# How Much Wool Do I Need?

**So, how much wool do I need?**

The absolute worst thing you can do is to start a project and run out of wool before you get finished.

I'm not talking about just completely running out of wool... I doubt that will EVER happen. But, I am talking about running out of a particular **color or shade** before you get finished with your flower, sky, cloud, leaf, or whatever.

**So, how DO you determine how much you will need?**

There are several "ideas" on how much it takes... but they all use calculations BEFORE the wool is stripped. My problem is that I have tons of wool that's already stripped! So, I've had to come up with my own "formula".

**On average... it takes 5 times as much wool as the area you are hooking.**

**For example: **If your project is 10" wide and 10" tall, you would need to cover an area that is 100 square inches. Now multiply the 100 sq. inches times 5 and you would need a total of about 500 sq. inches of wool.

**But remember... that's for the entire project. **You will need to dothe same calculations to determine how much of each COLOR you need.

**If your wool is already stripped... what do you do?**

Here's MY formula...

I hooked several 2 inch squares of #8 (1/4") wool. (That would be an area of 4 sq. inches.) **I used 81" of wool to hook that 4 sq. in. area.**

**Using that information, I decided that if I had 20" of #8 wool for every sq. inch of hooked area, that I would have plenty. **I'm sure that some folks may disagree... and I realize that it depends on how "tight" you hook, but calculating this way, has always worked for me.