How to Crochet with 5 Skeins at Once – Without Getting Tied Up in Knots

Yesterday, I shared A Scarf That’s Easy as 1-5-3, and it used 5 skeins/balls of yarn at one time. As you can imagine, keeping one skein/ball of yarn under control while crocheting can sometimes be challenging, but FIVE?

I started off sitting on the couch and had all 5 skeins around my lap. Before long, one dropped onto the floor. And I left it there because I feared that if I tried to get up to get it, I’d get the other four all tangled up. Before too long, 4 were on the floor (occasionally rolling away from me) and only one was left in my lap and it was time to do something about it.

So all 5 skeins went into a paper bag and were finally contained!

As I pulled on the yarn, each one cleanly unwound itself without getting tangled up or rolling away. And this also gave me a way to easily keep the ends together for the next project, by loosely tying all 5 ends together to the handle.

Now I’m ready to use the same color combination for a second scarf and the yarn is all ready to go.

Do you have any other tips for working with multiple skeins/balls of yarn that I should try?

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  2. Brilliant! If I’m using more than one skein for a project I usually leave them in my sewing bag, or if I’ve already taken them out sometimes I put each on in a bowl or tupperware or something so they don’t roll away. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  3. Julie says:

    Now that’s resourceful thinking :) Did your cats help with removing the yarn from your lap? lol
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    • Girl Going Country says:

      Surprisingly they haven’t really played much with the yarn at all. Lucky for me! Otherwise I might have to lock myself away when crocheting. :-)


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