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Topic: DORMANT: Use Your Leftovers- Scrappy Projects (not afghans!) Crochet-along  (Read 8297 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2011 05:39:44 AM »

These are all so gorgeous! Wow, I totally love the colour combos, so nice Smiley.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2011 07:22:30 AM »

I love all your sets, always! I'm going to have to get in on this crochet-along! My friends know I crochet, but they don't understand how much yarn it takes to make a sweater or shawl, so they'll see some crazy yarn on clearance or at garage sales and buy one skein for me. I have a lot of odd little skeins lying around waiting for their perfect matches. Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2011 07:47:35 AM »

Yeah--I have friends that do that...a very nice gesture, but one tiny skein is not enough...and I just don't feel like making any more scrappy afghans! Wink

I am going to try some that have uneven rows...sheep blue and a few others here have made some pretty great looking shawls and afghans just randomly adding yarn whenever they ran out...it can either be very colorful and cool or ugly...Cheesy...but I still want to try it!
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2012 01:28:09 AM »

Ok...I am going to be addicted...  I haven't made a hat in years, and I LOVE the pink black, white, etc..scrappy one you did.  Do you follow a pattern?  I have TONS of scrap yarn.  I used to make scrap afghans in DC quite a bit.  Kinda airy ones.  I would go in rows, and pick a color scheme, like greens or browns.  I did my son a wild one with black in between every row.  I have this very old wool scrap afghan that kinda got me on them.  It is very tight, perhaps tunsian, and I LOVE it.  I also love the standard black and wild colored granny afghans.  I have a vintage one of them also. 

But... one only needs so many afghans, so I like the idea of small projects.  I like to use cotton for my dishclothes, so that means I need something else for the rest.

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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2012 08:50:33 AM »

why, thanks! Cheesy

I just used a basic hat pattern, using double crochet on most rows, single on some...depending on the yarn...the yarns make the pattern...

On the blue and grey, I used the Divinity Hat---it has a spiral and is very easy and fast...

Right now, I am using my homespun yarn to make hats....my goal is to use up as many leftovers as I can!  I have about six "kits" made up and in plastic bags and will get to them this winter I am sure! Cheesy

Please post your projects if you try this...it will be addicting!

All hats will be going to good homes and charities...I usually keep one or two for myself.
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2012 07:06:24 AM »

What an awesome craftalong!  I have a ton of scrappy yarn that my grandmother gave me now that she doesn't knit or crochet and this is perfect to use it up!
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2012 09:12:05 AM »

My scrappy scarf!



colors used: black border on both sides, then blue, light pink, aqua, brown, gray, purple, white, navy, mauve & lavender

I used this scarf as inspiration: http://crochetincolor.blogspot.com/2011/12/scrapadelic-scarf.html
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2012 11:31:37 AM »

The braid fringe is wonderful--no hiding ends!  Such a colorful and fun way to use bits of yarn...nicely done, nisforneville!

It is amazing how colors that don't seem like they would go together, look great all mixed in!  I love how you used the hot pink...it seems to just pop, but not too much...the other colors just cool it down a bit!

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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012 11:55:29 AM »

Thanks! I plan to make a few more in this style to destash. I'm not really one to wear scarves, but I love this one so much, I might keep it for myself.
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2012 12:54:06 PM »

What a great idea!  How are you compensating for the different sized yarns?  Do you change your hook to whatever size will give you a stitch that's the same size as the row below?  I would think you'd want to avoid something like putting two stitches of skinny yarn into one stitch of bulky so there aren't any accidental increases or decreases, but I'm not 100% sure how to do it.
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