25 Jul How to Wind a Yarn Ball by Hand
You are crocheting, you pull the tail and the ball does not stop moving from all sides, it is as if it were alive: it falls to the floor, it rolls meters and meters, it gets under the couch, it gets tangled in the leg of the table, a disaster really. Solution: crochet with the tail coming out from inside de ball.
Make your own yarn balls without a yarn winder, using only your hands.
Do you enjoy winding yarn balls, or do you find it a boring and tedious task?
1 | Leave approximately 10 cm of yarn; this will serve as the end to pull and unwind.
2 | Hold the tail and start wrapping it around your thumb and index finger, forming a figure-eight shape about 10-12 times, and then another 10-12 times around (without forming the figure-eight).
3 | Gently remove the yarn from your index and thumb.
4 | Keep holding the yarn and start wrapping it around.
5 | Always make sure to wrap the yarn in the same direction.
6 | Avoid wrapping too tightly and keep your thumb in the center throughout the process.
7 | Be careful not to lose the yarn end; if it becomes too short, gently pull on the end to get a bit more yarn.