Loop yarn is one of the yarns I started with as a knit beginner, and it was super easy for me as I made soft blankets and scarves from the pre-sewn loops.
The remarkable thing about loop yarn is that you can use your fingers or crochet hook to pull one loop through the other instead of a knitting needle to complete your project.
Using your fingers might be more interesting than using a crochet, but it is easy, and you will likely make fewer errors when using a crochet hook.
How Do I Crochet With a Loop Yarn?
Crocheting with a loop yarn is more effortless than crocheting with a ball of regular wool, cotton, or acrylic yarn, and I will show you how to make a blanket with a loop yarn. However, you might need more balls of loop yarn for your project than the regular balls of wool yarn.
A Crochet hook.
Determine The Amount Of Yarn To Use.
Before starting your project, you need to know the required yarn to complete your blanket project and how much yarn to use depending on the size, pattern, and brand of loop yarn you use, as the brands are different sizes.
|Blanket Type||Size Of Blanket||Balls of Yarn|
|Baby Blanket.||1-yard square.||Three balls of large loop yarn.
5 to 6 balls of small loop yarns.
|Small Throw Blanket.||50 X60 inches.||6 balls of large yarn.
11 to 12 balls of small loop yarns.
|Large Blanket.||60 X70 inches||8 balls of large loop yarns.|
Make A Slip Knot.
Cut the little piece of thread that holds two to three loops of the yarn in place and make it straight, then tie a slip knot with it, leaving a loop.
Crochet Your Loop Yarn.
- Insert the crochet hook into the loop made with your slip knot, then pick another loop with your hook and let it pass through the first loop.
- Skip the second loop and insert your crochet hook into the third one; skip every other loop and put it into the next one.
- Do that as wide as you want your blanket to be.
- Turn to the next row by looping through the end loop without skipping any loop on the completed row.
- Loop through the first loop on the working yarn, skip every other loop, move to the next one, and skip the other loop until you are through with the row.
- Then, turn to the next row by looping through the end loop, and repeat the process on the fourth bullet.
- Repeat the fourth and fifth bullet processes to complete the blanket.
Finish It Off.
To finish it off, you will have to take your lead loop and push the back loop through it, then do it across the finished edges until you get to the end, where you will weave the end loop back into your finished project.
How Do I Make A Loop Yarn Project With My Fingers?
It is a straightforward task though it might be stressful, it is not impossible to do, and I will be doing a scarf with a loop yarn and my fingers.
- A loop yarn.
- Your Fingers
Start From The First Row.
- Lay the strand of the loop yarn down and count the first 1 to 8.
- Pick the 9th one and insert it into the 8th loop.
- Take the 10th loop and insert it into the 7th loop.
- Put the 11th loop into the 6th loop.
- Pull the 12th loop into the 5th loop
- The 13th loop into the 4th loop.
- Do this until you get the 16th loop into the 1st loop.
Move To Row Two
Move to row two by taking the next loop on the yarn strand and inserting it into the loop of the last stitch on row 1; take the next loop on row two and insert it into the next loop on row one, continue the process just across the row just as you did in row 1.
Tighten the End.
Repeat the row 2 process until you have 16 loops yet to be worked on. Take a loop from the yarn strand (yet to be worked on ) and insert it into the first loop you just completed; take the next loop on the yarn strand and insert it into the 2nd loop on the completed row.
Continue this pattern just as you did for rows 1 and 2 until you have one worked loop left, which you will pull the remainder of the yarn stand through to tighten it.
Bind It Off
After that, carefully cut the threads holding the loops in the remaining yarn strand to form a straight strand which you will use to finger-sew the ends together by pulling the strand through the edges of the bottom section and the top section.
Do this along the entire edge, do the same for the back of the scarf, then cut the excess out.
Now, your finger-knit loop yarn scarf is ready.
How Long Will It Take Me To Make A Blanket With A Loop Yarn?
The amount of time spent making a blanket with a loop yarn depends on the size of the blanket, as a small throw blanket might take about 3 to 4 hours at a stretch to complete it.
What Can I Make With Loop Yarn?
There are various things you can make by crocheting your loop yarn, and they are;
- Square Pillow.
- Cozy Cardigan.
- Baby Blanket.
- Criss Cross scarf.
- Winter Hat.
- Throw Blanket
- Crochet Basket.
- Tail Blanket.
- Cable Knit Scarf.
- Decorations such as pumpkin.
- Bath Rug
Can I Wash A Loop Yarn Project?
Yes. A project made of loop yarn can be washed in cold water by hand or by washing machine. However, a 100% wool loop yarn should not be washed in a washing machine but by hand, and avoid hot water when washing.
It can also be spot cleaned by adding a drop of mild dishwashing liquid to the stained area with a drop of water for 10 to 15 minutes, after which you will wipe it away with a dry towel. Then, add a drop of water to rinse it and wipe it away with a dry towel before drying it on a flat surface.
How Do I Dry My Loop Yarn Project?
Loop yarn is a soft, delicate yarn that needs to be handled with all care which might demand that you air dry it on a flat surface or dry it on low heat to prevent the loops from ripping.
How Often Should I Clean My Loop Yarn Project?
Your loop yarn project, either a blanket or a scarf, should be cleaned every three months as too much washing can weaken the loops, especially when you wash with a washing machine.
Crocheting with loop yarn is an excellent start for beginners and kids as it is easy and does not require any professional experience to do and complete a project. The beautiful part is that you will still meet your project the same way you have left it, without it being ruined when you go for a break.