There are many different ways to craft beautiful items using yarn. Blankets, afghans and clothes can all be made by various methods. Knitting and crocheting are two of the more popular ways to shape yarn into usable forms. Knitting requires two needles to twist the yarn into place. Crocheting requires one crochet hook to accomplish the same task. Both of these methods can be learned by beginners and will generate a lifetime of yarn projects. Modern crafters have the choice to use various types of yarn. Wool and cotton yarns used to be the only types available. Acrylics mixed into new yarn make it more durable for modern projects.