Crocheting Through My Stash

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I was feeling very energetic one morning and decided to clean my yarn closet. This is one of those projects that you could easily lose momentum if you do not keep the goal in front of you. That is -to have an organized, easy to get to, usable system that is easy to maintain.
But if you are like me, you also might discovered that your stash might be a little larger then you realized.

After spending several hours matching, rolling and gently putting away each skein or ball of yarn, I decided that the best thing would be to try and decrease my stash to a more manageable amount. I decided to be diligent over the next few months in arranging my crocheting projects with the yarn I had discovered in the closet and in the process crochet my way through three of my rubber tubs.

I am off to a good start. I decided to start with scrap afghans. In the process of two weeks, I crocheted three afghans. The first one was three rows of 3 double crochet groupings separated by one row of white yarn. (pictured below)

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The second one was a more open lacy design, using black yarn to separate the different colors. The pattern can be found in the August 1997 issue of Crochet with Heart. (both pictured below) It is called the Light and Airy Afghan, that was originally designed with just two colors in mind. Although I have used this pattern a few times for scrap yarn, and every time it has turned out great. This is the first time I have decided to trim it in black. I am really pleased with the end results. Sometimes you just have to go with your instincts and hope for the best.

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The third afghan was a basic giant granny square, which I believe you could never go wrong with. (pictured below)

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Over the next few month, I will be looking for projects both large and small to crochet my way through three of my tubs.   Which will still leave over half of yarn untouched.  What an adventure!!! What a job!!! I have all kinds of material to work with ranging from bulky yarn, worsted weight yarn, thread and cottons. The possibilities are endless.  My fingers are just itching to get started.

What are some of the creative patterns you like to use when it starts to get a little to large of a stash in your yarn closet? Would love to hear any idea’s.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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3 Responses to Crocheting Through My Stash

  1. Wow, stunning blankets, and a really great idea.
    I have not done a blanket crocheted in one size. I always seem to make granny squares and they become a blanket or bag.
    Sometimes I will donate to one of the local homes here, they are always in need of yarn.
    I have knitted a full sized blanket before, and am itching to tackle something like that again though. Its a huge job, but so rewarding. 🙂

  2. Cricket Fox says:

    I am trying to work through my stash also. Got more stash then I know what to do with at times

  3. Pamela says:

    It is always so comforting to hear that people are going through the same things in their life as you. Maybe we could find some crochet though our stash together. Afghans have always been my favorite things to crochet.

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