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Stash Busting x 2! Knit and Crochet :-)

 

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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?) 😉

I had a browse around Ravelry a couple of weeks ago, looking for ways to use up my own stash and found 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. 😉

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!

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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 ♥ it! 

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

Happy Crafting and Week, G 

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. 🙂

Another Stash-Busting Project: Bow-Knot Scarf

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I made this Bow-Knot scarf recently from some black worsted-weight stash yarn that I had.

It was a very hot day when I had this photo taken, hence the inappropriate clothes worn with it. LOL 😉

I do think it will be very nice to wear for the winter though.

An easy project, would be perfect for beginners and didn’t take much yarn either.  Nice gift idea too!

If you’ve been looking for another stash-busting project for your own “yarn pile” you can check out the pattern here.

The only slight error I noted in this pattern, was on the first line that starts with: NEXT ROW, line should have read decreases NOT increases stitch. No biggie but if you’re new to knitting you might wonder about that. 😉

Happy Crafting and Knitting!

Happy Autumn too!  🙂