August 31, 2010

Scrap Afghan Stashbuster for WIP Wednesday

This is another afghan I started at least two years ago and never got back to. Its made up of a single row of black yarn between single rows of every other color you have available. There's no rhyme or reason to it, but I try to alternate the colors so that I don't get too many light or dark colors too close together on the odd rows.


** The pattern can be found here **

Since a row of black yarn is between each other row, I don't use really dark colors on the odd rows (like dark brown or navy), as I don't think they show up well.

I love this simple pattern, but it can be tedious to work with having to change colors every row and also because of the number of ends to tie in.  It's a good project to work on a little here and there whenever you've accumulated scrap bits of yarn, before they start reproducing!

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7 comments:

glor said...

Your stashbuster afghan is gorgeous. Thanks for hosting WIP Wednesday. Have a nice evening.

crazymotheringchick said...

I like that afghan a lot. Love the black stripes, and how they are wavy. Looks great!

Melissa said...

Your afghan is beautiful! What a great way to use up your stash... What pattern are you using? With all this yarn I have laying around. LOL! That looks like a great way to use up some of it. :)

Marie Anne said...

@Melissa, I'm not sure where I found the pattern, but it must have been online somewhere. I'll see if I can find it.

If I can't find it to post a link, I'll write it up on a future blog post, and will definitely credit the source if someone can help me figure out where it originated.

Marsha S said...

My post is done and added for this week....now to checkout the others so far. I will come back later to check if any more have been added.

Clara said...

Very good pattern for your scraps. You'd never knew that is what you used.

Sharbysyd said...

I just wanted to say that if you aren't already doing this, you could carry the black from row to row so you wouldn't have to cut it. Just bring it along the rows which are colored and crochet over it. Then it will be ready to use for the next row. It would save having to weave in some of the ends.