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Get Scrap Happy! Unexpected Stashbuster Ideas


If you’ve ever considered renting out a storage space just to keep some of your spare yarn, it might be time to start clearing out your stash.  If you’ve been collecting yarn for a number of years, chances are you have more wool than you know what to do with — but don’t panic; this is where this fabulous collection of stash busting patterns [3] comes in.  No matter how little (or how much) you have of a particular yarn, there are plenty of free knitting patterns [3] out there that are ideal for getting rid of all the scraps.

Get Scrap Happy! Creative Stashbusters

yarn-frame [4]

Knit Jewelry Holder [4]: Lace weight yarn scraps can be tricky to use up, but this fun tutorial makes it a cinch.  Pair a knit swatch of lace knitting with tacks and a colorful frame and you have the perfect earring holder!  If you’re not big on jewelry, simply frame your knitting and hang it up as its own work of art.

bow-pouch [5]

Bow Pouch [5]: Not only is this adorable Bow Pouch simple and chic, but it also keeps a secret.  In the back of the bow is a cleverly concealed pouch complete with a button closure!  Use this cute bow as an iPod cozy or attach it to a strap of your project bag and use it to keep extra stitch markers on hand — there are so many possibilities!

headband [6]

Autumn Gypsy Bow [6]: Have fun dabbling in vintage glamor with this bulky knit headband.  A pattern for both adults and children is included, so go on and make one for the entire family!


What’s your favorite type of stashbuster?