Check out these ideas and free patterns for making gorgeous afghans using up all your leftover yarn scraps.
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Granny Squares and Granny Afghans
Seems like the phrases "Scrap afghan" and "Granny squares" are almost (although not quite) synonymous. Sure, you can use brand new yarns to make granny squares, but it's even more fun to try out spontaneous (and possibly "unwearable") scrap yarn color combinations. It's great to experiment with different ways that color can be used, and scrap yarn + granny squares = the perfect way to approach a multitude of color and fiber experiments.
- Basic Granny Square Tutorial -- If you don't already know how to crochet a granny square, you will after you work your way through this photo tutorial.
- Rainbow Granny Square (Pictured at left) -- When I made this granny square, it was actually a combination of scrap yarn and new yarn. If you have a small number of yarn scraps but you're looking for something interesting to do with them, this pattern is a good one to try.
- More Free Crochet Granny Square Patterns
- More Free Crochet Granny Afghan Patterns
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You could crochet every round of this granny square in a different color of scrap yarn (although the pattern wasn't written that way.) Then all you have to do is join bunches of the hexagon motifs together to create your scrap afghan.
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More Ways to Use Up Scrap Yarn
- Free Scrap Yarn Patterns
- Ideas for Using Leftover Yarn