When I teach crochet, the most basic question that is often asked by participants in the thread. What thread is suitable for making hats? What thread is suitable for making bags? What yarn is suitable for making this, that, and so on. Actually the choice of yarn for various products is purely according to crafter’s preferences. However, for beginner crocheters, I will share tips on yarn types (not brands) and their uses. Meanwhile, if you want to keep your yarn tidy, we recommend you to use the best bobbin winder.
1. Polyester yarn
Polyester or poly yarn has a plastic-like texture. Cutting this yarn can not use ordinary scissors, but using a match. Therefore it is advisable to be very careful when cutting threads, keeping the hot ends of the thread away from the skin of the hands or feet. Usually widely used to make bags, wallets, pencil holders, sandals or shoes, tablet / iPad / handphone wrappers, and baskets (double thread).
2. Balinese cotton yarn
Balinese cotton yarn is a type of yarn that is very commonly found in any yarn shop in the south-east Asia region. This thread is quite thin and is usually used to make tablecloths (doily), hair accessories, ornaments, necklace or bracelet accessories, wallets, tablet / iPad / cellphone packs, and small bags. To be better and more sturdy, don’t forget to put a lining or inner lining on your bag or wallet product
3. Big ply soft cotton yarn
Soft cotton with big ply or a lot of sheets is my favorite yarn when teaching crochet. Many sheets can train the motor skills of my crochet students. Items that can be made from soft cotton threads include hats or beanie caps, baskets (double yarn), amigurumi (knitted dolls), wallets, tablet / iPad / handphone wrappers, bags, vests, scarves, hair accessories, ornaments, necklace or bracelet accessories. To be better and more sturdy, don’t forget to put a lining or inner lining on your bag or wallet product