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Using Scrap Yarn - Granny Square Afghan Part 1

February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

If you’ve been working on a variety of projects, chances are that you have accumulated a lot of leftover yarn.  Most of the time these scraps are not sufficient to make a single item. You can use all of your scrap yarn and make a great looking afghan that is suitable for gift giving.  Stop rolling your eyes! It’s easy to make and you have the added benefit of using up all of those partially used balls of yarn, regardless of the color or the type of yarn they are (though I do not recommend chenille yarn mixed with acrylics!).

So our next project is going to be a granny square afghan.  Before we begin talking about the pattern here’s what you need to do:

A)  Pull out all of your partially used skeins of yarn

B)  Sort them out by color schemes (reds, greens, blues, yellows, oranges, pinks, purples, browns, blacks)

C) Decide on the size you want your finished afghan

D) Decide what size you want your squares (a size G hook makes perfect 5″ squares)

F)  Decide on a base color - you can elect to use black, white or any other color your prefer. The base color is  going to provide the ‘foundation’ for your granny square afghan.

Get a tote bag, a pair of scissors and a small lunch bag for tossing in your extra yarn scraps.

Follow us to our next posting to see how to get started!

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