13 quick and easy projects you can crochet to use up some of your stash yarn!
Title: Use Up That Yarn!
Author: Drew Emborsky
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2012
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
- 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.Use Up That Yarn! A Stashbuster Pattern Book for Crocheters.
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Start Date: December 6, 2016; 12:00 am ET
End Date: December 13, 2016, 11:59 pm ET
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