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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Another Magic Blanket

The squares for the SEASIDE WINTER BLANKET went through quite an evolution. A lot of frogging and pulling back was done before they starting looking like parts of a whole rather than just a collection of odd squares.  The bits and pieces of yarn that result from this are thrown into a little basket I keep next to my chair. 

Every evening I do a quick little tidy up before calling it a day. The little scraps are wound together to make what I call "MAGIC YARN".   Lately I have been dividing the yarn into two spectrums - red, orange, yellow in one and green, blue and purple in the other (neutrals are shared out between the two spectrums).   


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I love making these MAGIC BLANKETS.

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The row after row of double crochet stripes makes for very therapeutic crocheting.   Perfect as a take-along project or something to calm the heart and mind during times of stress or grief! 

crochet with scraps

The superchunky yarn (16ply) and 8.00mm hook give you a cuddly, thick and warm fabric, which makes a wonderful COMFORT BLANKET

crochet with scraps

Because the yarn is knotted together there are no pesky ends to work in besides the start and finish ends of the blanket and the start and finish edges of the border.  These blankets are fairly robust too - which makes them a good "charity" blanket - either for baby blankets or lapghans for the elderly.


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Add an extra bit of "love" to the blanket with a few RUFFLE FLOWERS!


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The little balls of magic yarn have already started growing again and I intend to use the next batch to make some beanies and scarves for charity.

What do you do with your scraps / leftover yarn?   Please post photos of your scrap / stashbuster projects on my Zooty Owl Facebook Page!

I had best get back to work now - finalizing the "bonus" square and the "Umtentweni" Square for the Seaside Winter Blanket CAL!

Happy hooking until we meet again!

6 comments:

  1. How do you join your yarn without ends even knots have ends to weave in?

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    1. I use the magic knot to join my yarns. Just type "Magic Knot" in on google and you will find a host of how-to-videos. The beauty of this knot is that you cut the yarn off very close to the knot. If you make the knot correctly it will never pull loose!

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  2. Love this. How do you attach the scraps together so that you don't have ends to tuck in? Thank you :)

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    1. Type "magic knot" in on Google. There are quite a few how-to videos for making this knot. The yarn is cut off very close to the knot and so there are no ends to weave in. If the knot is done correctly it will never pull loose

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  3. Your blanket is lovely, I have one on the go too, most of my projects are stash-busters I need to get rid of a lot of stash and reclaim my home haha :) x

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