How to Crochet With Eyelash YarnBy Rachel Choi – 8 Comments
|Eyelash yarn (popularly known as Fun Fur) and other novelty yarns can be difficult for beginners to crochet with since it is hard to see the stitches. These yarns aren’t like regular yarns you may be used to crocheting with. The strands of yarn are “furry” and textured causing your work to have a unique look that hides your stitches.|
To crochet with eyelash yarn and other fun novelty yarns you crochet the same way as you normally would. But because it may be a little tricky when you first start, here are some tips that can help you out:
Use muscle memory. You already know how to crochet. You already know where your stitches are suppose to be. So why does it matter if you can see them? Insert your hook where you think your stitches are. Often times you’ll be correct. Just trust yourself. But if you’re wrong, does it really matter? You can’t even see if it’s wrong because the eyelash yarn covers it up!
Use larger hooks. When you use a larger hook then you normally would, it makes it slightly easier to see the stitches. Plus, with all the furriness of the yarn, you don’t need your work to be too tight.
Crochet with another strand of yarn. If you’re really worried about not seeing your stitches then you can crochet your eyelash yarn while holding it together with a regular strand of yarn. You’d be crocheting with 2 strands of yarn held together. Start by trying to use a color that is similar to the eyelash yarn you’re using. But if you still have trouble, use a colored yarn with more contrast. You can use any weight yarn that you feel comfortable with.
These tips can be used for any novelty yarn where you may have trouble seeing the stitches, such as eyelash yarn, boucle, ladder yarn, ribbon yarn etc.
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