Crochet, Knitting

7 Stash-Busting Knitting and Crochet Patterns

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My yarn supply has gotten out of hand. I think there may be more yarn in the house then I can ever knit, crochet, or weave with in my life time. I need to do some serious stash-busting to make room.  You can use just about any pattern to help use up leftover yarn, but since I am looking to move out a lot of yarn, so I am thinking larger projects.  I am currently knitting a garter stitch bulky blanket with super bulky yarn and worsted weight yarn held together.   I am hoping that it will make a dent in the size of my yarn collection.  Ravelry has a wonderful group dedicated to stash-busting that can be found here.  I want to share some of the amazing patterns I found with you!

Stash-Busting Patterns

1. Scrap Granny Hooded Jacket Crochet Pattern from Maggie’s Crochet

I fell in love with this crochet jacket made out of granny squares. The pattern is about $9, and is absolutely gorgeous. It reminds me of something Mrs. Weasley from Harry Potter would wear. I would love to make one for myself. I even love the colors she used for the jacket in the photo.

2. Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket by Celeste Young Designs Crochet Pattern

This star shaped crochet blanket is unique and adorable.  It works great with different colored yarns, and it’s available as a free Ravlery download!

3. Traveler’s Life Afghan from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot’s Guide to the Land of Knitting by Stephanie Pearl McPhee

Stephanie Pearl McPhee is one of my gurus.  Her love of yarn shines through her blog and her books. She provides a lot of knowledge that is delivered with wit and humor.  I always enjoy reading her work.

4. Leftovers for Dinner by Cassie Castillo

A free Ravelry download! This knitted sweater is so cool! It’s a cardigan that is circular shaped. It is knitted with various different color yarns, and colors.

5. Chunky Crocheted Blanket Pattern from A Lively Hope

I love the bulky look of this blanket.  It uses multiple strands of worsted weight yarn held together to use up all of your excess worsted weight yarn.

6. Scrappy Bias Shawl by Emily Clawson

This bias triangle shawl has so many possibilities!  It’s offered as a free Ravelry download!  I am thinking this could be the perfect project for some of hand painted wool!

7. Stashbuster Ponchawl by Silvia de Silva

This pattern is a stash-busting dream!  It is perfect for those leftover bits of fun and funky yarns.  Currently available as a free Ravlery download!

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