Sunday 5 January 2014

Yarn Tip 1: Make Yarn Swatches

If you're a hardcore crocheter or knitter, having yarn swatches is a must. Yarn swatches can help you remember gauges, textures, and even color combinations. Maybe this is something you can do this 2014!
In my case, obviously, it's all about color combinations. These swatches easily give me inspiration for color schemes for my crochet projects. I just whipped up a few rows of single crochets to create small rectangles of colorful goodness :)

My yarn swatch collection is still a work in progress. They still lack labels. In my labels, I intend to include the yarn brand, type, color, and hook size used to make those swatches. It may sound like a lot of work but it will be worth it, for sure.

I placed these swatches in a photo album with inserts I bought from a bookstore.
I will be placing the labels just above the swatches. The swatches will be secured by double-sided tape so they won't slip out of the album.
I also have my African Flower swatches! Having swatches done in rounds, instead of rows, show a different take on color combinations.
Now, go forth and make your own swatches!


  1. I totally agree with your post! Tagal ko na rin plano gawin to pero tinatamad pa...busy pa kasi sa mga iba pang crochet projects hehe..Nice website by the way...keep up the good work!

  2. nice one there!! thanks for sharing!

  3. Something to do on a lazy day :) Thanks for the idea, great!