Sewing Stashbusters

I found it easiest to press under the seam allowances of fabric patches to be joined to crochet squares, then I could see to position the edge of the fabric in the right place on the crochet and pin the pieces together.

Author: Kate Haxell

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781800650473

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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It's a perennial problem for crafters: you have a little fabric left over from a major project, too much to throw it away and not enough for another big make. Sewing Stashbusters has the eco-friendly answer, 25 projects specially chosen to use up the odd metre or less of fabric, so you'll have a clear stash drawer and a clear conscience. To keep you organised while you craft, there are pincushions, knitting bags, and a knitting needle roll. For when you are out and about, you might want to make yourself some garden bunting, or a patchwork coat for your dog. For your wardrobe, make a pretty tie-on collar with buttons from your store, or sew-on patches for your denim. And at home you can make a cat-shaped doorstop or a Dachshund draft excluder. Pockets, pouches and purses can be made in contrasting pieces of fabric, while puffs and rosettes will use up even the smallest pieces in your stash.
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Crochet Stashbusters

This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colours in stripes, squares or ...

Author: Nicki Trench

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 178249796X

Category: Crocheting

Page: 96

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For every crafter who has ever wondered how to use the odd ball of yarn left over from a previous project, the answer is here. Now that more and more of us are buying online, there's always a temptation to add one more ball of wool to your basket than the pattern recommends, just in case you can't get the same dye-lot at a later date. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who always seems to use slightly less yarn than you expected. And then there are the flash sales online, wool shop events, or craft fairs, where piles of yarn at knockdown prices tempt you to buy without a particular project in mind, just because it's there, it's gorgeous, and it's cheap. Whatever the reason for the size of your yarn stash, one thing is certain, you won't want to waste any of it (or worse still, throw it away). This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colours in stripes, squares or flowers. Many of the makes are ideal as gifts, including baby hats and bootees, toys, cosies, and bunting. There are also projects for the home, such as a stripy cushion cover, egg cosies and mug warmers. There are also useful tips on choosing substitute yarns and checking your tension. Now you can stop feeling guilty about your stash, and put it to use instead.
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Knitting Stashbusters

A few projects require a simple crochet chain. 1 Make a slip knot on the crochet hook in the same way as for knitting (see page 82). Holding the slip stitch on the hook, wind the yarn around the hook from the back to the front, ...

Author: Fiona Goble

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781782499121

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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For knitters who want to know how to make use of their stash and avoid waste, this collection of patterns has the answer. Every knitter knows that sometimes you have yarn left over after finishing a make – maybe a whole ball, often slightly less than a ball, but either way too much to just throw it away and not enough to return it to the seller. Then there's the yarn you buy without a particular make in mind, just because it's a beautiful colour, or you love the feel of it, or it was in a flash sale. But what can you do with all these lovely bits and pieces? Knitting Stashbusters has the answer: 25 lovely projects specially chosen to use up your yarn. Some can be made with one ball, others use up smaller amounts of several different shades, but all of them are chosen to save you from wasting what you already have in store. You can make a cute garland of hearts to brighten up a room, or knit a penguin toy for a new baby. Perhaps you'd like to make all sorts of cosies, or knit storage pots and a pencil case. Or you could choose to make a cute cottage doorstop using colours that match your own house. And once you've reduced the size of your stash, what better excuse could you have to go out and buy more yarn!
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Crochet Stashbusters

This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colors in stripes, squares, or ...

Author: Nicki Trench

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 1782497978

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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For every crafter who has ever wondered how to use the odd ball of yarn left over from a previous project, the answer is here. Now that more and more of us are buying online, there's always a temptation to add one more ball to your basket than the pattern recommends, just in case you can't get the same dye-lot at a later date. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who always seems to use slightly less yarn than you expected. And then there are the flash sales online, yarn shop events, or craft fairs, where piles of yarn at knockdown prices tempt you to buy without a particular project in mind, just because it's there, it's gorgeous, and it's cheap. Whatever the reason for the size of your yarn stash, one thing is certain, you won't want to waste any of it (or worse still, throw it away). This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colors in stripes, squares, or flowers. Many of the makes are ideal as gifts, including baby hats and bootees, toys, cozies, and bunting. There are also projects for the home, such as a stripy pillow cover, egg cozies, and mug warmers. There are also useful tips on choosing substitute yarns and checking your gauge. Now you can stop feeling guilty about your stash, and put it to use instead.
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Stashbuster Knits

Edging With the right side facing. the crochet hook. and B. attach the yarn with a slip stitch to the edge of the top flap and chain i. Work 180 single crochet stitches evenly spaced along the entire edge of the flap. Chain 1.

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 9780307586841

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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There’s no such thing as too much yarn. As renowned knitwear designer Melissa Leapman knows all too well, every knitter has a stash of yarn that they just can’t bear to part with: the one or two extra balls of yarn bought “just in case,” or the bits and pieces leftover from completed projects. Stashbuster Knits gives you the absolute best way to use—and enjoy—your treasured yarn collection guilt free. Leapman offers valuable step-by-step guidance on organizing and shopping your stash to inspire creative new knitting ideas and color combinations. Then she gives you 21 ingenious projects for men, women, children, and home that are designed so no one will ever guess they were made from odds and ends. Included are projects both large and small, from a glorious Fair Isle sweater for your favorite guy to a chic little scarf made with a Magic Ball. Each yarn weight has its own chapter, from super fine to super bulky, ensuring that knitters will find a way to use every piece of stored-up yarn. Filled with tips and hints on customizing projects and ideas to use even the tiniest bits of yarn, Leapman’s Stashbuster Knits will help transform your beloved stash into projects you’ll love even more. So dive into your closets, dig into your bins, rifle through your drawers, and bring your precious yarn out of hiding. Let’s begin putting that stash to good use!
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Easy Crochet Dishcloths

Easy Crochet Dishcloths teaches crochet through a step-by-step illustrated "crochet school" and a collection of 11 easy, modern stashbuster projects with instructions in both words and crochet symbols.

Author: Camilla Schmidt Rasmussen

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 9781589239579

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 60

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Add personality, sentiment, and coziness to your kitchen with Easy Crochet Dishcloths. Don't underestimate the effect crocheting your own dishcloths can have on a space! There's a difference between a house and a home, and there's definitely a difference between a kitchen and a cozy kitchen! Make your kitchen more than a room for cooking; crochet a cozy kitchen -- crochet your own dishcloths! Easy Crochet Dishcloths offers 11 designs that are a great way to learn to crochet, try a new yarn or use some of your stash, and create a beautiful supply of colorful, environmentally friendly, reusable cloths for cleaning, display, and gifting. The “Crochet School” section presents the featured crochet stitches step-by-step to help beginners get started and to refresh more experienced crocheters. With designs ranging from very simple to more challenging, crocheters at all skill levels will find designs they’ll love to make. Project instructions are provided in both words and international crochet symbols.
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Easy Crochet Dishcloths

Learn to Crochet Stitch by Stitch with Modern Stashbuster Projects Camilla Schmidt Rasmussen, Sofie Grangaard. st ( s ) r ch sl st SC hdc dc tr FPtr dec inc ch SC hdc dc tr FPtr dec patterns * shooting star If you like a little feminine.

Author: Camilla Schmidt Rasmussen

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781631595646

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 60

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Add personality, sentiment, and coziness to your kitchen with Easy Crochet Dishcloths. Don't underestimate the effect crocheting your own dishcloths can have on a space! There's a difference between a house and a home, and there's definitely a difference between a kitchen and a cozy kitchen! Make your kitchen more than a room for cooking; crochet a cozy kitchen -- crochet your own dishcloths! Easy Crochet Dishcloths offers 11 designs that are a great way to learn to crochet, try a new yarn or use some of your stash, and create a beautiful supply of colorful, environmentally friendly, reusable cloths for cleaning, display, and gifting. The “Crochet School” section presents the featured crochet stitches step-by-step to help beginners get started and to refresh more experienced crocheters. With designs ranging from very simple to more challenging, crocheters at all skill levels will find designs they’ll love to make. Project instructions are provided in both words and international crochet symbols.
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Protest Knits

Meet metal with petal and spread the love with these quick-to-crochet flowers. ... to diffuse any aggressive situation – you could crochet these on Incredibly quick and easy to crochet using basic crochet stitches – good stash busters.

Author: Geraldine Warner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781912217021

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Protest Knits is the book for you. From pussy hats to protest scarfs and political pin cushions to shy anarchist socks. Make your point with a crochet hook or pair of knitting needles. From the easy peasy to the more complex, here are more than 15 projects for some crafty therapy. Knitting and handicrafts have a long history in protesting - the pussy hat project has been particularly successful but it joins a long tradition of crafty activism. In Canada, there's the Revolutionary Knitting Circle, which first made headlines for their protest at the 2002 G8 summit. Australia has the Knitting Nannas, who protest about environmental issues by holding "knit-ins". In the UK, activists from Wool Against Weapons knitted a seven-mile-long pink "peace scarf" to protest against the country's Trident nuclear weapon programme. Then, a year later, they repurposed it into thousands of blankets for those in need in warzones and developing nations. And down in Chile, it's the hombres tejedores (knitting men) who break down stereotypes and teach other men to embrace the creative hobby. In cities across the world, "yarn bombing" reclaims urban spaces with a pair of needles, covering everyday items in brightly coloured knits. Like other forms of graffiti, yarn bombing can convey a message of protest - or it can just be street art for the sake of art. Knitting for change is a global activity. So get your needles and hooks out and change the world.
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Stash Busters

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ISBN: OCLC:1221572656

Category: Crocheting

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Block by Block Crochet

WelcomeWelcome AboutAbout thisthis bookbook This book is a colourful resource of crochet block patterns inspired by traditional quilt designs. You can use the blocks to make anything from blankets to bags; see pages 114–119 for four ...

Author: Leonie Morgan

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781269190

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