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I love to crochet and am on a limited income. How can I get free yarn?
You can ask on Freecycle or Craigslist. You can also get yarn very cheaply at estate sales.
Good advice. I buy scarves and afghans all year and "frog" them, because you "rip it rip it rip it". Cute, huh? Then I make cat mats for the local shelters.
You can also go to the same thrift stores and often find big bags with yarn in balls or even still in the skeins for dirt cheap. Also, go onto Craigslist into arts and crafts and put in yarn. Some sell it for low prices if you come to their home or meet them at a public place.
I hope these help.
I'm on limited a income and wanted to know where can I get free yarn. I find crochet helps with my anxiety disorders.
I live in Woodland Park, too. No, really.
So, here's what you do: Get on Woodland Park Community Page on Facebook.
If they ignore you I can recommend you since I'm on the page.
You can ask there if anyone has extra yarn. I'll bet you'll get a lot.
There is also the Woodland Park Buy and Sell page where you can make your request. I'm also a member of that group.
Let me know if there is a problem getting on either page.
I'd like to know how I can get free yarn. I'm on disability and have no blankets. The only thing I can do is to make it myself.
Finding Free Yarn
Unraveling old sweaters
First of all; you should look for free blankets as cold weather is already here in many parts of the country. Look for yarn second so you will have a backup blanket.
You don't mention where you are...so I hope there is one near you...have you tried Project Linus for blankets? www.projectlinus.org/
I have heard good things about them!
I say this because I fully agree with cybergrannie...blankets for now first, then yarn later.
If you have old sweaters around that you can't use, these are a faster way to make use of something you may already have...old sweaters...and turn them into warm and stylish blankets:
Prayers that you find what you need this holiday season and beyond!
I would check with your local thrift shops, most of them get wool donated to them, mostly not a whole ball of wool and no matching colors, not really worth putting out for sale, if you don't mind a blanket of many colors I believe if asked they would be glad to give you the odd lots rather than throwing them away. I am assuming you know how to knit or crochet. Good luck !!