The Stashbusting Continues!

Apr 14, 2013

I'm still working on the stashbusting! How about you?

You can read about my earlier efforts to transform piles of yarn into crocheted beanies (here and here and here).

Here's a little update on my last stashbusting efforts, plus a new project!

I did, in fact, crochet up that skein of Lion Brand Zpagetti that I mentioned in an earlier blog. It was, in fact, super speedy, as it was worked on a Q hook. This yarn is much sturdier than the Skacel TeeCake and calls for a knife grip all the way. It took a mere two episodes of The Big Bang Theory to crochet. And I put it to immediate use holding Six (or so) Skeins In Search of a Project.

The Hexagon pillow is put together. It had a brief dalliance with being a laptop cover (it was the teenager's idea), but it just a tad large for that. So, as soon as I get a pillow form and whip up that last seam, this can move to the FO list.

The Undefined Cowl from the Spring 2013 issue of Interweave Crochet is coming along. Here it is sunning itself on the newly bloomed azaleas. It really shouldn't take as long as it has been, but I got distracted by the following FO.

In the Great Yarn Excursion, I came upon a stunning amount of Tahki Cotton Classic. (This was my go-to yarn for children's garments, back when my teen-agers were children and I could put just about anything on them without fuss.) I had a spectrum of colors in a range of lengths.

So, I sorted them into light and dark colors and whipped up an infinity cowl.

The pattern is from154 Crochet Wave Patterns by Darla Sims, a great resource for ripply patterns.

 

 

The pattern is a variation of 133 Fanned Waves. My variations: Cowl is worked in the round right side showing, so there is no turning, solid dc row is subbed with sc, and every st is worked back loop only. The color sequence is green, orange, blue, white, then reversed with different shades of the same color. The dark colors are brown, black, purple and olive (I told you I had a full spectrum!)

I actually have enough left to make one in shades of blue for my daughter. Then maybe she'll let me have this one back (because, yes, as soon as she saw it, she said, "Oh, I love that!")

 

 

You'd think I'd run out of yarn at some point, but really, it's the tip of the yarnberg.

If you're working on busting your stash as well, here's a handful of free eBooks to help you in that effort: Chain Reaction Crochet Afghan Project from Crochet Me, 8 Free Crochet Amigurumi Patterns, and Crochet Bags and Purses: 7 Free Crochet Bag Patterns.

Let me know your favorite stashbusting patterns!

Happy crocheting!

Marcy

 


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on Apr 15, 2013 3:57 AM

Hi Toni !!

I recently came across your blog crochetme.com, and found a pleasure to read! I must compliment you on creating articles and teaching 'How to crochet'.

I work with www.barcode91.com and we have some beautiful ethnic designs too. I think you would like them too :) and congratulations to you on your wonderful blog :)

- Thanks

 Shivangi Sharma

Laurel H wrote
on Apr 15, 2013 10:30 AM

Is there a cure for people who can't resist buying more and more yarn, "because I love the colors" and "because it spoke to me"?