Thursday, April 17, 2014

Week 7: Make a Scrap Project From Your Yarn Stash

I have to admit that I've been enjoying this weeks challenge for awhile now. When I was creating the 52 Week Crochet Challenge I happened to be in need of a new project, and a scrap project was just the thing. I decided on a blanket and this is my work in progress (WIP):

The blanket is crocheted using the half double crochet stitch, which I've come to think of as my Goldilocks stitch. (It's not too tall and not too small, it's not too loose and not too thick - it's juuuuuuuust right.) What I really love is that there is no thinking involved, other than which color I'm going to choose next. As for the colors, I chose a range of greens, purples, and blues for the stripes. I only have a few guidelines that I decided on, which came about as the work progressed:
  • I am using a light blue color consistently throughout, between the color stripes.
  • The light blue stripes are 5 rows, and usually the first and last are partial rows.
That's pretty much it. Here's a closer look:

As for my ends, I'm not going to weave them in, and I'm not working over them as I go. I've knotted the ends together on the wrong side and I'm going to trim them short so I'll have little tufts on the back of the blanket. I think it will be a fun and interesting look. I will post more pictures when I'm finished.

Thanks for joining me for Week 7 of the 52 Week Crochet Challenge! 
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  1. Okay, I had been wondering how to use those eeny bits of scraps, while still looking "planned". You solved my problem!! Great idea using a main color in between. It makes it all come together! And now I can crochet up those scraps right away and have a wip going to use them up!

  2. That's a very clever way of using up yarn ends. The colors look good together. Looking forward to seeing the finished afghan. I am a bit behind on the challenge this week, as I had no Internet for a week. Oh the joy, lol.
    Have a great Monday!

  3. I would like to join (though I have some catching up to do). I promised myself that I would devote time to my crochet this year, so this seems like a good way to do it! I have done so little in recent years that I don't actually have much of a stash, or many scraps! I love the colours, btw!

    1. Don't worry about catching up, just jump right in!

  4. Great scrappy project :-) I love the colors. I'm really enjoying doing the challenge.
    Because I enjoy your blog, I nominated you for an award:
    Thanks for being an inspiration to me :-)