Friday Find (17th July 2015) – Large Stash Busting Project Ideas

I have a (Yarn) Problem ... www.yarnya.co.ukThere are so many new projects that I want to start, but I still have too much yarn (for my liking) in my stash to warrant buying any more. Living in a flat I am low on storage space so I have to keep my stash under control. This means I have to get creative and use what I have. So, today’s Friday Find for you are some super stash busting projects that I have found around the web. Mainly on Pinterest and Ravelry… I can spend hours browsing those sites.

I have a whole list of projects that I want to make (don’t we all), but typically they require either a certain colour or weight of yarn that I don’t have or more of a particular yarn I don’t have enough of. To stop me buying new yarn, unless a project can use a different colour or weight, I’m going to try a few of these stash busting ideas.

Hopefully it’ll please my ‘must start a new project’ urge whilst sticking to my plan of not buying any more … yet. Then if when I finally succumb to the summer sales I won’t feel so bad (that’s the theory anyway).

Here are my favourite large stash busting projects that I’ve found for those unwieldy stashes that are just screaming out to be tamed. If you have any others I’d love to hear from you. Either comment below or email me on yarnya@hotmail.com. Next week I’ll be sharing with you some small scale stash busting projects to use up those odd sized scrap balls of yarn that are lurking at the bottom of the pile.

‘Globetrotter Blanket’ by Homemade @ My Place – I love the colours and simplicity of this blanket. The tassels at the end of the rows are an ingenious idea … less ends to sew in 😀

Stashbuster Blarf (Rectangular Shawl) by Esther Sandrof – This would be perfect to keep the chill off on a cool summers eve as well as to wrap around you on the cold winter days. Plus the mix of stitches and colours make it a great stash busting project, as well as a sampler to practice.

Entrelac Crochet by According to Matt – This is gorgeous! I recently completed a shawl using Tunisian Crochet (which, as far as I’m aware, is very similar to Entrelac) and with the colour changes it’s a good way to use up smaller scraps of yarn.

Mini Hexagon Blanket by Bunny Mummy – Gorgeous! I love these hexagons, they remind me of a bee hive.

Granny Patchwork Blanket by Attic24 – Lucy, of Attic24, has some amazing blankets on her blog, which are all perfect for stashbusting. But her granny patchwork (closely followed by her ripple blanket) is my absolute fave!

Triangle Circle Pillow by Atty’s – These triangles are so precise, I love them! And lots of patterns can be made up within the triangles depending how much of each colour you have to hand.

Circle Crochet Shrug by The Woodsy’s Bulletin Board – This shrug would be perfect to wear at camp with my Guides – I would stand out a mile away and my Guides would always be able to find me.

There they are, my favourite large stash busting projects, I may have to sit down and start one of these this weekend … hmmm but which one to do. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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6 comments on “Friday Find (17th July 2015) – Large Stash Busting Project Ideas
  1. […] few weeks ago I shared some stash busting project ideas with you for small and large piles of […]

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  2. The rectangular shawl is on my ‘to do’ list for camping over the summer, better get my skates on 🙂

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    • yarnya says:

      Ooooo pretty! That’ll be great for camp. I’m making the circular shawl for my next camp … which this year isn’t until 18th September – plenty of time! 🙂

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  3. […] week I shared with you some large scale project ideas to tackle those unwieldy piles of yarn. They were projects that should help to clear out the stash […]

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  4. adaisygarden says:

    What a great group of projects! I’m only a beginner (I can really only do a granny square blanket) but I think I could do the colorful squares blanket. All the projects are so beautiful. I know what you mean about buying new yarn…it’s tough to resist when I look up and down the aisle filled with beautiful colors!

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    • yarnya says:

      It really is so tough.. but I don’t have the space to store any more so stash busting it is. The bonus of these is that the patterns are very repetitive,if you can do squares, you can definitely do some of these, especially the striped globetrotter blanket 🙂

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