Do you enjoy sets of mini yarn balls? You know, the kind where each ball only has a small amount of yarn. However, you get a package filled with a whole assortment of different colors? If that’s your jam, then you need to check out Caron Little Crafties. New from Yarnspirations, this set of 20 colorful mini yarn balls is perfect for summer crafting.
400 Grams / 1260 Yards Total Yarn
Each of these mini yarn balls is 20 grams / 63 yards. However, you purchase the Caron Little Crafties as a single set. Within that set, you get twenty different colors. Therefore, you end up with a total of 400 grams of yarn. That’s more than 1200 yards of yarn. Obviously, you can make a whole bunch of small projects with that amount of yarn. Alternatively, you can combine all of the colors into one large project. For example, make a colorful striped simple shawl this summer using all of these mini yarn balls.
How to Find Projects for 1200 Yards of Yarn
Not sure what to make with this amount of yarn? Head over to Ravelry. Choose whether you’re looking for knitting or crochet projects. (Or select both if you’re bicrafty!) Then under the yarn amount, choose under 1200. You’ll come up with an array of different patterns to choose from. The Caron Little Crafties are a size #4 weight, so it’s best if you narrow down your options to worsted weight choices. Need help?
- Here are all of my crochet patterns on Ravelry that are worsted weight and 1200 yards or less.
- Here are all of my knitting patterns on Ravelry that are worsted weight and 1200 yards or less.
If you’re a crocheter, the Caron Little Crafties are perfect for making granny squares. You could mix and match the colors to make all sorts of different squares. Then stitch them together to make a scarf, shawl, or baby blanket.
Easy-Care Acrylic Yarn
Caron Little Crafties are 100% acrylic yarn. They’re machine-washable. Moreover, you can dry them in the machine as well. Therefore, these are great for durable projects. For example, make a granny square crochet picnic blanket to use this summer. Take it to the park or the beach. Then, when you’re done with it for the day, toss it in the washing machine.
Basic Worsted Weight Yarn
As aforementioned, these mini yarn balls are each worsted weight #4 yarn. That’s one of the most popular yarn weights out there. You’ll probably use a 4mm crochet hook or 4mm knitting needles when working with this yarn. However, if you’re working with a particular pattern, you can obviously adjust for gauge.
More Caron Little Crafties From Jonah
You probably already know Jonah (known online as Jonah Hands.) If you don’t, then you need to check him out. He’s on our list of Top 100 Instagrammers because he’s just awesome. He’s a young kid who is a terrific crocheter. He’s made a name for himself in the crochet world because of his great skills, fun personality, and enthusiastic love for crafting. J
Jonah did a promotional video for Caron Little Crafties in which he offers some other great suggestions for how to use these mini yarn balls. He suggests making amigurumi and tassels. And he also has some really smart suggestions for how to pair the different colors. For example, he suggests a butternut squash color would look good with a cream and a dark heather grey. Take a look: