Stash busting scrap yarn blankets tutorial #HGDCScrapBallChallenge

Stash busting scrap yarn blankets

 Hey Tribe, Insta followers (my wonderful tribe) will have seen my posts about my latest crochet obsession. Stash busting scrap yarn blankets.

Why stash busting scrap yarn blankets?

Basically because, well  – adulting.

I touched upon my new crochet habits in my first blog post HGDesignsCrochet  – A Crochet Blog. Since moving into my own little place I haven’t had as much spare dolla to splash on yarn (sigh) and in actually having to pack up my stash I rudely realised how MUCH yarn I own. Like so, so much yarn. More adulting realisations, my place is tiny cute, so storage is sacred. There are not so many hiding places for yarn. I had an entire wall of built in wardrobes at the folks and trust me you could cram that solid! 

And, I confess, I want to buy lots of new squishy yarn to start a few (hundred) colour co-ordinating blankets so I need the space for the said new yarn. It would be amazing to purchase said squishy new yarn because its actually needed and would be guilt free because i’ve depleted my stash. Imagine that. Wow. So new adulting miss independently living me became a stash busting scrap yarn boss. Yeah hashtag that.

#StashBustingScrapYarnBOSS Click To Tweet

I admit (begrudgingly) that I have a lot of yarn and I don’t need to buy more to make a million blankets (my project of choice always).  How to work in all those scraps? With the #HGDCScrapBallChallenge. 


Here is a mini pictutorial on how to make the #ScrapYarnBalls to take part in #HGDCScrapBallChallenge.


I collected together all my leftovers, scrap yarn, rejected abandoned half used balls, test swatches, and yarn barf.  Yarn barf is the yarn that tangles in the bottom of your project bags. You all have yarn barf issues.Then I made scrap yarn balls. 


Take two ends and knot together

Begin winding on your fingers to start a mini skein

Knot each end, as you reach, it to another scrap

Until you have your very own scrap yarn balls


Make a million of them


Start making your stash busting scrap yarn blankets. Just like mine.


scrap yarn blankets

You can follow its growth on insta with hashtag #HGDC_Scraptastic

Ready? Get set, GO!

Ready? Raid those yarn stashes and get making scrap yarn balls. Tag your pretties with #HGDCScrapYarnBallChallenge so I can shower your Insta and Twitter with love and so I can show you off in my #SaturdayShoutOuts. A special thank you to @nai_nai_makes for starting the challenge hashtag. I told you I have a wonderful tribe didn’t I. 

I am taking part in the #HGDCScrapYarnBallChallenge Click To Tweet

Be sure to visit soon. In next weeks post I am showing off my first finished stash busting scrap yarn blanket, Scraptastic. Plus I will be show casing some of the tribes’ #HGDCScrapYarnBallChallenge blankets too. 

Heather xx

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