In case you missed the memo on the latest Stash Busting Challenge, right now I'm working on making projects using only the yarn in my stash and you're welcome to join me by showing off your own stash busting projects! So today I'm going to feature the first round of stash busting ideas to help inspire you as you try to give new life to your yarn stash.
The first project idea comes from Renee Davis who used some of her yarn stash to crochet this adorable set for her new baby girl. The newborn-sized mermaid tail is based off of a free pattern by Yvonne Metz. Rather than making it doll-sized, Renee made it just a bit bigger by adding a bit to the beginning chain and adding a few extra rows to the body. Paired with an adorable matching top, it's the perfect set for a sweet little mermaid and a great use of some extra yarn.
The next wonderful idea comes from Nancy Richter. She put her yarn stash to good use by making some whimsical hand puppets. Nancy's puppets were made from a free crochet pattern by Jenni Designs. Aren't they so fun? I know my son would love a set of these. And if you follow Nancy's lead by making yours stripy, this is a perfect way to use up those last bits of yarn you've got laying around.
And, in case you missed it, I designed a brand new free crochet pattern for you all using some of the yarn in my stash that I'd been toting around since high school (let's not talk about how long ago that was...). You can find all the details for the yarn bowl pattern on my previous blog post.
And that wraps up our very first stash busting feature! Thank you to Renee and Nancy for being brave enough to volunteer your lovely ideas and showcase your projects!
I'm already on the hunt for more stash busting project ideas for the next feature so please submit your lovely pieces to help inspire us all. Contact me on social media or by email and you could see your work on the next stash busting feature! Also, keep tagging your work with the hashtag #stashbusting2016 (unless someone has a suggestion for a better hashtag?). Anything that uses your yarn stash is welcome to join the party. Happy hooking!
Thank you for stopping by to visit my own personal corner of the web! Feel free to take a look around and check out what I've been crafting, crocheting, or baking. Hopefully you'll find something to inspire your own creativity!