Eyelash yarn is a fun way to add a texture to your finished project… but, it can be a little bit of a pain to work with!
Particularly when crocheting, it can be difficult to see the stitches in a work when eyelash yarn is used:
See how hard it is to see the stitches clearly?
I have an easy trick for working with eyelash yarn, that’ll make it easier to see your crochet stitches.
Hold together with a plain yarn
It’s that easy! Hold your eyelash yarn together with a strand of plain yarn!
I’m showing a contrasting color yarn in my example (so that you can clearly see the strands), but you’d want to use a strand of coordinating yarn.
The plain yarn will give your stitches a nice base, while you’ll still get the fluff from the eyelash yarn. To use, hold together and crochet as usual:
Yarn: a mystery German yarn from my stash, held with Ella Rae 100% wool
Hook: Knitter’s Pride Dreamz
Now, notice, that the stitches are much more clearly defined:
It’ll still take some getting used to, but this tip will help you crochet with eyelash yarn with a little more ease!
Crocheting with two strands of yarn will alter your gauge. Either consider using a larger hook (and fidgeting with the pattern instructions), or use a strand of sock-weight yarn, which will change the gauge less drastically than a thicker yarn.