Crocheting with Two Strands of Yarn at Once
I've blogged about the technique of crocheting two strands of yarn at once to make a thick, reliable potholder. In that instance, I used some cheap black yarn as my second thread, so I wasn't too impressed with the results. That's a good potholder, I thought, but that's about it.
Then I decided to try the technique again, still using washable acrylic yarn. This time I paired a solid apricot yarn with a variegated yarn in pink, green, white, and brown. You see the results above. What a stunner! I had chained 30 with my US 16 crochet needle, which I realized was a little too wide for an ordinary potholder. Also, by jingo, it's too bright and pretty! I decided to create a tote bag.
To do this, I'll crochet another 12" x 12" section like this one, and three narrower sections to form the sides and bottom. Then I'll do a couple of lengths of 5 chain crochet for handles. It will be easy to assemble the bag with a yarn needle, and it will make a striking product - one I hope someone might want to buy.
Using two yarns at once is a simple way to create distinctive color combinations and eye-catching accessories.