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13 quick and easy projects you can crochet to use up some of your stash yarn!

Use Up That Yarn!

Title: Use Up That Yarn!
Author: Drew Emborsky
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60900-280-0
Photographer: Ken West and Jason Masters

 Use Up That Yarn!

“Yarn Stash? What Yarn Stash?”

My yarn is stacked in plastic bins, neatly labelled by yarn weight…in my craft room yarn storage room. I’m pretty sure I am not the only person who has a yarn stash tucked away… am I?

If you have leftover yarn from your finished projects tucked away or, you are a yarn crazed crocheter like me, then you need this book too!

Use Up That Yarn, by The Crochet Dude(R) includes 13 projects you can crochet to use up some of your stash yarn. A lot of these projects would be great “Make and Give” gifts too because it is the perfect time of year to make and give them away! The stashbuster projects included can help us save money on gifts and brighten our friend’s or coworker’s days!

The projects included range from BEGINNER level to INTERMEDIATE level and are:

  • Oval Bowl (150 yds, Bulky Weight Yarn, EASY)
  • Coasters (85 yds, Medium Weight Yarn, EASY)
  • Scarf & Mittens (230 yds, Super Bulky Weight Yarn, Scarf: BEGINNER, Mittens: EASY)
  • Coffee Cup Sleeve (55 yds, Medium Weight Yarn, EASY)
  • Snow Scarf & Hat Set (675 yds, Medium Weight Yarn, INTERMEDIATE)
  • Teapot Cozy (180 yds, Bulky Weight Yarn, EASY+)
  • Table Runner (295 yds, Medium Weight Yarn, EASY+)
  • Round Bowl (100 yds, Bulky Weight Yarn, EASY)
  • Cowl (250 yds, Super Bulky Weight Yarn, INTERMEDIATE)
  • Fingerless Gloves (275 yds, Medium Weight Yarn, INTERMEDIATE)
  • Water Bottle Sling (120 yds, Medium Weight Yarn, EASY+)

My favorite projects – and perfect for the yarn in my stash, are:

  • Oval Bowl
  • Coasters
  • Coffee Cup Sleeve
  • Round Bowl
  • Water Bottle Sling

Each of which would make great gifts too!

The patterns are written in U.S. Crochet Terms. Gauge information is provided so you can substitute different yarns in the same weight category in the patterns. If any special stitches are used in a pattern they are included in a Stitch Guide within the instructions of the pattern itself. The Stitch Guide provides a written explanation of how to work the stitch and refers to specific diagrams when needed. The diagrams have been included in the General Instructions section beginning on page 31.

Diagrams have been included to help you with working in the back loop only, working in free loops of a chain, working post stitches, working into the top of the stitch and working whip stitches.

Use Up That Yarn! includes a variety of easy, stress-free projects for you to crochet. Not only can you select yarn from your existing yarn stash to make these items but you can make these practical projects as gifts for your family and friends.

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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copy of Use Up That Yarn! you can get them directly from Leisure Arts:

Use Up That Yarn
Use Up that Yarn! – $9.95
from: Leisure Arts, Inc.

This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.

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End Date: December 13, 2016, 11:59 pm ET

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  1. The oval basket is my favorite. I never have much leftover yarn, but I usually save it to use for amigurumi tidbits as needed. But I could always set some aside for these type of projects. I’d never thought about it…duh-no brainer really! Thank you Rhonnda

  2. A must have to add to anyone’s library! Thanks for the review.

  3. What a fun book!! Have lots of leftover yarn here..thanks for cool ideas! 🙂

  4. Need to use up left over yarn. GOOD BOOK book to clean Up stash.

  5. Looks like 1 fun book!! Lots of cool ideas for leftover colors!! 🙂

  6. Good ideas!! Always looking for ways to use all those leftovers.

  7. I have a lot of yarn in my stash that these projects would be great to use them up.

  8. This is such a great idea for a book! I love working on a smaller project in between larger ones and being able to use up my left over yarn is wonderful. Great book and review.

  9. Great projects for using up leftover yarn! Love this book! 🙂

  10. I love all the suggestions and wonderful projects to use up the pieces and bits I have collected over 60 years of crocheting!!! Thanks so much.

  11. Thanks for the giveaway! There are many interesting ebooks by Leisure Arts but I settled on voting for Crochet Hats and Scarves for kids.

  12. I love Crochetterie!!! I have 4 boys, all grown, and I am forever looking for items for them. This books helps solve my problem. I love the clear instructions, great photos of the items, and terrific selection of projects.