Just as spring dandelions are multiplying like rabbits in the yard, my yarn stash continues to surprise by reproducing all over the house. A couple days ago I opened the drawers of a small nightstand to discover it was packed with leftover scraps of cotton yarns. There was yet another “yarn octopus” lurking in one drawer, along with partial balls of cotton sock yarn, fashion crochet thread & scads of kitchen cotton oddments. I spent a pleasant hour sorting out the mess and detangling the octopus.
Once the scraps were rewound into tidy little balls, I grabbed a size H crochet hook and started to crochet. The first project was one of my personal favorites, the Shell Point Chenille Facecloth. This cloth is versatile. Depending on yarn choice and hook size, the finished result can serve as a doily, table center, coaster, dishcloth and, yes, a facecloth or spa cloth if made in a soft yarn. I started with scraps of Lily Sugar’n Cream for the first cloth but just like potato chips, you can’t stop with just one! Before I knew it I had a whole spring-blooming garden of cloths (as posted on the Designs by KN Facebook page “Whether cooking or crafting, don’t you just love using up leftovers?”)
Once this cloth garden was complete I switched to a size G hook to work with some of the thinner cottons found in the nightstand drawer: remainders of Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet (size 3) that were so pretty together I decided to create a colorblocked version of the Liquid Gold Chain Mesh Scarf:
Before using all the leftovers of this particular cotton, it was actually long enough (measures 4″ wide by 60″ long) so the last two colors (red & black) were set aside for another project. Here’s the finished scrappy scarf:
Since the household yarn stash keeps reproducing, ”yarn paintboxes” like this appear from time to time.
That’s o.k., they keep me busy and activate the Designs by KN brain cells to create new ideas and patterns that will be enjoyed by others.
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