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Stash busting blankets and other projects

Stash busting heaven

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Hi guys,

It’s been a while! I’ve made a resolution to write at least one blog post a month again, as I do miss writing down my patterns and my thoughts.

My first post of the year is a simple one; first I will recommend some of my favourite stash busting patterns, and then I will share the “pattern” I used for the above blanket. It has no defined pattern as such, no set size and no required yarns; just stash yarn of any colour(s), an appropriate sized hook and some tea to get the job done! 🙂

Let’s get crocheting,


Stash busting blanket pattern recommendations:

PatternAmount of Yarn neededYarn size Pattern pros
Seaside stash blanket12 100g skeins of various coloursDKAbsolutely beautiful pattern with lots of stitches to keep things interesting 🙂
Iron Lambs Granny Go Round Jumper8 100g skeinsDKA lovely jumper pattern to wip up on a weekend
Sedona Sweater12 100g skeinsDK or AranI have made this jumper and I love it! I will share in a future post my jumpers so far, but I used aran weight yarn for this and it worked out great
Granny squaresUp to you!AnyMy very first CAL, and there’s so many patterns to choose from to make your own blanket 🙂
Indulgent spa set1 100g skeinDK (cotton)Not a blanket 😀 But a nice little bonus use for your yarn, and it comes with a pattern for a lovely flannel which you could definitely extend to make a blanket 🙂

An affordable pattern to make your own home away from spa, spa set! 🙂

I hope some of these recommendations help you decide what to do with your stash yarn, but if you’re still thinking, you might like to make a super big, squishy 15+ stranded blanket.

To make this, all you need to do is work with multiple strands of yarn in one go. I worked with between 12-25 strands (depending on thickness) and a 25mm hook. I worked a simple moss stitch the entire way, and changed colours when I ran out, going from red to pink along the rainbow. It’s a brilliant way to use your yarn, and as it’s so thick, it keeps you super warm on these chilly, locked-in evenings.

I hope you have found something to make from your stash yarn. Please do tag me in any of your makes, as well as comment any of your scrappy yarn pattern favourites so we can all give them a try 🙂

Thank you for sharing my tutorials, patterns and general ramblings 😊 Doing this helps support this site, which helps me make more patterns for you all!

Please do not sell the actual pattern, please just send a link to this post if needed. This pattern is free for all who wish to visit my site.

You can sell your completed items, I only ask that you link back to this post when you do, and reference MillwardMakes as the creator of the pattern. Do not use my photos for your sale photos. Do not distribute my patterns as your own. Permission is not granted for mass production of any kind.

If you wish to collaborate on a project, please feel free to contact me =)


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