Just a quick blog post today to share a simple make I just finished!
After tidying my yarn stash up over the Christmas holidays I found that I had enormous collection of blue yarn - mostly in little balls leftover from other projects.
In order to be a little more thrifty in my crafting pursuits this year, I have planned to use up as much of my stash as possible and avoid spending tons of $$$$ at the craft store.
After choosing 10 balls of various shades of blue I got started on a baby-sized afghan.
I used the very popular v-stitch pattern which is quick and easy - no need to concentrate while I catch up on "Downton Abbey" and "Call the Midwife," and randomly changed colours as I went.
To break up the blue, I added in a few stripes of cream and white (also leftovers!) and very quickly, my blanket came into fruition!
Royal blue, navy, turquoise, robin's egg, denim.....
Because this blanket will most likely end up in the arms of a baby boy, I decided to keep the border simple and masculine.
I tend to crochet for an hour or two every evening. With that much crochet time , this afghan was finished in just over a week.
Not tons of time, but I used up tons of yarn. Hurray!!
I've already begun 2 new crochet projects in the last week. My daughter asked for a new red cardigan (which, honestly, I bought new yarn for! Oops!) and another baby blanket - this time in shades of beige, cream, green and blue. I had to buy the beige but everything else is leftovers.
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