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Topic: what do you do with your remaining yarns of your crochet projects ?  (Read 2047 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009 02:28:31 PM »

I usually save them for ugly blankets or make little things. Over the weekend I used some scrap DK to make myself a cell phone cozy.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009 03:23:09 PM »

i saw a scarf today that was crocheted flowers worked individually but then sewn/woven/worked? together into a beautifull scarf that made me think of blustery spring days when the blossoms are falling from the fruit trees
maybe you could do something like that?
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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2009 07:10:03 AM »

I make 'Nest Builders' .... just a free form open weave crocheted bag with a draw string closure, then stuff it with cut up left over yarns and fiber left from preparing spinning batts.

Hang it in a tree and let the birds get bits and pieces to build their nests!


I love the idea of crocheting a lot of flowers then sewing/weaving them together for a scarf!  Will have to try that with some of my brighter yarns
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2009 11:43:25 AM »

I make 'Nest Builders' .... just a free form open weave crocheted bag with a draw string closure, then stuff it with cut up left over yarns and fiber left from preparing spinning batts.

Hang it in a tree and let the birds get bits and pieces to build their nests!


I love the idea of crocheting a lot of flowers then sewing/weaving them together for a scarf!  Will have to try that with some of my brighter yarns

The other day I left some pieces of yarn outside along  with some of my cut hair and the next day everything dissapear ,the little birds took everything  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2009 03:56:54 PM »

I use my acrylics and wools to make granny's daughters (first round of granny squares) and I use my cottons to make reuseable cotton pads/ makeup removers.
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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2009 04:23:13 AM »

I just take it all, stuff 'em into bags, and make starghans with 'em. Kids don't care as much if they're strangely colored!
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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2009 12:40:14 PM »

I make 'Nest Builders' .... just a free form open weave crocheted bag with a draw string closure, then stuff it with cut up left over yarns and fiber left from preparing spinning batts.

Hang it in a tree and let the birds get bits and pieces to build their nests!

OMG what at neat idea!  I've been throwing away the little bits only a couple inches long - I never thought that critters could use them!  Is every kind of yarn safe?
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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009 06:20:11 PM »

Personally, I'm liking the striped vest in this picture. It looks like they made one sc or dc row of each color, then just edged in black and added silver fasteners. (I thought those were toggles, but enlarged they look like overall clasps.) Pair the vest with a swirly skirt instead of those hot pants, and I'm there.

I've seen a lot of cute kids' hats and mittens that used scrap-friendly stripes with a plain cuff or hat band. These were mostly knit items, but I don't see why it couldn't work with crochet.

Some people stuff small items with leftover bits of yarn.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2009 06:42:34 AM »

They become amigurumi/stuffie fodder!!
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2009 02:53:07 PM »

Easy sachets! Crochet two little squares (they could be different colors) the same size and use another scrap of yarn to crochet them together most of the way. Stuff with cedar shavings, dried lavendar or rosemary, or potpourri; if what you're using might poke through the crochet, you could either first sew it into a little pillow of thin fabric or put a layer of batting inside your crocheted sachet before you stuff it. Crochet the rest of the way around, and, if you'd like to hang this on your clothes hangers rather than put it in a drawer, add a little loop of crocheted chain.

Obviously you could make circles or some other shape instead of squares and you could get fancier with the stitchwork if you wanted, although if you were to do an open stitch pattern, you would have to use a a little fabric pillow for your good-smelling stuffing.

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