Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Great Project to use up Scrap Yarn!!






First I decided what size square I wanted to end up with.
I decided to make a 8 x 8 square, so I made 8 strips
each 2 x 8 inches.




Then I wove the strips together and pinned them to hold strips in place.







Then I crocheted around the edge with a single crochet stitch,
connecting the strips together.





Then I crocheted around the square with a double crochet stitch.




Then sewed the squares together and added another row of
double crochet around the outer edge of completed afghan.



Easy Peasy Fun!!!!!

43 comments:

  1. This is great you should really put this on ravelry so people can see this! I can't wait to do this this is so cool and different and good for scraps.

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    1. Thanks! It was alot of fun to make. Hope you have fun with yours!

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    1. I used a double crochet stitch.

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    2. Thanks! :) I'm still new at trying to figure out what htye are by looking!

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  4. I just LOOOOVE this!! I shared it on mt FB page with your link, I hope you don't mind. It's just such a great idea!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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    1. I too!!! This is a wonderful way to used up all my scraps - Kudos to the lady who shares design...

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  5. Have a few questions. How many are you chaining after that what stitch are you using double or single

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    1. I chained 24 stitches, but you can change the length to whatever length you want. I used a double crochet stitch. Have fun!!

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  6. Hey tami have one more question once you chain the 24 do you count back 3 chains and start double cocheting

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  7. This is a fantastic idea for using up bits and bobs of leftover yarns! Better yet, it can be done with crocheted strips like yours or knitted or woven ones.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. What size hook did you use please?

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  9. This is something a beginner would really enjoy to make their first lap covering and I appreciate you posting this soooo much so I can interest my two grand-daughters in crocheting. Can't thank you enough!!!

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  10. How many squares did you make total? This is amazing and I may never make a blanket any other way lol Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! I think I made 48 squares 8x6 It was fun!

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  11. Love Love Love this, I've been looking for ways to get rid of my scraps so they aren't just sitting by being wasted. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. I've been searching for a great stash-buster project that will work for colors that really don't go together. This is marvelous!!! All the variety celebrates how my grandmother made quilts out of scraps. Thank you!!!!

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    1. I hope you have fun making yours!!! I know I did!

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  13. Wow this is great I think I will add to list of to do's but make my squares bigger.

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  14. I can't wait to start making this. Thank you.

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  15. I can't wait to start making this. Thank you.

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  16. beautiful. i would love to have the pattern. charlie_een41093@yahoo.com

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  17. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Great way to use some yarn that you've used on special projects for parents,spouse, children, and grandchildren to remember the projects that you made and who it was made for. Just like they do with quilts when they use pieces of clothing from favorite articles of clothing.

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  19. THANK YOU! So nice of you toshare!

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  20. THANK YOU! So nice of you toshare!

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  21. Love love love this! Thank you soo much for sharing@

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  23. I love this idea! I have alot of odd ends of yarn and alot of black yarn leftover from a failed project.
    Can you give me a little more step by step instructions? Like how many stitches in the length and how many rows in the width you did? Thank you so much for the great project!

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  24. This is so clever. What a great way to not only use old yarn, but also make small pieces that travel easily. Thanks so much!

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  25. I did figure this out on my own. Chain 23 , double crochet in second loop from hook. Double crochet across turn, (21 double crochet) chain two continue for total of three rows . Finish off . I hope this helps. I am new to posting but not crocheting.

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  26. New to crocheting and I love this! How did you sew the squares together? That part is intimidating me

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  27. You don't sew each square together. When you see the edge it holds it.

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  28. I'm sorry..I know I must seem stupid but I still don't understand!

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    1. After you pin the strips together you use your crochet hook and sticking hook in stitches of both strips you make a single crochet stitch which binds the strips together. Does that help??

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  29. Did you work in dc (US) or (UK)? It looks like dc (US) which is tr (UK)but I would like to be sure!

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