As nouns the difference between yarn and crewel
is that yarn
is (uncountable) a twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving while crewel
is worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.
As a verb yarn
is to tell a story.
(uncountable) A twisted strand of fiber used for knitting or weaving.
(nautical) Bundles of fibers twisted together, and which in turn are twisted in bundles to form strands, which in their turn are twisted or plaited to form rope.
(countable) A story, a tale, especially one that is incredible.
* , chapter=4
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=I told him about everything I could think of; and what I couldn't think of he did. He asked about six questions during my yarn , but every question had a point to it. At the end he bowed and thanked me once more. As a thanker he was main-truck high; I never see anybody so polite.}}
* (story or tale) story, tale
Worsted yarn, slackly twisted, used for embroidery.