It’s finally happened. I’ve run out of space to Stash more yarn. I’ve completely filled a huge 5 drawer unit, I’ve got a huge box under my desk filled with it, I’ve got boxes stacked up on top of my unit filled with cakes and lace weight threads. Then there are the organza bags stashed behind my computer monitor and 2 big skeins of t-shirt yarn randomly perched on a table.
This is not to mention the numerous wips I have stashed down the side of the couch and my upstairs projects by the side of my bed.
Writing it all down, it’s a bit embarrassing 😳 but I suppose a good yarn collection is required for any self respecting crochet business owner – or at least that’s what I’m telling myself
I’ve collected it all over several years. Some of it is left over from previous projects, some of it was bought during sale events or closing down sales. A fair amount was just me wanting to try out a new brand of yarn, but never quite finding the right project for it and of course there was the allure of a mystery box or 2.
Well, it’s time to do something about it. I’m set determined that I won’t be buying more yarn until I’ve used up a good portion of my stash. I at least need to be able to fit everything in the 5 drawer unit. That is my mission for 2022.
Which means I need some stash busting patterns
The Yarn Stash Busting Challenge
Of course being a crochet pattern designer, that means I’ll be creating my own patterns. This should be an interesting challenge. I’ve got yarns of all different weights, colours and fibers.
I’ve got several balls of some yarns, others just single skeins. So I’m going to have to really think about what type of patterns I choose for each yarn if I’m going to be able to avoid buying more yarn to complete a project.
The first task is to find out what I’ve actually got. So it’s time to unpack everything and make an inventory of all my yarn – thank goodness for my yarn stash tracker!
Let’s not go into how everything does not go back once its out. I swear yarn breeds when ignored for several years.
Now it’s time to get down to business.
Stash Busting Crochet Patterns
I’ll be creating new Patterns all through the year, and will update the list below when I’ve completed a new pattern
These will be made from all different types of yarn, but I’ll include all the details of how much I used and what brand it is.
I’d love to know what your go to yarn stash Busting projects are. Come on over to our Facebook group and let us know
Happy Stash Busting!
The One Cake Hat And Cowl Set
This hat and cowl set is made using just 1 cake of LionBrand Mandala ombre. It uses the V stitch to make a light, but warm winter set
The BiColour Rainbow Cowl
This pretty double wrapped cowl uses 1 main colour and scraps of 12 other colours to create this unique looking accessory.
The Bistitch uses 2 different colours of yarn to create the stitch