Stash Busting x 2! Knit and Crochet :-)



If you knit or crochet on a regular basis like I do, I’m guessing you’ve also got a big stash of leftover yarns that are languishing in a craft tote or two (maybe three or four?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had a browse around Ravelry a couple of weeks ago, looking for ways to use up my own stash and foundย these two lovely tote patterns, one crochet and one knit.

Thanks to designer: Kathy North for allowing me to share the photo and pattern of her Stash Bustin’ Tote, pictured above.

It’s an easy pattern, so if you don’t have a lot of crochet experience, this would be a good project to tackle, to hone your “hooking” skills. ๐Ÿ˜‰

girl about town tote

The other stash-busting tote that I really liked, was this one: Girl About Town, designed by Joanne Yordanou.

This one is knit and again, an easy pattern that would ideal for beginners.

Thanks Joanne for allowing me to share your tote pattern/photo here too!


Both of these patterns are currently free, so it’s a great time to download copies for yourself!

Ravelry is so amazing! So many talented designers over there, sharing their work, often for free or for a very nominal charge. I โ™ฅย it!ย 

I hope to make one or both of these soon. I NEED a new tote bag, badly!!ย 

Happy Crafting and Week, Gย 

PS: If you are over at Ravelry, do stop by my page too, to see some of my finished projects and say hi! Hope to see you there. ๐Ÿ™‚

4 responses

  1. So funny you wrote about this today, you always seem to read my mind! I have two containers in my office to work through right now. My Japanese sister just announced a few weeks ago to me that she was pregnant and I was thrilled because I’m using leftover yarn to make adorable beanies! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your bag idea though.

  2. I really, really like you tote!

  3. How wonderful about your sis! Baby hats are great for stash busting! ๐Ÿ™‚ And so glad you enjoyed this post, GenKitty.

    MaryLou, If you scroll down a bit further, you’ll see another gorgeous tote in this post. I haven’t made either one, YET! Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a great week, happy crafting, G

  4. These are both very nice tote bags. A great idea to use up leftover yarn.

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