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Unlock the mystery of choosing yarns, and learn how to substitute yarns to achieve the same look and feel the designer intended. Find out more below.

Robyn Chachula
Learn Yarn Substitutions for Crochet
Robyn Chachula, Instructor
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Do you struggle with knowing how to substitute yarns in a crochet pattern when you can't find the exact same yarn listed? Yarn substitution can be confusing, but with the expert guidance of instructor Robyn Chachula, you will soon understand how to easily choose and substitute yarns.

Join Robyn as she unlocks the mystery of yarn substitution. Learn how to choose the best yarn for any project—garments, home decor items, bags and more. Discover how to decipher yarn labels to find the fiber content, yardage and weight, and discover which of these attributes is the most important. You'll see which yarns drape well, which are light and cool, and which are durable. And, you'll learn which versatile yarn has the same qualities as either wool or cotton!

In this video class you'll learn how to:
  • Recognize the 3 families of yarn: plant, animal and acrylic.
  • Know when to substitute between yarn families, and when not to.
  • Determine which yarns drape the best for garments.
  • Tell which yarns are more durable and long-lasting.
  • Select a yarn that showcases the stitch pattern.
  • Choose yarns to avoid wool allergies.
  • Work a beautiful lattice stitch pattern.
  • Make 3 exclusive crochet patterns: Light & Lacy Purse, Lattice Stitch Pillow and Raspberry Cowl.
This class includes easy-to-read instructions and a symbol diagram for three exclusive projects made with different yarns: Light & Lacy Purse, Lattice Stitch Pillow and Raspberry Cowl. The basic stitch pattern is the same on all three projects, allowing you to clearly see and understand how different yarns suit different types of projects.

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FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Reviewing Yarn Labels
Fiber Choices & Drape
Fiber Choices & Stitch ...
Fiber & Project Choice
Substituting Yarn
Class Wrap-Up
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Customer Reviews for Learn Yarn Substitutions for Crochet:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 14 customers.)

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October 22, 2019
Calliste H
I've been crocheting for decades, and I have a pretty thorough knowledge of the craft. However I found MANY excellent tips in this class! Things I never learned about yarns and labels before. Thank you so much!
December 30, 2018
Melissa J
I loved how simple the instructor makes this and how well she explains everything.
April 18, 2018
Kim H
This is an excellent class. It is very informative. I would recommend this class to beginner and experienced crochet and knitters. Beginner crochet and knitters would really benefit from this class. When I want to use a different yarn that is called for in a pattern I can watch this class again to make sure that I use the correct yarn type that would work. I am very happy that I purchased this class.
March 9, 2018
Christina D
I am excited to start this class,I live in Australia and would like to read up about changing the wool you chose
April 16, 2017
Yvonne R
This class is "Brilliant" it has lots of excellent tips to help you fined (yarn substitutions). I am more confident to walk in to a yarn shop or go online and buy or order exactly what I want, when it comes to yarn substitutions.
Thank you for a brilliant class!!

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