-size Farm House blanket. A skein is 198 grams. This means that there would be 12.12 skeins (get 13 for safety).
For this example, let’s say that one skein of your chosen yarn is crocheted into a 108″ width of work that is 7″ long. The finished length divided by the length of the sample equals how many skeins you will need.
In this example, I am dividing 108 by 7 to find 15.42857142857142857143. If I round it up, then 16 skeins would be needed in this example.
Skeins Of Yarn For A King Size Blanket: Instructions
To make an example king size blanket that uses 16 skeins of yarn, you would make it like this (using worsted weight yarn):
Cast on 80 stitches and work in garter stitch until the desired width is reached. Bind off and weave in ends. Then cast on another 100 stitches to use as your border around the edge of your blanket. Knit these stitches until about halfway up your original piece before binding off and weaving in ends. Repeat steps two more times so that at least one skein of yarn is used per row (for each section). I hope this helps! You can always contact me if you have any questions or concerns 🙂
Here is the step by step guide:
1. Gather your materials
2. Cast on the number of stitches you want to work with for a border around the edge of your blanket
3. Knit in garter stitch until you have reached the desired width, then bind off and weave in ends
4. Cast on again and knit until it reaches about 1/3rd up from where you started
5. Bind off and weave in ends
6. Repeat steps 4-5 two more times so that at least one skein of yarn is used per row (you can use any type of yarn).
List Of 10 Materials Required To Make King Size Blanket
1. 2 balls of chunky yarn
2. 1 ball of bulky weight yarn
3. 4 skeins of worsted weight wool blend yarn
4. Size K crochet hook
5. Large tapestry needle for weaving in ends
6. Scissors or a rotary cutter and mat for cutting fabric into strips
1. King Size Blanket – this is the most important material
2. Yarn – any type of yarn will do, but acrylic yarn is best for beginners
3. Crochet Hook – a size G crochet hook will work well for this project
4. Scissors or Yarn Cutter – these are optional, but they make the process much easier
5. Tapestry Needle – also known as a darning needle, this tool can be used to weave in ends and sew pieces together more easily than using just your fingers
6. Sewing Machine (optional) – while not necessary to complete the blanket on your own, sewing machines make it faster and easier without having to hand stitch everything together at the end
1. 700 grams of acrylic yarn
2. One size I crochet hook
4. Tape measure
5. Yarn needle
6. Sewing machine or sewing kit
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to calculate the amount of yarn needed for any project, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s how many skeins of worsted weight acrylic yarn are required for that afghan or what size needles will be best suited to knit your blanket, our knitting resources have all the information you need!