I was feeling very energetic one morning and decided to clean my yarn closet. This is one of those projects that you could easily lose momentum if you do not keep the goal in front of you. That is -to have an organized, easy to get to, usable system that is easy to maintain.
But if you are like me, you also might discovered that your stash might be a little larger then you realized.

After spending several hours matching, rolling and gently putting away each skein or ball of yarn, I decided that the best thing would be to try and decrease my stash to a more manageable amount. I decided to be diligent over the next few months in arranging my crocheting projects with the yarn I had discovered in the closet and in the process crochet my way through three of my rubber tubs.

I am off to a good start. I decided to start with scrap afghans. In the process of two weeks, I crocheted three afghans. The first one was three rows of 3 double crochet groupings separated by one row of white yarn. (pictured below)


The second one was a more open lacy design, using black yarn to separate the different colors. The pattern can be found in the August 1997 issue of Crochet with Heart. (both pictured below) It is called the Light and Airy Afghan, that was originally designed with just two colors in mind. Although I have used this pattern a few times for scrap yarn, and every time it has turned out great. This is the first time I have decided to trim it in black. I am really pleased with the end results. Sometimes you just have to go with your instincts and hope for the best.


The third afghan was a basic giant granny square, which I believe you could never go wrong with. (pictured below)


Over the next few month, I will be looking for projects both large and small to crochet my way through three of my tubs.   Which will still leave over half of yarn untouched.  What an adventure!!! What a job!!! I have all kinds of material to work with ranging from bulky yarn, worsted weight yarn, thread and cottons. The possibilities are endless.  My fingers are just itching to get started.

What are some of the creative patterns you like to use when it starts to get a little to large of a stash in your yarn closet? Would love to hear any idea’s.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.