Scrap Afghan Patterns

Free Crochet Patterns for Afghans Made Out of Scrap Yarn

Check out these ideas and free patterns for making gorgeous afghans using up all your leftover yarn scraps.

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    Scrap Afghan Crocheted Using Baby Yarn
    Scrap Afghan Crocheted Using Baby Yarn. Scrap Afghan Crocheted Using Baby Yarn -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    If you're often working on crocheting baby blankets, perhaps you have piles and piles of scrap baby yarn accumulated. If so, this heart sampler pattern is a good way to use those up. It's a fantastic design to have in your afghan pattern stash.

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    Granny Squares and Granny Afghans

    Join all your lovely "scrappy" grannies to create a unique afghan or throw.
    Join all your lovely "scrappy" grannies to create a unique afghan or throw. Join all your lovely "scrappy" grannies to create a unique afghan or throw. Photo © Amy Solovay

    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.

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    You Can Crochet This Hexagon Pattern Using Scrap Yarn.
    You Can Crochet This Hexagon Pattern Using Scrap Yarn. You Can Crochet This Hexagon Pattern Using Scrap Yarn. Photo © Michael Solovay.

    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