Something from (almost) nothing

Now that I’ve pretty much used up all my bits and pieces of sock yarn knitting blankets and phone socks for the City Farm to sell, I’ve moved on to using other people’s oddments.


There was lots more than this to begin with

This included a bag full of leftover baby yarn given to me by a friend of a friend.  To be honest, it really wasn’t my kind of thing at all.

I looked around for inspiration, and eventually came across this blanket on Heather’s lovely blog, made from the same kind of yarn.  Which gave me the idea of seeing if I could do something similar with my bag of oddments.

I didn’t follow Heather’s pattern, but decided instead to use the same pattern as I used for the the Harmony Blanket (i.e. Lucy’s pattern from Attic 21) but without changing yarn at all – not needed with this self-patterned yarn.


After crocheting all the squares I played around and arranged them on the floor


When I was happy with the arrangement, I made a separate pile (in order) of each of the vertical lines, and tied them together for safekeeping



Then I sewed in all the ends, and joined the individual squares into strips, and finally crocheted the strips together. I decided to use a pale neutral colour for joining, as a decorative feature


I edged it with the same neutral colour, and pressed it.

To my surprise I rather like it.  Definitely a case of the sum being greater than the individual parts.

It will be for sale on our stall at the forthcoming Bath Charity Fair.  I do hope that someone else likes it enough to buy it.

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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4 Responses to Something from (almost) nothing

  1. Marian says:

    Wonderful work, Deborah! I love that you used odd bits of yarn (that otherwise might still be sitting in someone’s stash) in order to make something so beautiful and useful, and in support of such a worthwhile cause. I can’t imagine it NOT selling!


  2. Lucille says:

    Some of the squares are rather similar to the colours in your pictures below. I think they are very effective.
    Thank you by the way for your Katz Deli recommendation. We enjoyed it very much after an unexpectedly long walk.


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